I spent most of the day helping at a golf scramble, but knew that when I came home I only had a few more stitches to put into Quaker Alphabet. And even though I wanted to come home and take a long nap, I knew that I wanted to finish this even more:
If you want to know...(and I think Melissa asked?), here are my fabric and thread choices:
Fabric: 28ct. Lugana that I coffee and tea dyed, using Vonna's Bake and Baste Method.
Lettering: DMC 535
Dark green: About half is stitched with Vicki Clayton Premium Hand dyed silk named Ceibo. The other half is DMC 520. If you want to use all silk, you'd need at least 10 yards. I only had 5 on hand. Personally, I loved the Ceibo and the DMC 520 wasn't a perfect match (a little too much yellow in the green), but it was the best I could do. Really - spring for the 10 yards of VC hand dyeds. I would have if I had planned to kit this up from the beginning, but this project was more about experimenting with fabric dying and using up some existing thread stash.
Light green: VC Premium silks, but I've lost the color tag. It's almost an exact match to DMC 3816. Five yards was enough.
Finally, if you want a terrific giggle, head over to read The Tale of the SAL. Tell me that's not a great post!