So, I managed a wee bit of stitching this week :)You'll probably think I'm totally crazy, or at the very least slightly obsessive. BUT, I decided the vines/leaves on the block, shown on the left, were just too wide and too symmetrical. I just didn't like the look. So, I un-sewed one side of each vine, trimmed up and re-sewed the vines. Next I moved all the leaves on that side and re-sew them slightly less symmetrically. The pic on the right shows my results. What do you think? Now, onto the red red roses that finish up this block.
Last week I talked about requesting people use my "adult name" versus my childhood nickname. Well, once again my favourite website Arts & Letters Daily coincidentally provided a linkout to an article by Teddy Wayne in the NYT Sunday Review of Books, "What's in a Name". He quotes a 1981 study by Richard Zweigenhaft, a psychology professor at Guilford College, as saying “that one of the benefits of having an unusual name for women could be a greater likelihood of creativity,”
HA! Vindicated again! I'm not crazy afterall! :) :) :)