I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The color orange

Our first apartment, when my husband and I started our lives together,  had the color orange almost everywhere on it and in it.  We were just starting out and the apartment was very reasonable for our budget, and so the little white 2 story apartment , with very bright orange trim, became our home.  

I am not sure whether the landlord found a great deal on orange paint, or whether his interior decorator wife just loved the color, because the carpet was burnt orange as well.

Yet, it was a happy sweet home for the newlyweds, but I knew in my heart that I would never buy orange paint for anything that we would come upon later.

As the years passed, I found a passion for growing pumpkins..........mostly because of their large beautiful green leaves and the way they stretch over the grounds................then it happened.............

my first beautiful orange orb sprouted and grew and grew.  My heart was never the same!  I fell in  love with pumpkin growing and with the color of orange.
I am in awe of the shades of orange and tangerine in the 
early morning sunrise and the late afternoon sunset
I love it for decorating the dining room table
and I enjoyed every stitch in my latest cross stitch
because it had so many shades of orange.
This is another vintage pattern that I have had tucked away
with the floss, waiting for me to cross stitch.  
It is cross stitched on 14 count fiddler's cloth .
The pattern comes from a vintage Leisure Arts magazine
from 1994.
And as you can guess by now.......I love the color orange.
How about you?  Was there ever a color you at first did not 
like, and then all of the sudden, you grew to love it?
I would love to hear

Wednesday, September 2, 2020