You've probably guessed from the title of this post. Yep, I got distracted. Couldn't take all that monochrome. I think I've lost my stitching-in-one-color mojo. So I've moved on for now. I realized while being bored with Mouline Rouge that there were a few designers that I've always wanted to stitch. So I pulled out a design from one of them and started stitching.
Do you know what it is? It's the Time and Season Sampler by Moira Blackburn.
I love her designs so much and have always wanted to stitch one. So I'm a happy camper! This is how far I've gotten so far. I'm using 40ct Earthen by PTP with the called for DMC.
In other news, this past Sunday (Mother's Day for Pete's Sake!) was the boy child's spring concert with his orchestra. This is the orchestra that's not associated with his school, for which one has to audition and attend rehearsals every week, and for which one has to dress up when it's concert time. As usual, we discovered that the boy child has grown since the last time he wore his suit for the winter concert in December. That keeps happening! But he still looked decent.
Here he is on stage with his double bass. (Yes, it's a total pain to lug that thing around. In fact, the next time we buy a car, I'm going to have to take that thing into account -- have to be able to fit a double bass in the car after all!)
And here we are after the concert. Thank goodness the boy child has gotten used to carrying his bass around -- and up and down stairs, and etc etc.
The next evening, when there's usually rehearsal for the orchestra, the boy child had to audition once again. He's moving up to the next orchestra -- there's an elementary age orchestra, a junior level orchestra, and the high school symphony level orchestra. And it's time for him to be in that high school group. So it was a dry run of his audition piece for NYSSMA, which is this coming weekend. He did fine -- and made the symphony. Yay! It'll be fun to have him in the symphony orchestra -- I love symphony orchestras!
And you know, since the boy child has been doing this double bass and bass guitar stuff, I've gotten a much greater appreciation of what the double bass and bass guitar contribute to music. Bass power!!! :D