I finished LHN Stars and Stripes last night. I think I am going to finish it as something pretty simple, probably as a cube. That is, if I can find a cube that this will fit. I do have quite a bit of patriotic fabric in my stash, so at least I have that.
I don't know what I want to work on now. I have my patriotic sheep to work on, but I found a bag of un-sorted stash on Friday (and I am just as shocked as the rest of y'all, I thought I had this stuff organized), and there are some goodies in there. I found a Sue Hillis Santa, and a pretty little thing of pine branches. But I think I am going to stick to my original plan to only stitch patriotic stuff.
Friday night was the Summer Solstice. I am not pagan, but there is something about the longest day of the year that speaks to me. I always try to pay attention to it and to mark the day, and somehow it slips away or it just doesn't work too well. But this year, I made a plan and I stuck to it that I would sit outside til the sun went down. And to make the day more memorable, I decided that I would dye some floss and pass the time. And I did.
I do have to say I am not so pleased with these colors. I am trying to dye a deep mauve, and plummy brown combo for my friend Shannon, and it's not working right. It can't be that hard, dang it. I'll get it figured out. One of these days. I did get a turquoise greeny combo that I am giving to another friend who likes bright. Frankly, I am very impressed with the turquoise dye I am using. It's very cheerful and a little makes a good usable color.
I did do a little tone on tone color with pink and got a really cool combo.
Oh, and I have an idea for a color combination. I saw the most beautiful planting of flowers in the median yesterday on my way to go pick cherries (whole nother story, that is--I picked 17 pounds of white cherries in an hour, oh, but they were good). It was made of gorgeous velvet-y purple, hot pink, coral, pale pink and white snapdragons (or some flowers like that). You wouldn't think those would be so pretty together, but it was so stunning as to take your breath away. Wouldn't that be an awesome floss color?