Greetings! I've assembled two projects on this page, since tomorrow I will probably be on the road until past dark--it's about a 10-hour trip--and although I intend to leave early, I'm not sure I'll pull that off since I'm dragging, and I haven't packed or loaded the car yet. I did get the oil changed and went through the car wash, and bought snacks and grocery shopped for everyone including the bunnies (hay with marigolds, hay with rose petals and herbs, plain hay) and the cats and heavens, of course the fish tank heater died today. Tom is going to be bunny sitting, which is always funny, because he and Pink are not good friends and Pink finds new ways to torture him each time. Last time Pink slipped away into another room, and it took a long time to get him back in the bunny room.
I started Christmas Garden a couple of days after the new year. I dithered because I wasn't sure I loved the Calico Kitty CC fiber, seen in the border. Calico Kitty is very variegated, and its colors range from orangey to deep Christmas red to mauve. Mauve--the only color in the universe that I despise. And the photo in the booklet looks more pinky/red/purple than the IRL fiber. So, what to do. I spent a long time at the wall of fibers in the needlework shop and playing with the fibers in my ziplock bag. I considered many (including GAST and WDW): various roses, pinks, pomegranate, raspberry parfait, rhubarb. I stitched the beginning of the flower in rhubarb. See? Too sweetly, stickily pink--dang, it looks like Elizabeth Savilles' carnations. I can't decide. Perhaps the called for fiber is perfect as is, I'm beginning to be convinced. What do you think? I love the design, and I'm stitching it on 40 count Picture This Plus Legacy.
Here's the photo of the project.
Here's Elizabeth Savilles. Her flowers are very pretty, but I stopped working on the sampler because I found it...boring. Just boring. I've gotten interested in her again, though, so maybe I'll pick her up again.
This is an old photo of Pink, but I chose it because the colors go so well with the rest of the post. Pink: "You can never go wrong with Pink!"
See you Saturday!