Monday, February 17, 2020

Spin Drift:3

Oh, the Romance of Rome!

As they say, "All roads lead to Rome", but have you ever been to Rome? It was many moons past for me, but it is a city still etched in my memory. Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, and a shabby pensione that overlooked a courtyard fountain. I was 16, and backpacking across Europe--yes, I had a young, daring spirit even then, not to mention trusting parents, and Rome was--hot. Don't laugh, but that was absolutely one of my most vivid memories. There was a heat wave, and I was carrying an overloaded pack. See how I can bring a romantic travel experience down to a base level?

But this graphic fabric was so perfect as the center for my third plate, and remember what I said about changing colors and palettes?  It was a cool pastel after those heavy colors, and maybe I was looking to change some of my memories for the better. Who knows?

My two little Doxie sisters had been very good girls up to this point, but the minute I was done with my work it was time for a run in the yard. The cold didn't stop a game of ball, and some relief for my neck and shoulders after stitching this one down. 

See you tomorrow!

Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.


Angie in SoCal said...

Gorgeous center! A perfect pick. Italy is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I am amazed how you were able to take so many different fabrics and make them all work in a unified and great design. Wow.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

That center is so eye catching. You are making great progress. You know, I have a pooch...three really. One (little brown dog who is a Min Pin) likes to jump up on the tables and shelves in my "room" He loves tomato pin cushions which I have had to hide. He found a little Homie that I was going to put in my great grandson's Valentine box. (do you remember Homies...they were in gum ball machines back in the 90s). Today I am missing my Eczema hand creme. I'm hoping it's somewhere other than his stomach, lol.
xx, Carol