Good News and Bad News

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that my son Mark gave me a wonderful new Imac computer (I have three wonderful sons who all spoil me). What a fantastic surprise, as my old Mac Mini was limping along on its last legs. The bad news is that although my old photo library is on the new computer, I haven’t yet figured out how to get it from documents to iphoto and can only access the photos by thumbing through them 1 by 1 (and there are 10,000 of them). The post I had planned to do required photos from the library…soooooo…while I sort that out, I’ve been finishing up my zentangle piece and I’ll share that.

The padula flowers were toned down by adding colours from the swirly section on the other side.DSCF7341

DSCF7346….and then I brightened the swirls a bit by adding more of the light tan.

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I know many teachers say to start in the middle and work out, but in this case, the middle was the very last thing I did. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to hook it.

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I settled on two shades of each of the main colours, and I really like the effect. I made two mistakes in hooking it though….can you see them? I’ve decided to leave them both there. (what group is it that always put an error in their work since God is the only one able to create perfection?)DSCF7362

So just a few rows of black around the edges to go, then steaming and whipping.

Mentally I’ve moved on to the next wee project. “An English Sunset for Hilda”

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….and I’ll tell you all about it next time.

Thanks for your interest in my hooking adventures.

6 thoughts on “Good News and Bad News

  1. How lovely of your son. I too am so fortunate in having three wonderful sons who are also good to me. My eldest gave me my IPad ( the best gift I ever received) as it opened even more of the world to me. I have loved watching and hearing about your progress on your Zentangle – I love your creation – I admit however I cannot see the two mistakes at all! Enjoy your new gift – am sure you will soon have all at your finger tips again. X

  2. THis is the best zentangle interpretation in rug hooking I’ve ever seen. What a lovely piece of work and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading about all your decision making for colours in the piece. And your ‘mistakes’ aren’t mistakes, they are added zentangle enjoyment!! I look forward to seeing it at the OHCG Annual!

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