Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cutting And Some Notes.

We have some cutting going on here!

I am done for now even though I don't have the full 365 squares needed. I got a year right? Initially, I thought I would work them all on a solid, natural linen or muslin but I've decided I want to use prints and other random or special fabrics that I have.

Hopefully I will be able to coordinate the fabrics with certain days and designs to make some pieces personally meaningful. All you guys have to worry about is the finished piece and photo. I hope I can make those worth looking at.

I will be posting only the final photo here, no words or anything. For my own documentation I am going to note the fabric used and anything else interesting in a trusty notebook that will be kept with the hoop and all the awaiting squares. Uhhh, I think that's it.

Well then...see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Coming Soon...

Been wanting to do a "Project 365" for a while now. I love how the dedication and rhythm it takes to do something daily for a year straight, no matter the subject, skill level or medium, turns that "something" into something neat. Something worthy.

I take so many pictures that just posting a photograph daily wasn't a stretch really. It wouldn't be a challenge because I take enough pictures everyday to hold me over for years. Now, stitching a teeny embroidery each and everyday and then posting a picture of that, might be. Right? At the very least it will be something different for me. Plus it will get me stitching regularly which is needed.

Now, I need to figure out when to start.

I don't want to wait til' the new year. To impatient. I don't want to start tomorrow. No rhyme or reason to that. I am thinking this Friday, April 15th. Nice round number, right in the middle of the month. Sounds good to me. You got pins and needles too?

Now for the guidelines and materials.

-5 inch by 5 inch squares of fabric. (solid, print, whatever. I am pre-cutting these from the stash and will choose one each day.)

-3 inch lil' wood hoop. (Going to try to use the same one throughout.)

-I will not over prepare and will try to stitch what comes to mind first.

-Anything goes for the design; abstract, realistic, text, color, simplicity/complexity, etc.

-Photograph each "roundy" in a creative way that helps tell it's story.

Sound do-able? I am not sure but I am giving it a go. Meet me back here this Friday for Day 1!

So excited!