Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dreaming of a 1976 AMC Pacer on Slow Stitching Sunday

I've told you before that my mind works in crazy ways and here is a pretty good example. On Friday I HAD to start stitching something Spring-y to keep my sanity. So I went through my stash and found my Lizzie Kate Spring Alphabet chart. Perfect!

Then is started to snow...AGAIN...coming down heavy and fast...and somehow a trip to JoAnns for floss didn't seem like a drive I should make. I had a nice piece of aqua-y blue 32 count linen and started to root through my stash of DMC. I was surprised that with all the bags of floss I have, I didn't have many of the colors the chart called for so I started making substitutions. I was pretty happy with most of my choices and here is what the first row looked like. Ignore the fuzzy stitches. I snapped this right before I frogged that blue.

That blue just wasn't doing it for me. Too dark. So today I made it to JoAnns even though it snowed...AGAIN...lets not talk of it. I found a great purply blue - DMC 3838 - and I love this blue. Ignore the D... it still needs to be frogged.

Now what does this have to do with a 1976 AMC Pacer...well to me it is the exact shade of the car I coveted in back then.

I know it is a crazy looking little car, but the cars of my dreams are all crazy little cars. I also love the Nash Metropolitan. My dad had one just like this one!

And I owned Fiat Spider similar to this one in my early 30's.. Mine was deep blue with a tan convertible top and tan leather interior.

I had that car until I was pregnant with my first child. I had a dream one night where I went over a very tall cliff in that car. Scared the carp out of me. I blame it on hormones, but I sold it before I gave birth and ended up with a used Volvo station wagon. Very safe but not anywhere near as much fun.

So from snow to cross stitch to floss to fun little cars... it is just a short crazy trip in my head - LOL!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. This sampler is lookin' good! Love the new color blue. We had a friend who dated a guy with a Pacer exactly that color: they were married in 1976! Brought back fun memories!

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  3. The Spring Sampler looks bright and cheerful. Just what is needed after the winter you in the East and Mid West have been having!!

  4. My parents had a Metro when I was a teenager. When I first got my drivers license I backed that car into the back of the house. Oops! I lived that car

  5. Did the Metro come in any other colors. All the ones I've seen were white and turquoise. I liked all your thread colors, before and after.

  6. A wonderful new start.
    Beautiful old cars.

    Greetings, Manuela

  7. The colors in this LK piece remind me of the same colors that have been up on your design wall. It looks like a fun stitch.
    Love the cars too.
    Have a great week!

  8. Glad I am not the only one who's mind goes from here to there with no order! Love your little sampler and that is a pretty purplish blue you picked up.

  9. I love funny little cars funky colors of course.

    I don't really care what I drive, but I want it to be fun and different from the heard.

    Love the cross stitch piece too.


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