Flicking through my photos I picked Mr Snail (aka "The Hosta Muncher") for today's machine embroidery quick sketch. Makes a change from flowers and stuff, but I did think he needed a colour makeover!
While playing working in my sewing room I discovered some rather cool yellow PolyNeon thread in my stash (Madeira No. 1823) that I haven't used before and thought it would give him a bit of a "Go Faster" stripe! I rather like the effect (although it's hard to show in this light) and it made me think about shaking up my colour palette a bit.
I've always been attracted to blues / turquoise / lime and pinks and often pick similar schemes, but I think I may need to have a wander through some more forgotten threads to see what happens.
Having finished him I figured I had probably just done a bit of a subconscious self portrait given my decidedly slow progress through my ToDo list - although a snail's pace is still a pace!
I think I might have a go at Squidgle The Squirrel tomorrow. Equally self portraity I suppose - always darting about (late, late, late!) with cheeks full of snacks :-)
Gobsmacked to see the date on this photo is 2003! He's been lurking in my "Must sew" folder on the pooter for TEN years! Scary. Feels like yesterday...