Choosing colour and a sleepy Fox

I so much love dreaming up new patterns and designs, playing with texture and colour to (hopefully) create something that I love – and that I hope others will too!   When I’m starting a new project, choosing the colours I am going to work with is possibly the most exciting moment of all.  I simply adore tipping out a rainbow of floss onto my workroom table, then picking  colours and laying them out to make my final selection. For my little Cupid Bear I had to choose 4 colours for his fur that would work well together, as well as deciding upon those for his balloon and wings: 

I must admit I tend to work by eye and choose colours that appeal to me, though when I check back I usually find that my choices do fit within colour wheel theory.  However I know through sad experience – and much unpicking – that making the right choices isn’t always an easy process, so last year I put together a few pages that I hoped others might find useful about choosing and using colour…..

If you don’t already have it and would like a copy, then please CLICK HERE for the free download.  Sometimes though, colours just seem to come together without my even having to think about it – and this is definitely the case for my next design for the February issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine……

Proving, I think, that woodland works for spring as well as autumn projects.   This sleepy little fox is still very much a work in progress, although coming along very nicely indeed.   I’m afraid there may be a slight delay in showing you the finished design though, as I won’t be doing a lot of stitching over next few days. This is because the date for the operation on my knee has finally arrived and I’m off to the  hospital tomorrow.  I shall be so pleased to get it fixed as I’m getting a bit fed up of limping around.

Daisy

“I didn’t mean to hurt you Mum!” 

 All of this trouble is  thanks to Miss Daisy who, when we were out on a walk, charged into the back of me, knocking me flying.  Unfortunately when I returned to earth I landed mainly on my left knee which was already a bit wonky due to an old horse-riding injury).  So this will be me for a while …

I’m the one at the end!!  Still it will be a good excuse to take it easy for a while!

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  1. My thoughts and best wishes are with you, and I hope for your speedy recovery. Take care.
    XXX Linda

  2. Jan Mishin says:

    Best wishes to you Helen. Hope the operation is successful and you are up and about with your 4 legged kids as soon as possible. Know that you are loved and your talent is appreciated here across the pond in Alaska.

  3. Hope all goes well, and that you’ve got lots of hand sewing already lined up and by your favourite seat near the fire.

  4. Hope the operation is a success. Let us know how it all goes
    Julie xxxxxx

  5. Awwww best wishes to you, Helen, for a speedy recovery! Who’s watching the pups while you’re in the hospital? I know they will miss you! And, you them. Take good care.

  6. I am so sorry for your accident. : ( I always heard when life gives you lemon, make lemon ade. Take it easy while you can and give Miss Daisy a scratch behind her ears. Oh, Ben, too.

  7. We hope the operation goes well and Daisy and Ben will not be too impatient for their long walks until you are ready.

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