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The 100 day project – halfway there!

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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 –

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I really enjoyed stitching this Sashiko sampler – the lines are printed on the fabric.

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Mr D gave me Aimee Ray’s Doodle Stitching Transfer book for my birthday and I’ve almost completed this one

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I’ve also included English Paper Piecing, with the Ice Cream Soda quilt blossoms

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and some Liberty and chambray hexagons (possibly for a quilt border)

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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.

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You can follow my progress on Instagram at dottie_doodle.  Hope to see you over there!

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Links:

The 100 Day Project

Sashiko sampler available from Sew Hot

Doodle Stitching Transfer Book

Ice Cream Soda quilt

The Splendid Sampler

 

The 100 Day Project – make a new recipe every day

I’m taking part in an Instagram challenge called The 100 Day Project.  It’s a celebration of making, and showing up day after day is the goal.

My challenge is to make a new (to me) recipe every day for 100 days.  Today is day 24, and here are some of my new favourites –

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Double Chocolate Cloud Cake (made in muffin cases) – A Modern Way to Eat
Roasted peppers – torn out of the Telegraph Magazine
Berry Smoothie – Deliciously Ella
Pizza – Honestly Healthy
Homemade Jaffa Cakes – Love your Lunchbox
Proper chilli – A Modern Way to Eat

I chose this challenge because I’ve been in a cooking rut for a while (years), making the same recipes in rotation.  I think partly because we ‘only’ have an Aga.  I realise that’s a nice problem to have, but it is a different way of cooking and we had a few disasters when we first moved here!  I’ve found a few recipes that work, and stuck to them.

I’m finding the challenge really inspiring.  It does take a bit of planning but it’s interesting the difference that adding a bit of thought and a few herbs or spices can make.

Mr D is always supportive of the things I do, but he’s been especially interested in this challenge.  I asked him if he was enjoying it – “it’s b*****y brilliant” he said!

If you’d like to follow my progress, (and for other photos of life around here),  I’m dottie_doodle on Instagram, or click here .

And do have a look at the other challenges at #the100dayproject.  There is some amazing work out there – I’ll do a round up of some of my favourites next week.