Apr 9, 2014

Liberty

The sun is shining and it's warming - I hope your day is just as bright.
 
I started Liberty with errors right from the start.  The chart is very crisp and bold so I didn't bother to look closely.  The first symbol in the alpha is not what I thought it was.  Remove the browns for the correct blues?  Then I realized that the same symbol is used twice with one being in bold type.  Change that color too?  I had the cross that is between the two single rows of the border off one.  Already corrected that.  I chose 35 count and I wish I would have used 30.  
 
I did because my little Kessel and Simpson samplers on 35 count, are the same in size and I wanted to add Liberty to the group and hang all three together.  Did I check the linen color first?  Of course not.  Does this bother me?  Of course it does.  The linen color is very nice, but not with the greenish cast of the others.  I doubt I will group them now.  I don't mind different shades of linen together, but this green makes the other look pink.
 I've told you many times that I am a color cuckoo.  In fact, since I decided to paint the walls beneath the chair rail, I haven't been able to find that just-perfect-for-psychotic-painters-shade.  It's putty-without the green -not so dull it's gray -not so taupe it's pink -not so warm it's gold -not so light it's beige -not a color on the face of this earth, putty.  I have been stuck in limbo for so long it's really starting to get me down.  The cabinet maker - no return calls.  I know he will do them.  He will.  He works from his home workshop and is very nice. 
Anyway, I have three large drawers filled with rolled linen of all sizes and don't want to look for the greenish 35 count, not even sure there is any left, and I hate that chore.  I wish everything was already planned and ready.  Do I purchase kits?  No.  Why?  Because I want to pick my own linen color and count.  There is definitely something wrong with me.  Ya think?  
My day started off good until I drove past the veterinarian's and saw an elderly gentleman crying as the doctor tended to a dog lying in the cargo area of his SUV.  So I started.  When I got to the lab for my bloodwork, there was a baby crying so hard and mom just couldn't care less.  Now the emotions are really taking over.  Inside the lab, waiting my turn, is a feeble man in his 90's, alone and very sad.  Breaks your heart!  After the prick tech guy finally pricked the right spot, I settled down.  Stopped at JoAnn's for DMC 3747 only to find the store was completely, and I mean completely, different.  I couldn't find anything.  I walked around in a stupor.  I'm old.  I don't like change even if it's for the better.  Stopped for coffee and came home.  The End.
Except for a nagging thought.  When I looked up the post on Kessel to snag the photo, there it was.  The recipe for the peaches and cream dessert.  After a weak and sobbing morning, do I have the strength to not make it?
 
Enjoy your day.  Bake something sweet.  Take some to an elderly neighbor.
Take the rest to a lonely person. Hold the door open for the next guy.  Pray for the babies.
Never wear a mood ring during menopause.  They explode.

18 comments:

Robin said...

Good start to Liberty! I am really enjoying the small samplers that you have stitched (or will be stitching), Marly.

Robin in Virginia

Barb said...

I am so happy that I am not the only color freak in the world. I once painted a wall 5 times till I got the right color! I don't know how many times I have pulled out colors on this repro sampler I'm doing!!! I do love seeing all your pretty samplers. What a sad morning.I just delt with a dental tech that doesn't want to be a Grandma because that makes her feel old!!
She is old- deal with it!

cucki said...

Beautiful sampler :)
Enjoy your day
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Keep stitching on Liberty! You've already made it your own, so keep going. Hang the three mini's together - put Liberty in the middle so it looks like it was all on purpose. AND, you're not old! I'm older than you, and I refuse to be old!!! Barbara

Vickie said...

Love and hugs to you Marly. Very, very good advice.♥

Pam in IL said...

I think Liberty looks good. You're not the only one who is a stickler about color. I've been on the emotional ride today too. Maybe I should find something sweet to make...

C. M. Designs said...

There is not one thing wrong with you Marly. You are just a young at heart, sensitive person. Me too and I'm older than you by a lot.
I agree about putting all three of your small samplers together with Liberty in the middle..
Have a marvelous evening and eat dessert first..
Charlotte in Virginia

Jeanne said...

I stress way too much about substituting colors...life is too short, I'm sure whatever you do will look fine! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing that I'm not the only one with these feelings...too much change too fast in this world and you can't seem to count on anything staying the same. Hope tomorrow is better for you!

Lizzy said...

Oh my. What you said. If it wasn't for my stitching and reading I'd be mad. Love your blog.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Never wear a mood ring during menopause. God you make me laugh after wanting to cry with you earlier in the post!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Judy said...

our posts always make me smile!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Mary A said...

Got another laugh, Marly. You're better than chocolate, well almost. Yep, I cry in sympathy every time someone at the vet's has to make that final decision. Personally, I would rather pull my toenails out than have to decide my pet's fate. If you didn't dither over colors, what would you dither about?

Margaret said...

Love the comment about mood rings. lol! Sorry your day started out so sadly. So many sad and lonely people in the world. Sorry also that your current project won't match your other ones. You are definitely a stickler for color! Methinks you are a perfectionist. Hope that cabinet maker gets in touch.

jennifer768 said...

Liberty is going to be beautiful! It is so sad to think of so many aging people alone.Big hugs and may your day improve.Blessings,Jen

Carol said...

You have an artist's eye, Marly, and that is why your home and your stitching always look so beautiful!

I've thought the same thing when I see elderly people sitting alone in the doctor's office--it breaks my heart to think they have no one to drive them places or sit with them as they wait.

Kindness and thoughtfulness will take you far in the world and offer riches far greater than money :)

Dede said...

Love "Liberty".
Wanted to tell you I made Peaches and Cream last night and it was a hit! Served it while still warm. I will be making it again soon when oldest sister travels from OK to visit the rest of the family next week. It will be a treat for us! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Maggee said...

Two thoughts--one, if I get to retire, I have wanted to work with the elderly in some capacity. Not lifting and such, but maybe something social, something helpful. Second, I am picking colors AS I GO on my current piece! Never have I done this, but...it's what I chose, and I'm sticking to it! It's a modern piece, not a repro or the such. Oh, and third--gonna make banana bread today! Yum!!

Sue said...

I think you should be picky until you find the perfect shade. I painted the living room in our current house SIX times before I truly liked it...but I'm not above painting it again should a better color come along. It's sort of yellow, sort of straw, not gold, not bright...

Anyhoo, have you looked at Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter? I think it fits your description to a T.

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