I found I've been needing
a little change of pace.
I had been thinking about
finding an interesting wool project
to work on.
A couple weeks ago
Sue Spargo started a free
project called the Tone - Down Sampler
I found the perfect soft pastel wools
in my wool bins, cut out 30- 1 3/4" circles
and whipped them onto a piece of neutral colored linen.
Sue's project has smaller circles placed
on a wool background and she is
sharing 90 circle designs!
I knew my attention span and my skill level
would be challenged by that.
So I took the idea and made it fit me.
I ordered a few more of Sue's wonderful
Eleganza Perle Cotton thread from her shop.
Yes, they are shipping and
I needed a treat in the mail.
Before we had more snow last week,
I sat outside and got organized.
Don't you love theses old lunch boxes!
Some of Sue's Eleganza Perle Cotton
in the #8, #5, and #3 weight
and some DMC Perle Cotton
in #8, and #5 weight
Who could resist
a couple spools of Razzle and Dazzle
threads to add just a bit
of sparkle and bling.
I could have ordered a lot more
and maybe, as I'm working on my circles
I might just do that!
Because I'm working with fewer circles
in my sampler, I've been picking and choosing
which designs to do.
Sue' has daily videos that accompany
each new design and stitches.
showing you exactly
how to do the new stitches for the day.
I've never been able to take a class from Sue,
but I can tell she has lots of patience.
She repeats and explains things clearly
in her soft soothing voice.
Some embroidery stitches are fairly easy
while others are more challenging.
Yet each gives me an opportunity
to be creative and
an opportunity to
practice all those awesome stitches,
as well as to play with color and texture.
This project is
just what I needed to spice life up.
26 more circles to go.
Just a photo from the weekend.
Anyone else found this to be a very unusual Easter holiday?
Until Next Time-