Hellooooooo everyone!! Just a snippity snap of a post here in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. I've been working almost non-stop on "16 Men on a Dead Man's Ship" by Cricket Collection, and, I gotta say, the color changes I made have been turning out super duper so far.
If you click on the link of the name of the graph, you'll see a picture of the stitched sample done for the graph...which includes what is, in my opinion, some of the ickiest fabric ever. Why, WHY would you do a fanfreakingtastic spooky Halloween graph on pea soup green fabric??? Boggles my mind. BUT, this also allows me to go, "Ah, no." and pick my own color :-) For those of you who've been following my progress with this project, you'll know that I picked one of the coolest colors out there for Halloween: Haunted by Picture this Plus. So awesome. Comes second only to PTP's Echo. For realz. (for those of you who may be new to my blog, I have a slight love affair with Picture this Plus and Silkweaver fabrics. Stay tuned for that never ending soap opera. Well, until abc cancels it, and deems it only worthy for Internet viewers to ensure the failure and eventual forever cancellation. I digress........)
Ok. So. Here's what you've all been waiting for......my progress!
I changed the fiber for the words -- I used Weeks Dye Works "Beehive" instead of drab grey. Way, way better. I mean, it's Halloween! And it's a ghost ship! This needs to be spooky and creepy! Not pea soup and kinda spooky.
Yes, my friends. This is pretty awesome. The ghost ship is floating on Weeks Dye Works "Aqua" instead of ick green. I mean, the sea can be green, as noted by Crayola's color, Sea Green, but theirs is way prettier than the pea soup sea green chosen to go along with the ick green fabric.
I just realized I've been slamming the designer's choice of fabric and fibers through this whole post! I obviously think this is a really cool design, HOWEVER, since it's a Halloween piece, I think she could have made just a few slight changes to make this a truly spooky piece. BUT, since she didn't, that means my right brain was able to jump into action and think of alternatives :-)
That's all I have for the moment, folks, but don't change that dial, because this week will also bring you house updates (yes, I've been doing some changes around here....check out my post from a few months back about the horrors of previous owners and how to restore the aesthetic appeal of your home), gluten-free eats, and maybe some more cross stitch or sewing awesomeness.
Thanks for checking in, everyone! I read each and every comment, and cherish every one! Remember to do something creative today! :-)