....so I can finish this other project I started a few weeks ago when the games began:
I'm calling it ROYAL PAVILLION, because I was thinking about the drama of pomp and circumstance, with plenty of regal flags and banners flying, and lots of gold trims for sparkle and pizazz. I wanted royal/jewel colors, so went for something that had purples and golds in the variegated skein. I'm using Watercolours 184, "Shererezade" for the foundation thread, then a family of purples (light, medium and dark) with two gold metallics (one thick ribbon, one fine braid). It's fast and fun, and I'm seein' lots of places to add some gold beads down the road....
The purple and gold striped borders are totally over the top - as is the gold and purple "flags" bracketing the corners, but BOY, are they fun to stitch and they definitely add extra regalness (is that a word?) to the piece. Anyway, if I push on with it, I might actually have this ready to release by the end of the month... depends on whatever comes up and how quickly I can get the pattern done.
In the meantime, I'm going back to ye old Netflix to watch some of my favorite British programs while I stitch (have you ever watched KINGDOM? ROSEMARY & THYME? MIDSOMER MURDERS? INSPECTOR LEWIS??) That's what I'll be doing this week to continue my Olympic fever stitching marathon!
In the meantime, KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON . . . . STITCHING, of course.