I have finally finished the yellow "shoo-fly" area. I have decided to repeat the column of purple and red. I will still need to determine what to do on the bottom row.
Matthew and I are going to take a "field trip" into Alameda which is near Oakland, CA (about 40 minutes from here) to visit my favorite needlework store called Needle in a Haystack. It is like going into a candy store for needleworkers. It has been a long time since I have been over there. Robert use to skate with a team out of Oakland, so during practice or before a game I would be able to make a visit --- never leaving empty handed. There are a lot of new patterns, tools, fabrics and thread that I have been reading about and want to check out - maybe I will be able to add some new things to my stash!
Here is something I finished last month - right before I started the quilting project above. I love watermelons, so when I saw this pattern in Aug. 2008 issue of The Cross Stitcher, I knew that I had to do this! For the most part I followed the pattern and the color scheme, however I did personalize it with my last name. I also added red to the black/white checked pattern on the top and bottom. Right now, it is hanging on pant hangers in a closet waiting for me to decide what I want to do with it. Picture? Pillow? I don't know.
Time to go on a field trip...