Sunday, April 26, 2009
I just loved these, although they looked a bit plain when I finished the stitches, so I added the dark green ric-rac.The great, strong colors of thread used:
DMC green #936
DMC red #355
DMC yellow #728
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Grandma Gloria has always favored strong, bold colors in her decorating. Remind me to tell you all about her house someday. Maybe I'll even take pictures. You're just going to love her retina-burning-yellow bathroom.Thread used:
DMC dark peach #352
DMC light peach #353
DMC dark teal #3809
DMC medium teal #597
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Oli and I spent the afternoon running from one bank, to another, then back to the first bank to use their atm to deposit cash to a third bank. All in the name of Real Estate Taxes.
Top that off with some errands. Fuel for the car, snack at Panera, price comparison at Boscov's where I got this adorable top for half price, the grocery store, then home.
I asked Oli if he wanted to take a WALK to pay the taxes. He said yes, and ran right for the door, but phone distracted me, so he very impatiently waited by the door. When we got to the tax collector's house, she said we could both come in, but Oliver wasn't exactly on his best behaviour, so we won't be doing that again next year. Way to embarrass momma, Oli.
My step-mother Kathy didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with the pattern, either. She snatched this set right up from the basket at Christmas. She said that she liked that they weren't all flowery and girly.
The thread I used:
DMC varigated blue #121
And three other blues I forgot to write down. Oops.
Friday, April 3, 2009
This time, I used thread colors a bit closer to the pattern's recommendations. Unfortunately, I forgot to write them down.
My cousin Nikki picked this set from the basket at Christmas. She was really pleased, saying the purple matched something in her bedroom. They seem like her to me. Really simple, with clean, modern lines, but still a bit girly, 'cause they are flowers.