Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lots of New Starts

I've been busy starting new things!

Weekly Leaf #1

2018 daily Stitching
days 1-4

I also have a birthday coming up in March so I'm doing a very simple daily for 71 days, since I'll be 71. I have never been able to stick with a sketchbook or drawing routine but I love to make marks, so I'm doing 71 days of mark making. I've started with an old sketchbook, a bottle of India ink that has been around for several years and a scruffy old paintbrush.

Day #1



I like the first two, not thrilled with todays, but the whole idea is to just make some marks on a page everyday.

Over New Years weekend I pieced together a quilt just for myself because I love the colors. I had a pack of 10" squares and on of 5" squares from two Moda fabric collections, Shibori and Shibori II.

The back is leftovers and a couple pieces of my hand dyed fabric.

There is flannel in between and I'm stitching it with a long running stitch in pearl cotton, because I love the soft texture.

That's it for the start of the New Year, I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".


  1. Lots of new projects for the new year! I am partial to blue too. Love the running stitches...they add great texture.

  2. A wonderful new daily stitching project!
    Inspired idea to try 71 days of mark making!! ENJOY!