I have to take a break from this and all other crafty project for a bit.There's still a ton of sewing to do but my hand is sore.
|Here's an earlier version. I feel like it should look more different now - I've done so much sewing on it. I'm glad that I removed the stitches that went across the middle. They made it look plaid.|
|So I'll take a couple of days off and just stare at it. Some of the time I love it, other times I'm frustrated with it. Maybe I should have used fewer or more colors. Maybe I should have had more of a color plan.|
|A pattern of darks and lights have emerged in a way that I don't really love. Also, I still have no clue as to what it is. I mean, I know it's a learning swatch but I feel like it should end up being a useful object.|
|Oh well. I still love the way the cloth ripples and I enjoy the path-i-ness of running stitch. Also, it's really fun to take macro pictures of.|
On an unrelated note, I was checking out one of my favorite blogs, The Brick House, and took part in one of my favorite library junky habits: Putting the books I see in someone else's pictures on hold at my library. Especially design and art books. I love them. So, with the goal of enabling others in mind, here is a picture of a random pile of books in my living room - some ours, some the library's - for you to enjoy.
|Now, go place some holds!|