I worked on another block of Wandering last night. At first the turquoise color threw me for a loop, but methinks it will be lovely once the whole thing is completed. Now, the original design calls for Impressions (for the swirls and window panes) and Soie Cristale (for the bubbles and background). There's also a little bit of Waterlilies on the borders. (I'm using Antique Brass for this, which is what the chart calls for.)
So like a boob, when I re-colorized this, I decided that I would be a rebel and ONLY go with Impressions and the little bit of Waterlilies. Stoo-pid, because those backgrounds are done with one skinny-minnie strand of the Soie Cristale silk and Impressions is a silk/wool non-strandable fiber.
WAIT A MINUTE......
Holey Cow! When I just re-read that paragraph, it actually sounded like I half-way knew what I was talking about! Strands! Fibers! Non-strandable! Who knew that I could remember so many needlework terms all by my very self?!
(They're probably all incorrect, but you have to give a Spinster points for trying, don't you?)
But I regress...
So the answer to the question is: I'll work on all of the blocks with what I have now and will then add the backgrounds with the Soie Cristale. I'm thinking that the bubbles look OK in the Impressions, so for now....they're staying right where they are.
Hmmm. This is definitely the most boring post I've ever written. I sure hope y'all don't figure out how far I'm REACHING for something to talk about. Don't you hate that? You know, when you don't really have anything to say and you really don't know too much about anything at all, but you hate silences so you just babble on incoherently until somebody either smiles at you in pity or they get up and leave the room?
" " (That would be the uncomfortable silence part.)
Stewey has decided to start a series of self portraits with his new camera. I wasn't too sure about this one, but he insists that the lighting is supposed to create an "atmosphere of mystery". Damn dog.