But the more background I hooked in, the worse I started to feel. It was kind of making me sick!! The soft pink blossoms and the soft blue sky.........I actually felt like you did when you were a kid and ate too much cotton candy at the fair!! That sickly sweet feeling......blahhhhhh!
I thought maybe I just couldn't "see" it yet, so I continued to hook in blue. Maybe this was one of those things that until its finished it won't make sense. I was getting close to a "point of no return". I had to decide ASAP what to do with the background....keep going or rip out the blue and go a more neutral color. This rug HAS to be done by Feb 12 and with my crazy life I could easily run out of time.
Plus, I realized that these pale, pastel colors and not quite my taste, but this rug isn't for me.
So I called Corinne and explained how looking at this rug made me sick and I might want to swap out some wool! I knew she would tell me the truth. Remember, she is the gal who tells me when my butt looks fat and I need my roots colored! Gotta love a friend like that! LOL
But she liked it. So I trust her opinion and I will keep going. She even had a great idea for the finishing. I think I might take it to be put in a simple rough cut, white-washed frame. So it might look like looking out an old window pane. Maybe......but for now I continue to hook in background and keep the Pepto-Bismol close just in case I get that cotton candy over-dose feeling again!