I don't know about you, but I often consult the color wheel (or a version thereof) when I'm stumped with where to go next with a project. Oftentimes I haul it out when I want to know what fabric to use to border one of my landscapes and this time is no exception. My favourite is the 'Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool' by Joen Wolfrom. (published by C&T Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60705-235-7) and from it I learned (quite surprisingly!) that orange would be a great color to put against the blue sky in my landscape. Orange?? Really??? I would never have come up with that idea on my own!! So...a perusal of my stash of orange-ish fabrics turned up one what looked pretty good for creating a narrow inner border. That worked. And then.....then.....I did this.....
.....and thought adding a navy blue (and somewhat shiny) wider border would be perfect.
Don't like it.
It's too safe....too predictable.
(Resident Chef doesn't like it either)
So I have hauled out the stitcher's best friend
(better known as a ripper!) and we'll
see what happens next.
- Beautiful embroidery (and an interview with the artist) HERE.
- There's a great tutorial HERE for adding beads to your knitting.
- Sometimes the simplest things turn out to be the best, as THIS little tip will attest!
- Some of THESE made me smile - hopefully you will enjoy them too.
- THIS is a rather cute idea - serviceable too.
Today's quote..."Your life is your garden, your thoughts are the seeds. If your life isn't awesome, you've been watering the weeds"