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The Four Seasons of Intervention

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As I moved from the brown, earth tones of the acorns border to the blues of the flower border I wasn't  sure I happy with the project.


Picking colors is not my strong point and I didn't think that the browns and the blues really went together, but I kept going, albeit very slowly.  As I was stitching on the blue border last night I was trying to think how I could make this work, and then suddenly it hit me!  Work the piece in quadrants.  Each color combination, except the center purple colors, will represent a season.  All of the motifs in the "fall" section will be done in the brown colors, all in the "spring" section will be blues, and so on.  
With that in mind may I present the beginning of the spring section of Intervention:

It's almost April, and like many, I am waiting for the warm weather to come and stay awhile.  I am, however, ready for it to get warm with this awesome cross stitch shirt



Anyone else like this forecast?



Intervention Brought Me Back To My Blog

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Wow!!  It's been a LONG time since I posted to my blog.  I guess life just gets in the way sometimes, and things, like a stitching blog, tend to fall by the wayside, however, I recently started a new project and it came to my mind that I should blog about it from the beginning.

I'm calling this project Intervention, because I think that is what I'm in need of for thinking about this.

It's all started with this book:



  I bought this book years ago when MJ and I were in Baltimore.  He was off with his baseball card geek friends, and I met up with a stitching friend and we were off on an adventure to The Stitching Post, a needlework shop in the area.  While I was there I found this book.  It is filled with beautiful French motifs and borders from the 18th and 19th century.  I haven't done a lot of stitching out of it, but I love to look through it, which I was doing recently when an idea came to me: I should pick different things out of the book and just stitch them.…