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!