What’s your favorite color?
This is a tough question! The more you delve into it, the harder it is to answer. I have favorite colors for certain things – like really white milk, dark green leaves, silvery fish, slate stones, muted brown tree trunks, flaming red watermelon, sweet pink roses, luscious eggplant…it goes on and on. And then there are colors I use to create a homey environment (soft gray with bright white trim), a creative office space (green) or a clean embroidery studio (cream). But when I open my closet, I see my old favorites – black, gray and brown splashed with bursts of lilac, pale blue, lime, apple green, silver and white. We are creatures of habit. I often buy the same clothes over and over again. And it’s not on purpose, it’s just habit. I can’t resist a chic white tee or deep black pants. You’d think I was a waitress!
So how do we break our color habits? For me, I do that with embroidery. First off, I’m a firm believer in SEEING the embroidery. So even if I’m going for a monochromatic look, I make sure the threads are in the same color family but not the same value. I love experimenting with new color combinations. Coral, turquoise and tan are a new favorite. I find aqua, black and gray stunning. So what’s your favorite combination? Do you love brights? Pastels? Earth tones or jewel tones? Do you have two or three colors that you just can’t resist?
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The lucky winner from last weeks giveaway for the Mini-King spools of rayon thread is…CHERYL!
Oh wow, my first sewing lesson from my mom was sewing strips of rag fabric together, so she could make rag rugs to sell. It was a White treadle machine, that is still in the family. Later, when I didn’t need as much supervision she purchased, with S&H Green Stamps an electric zigzag portable machine, so we could both sew at the same time.
Congratulations, Cheryl! Be sure to email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your address so we can send you your gift!
I look forward to hearing from everybody!