Friday, February 04, 2011

I haven't had much to say about DH as he's behaved himself until the other day:
DH got a snow blower before the last storm hit and was so excited to use it.  He was almost done when I asked why he was only using the first speed when he has six to choose from.  He shrugged his shoulders, put it on speed six and started going.  At the same time he hit the blower part and nailed me in the side of the face with snow.  I guess that's what I get for asking him to speed up.  Poor DH.  He's been apologizing for a couple of days now.  

I have made this "My Tweets" block a huge mess.  I was determined to turn the edges under and machine applique the pieces.  I spent several days trying to make this happen.  Yesterday I finally said "Forget it" and bought some fusible webbing.  I just don't have the patience or the time to do this.  For those that love hand applique my admiration is beyond words.  

My next problem still figuring out a color scheme.  With the center block more intricate, I thought the yellow color was needed.  I finally have this layout but still not sure I love it.  Regardless of what I do, everything blends in to make mud or look funny.  The shoe is there to keep the paper from shifting in case you are wondering.  

  I thought I'd see what it would look like in gray scale:
 Hmm.  Wierd. The yellow doesn't even show up!  Just looking at this, I think the bottom flowers and the vase need to be dark to balance everything out.  I'm not sure what I should do with the top leaves now.  

Or take out the yellow completely and blend the blues together?  The gray scale approach really changes how you look at your block and gives you so much more information. 


Karla Hartzog said...

Thanks Bethany. That's a really good tip about grayscale. I really like blues and yellows together. Have you tried a really bold, crayon bright yellow? Orange is my least favorite color, but I do like how it gives flavor to bright blue, yellow and white. Whatever you choose, I love your "Tweets!"

Barb said...

You are right, the gray does change the way you look at are you going to change the yellow? I just love this block.