I’m pleased as punch at getting this vintage (early 80’s) Euro San Francisco heart yesterday. Back when this design was new I stitched the mini-sock version for my Mom as a present in, yes, these colors.
But I’m older now, possibly wiser, and I just love the notion of the heart and SF, so I’m planning on stitching it for my daughter.
Just not in these colors; I want them to be realistic. So I’m thinking a foggy sky behind the Golden Gate bridge, a starry night sky behind the cable car, a street colored street, and proper cable car colors.
Do we hear that Tony Bennett song in the background? As an aside they always play that over the loudspeakers after a Giants game at AT&T Park and I love watching the post game with the guys chatting about the game with that as background music.
But it isn’t going to be easy, covering those loud yellow-greens with pale colors. It will really put to the test my notions about needlepoint.
That is, unless any of your have some suggestions about what to do.
I’m very open to ideas for covering these colors some other way before I start to stitch.