Tuesday, October 17, 2006

We got lots and lots of rain yesterday. I'm not complaining at all, because we desperately needed it. Then last night it stormed, hard enough to scare my dogs. The storm didn't wake me up, but my dogs barking and climbing all over me did. LOL Now this morning its back to muggy. It is so humid outside right now, I feel like I can't breathe.

I got my master craftsman piece back yesterday. It did not pass. I couldn't understand the basis for some of the comments either, such as my complementary scheme lacked imagination, and my colors were not balanced. Then they commented that I should have used another color for the tendrils. Well, I emailed the chairperson and asked her if I could use any other colors, or if the two colors were all I was allowed to use, and all she said was to follow the directions. So that kinda pissed me off, to be told that I should have used a third color. They also criticized the direction of my stitches. Well, that is the way I saw the flower. I'm not sure if I will redo it or not. Obviously, my tastes and imagination don't suit them. I like my piece. I don't know if I want to put time and energy into something to please someone else, and not me. I think right now I'm better off stitching for my pleasure and tastes.

I got something nice in the mail too. The October Opal kit. The colors are very pretty, peaches and browns. I just love getting sock kits! :o)


Rissa said...

Don't let it get you down. Honestly, it is just part of the gig. You are ahead of me, becasue I have not even done my step one! But I wanted to wait until I got feedback from Judy on Crewel Confidence. :-/

Cyn said...

I'm sorry the eval was so disheartening, and that you couldn't get any help. Bring it to seminar; maybe someone can give you some more practical advice.
Thank goodness the weather was nicer today, huh?