Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Trying new things is the trend

 Seems I can't decide on what to stitch - I started the above, which is a Blackbird Designs pattern...
But I wanted that flower border on 4 sides, not just one - and then stitching it on lambswool color the white border did not show - so kept trying different whites-  it just was not pretty or fun - life is too short - pull out something different.....
So I started the Long Dog -  4 Pot Dickie pattern.  Stitching on 28 count it would be 7 by 24 - so I am splitting it in half - and widening it - but I don't have a plan more than that.  So this is the middle - which will be the bottom.  And at least I was enjoying stitching it, even if I am not sure exactly where I will end up.  My goal is mostly to be able to frame it in a standard size frame.  The bigger goal is to enjoy stitching even if it does not result in a finished design.  I started with a big enough cut of material, that lots of things are possible.  I am still using from my stash - so starting something new costs me nothing at this point.
I am always trying some abstract things in my regular life.  I would not call myself adventurous.  And most things turn out okay for me.  I dye my hair, and wanted a slightly darker brown - than the light brown I usually use - it came out as black as the DMC 310.  Then I read on the website that lots of women have been surprised by much darker hair using their products lately.  But who would read the website before buying a product they have bought before.  So I am feeling a bit like those teenage girls that buy black hair dye - and it looks really wrong - except I bought dark brown, and got the same result.  It is winter here - I don't have to see people - I can wear a hat - it is slightly funny - and spring will be starting about the time I can re-dye my hair again.  But it WAS a surprise. I keep telling myself it could have been green or orange...  but at least it was harmless.

1 comment:

Keebles said...

More than likely, the color will probably fade quicker. I've always colored my hair (although usually lighter), but I've always found that when the dye lots change, they don't last as long. They either eventually change back or I have my hair dresser use a different brand.

As to the other matter, good on ya for jumping out there and writing a letter, even if the outcome wasn't what you expected. There is a guy in my past as well who I truly liked in high school, but let my friends bully me out of liking him. Years ago when I was on facebook, we connected again, but he was married at the time, so no go there. Now he's divorced, but I'm not on facebook anymore and have no way in getting in contact with him (unless I decide to go to my 30th high school reunion in a few years-apparently, he has asked about me during every reunion but I've never gone). Time will tell. I would never have the courage to do what you did though, so kudos!