So it’s day 51 of The 100 Day Project. I’ve been through the “I love this and never want to stop” phase, the “why on earth did I sign up for this, I hate it” phase, and am currently in “sometimes this is a pain but I am enjoying it”!
My project this year is #100daysofslowstitches. I’ve learned from past years that it is best to go for something that doesn’t take too long and has a broad definition. That way, I don’t get stressed or bored with the project. Actually, I still did, but I would have given up if I’d chosen something more time intensive or restrictive.
I had pictured myself relaxing in the garden/armchair adding a few stitches to a sampler every day, and learning new stitches along the way. I began a sampler with lines of different stitches, and I enjoyed the stitching but hated having to count threads and get the lines straight. This is as far as I got before giving up –
I really enjoyed stitching this Sashiko sampler – the lines are printed on the fabric.
Mr D gave me Aimee Ray’s Doodle Stitching Transfer book for my birthday and I’ve almost completed this one
I’ve also included English Paper Piecing, with the Ice Cream Soda quilt blossoms
and some Liberty and chambray hexagons (possibly for a quilt border)
And because I like to have lots of different projects on the go (!), I’ve just started to make some of The Splendid Sampler blocks.
You can follow my progress on Instagram at dottie_doodle. Hope to see you over there!