Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Trying to Stay out of Trouble is Hard

It's been awhile since I posted and I thought I would catch up with what's been happening around here. First off, I've been working on a Blackbird Design called It's Berry Time and I'm loving it. I'm using one of HDF's silks and as usual, I'm enthralled with them. The pattern called for it to be stitched on a creamy fabric but I decided to go with a gold one with a red silk and it's stunning. If you haven't stitched this piece yet I recommend you look it up.
I never thought I would fall in love with monotone designs but I have. If I come across a pattern that has more than 1 color, it depresses me so much that most of the time, I don't stitch it. What are your feelings on this? Maybe that's why quakers are so popular right now....we get to stitch some beautiful designs with just one color and the design turns out stunning.
The staying out of trouble is hard part, is not starting another project till I get this one finished....I'm not sure if I'll make it or not.

Now for the strange thing that has happened. My hubby turned 61 this past August 4th and for his birthday he decided to buy the sports car pictured below. Granted it is fun to drive....ya know I had to try it....but is it really practical? He's been talking about getting one of these for about a year now and this past saturday we found this one locally and it went home with us. If you know anything about cars, it's a BMW Z3 and when I drove it, I felt like I was driving a toy. Oh well....he works hard and deserves a new play thing I guess.

I will keep you updated on my progress on It's Berry Time and hopefully have it finished in about a week. Everyone have a terrific Wednesday and the upcoming weekend.
As always, Barbara


~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Mornin Barbara, yes, there is something special about monos, looking forward to seeing your gold and red, sounds nice. A boy must have his toys, his sure is a nice one, good for your DH, hope he loves it:)

Bekca said...

I love stitching monochrome designs, especially red ones! That is certainly an impressive "toy" for your husband to play with :) Happy stitching to you.

Patty C. said...

I can't wait to see your BBD finish

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see your progress on Berry Time.

Love your DH's new toy. :) Looks like he had a good birthday. :)

Del said...

I must admit I swing from the monochrome designs to things with colour and I don't know why. I think the monchromes are more relaxing - you just concentrate on the pattern. Missed your post about exchanges - would like to participate if it happens, have never done so before. Nice car, zoom zoom.

Redrodi56 said...

Showed your hubby's toy to my hubby, we both agree it's a beauty - he wants to know if its a stick shift and what year? He also said to mention to Del that only a Mazda goes "zoom zoom"! My only comment is it should have been RED!