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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Flutterby

I forgot to wash my hair last night.  I didn't realize that it was Wednesday yesterday.  So today I went and got my hair trimmed and the salon washed it for me.  Cool.  What was weird at the salon was that all the other customers were men. 

This is where I am on the Alison Cole butterfly.

I got all around the outside edge and now I have to do long and short stitch in the middle.  I'm not very good at it so I have been avoiding it. 

Two things have influenced me lately.  A well known FlossTube person has just decided not to do videos anymore.  And a very dear friend of mine has some serious medical issues.  This has caused me to re-evaluate what is important.  I am not sure that I wish to continue this blog.  I have many kind readers but I have to do what is best for me.  So I thank you for reading and commenting and for your help in my dilemmas. 
I wish you all the best.
A


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Color

I watched a FlossTube by Theresa Craig from Australia.  She is a phenominal cross stitcher.  She has finished and framed Death By Cross Stitch.  She had a chart she had worked on for a year.  It is huge and beautiful.  But she a problem with it.  The colors in the kit seemed to be way different than the photo of the project.  Soft pastel colors that should be blue were bright lime green.  So she didn't know whether to continue with it or to start over.  I think what she had stitched was absolutely beautiful, it would be hard to just throw or give the original away.  While I was working yesterday, I was reminded of her dilemma.  I was working on the mystery BAP.  I know that the best part of the whole chart is very near where I am working.  So I have been working like a crazy person to get to that point.  I thought I was there but then the chart showed a big orange sploch.  What the heck is that?  Maybe a flower?

But when you look at it from more of a distance you can see what it is:


It's a face!  I'm thinking that when all the colors are in around it, it will look fine.  I have learned from being a watercolorist that the surrounding colors can totally change how things look.  So what seems crazy weird now, will work out.  But I've still got my fingers crossed.

We had less than 10 trick or treaters last night. Now I have a ton of candy left over.  I guess it is time to break into those mini Junior Mint boxes.
A