Jun 12, 2016

Picking away

Stitches, that is.  Did it last project, and even though the current has only two colors, did it again.  I like black in a design and even as the entire work, but adding just one other color made it .... I don't know ..... muddy.  The recommended 646 was so blah with the black so I removed it and tried a more brownish gray, 3787.  Adios.  Gone.  Then I realized that something with a smidge of color will accent the black, not muddy it. 
 
So I moved on to 3011, dark and neutral, grayish but green.  Or green but grayish.  Happy dance.  Now I can fill in the area that was removed twice before.  The border was to be the 4-sided stitch but I didn't read that until it was too late.
 
My heart goes out to the families affected by the recent tragedy, but from now on, I will avoid mentioning anything related to current events.  I am so disgusted with the name calling, labeling, shouting, intolerance, and hate from hypocrites doing exactly what they are accusing others of.  I need to keep my mouth shut.  I wish others had enough respect for themselves and this country to do the same and express their opinion with an ounce of dignity.  Not with Facebook shares of stories they don't even know are true.
 
Hope your week is peaceful.
 
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9 comments:

kelley said...

I like the new color...you crack me up with all your reverse stitching...same thing I do with my hooking...

StitchinByTheLake said...

Amen! Blessings, Marlene

Robin in Virginia said...

I like the green with the black!

Maryann Olsaver said...

Love the green with the black. Your color changes always work so well! Have a good day!

Nancy D. said...

I think the color changes are marvelous! Isn't it nice when you hit upon a technique in the process of creating!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I like the green too. People really are the worst.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

YUP...You did it again, a perfect solution.

I just have one more thing to add...
"GOD BLESS AMERICA"

Peace to all, Barb

Vickie said...

Very nice Marly!

Maggee said...

I look forward to seeing more of this sampler... it is just your style! I avoid most everything related to 'news' these days. Am also very sick and tired of misbehaving people that 'represent' us... yeah right! Nuf said! Hugs!

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