I took a break at lunch and went to the variety store and bought another ball of crochet cotton. It's South Maid Crochet Cotton in variegated pink,blue,green,yellow & lavender pastels. See it here. Clearly made for baby things. But I'm really into color variations at the moment. And I found some new motifs to try so I have some incentive to use it.
Last night I started a dragon themed design to use as a gift for a boy who loves the color green and is very into environmental 'green' causes. I'm using three designs from Dragon Dreams: the Dragon of Hope, the Dragon of Air and the Dragon of Fire in a diagonal arrangement. The Dragon of Hope is in the center holding a little earth in his hands. I will stitch in the words, "The Earth is Fragile. Handle with Care", in the white spaces. Thanks to Patternnuts for the suggestion.
I bought a beautiful piece of fabric to use for this from Sassy in a color called Peridot Metallic. It makes just the right green background for the green-loving birthday boy. I'll post a WIP when I'm farther along.