Gloom Away

I love that Nebraska has all four seasons, and I enjoy each one as they arrive, but winter certainly does seem to take more than its fair share of the year!  I really do love winter – and we've actually had a typical winter here, so there's been nothing to complain about – but the sunshine is sorely missed.

In an effort to chase away the wintry-snowfall-blues that come from gloomy gray skies, I've been working on a design that uses a slightly different color palette than I usually design with. And it's put me in the best mood!

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I brought it with me to market to work on, and thought I had my colors decided, but when Gentle Art came out with their new Loganberry, I knew it had to be added to the floss ring, which includes Raspberry Frost and Linen, and Weeks Dye Works' Mulberry and Sea Foam.. lots of beautiful colors to brighten up my day. đŸ™‚

The moral of this story: If you need some cheering up, and you turn to your stitching for comfort, be sure to take out a happy project! New, soft colors, or a lighter-colored linen can work wonders!

I'm about half finished with this sampler, and have enjoyed every stitch of it. I'm not sure when I will release it, but it will be some time this spring, I'm sure.

By then, the sun will have most likely returned, and I can begin looking forward to the gorgeous wintry snowfalls that come from the softest, silvery-gray skies, just a few short months ahead. đŸ˜‰

23 Replies to “Gloom Away”

  1. What I see is already quite delightful! Loving those colors. We don’t have all the snow and ice in Florida, but it has been an unusually cold winter for us. I am ready for spring! Thanks for sharing all your market pictures. they were a pure pleasure to see.

  2. Wise words and the colors are beautiful. It is snowing here as I write this. I am very ready for Spring… I think I will go stitch something to cheer me.

  3. Any design that has a house in it is in my collection. I don’t know what it is about houses, but I’m drawn to them. Can’t wait until you release your new design.

  4. Looking just awesome, another one I will look forward to adding to my purchase list!
    Here in Northern MN we have had our worst Winter in over 35 years.. I too enjoy all our seasons but it has given us a wonderful time for doing what we love STITCHING!

  5. You must release it soon! Spring is only, um, a few days away…and we must have its, mustn’t we, precious?!
    Seriously, tho’, the purple/eggplant/whatever in the house is a pretty color. I’m looking forward to this design!

  6. Love the look of what was shown. The colors are beautiful.. can’t wait to see the finished design in order to purchase it.

  7. I know just what you mean. I started a project over the weekend, but decided it had to be something bright and cheery. I picked a stitched piece of two tulips in hopes to bring spring a little sooner. – Leslie

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