Walls for the wind and a roof for the rain and drinks beside the fire ~
laughter to cheer you and those you love near you and all that your heart desires.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Revisiting an old finish...
I had finished this Victoria Sampler piece years ago, but it is not 'finished finished' if you know what I mean? I hemstitched it with the intention of making it into a bellpull, but I feel it needs something to make it stand out on the white-ish walls that decorators love to do every room in. So I am thinking about this:
This is a lacy sampler, and I have always loved the look of lace and tartan. I could back it with this and leave an inch or so showing around the edges. What do you think?
Last night I stitched a corner of a room with 3722, a deep apricot taupe, and with 3328, a shade that is brighter and peachier, and now, tonight, for a stairwell bordering this juicy room, I put in 972.
Do you know 972?
This chrome is a yellow you could walk to China on, a bounty for which you could stamp your foot right through the floor when the princess, who`s been spinning strands of 972, inquires,"You like this color Rumpelstiltskin?"
I like this color, Princess.
For this majestic gold I will keep my temper. Stay here. Say you win. Be your servant, be your slave, just to keep in touch with all this egg-yolk yellow, just to keep my hands on all this glory stuff. ~ Stephen Beal
And what is a stitch for? To hold. It binds past to present,old country to new, generation to generation.