Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017

Officially half a month into the year and I've blogged every day. I've really been enjoying the writing process. I've found that writing about my projects has made me remember more about them. 

I've also decided that I will use the blog to choose my project pool. So, now that I've blogged for half of the month, I'll use the projects from days one through fifteen and work on them in the second half of the month. With that in mind, I made sure to create a new WIP yesterday. It's the subject of today's blog. 

I've joined a stitch along (SAL) on Facebook. It's Quaker Fantasies from Aury Torres-Morillo. It feels more Moroccan to me and after a discussion with the Saturday morning chat group, I settled on a color theme. I chose fabric and floss from my stash. The project calls for 2 golds, 2 greens and 3 flower colors. I chose 3 golds and 2 greens but have chosen a variety of flosses for the flower colors. I want to give it a tile look and have small variances in the intensity of the colors in each section. So I've started stitching on the first section. I think I'm really going to enjoy working on this project. 

Quaker Fantasies - 2017 SAL
Aury Torres-Morillo
261 x 205
32ct Wexford linen from Silkweaver Fabrics 

Now I have 16 days to play with everything I've discovered so far while finding more goodies for the beginning of next month!

Have a great week!

Laura :)


  1. Interesting idea to get to work on all the projects you've rediscovered. That SAL does have a Moroccan feel and great start!

    1. I'm really hoping it keeps me motivated. Have you been stitching?

    2. Yes, I have a couple small finishes and I picked up a WIP from last year yesterday. I really hope to get a fair bit from last year finished and fully finished this year.

    3. Good luck! I know what you mean about getting some things fully finished. I have a whole drawer full of finished projects. I'd love for some of them to finally see the light of day this year.