On my W.I.P. Wednesday post earlier today I posted about the "Sleep" baby quilt I'm making, my question being whether the Kona Coal works as a background colour. I like Coal a lot, but wanted to see what others thought about using it in this project. I received a comment from Janice (pssst...check out her blog, it's beautiful!) which made SO much sense to me. This is part of what she said: "I think the charcoal is making the white around the letters stand out more than the colors in the letters." Hmmmm, as much as I like Coal, I think she's right!
Here's the photo showing "Sleep" with Coal:
And the new version, against Kona Snow:
It really does have the effect that Janice was referring to - the colourful letters stand out more against the Snow and the background fabric I used for the letters blends in waaaaay more than it does with the Coal. I really think I'm sold on this idea, so thank you Janice! I'll probably sneak Coal into the project as well, just not right against the letters. (and I see that I inadvertently swapped my two "E's" around in these two versions...I think I'll keep the red one in the centre)
A few more little tid-bits, non sewing related. My youngest, Owen, has had this bushy long-ish hair for over a year now, refusing to get a haircut. Well today he finally said he wanted one so off we went! The before/after....much better, no?
This haircut required a tiny bit of bribery on my part, and what he wanted was a Lego mini-figure. :) If you know anything about these you'll know that they come in a sealed bag and you don't know what you're going to get. You can try to feel what's in the bag as much as you want, chances are you won't guess right! This is what he got today:
Isn't she lovely?????? ;-)