I probably didn't need a(nother) new project to work on ;)
In fact, when Chookyblue announced on the stitch-a-long blog that she was planning a new project for 2015, I mentally reassured myself that I would not be joining up. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed working on the previous stitch-a-longs...and even managed to complete them all according to schedule...I figured that I had quite enough to work on right now.
Then the project was announced, and I was powerless to resist....I love Anni Downs patterns!
I had signed up before I had the chance to reconsider, and set about choosing some fabrics. The pattern lends itself to scraps, but after lots of auditioning (and mess-making!) I decided to use Bonnie and Camille's Miss Kate as the basis for my colour selections.
It wasn't until I pulled the matching threads that I realised I had reverted back to my standard colours....red, aqua, candy pink and apple green, with some navy and burnt orange to add some pop. Oh well, at least I know I'll love the finished result!
Part One of our stitching schedule was to complete 4 large blocks and 7 small...not too daunting once I got started.
I'm hoping they look a bit more cohesive once I make a few more over the coming months...it's all looking a bit random so far!
I hesitated in stitching the year block. I mean, really, is it likely that I'll finish Natures Journey in 2015?
With the blog being updated with such inspiring work from very talented stitchers, and the encouragement of my stitching buddies, I'm hoping I can keep up the pace. Part One...February stitching...is now complete! YAY!
If you need a little stitching inspiration, the blog is really worth a look :)