January was "J-J-Jarring", what with having to return to work after almost two weeks off. I am hoping February will be FABulous! First, there is Chinese New Year next Sunday, followed by a stat day off due to the first Family Day ever in our province, and then Valentine's day (think Chocolates!). So, I reckon February will have some FABulous moments!
I finished Sarah's House, by Blackbird Designs. Here she is in all her prettiness!
Now, I think someone asked me what colours I used for the flower buds in the border. First of all, I used all the recommended silks. The flower buds in the original design had 2 colours that made up each flower bud and were very pale. I decided to use one colour instead and wanted the colours to show up. I alternated between BS Rustique and BS Angel Blush.
For the flowers in the basket, which had called for Rustique, I substituted BS Paprika which just added another dimension of colour to the design. The two greens that were used in the grass section were very close in colour so I just pulled out a paler blue to make that stand out more (the two patches on the grass).
Hope that makes sense. If you have more questions, just email me.
All in all, I am very pleased with this finish, especially as this is my first finish in nearly SIX months! I can't believe that neither.
Now, I had every intention of starting a new project today but I got waylaid by this book! I started reading it last night and I couldn't put it down. With the title "Snow White must Die" it intrigued me from the start. It is a very interesting mystery with a lot of characters and back stories. It's the first book translated from German into English though when I researched it, it's not the first book in the series which is the disappointing part.
Switching gears slightly, this book is hilarious (photo below). I bought it a week ago and it sits by my bedside table. It's especially handy to read something funny at the end of the day, although, I must admit, some of it is just sad (appalling customer behaviour) but such is Life.
It is just after 3pm here and now I must head off and try and prepare linens for my next project(s). Of course, the deciding which is always the hard part as the projects jostle amongst themselves vying for my attention.
Each project states its case to me - "ooooh, look at all my reds you know you love Red!" Another says "no, don't get fooled, look at all the over ones, you know you dread them, look at me, straight forward over twos, I will make your stitching so much more enjoyable." ...and on and on they jibber jabber at me! You'll just have to wait till next week to see who's the winner!
Thanks for your visits and your comments! Have a lovely week!