Intervention Brought Me Back To My Blog
I'm calling this project Intervention, because I think that is what I'm in need of for thinking about this.
It's all started with this book:
The first thing I needed to do was pick colors. Each motif and border in the book uses only two colors, so I picked five color combinations that I liked.
They're all different color families, but they are all colors that I really liked when I was looking through my floss stash. For me, this was the hardest part.
Now it was time to start stitching. I decided the best place to start would be in the center. I thought that I would pick a large motif for the middle and work from there.
This only took a couple of days to complete.
After the center was complete I had to decide what to stitch next. I thought choosing and working on the borders would be a good next step.
I was worried that my borders would be uneven, so I ran red thread through all sides so I would know where to start each corner. Why red? Because it's a color that I didn't pick to stitch with. This first border reminds me of acorns that fall from the many oak trees that populate Long Island in autumn, so I used the earth tones for this one.
Where will this project go from here? I can't really say. There are a lot of possibilities in my book to choose from, and like life, I think this project will be a journey.