I had never heard of The Scarlett House before until someone posted a preview of this chart from the Nashville Market for 2017. Once I saw it, I decided to order it along with my Blackbird Design charts. It arrived and I stuck it away in the file cabinet.
Then a new Facebook group started called The Scarlett House Stitchers, and I decided to join it. The administrator of the group started a poll to see who might be interested in a Stitch-A-Long (SAL) and Samplers was selected. The suggested fabric was 40ct Ale linen from Picture This Plus. I knew I would never be able to see that small a count fabric even stitched over 2 so I selected 16ct Legacy Aida by Picture This Plus. I also decided to use floss from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe rather than what was recommended. I’ll include the colors I selected later on in this post. The stitch count is 218w x82h. The SAL was going to start on July 1st.
The one part of the design I will need to change is two small birds that are stitched over 1. I am going to try and find two small bird buttons or charms to use in their place.
I gathered my supplies, gridded my fabric and put it on the scroll frame.
Started Stitching July 1, 2017
Finished Stitching July 16, 2017
Fabric Used: 16ct Legacy Aida by Picture This Plus
Floss Recommended: The Gentle Arts/Floss Used: Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe
- Black Licorice/Darkest Blue
- Ruby Slipper/Victorian Cranberry
- Pomegranate/Heirloom Red Cherry
- Barn Grey/Blue Sage
- Piney Woods/English Moss
- Dark Chocolate/Plantation Brown
- Forest Glade/Black Forest
- Chalk/Primitive White
I do plan on adding a small bird charm that I have just above the basket in place of the 1 over 1 stitched bird. The other bird, I left off.