Sunday, November 22, 2009

Call me Crazy


A new start. Why am I starting and not finishing??? You know... I think I just enjoy the process and I do plan to finish. I just realize that I need an upstairs downstairs project instead of hauling my bag around the way I have been doing. The new start? Mary Wigham Sampler. I have been a part of this SAL on the american SAL as well as the spanish SAL. I have been a member in name only as most folks started in the summer. I planned on doing my on a piece of blue linen.
Frankly my eyes are so tired from all the grad school reading I have to do, that stitching such a large piece on linen right now would have been self defeating. Stitching is about enjoyment and is therapy to me. I finally bit the bullet, let go of the guilt and decided to do it on aida. I started last night and the picture is my progress. i could not decide on the colors. DH suggested I do it in browns... uh i wasnt really feeling that but really appreciating his input. I had selected americana colors ( I have red sofas in my living room and some blue accents in there along with an americana kitchen) Finally I started pulling threads and found DMC 816 alot of them that I had pulled a long time ago cause they match my sofas, Istarted pulling browns and tans that looked great and realized thats what I wanted. In the meantime, Dh calls me from another room and says this is the look I was thinking of. I run in the room with my handfull of floss, he is holding out a magazine with a sweater with those same ccolors in it!!!!! What are the odds of that? it is definitely meant to be!!!

2 comments:

RuthB said...

Congrats on the start-- and a lovely start it is. :) I know for a fact that stitching is the perfect cure for grad school ailments of all kinds. enjoy!

Mary's Stitching World said...

hi anna , i also have the same color in my pARLOR AND WOULD LUV TO USE YOUR COLOR SCHEME WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD SHAR YOU IDEAS WITH ME ,, THANKS ,MARY