Some dunes still require a bit of thought when it comes to choosing colour and stitch, others just fall into place right away.
I use variegated threads sparingly - I like to be in charge of which colour and shade falls where. Instead I use blended threads or work with two or three colours in the one area, trying hard to find that wonderful balance between 'interest' and 'too busy'.
I feel a sense of achievement - the bare canvas covered with soft mounds of rich colour and subtle texture. As always when I hit a 'mile stone' in a piece, I sit back and wonder how I got there.
It is a glorious sunny day out with big blue skies - my big blue sky is waiting...
Have a beautiful day.