Monday, November 9, 2015

Seeing Red

                             8 yards of red knit in 2 shades

I must admit I went a little overboard, but I have not worn much red for years.  Every time I made something in red, my husband would say something honest like "It's a nice design but it's so RED".  

The man apparently doesn't like the color.

I love red for its fiery accent to grey, and it is a wonderful color for my horse, who is black.  I think Big Nick and I will make a very striking pair with a little red in our trail outfits.


I normally wear breeches if using my english saddle and jeans with the western saddle.  Either way, Nick and I would bring some holiday cheer with his red biothane bridle and me in a new red scoop necked long sleeved tee.  I have this pattern for the neckline and a self drafted pattern for the rest of the tee.  
Red saddle pad might be nice too!
Finally, here is an action shot of my reunion dress:

8 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous! (and in any color, I'm sure!)

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  2. I think you would look awesome in red. With your hair color - perfect.
    Lovely reunion dress too.

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  3. Sometimes you just have to ignore the husband. He probably doesn't want you to stand out in a crowd (or is that just my husband?) If you love red and with your colouring it will love you, then go for it.

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  4. LOVE the red! I'm needing it in my life right now too. My late husband didn't liek me wearing red because he always said it made me sassier than I am already! LOL Can't wait to see what it becomes!

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  5. I love red! I have a red toaster that makes me smile every time I look at it; and I think that's saying something! It's a TOASTER!

    I haven't sewn anything red for a while but I have a dress planned for this winter from a dark red fabric....

    Go for it!

    And I have been thinking about your last post off and on....isn't it something that we (as humans) tend to remember/dwell on the negative things people say? We can get 10 positive comments but 1 negative comment and we're focused on that one negative when there are ten positives....
    There are a few strategies....one is I avoiding negative people. Not always possible, but I don't actively seek out negative ppl, and if I can't avoid them I try to say something positive back to them like "it's a great sunny day out" or soemthing like that.. My mom's strategy was to try to cheer up the grumpy negative ppl by bringing them flowers...she had "targets" all around town--the guy at the post office, the lady at the bank...she would make them her projects. That is more than I am willing to take on. She's your neighbor so you can't totally avoid her but don't seek out talking to her. Also I have come to realize, you never really know what is going on in a person's life, and what makes people the way that they are. In mindfulness meditation we send difficult people love or peace. At first I had trouble with this, but then it became easier and my relationships with "negative people I have to interact with" (coworkers) became somewhat easier. Does it work all the time? no, but it works some of the time and that's enough for me.

    Love you!

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  6. Well, I love red - as long as its the 'right' red! I'm sure both you and Nick will look fabulous! I think you looked terrific at your reunion - dress, hair and smile.

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  7. Well, I love red - as long as its the 'right' red! I'm sure both you and Nick will look fabulous! I think you looked terrific at your reunion - dress, hair and smile.

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  8. You look so lovely on your reunion dress, Mary! I love red and you would look great in it :)

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