It’s Sunday night and the end of another IHSW. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s progress.
Apparently taking up larger projects than I normally do has come with a strange side effect. I want to adapt them. Take my new project. It’s called “Don’t Worry, Be Hippie” by Barbara Ana Designs. The changes to this one were motivated by what I didn’t have. Like the fabric. J This is what stash is really for isn’t it? The pattern calls for 6 different shades of DMC variations floss. Naturally from the 20 skeins I have I’m still short one. So the pants become a different color – no worries. After that it calls for an Anchor multicolor shade I didn’t even know existed. Good thing I have all those other colors to choose from. I haven’t decided what I’m replacing that with just yet.
Believe it or not, I did actually start. You couldn’t really tell at first because the skin tone is so close to the fabric color. It helps now that I have the cheeks and hair on both sides.
All that adjusting has caused me to look at my Retro Cat picture differently as well. While learning to cope with the fact that I’m not going to zoom through the wall as quickly as I hoped (!?) I started considering some color changes to other bits. The chair should still be orange but the lamp doesn’t have to be the same shade right. Guess we’ll see if I remember when I get to that part.
Have a great week.
Happy stitching World.