The Olympics are underway! Go Canada! Actually I have to admit, I am much more of a fan of the winter Olympic Games... But I am watching... here and there... I did enjoy the Opening Ceremonies, especially the Queen's little escapade with James Bond.. wasn't that a hoot??!!
So - how about you? Are you an Olympics fan? Do you have an Olympics project underway? While doing some blog-surfing, I see some have Olympic projects, and others are doing Christmas in July sewing projects... Well it seems my sewing muse went on summer vacation as I have not had the
sizable collection of reds... But many are quite similar- mostly tone on tone reds, so I'm on the hunt for reds with a little more interest. The tone on tones all look too much the same from a distance... So I'm looking for plaids, stripes, paisleys, geometrics, large prints, anything with some "visual interest"... every shade and tone of red- bright, dull, dark, light, orange red, pinky red, blue red, brick red, blood red, right down to maroon red... As long as it is predominantly red: a few other colors present is not a problem... If you live nearby and have some reds you'd like cleaned out of your scrap basket (100% cottons only), let me know!! Anything larger than 1" square is useful as I will be doing some string piecing of triangles, so even the smallest of pieces are useful for the corners.... And if it's large enough for me to cut a 2.5" square, I can make use of it... I have already hit up a few Guild friends - thanks MW, GM and JKS!! (Reds do not photograph well.. I DO have a better tonal range than what shows here)
I have lots of lights- I'm using everything from whites, creams and ivories to tans, light golds (hoping that Canada will see a little gold this Games) and taupes. I have
managed to find quite a few lights with red in them so those will work in nicely...
So, while you're watching the Olympics- you know what I'm doing.. cutting, cutting, cutting... Stay tuned as I work on this project, hoping it will spur on my sewing muse to return... I think she's gone off to someplace cool... wish she had taken me too...
“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”