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

9 comments:

  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!!

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  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

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  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.

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  6. A wonderful new start.
    Beautiful old cars.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  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!

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  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.

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  9. I love funny little cars too...in 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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