Greetings folks. How was your weekend? Ohio had quite a few really nice antique shows and I'll bet some of you snagged some goodies. We had really nice warm days last week but I doubt we will see those temps again.
I picked up Niky's Primitive Christmas design last night and once again, tried a different gold thread that didn't stay in the linen very long.
The recommended color is 371 and it doesn't show at all on my dark linen so I tried 833, trying to stay in the greenish golds. Removed it. Moved on to 729 which looks really nice, but I thought it might be too gold with the other muted colors. Removed it. Back to 833, started on the border this time instead of the hat trim, and it's barely noticeable. Move up to 834? Brighter 729? My DMC 680 and 3829 look exactly the same and don't show very well either, also have more orange to them. But who knows? That may be the choice. Since the border, star motifs, and band are that color, I'm stuck. I've been stitching and removing on what should have been a very quick finish. I guess I need to hit the gas pedal or get out of the car. I've been idling WAY too long on a small project that is only displayed a few weeks of the year and would look good with any freaking gold! Move on menoblock! Geez.
From the tiniest to the biggest, birds through my windows.
These wrens were squawking outside the window for days and for a tiny bird, they can be pretty loud. Their usual lyrical call is not what they've been shouting.
These guys have a quick cluck if you scare them but you don't hear them too often. They are so comical to watch, running single file from the woods to reach the corn, still ten offspring and one hen. They scratch the ground and peck as they move along, heads up only when you disturb them. Not the prettiest birds by far, no color or special patterns, but I do like their variety of feathers.
Raining all day and I'm taking it easy this week. Very uncomfortable, not feeling great because of antibiotics, and pain meds make me ill. I don't know why my body isn't compatible with drugs, even Tylenol doesn't sit well. Thank goodness for Advil because it's the only one that agrees with me.
Have a great week! Thanks for visiting.