Over fall break, I only got a little bit of stitching done on Oakley Owlet. I just could not stitch in the car on the windy roads we were on, and after all the hiking each day, I was too tired to stay up and stitch! So here is my tiny little start:
Once home I was eager to get back to Autumn Quakers. I’ve made a bit of progress, starting many motifs and finishing none! You know though, it will be satisfying to fill in the missing bits and have a bunch of motifs come to a finish all at once.
My main issue with this project is one color-the light orange.
The color I started using for this symbol turned out to have too much mauve in the variation-it is more pinkish than orange even though when it’s piled up there is looks to be a good choice. The second orange that I chose is too light and bright-in person especially it sticks out like a sore thumb. You can really tell in the bouquet where it is supposed to be a subtle shift of rusty orange to dark red. I just don’t think the super light orange goes very well with the richness of the other colors. I’ve hunted through my stash twice and come up empty-I just don’t have a lot of oranges! So, I think I’m going to have to go shopping!