We are already 2 weeks into the new year, and I've only started 1 new project... that's pretty good for me! How about you? How many new projects have you started in 2017?
I decided to join in on the "1 Year of Stitches" project hosted by Sara over at Brown Paper Bag. The guidelines for this project can be found here, but the essence is this... take one stitch every day for a year and see what you create. How hard could that be?!?
I thought it would be easy for me because I do stitch everyday already, so this is just an extra project that would be used for "warm up" with my daily stitching.
This is an intuitive piece, which means there is no pattern, no "right" or "wrong" way, and you have no idea what it will look like at the end. You just follow your intuition.
The hardest part for some people is where/how to start.
I thought about it over the last week of 2016 and decided to start with an embroidery pattern that I found on the Wild Olive blog.
Love has to be in the centre, right? It's at the start of all creative endeavours... you love something/someone and want to spend more time with it/them.
Here is the disembodied thumb photo to give you a sense of the size I'm starting with for my year long project.
|1 Year of Stitches - week #1|
These are my photos for week #1 and #2.
|1 Year of Stitches - week #2|
It's really hard to only take 1 stitch, 1 step at a time!
I got carried away a bit in week 2 and clearly made more than 7 stitches. But I was loving the LOVE and wanted to finish the word!
Are you joining in with this creative endeavour? Do you have the ability to take one stitch each day on your project?
We love to see all types of hand stitching, so please link up your blog post below and show us what you are working on today.