Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's time for something new

I am a creature of habit.  We all have our comfort zone.  For me it is color and lots of color.  The last several mysteries had me working outside of my comfort zone of color.

The Playful Squirrel by Sandra Vargas had browns and rusts,



the Haunted House had lots of dark and dull colors,



even the Partridge Stocking by Tapestry Fair is tame and traditional for me.



I pushed outside my comfort zone and am pleased with the results on all of the pieces but it did mean that I stitched slower.  Trust me, stitching with browns and grays does not motivate me.  It's hard for me to pick it up and stitch.  I found myself avoiding the project.  The brown tree on the stocking just about did me in.  Have you noticed, I don't stitch a lot of trees?

So, with the start of 2015 we are back to color.  Bright, happy, in your face color.

Oh don't worry, I will still keep you guessing.  That's what keeps me motivated.  What can we do with this canvas that is different?  Hmmmmm.  The wheels start turning and I play.

Our first new mystery class of 2015 is When In Doubt Twirl by Amy Bruecken.  Happy, bright colors.  It is painted on 13ct so it will be a quick two lesson stitch.  February 15th and March 8th.



After that we will move to one of my favorite Kimberly Smith designs.  Emma's Darling Bird.  I can't wait.  It is colorful and happy and while the bird is realistic, the rest is pure fantasy so we can play and stitch it however makes us happy without having to worry about reality.  Three classes for this one, March 22nd, April 19 and May 3rd.


As with all Mystery Classes you may attend in person or we will send you the instructions and supplies in installments.  Easy, peasy and lots of fun.

You can sign up online or by calling us at 410.296.0405.

Hope you will join the fun.

xo
ruth
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