Monday, December 26, 2016

Weekly Leaf, Year #3 Done and changes on the way

The last of my Weekly Leaves is done, attached to the others and waiting for me to fuse the whole thing to another piece of felt.

I'm taking a break from leaves, after three years I still love leaves but I need to move on and do something new. You can see all the leaves form this and previous years by using the tabs up in the header.

The Weekly Leaf

I used another one of my new stencils, the large one in the picture below.

Week #52

I need to shake things up and get the feeling of uncertainty back. I know that I still want to do a weekly project, I'd really miss having something by my chair in the evenings to stitch. I do have a couple of knitting projects and a stack of books but I need stitching also. Normally by this date I have the next years project ready to go, fabrics ready, colors decided upon, anxious for the start. Not this year!

I do have a half baked plan in my head, but nothing ready to go. Over twenty years ago I was introduced to the book Signs Of Life:The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them, by Angeles Arrien. What captivated me then and still does is what she calls the preferential shapes test. The five universal shapes are the circle, square, triangle, equidistant cross and the spiral. Over the past twenty plus years my preference for the shapes has changed, this year more dramatically than before. There is a meaning in the order that you prefer the shapes, it's all covered in the book and too complex for me to explain.

My plan? do something weekly with each of these shapes, starting with the square. I will probably keep the size around six inches square, but will probably not sew them all together like I have with my past four years worth of weeklies. I just don't know what I'll do, but I'll jump in and start to see what happens.

Daily Stitching updates, there will be changes coming here also, I'll fill you in next week.

Gelli Prints #355-361, only 5 to go.

Shades of orange #282-288

I'm linking to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching "


  1. Love your weekly leaf pieces, but excited to see what you will be doing this next year. The signs of life sound quite interesting. I'll be looking forward to checking those out. Happy New Year!

  2. Wow! Looking forward to it.
    I sat yesterday planning something with shapes/lines. I started the plan last year, but it seemed to overwhelming. But this year I was given a blank book where each spread has a decorative motif to colour...including nice colour pencils. So, I am thinking of doing these shapes and lines in the book. and then I can feel my way to thinking about stitching them and how I might do that. Either in mid-year at my birthday or next year.

    The book about shapes sounds interesting!

  3. Your leaf quilt is stunning, each leaf different but all going together so beautifully. I look forward to your new project.
    Happy New Year!

  4. I love seeing your weekly leaves and the entire quilt is stunning! Looking forward to your new weekly project and I think it's smart to " shake it up " by doing something different. It will keep you motivated and fresh.
    Happy New year!

  5. I like the idea of doing weekly pieces based on the five shapes. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make.

  6. I always enjoy the "reveal" as you put together the leaves made through out the year. Stunning.

  7. Okay, I'm intrigued! I haven't heard of the book and I will be buying it. Your reveal is just stunning. Excited to see your new direction.

    1. Thanks Jenny, lots of new directions coming up.

  8. Can't wait to see what you have up your stitching sleeve for this year!