Friday, January 03, 2014

Wait a Minute Mr. Snowman

Last night, I started Shepherd's Bush Green Snowman. It seemed terribly appropriate, especially since I turned into a snowman walking the dog in the storm! The dude didn't tell me, but my eye makeup had run, and it looked like I was getting prepared for my NFL debut. No one seemed to mind.

I started it at work on my lunch break and fulfilled my vow to stitch two threads last night. I think you are looking at four threads total. Still, it's not sitting in the package unloved. Unfortunately, my camera is not loving the color of this fabric. It is green. I promise. (I did play around with color and hue and saturation in the photo editing program but trust me when I tell you I could make that fabric look any color except the one it really is!)

We had a two-hour delay today because of the snow. There are eight people (total) in our office today. There are usually almost 50! I was looking forward to starting another project at lunch. Unfortunately, I slept and cleaned the house during those two extra hours. I grabbed a project because I thought it was kitted but it was missing three colors (two of which are in the middle of the project) and a needle. All that after I had cut the fabric to size using the office scissors. I think I may take some time this weekend to make sure all the new projects are ready for emergencies kitted.

And tonight we're having friends over for dinner (connect!) so I'm not sure how late I'll be up trying to put those two threads in!

9 comments:

Yekaterina Haussler said...

The snowman looks very promising. I think I can see a green hue there in the very corner of the picture. Is that the fabric's real color?
Stay safe during this snow season. Hope you get a lot of time to stitch!

Linda said...

Great new start Nikki.

Linda

Chris said...

Stay safe in this crazy weather.
I love snowmen and I am looking forward to seeing your progress on this.

Andrea said...

I too have found that green fabric does not seem to like the camera. A good start nonetheless. looking forward to seeing the progress. Stay safe.

Andrea said...

I too have found that green fabric does not seem to like the camera. A good start nonetheless. looking forward to seeing the progress. Stay safe.

Melody said...

It will be fun seeing your snowman progress. It's hard to get photos representing the true color of things.

Take care and stay warm, this weather is dreadful.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh, how I love a snow day - even in the form of delay. Enjoy in whatever form you like. Looking forward to watching another SB Snowman come to life !

barbara said...

My camera is also remarkably stubborn about portraying some colors accurately. My old camera had a white scale built in, so I was able to compensate for lighting, etc. and wind up with pretty faithful representations.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its a good start. Yeah I'm not loving my little point and shoot camera too much it doesn't do the colours justice and the flash is too much!