Navy on Black

You see, I had this bright idea of creating a cross-stitch from this amazing clock face fractal I found. I have the software and tried a number of different parameters. Part of what makes it stand out is the dark background. If I want to cut the colors down to 30 – then my program assigns dark navy as the background color. But I really prefer just a few more colors and black.

Fractal Clock Face

The next choice of course is background. If I can deal with stitching on black, that would leave me thousands fewer stitches…..  This leaves the following challenge

DMC 939 on black

which points out that – the canvas is part of the design and gee – there isn’t much contrast with DMC939

testing the second color

It is really, really obvious that bright light helps.  Now I am going to need to find my small clip on light for travel. Or Jill and I are going to have to stake out a small window table in the Lounge right next to the window for our March trip in order to have lots of daylight.

The cats are enjoying our company. Especially when they are charging through the house about four in the morning.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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