Greetings to all. How's your weather? Some areas will be hit with a storm today but we are on the edge and being spared.
I waffled between Abe and Queen Esther while adding another small to make it harder to choose. But I did. I chose Abe but only because I don't have the correct linen shade for a quilt pattern heart. I stitched two of these years ago and haven't seen them since we started the house mess a year ago. The shape of the heart would be the longer skinny version that I prefer so extending the stitching area would be necessary.
These are the two that I would like to do. The one on the left was previously stitched using that same rust color. Eventually I will find it but I would like the shape and color to be different anyway. I considered doing a monthly heart design as I did for the pears, but there has been too much going on to concentrate. Odd as it seems, my favorite pears are the designs that were done quickly and required no tweaks.
So Abe it is. Since I'm not using the charted silks, I chose my DMC colors and found myself following the photo instead of the chart.
There are a few spots of pink in the grass area - I'm assuming pink because it's the same symbol as the house - and I didn't want that so I chose to use all green with a few lighter areas. The fence is charted as all one color but the original looks like there may be two shades of pink, which is what I'm doing. I may use two shades of pink on the house too wherever I see a darker area.
This project shouldn't take too long and the hearts will probably be next, but you all know how that goes.
I plan to start using my Leslie Sansone exercise videos today because - I've gained another 7 pounds. This has to stop. I needed hypnosis to stop smoking and this addiction seems even stronger. I've tried the protein shakes and they are terrible. Horrible! The only one I can tolerate is Special-K's vanilla cappuccino. Does it make me feel full and not want to eat? Not a bit. Not a bit!!! But I'll keep trying.
Have a safe and stitchy weekend.
Thanks for visiting.