I can't get this out of my mind, so maybe if I write about it I'll get some peace.
I'm really into Marie Antoinette. Specifically, I love French eighteenth century textile prints, interior design, pink, and all things girly.
I grew up with French Provincial bedroom furniture and a canopy bed covered in pink frills. I even had a pink shag wall to wall carpet. Hey, it was the sixties.
I loved Sophia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette. It was a constant rush of pure eye candy. Or should I say eye cake?
So, here's my problem. The other day I ran into this amazing, perfect cross stitch pattern by Martina Rosenberg of Châtelaine Design called "Marie Antoinette."
Just look at it! Pink! Roses! Pearls! Shoes! Swarovski crystal sparklies!
But, I think it is way over my head, I have a ton of projects in a holding pattern waiting to land, I'm not sure I'll live long enough to complete it, and it ain't cheap because it uses lovely, blissful hand dyed silks and specialty items. My husband said I could have it as an anniversary present but that doesn't up my skill level. I'm intimidated!
I'm trying to be sensible. I found this cute fan pattern.
I could do it on this yummy Baby Lotion pink Belfast linen.
There would be a good chance I'd finish this within my life expectancy.
But oh! I'm so tempted! Maybe I should just pop in my Marie Antoinette DVD and call it a day.