As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t get much stitching done whilst we were in Sicily. This was primarily because it was was more of a sight seeing, Sicilian three hour lunches and seeing friends kind of holiday. If it had been a lazy, lie on the beach affair, I would have got a lot more done. I am a bad sunbather, I fidget a lot and cannot get comfortable and because of pale Irish skin (thanks, parents!) I try to limit my time in the sun. So, on those kinds of holidays, I retreat under a parasol and get a couple of hours of embroidering done.
When we did make it to the beach in Sicily, I couldn’t quite get down to anything. What I did do though, was use the wonderful, crisp, clear light to make a critical review of some of my work. My rainbow lettering I mentioned in this post was troubling me a little. I just didn’t think the colours were quite working for this particular project. I had a really good play around with various combinations until I came up with something I was much happier with. Really, the light in Sicily is so good I think I may have to move there!
We returned home on Monday. It was so strange to be flying “home” from a holiday when the destination wasn’t a London airport! It doesn’t always feel quite real that we actually live here. The other reality I had to face up to was all of the work that came from my Sicilian sun fuelled colour decisions. Namely, a lot of undoing of my original colour choices. Why does undoing take three times as long as stitching?!
I finally completed the unpicking last night so I now look forward to some flowing, colourful stitching. I do hope I am still happy with the colours now I am no longer under the influence of the Sicilian sun.