While Otis and Ellis snooze, Lilly and I get to work on our Primitive Handmades Mercantile Santa Challenge.
I had originally thought that the stocking background would be Valdani 5 and only Valdani 5, but on further reflection I decided that little lines of Valdani 6 ~ a darker ecru ~ would be more interesting. I think this will be especially true once the stocking is aged. Because I use different Cameo needles for each color, and because each Cameo needle has its own personality, the darker ecru will be a slightly different height than the Valdani 5, even though I’m punching both colors on the #1 setting. These different floss heights ultimately add texture and the appearance of age to a finished piece. (wow! this really sounds like I’ve been analyzing Cameos and their effects on flosses and flosses and their effects on Cameos. Don’t be fooled. It’s trial and error, trial and error, all the way for me, not study and research!)
What does Lilly think of my monumental decision?
I’m not sure if she’s pondering or if she’s manifesting despair. I’ll ask her again ~ maybe a different view of Santa will help…
Well, Lilly what do you think?
I guess Lilly is like me, she needs to see the punching finished before she can pass judgement.
Ok Lilly, last chance to weigh in with an opinion. What do you think?
Though Lilly may give my efforts the raspberry, I rather like Santa, so will take some time to consider how best to age him. In the meanwhile, I’d better check in on the boys and make sure they aren’t tearing the house to shreds.
Guess I needn’t have bothered!
Enjoy some slumber today (for tomorrow we must vote!)…