03 June 2009

Lost in a sea of browns

I spent a good portion of my free time yesterday stitching on the lions. There is something rather depressing about looking at a baby lion with a headless mama, so I am trying to fill her in. She has a gorgeous nose now, and her chin is slowly filling in. So we'll see. I don't work this weekend, but we're putting a new deck on the house and I suspect we'll be off to Lowes to look at wood and tools. I'm not fussing, though. Our deck is not large enough for the table and the blow-up pool, which has to be up there because, if it were in the yard, the pittybulls would be in it all the time, and would probably pop it. And I am so looking forward to coming home from work on some muggy July day when I'm annoyed and need to relax, and getting in the pool.

But I am to the point that I want this piece finished. I'm tired of the browns. I want to stitch smalls. I want to stitch something summery. And patriotic. And . . . not brown. I'm already planning my follow up projects.

I did finally decide which ornament I am going to enter in the fair. The heartstruck Quaker snowman I did last fall. I am pretty sure I have fabric for it; if not, there's a quilt store next to my LNS that will have something that will match. I'll have to take it to my LNS to get finished. If the judges don't like it, then that's on them. I think I did a good job on it. We'll have to see, though.


Annie said...

I know the feeling of tiring of stitching neutrals. I'm stitching a cat with only shades of gray to black, and a sweater covering him with a lot of cream colors.

Why did I start that!

(And keep your hand-dyed flosses out of the pool!)

kimstitch3 said...

lol. Rachel, I thought the same thing when I saw your new wip, I have to admit, I get bored with beige,browns etc. I love watching your progress though dear. I have tons of I dont do very big pics cuz I get bored

CindyMae said...

I know what you mean, those colors like that can really get to you! I did have to laugh about the mamma not having a head though! LOL

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls