This was my first Alessandra Adelaide chart, and it won’t be my last; I really enjoyed working on it. I’m fairly sure I was sent someone else’s cloth; both the color and the measurements were wrong. It’s absolutely enormous thanks to my not being able to work on linen; the design area is about 8″ X 27″. So if someone out there got a huge piece of dark gray cloth they weren’t expecting, I hope it didn’t mess things up on your project too badly!
The color made the white not show up very well and the dark gray show up too well, and made firm my plans to change the original red at the bottom for something else; red would have looked bad on this color. I was also lacking about two inches of framing overage on each end, which made it very hard to keep the cloth in the scroll frame while I was working at the top and bottom. I still really like how it came out in spite of all that.