I’ve been working on Peacock Pinkeep these last few days. I’m really, really enjoying stitching it. When you’re in “the zone” while stitching and your mind completely relaxes, you never know where you’ll end up. Me, I was hanging at the beach with these guys:
Oh, yeah! I mean, could you stitch this and not start thinking about those suits? Of course not. This peacock is simultaneously gorgeous and silly. I’m the gal on the right, by the way. I mean, if you’re going back in time, you need to be wearing tights and crazy, complicated beach shoes, know what I mean?
Then I was wishing I had the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car…
If you’re disappointed I showed this picture instead of the car, I apologize. What I couldn’t get out of my head was when Professor Potts came out of the changing tents. Here’s a consolation picture of Chitty and Potts for both of us:
Then I realized how HUGE this pinkeep is going to be. I would have abandoned it, but I love the design. I couldn’t stop stitching. I got used to the idea of a TREMENDOUS pincushion, er pinkeep. Then a brainstorm(!) took hold. We’ll see if the idea goes anywhere. You know how it is–no end of ideas, limited time. Not to mention a mind that wanders, gets distracted, and forgets.
Then I started stitching with the green floss, which is Belle Soie’s Tortoise Shell, and you know where that led. Yep. Ellen Chester’s Quaker Turtles. My peacock needs friends, and I don’t own this chart, so I can’t make him the perfect pals. I’m a delinquent stitcher. Time to add to my stashy wishlist. I’ve always thought they were adorable, but managed to resist these fellas. How, I don’t know. It’s a mystery. I mean, look at these adorable guys!
Now that I’ve taken you on an abridged tour of my stitching travels, I’ll show you the end result. I’ve actually begun the alphabet band, but I’ve not taken a photo of that yet. I haven’t taken a photo of my current progress, come to that. This is a scan, which may explain why the gingham color is off. It’s really a lovely, springtime green.
Happy stitching, peacocks. 🙂