Thursday, January 1, 2015

FIRST CHALLENGE FOR 2015


We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to 

put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity

 and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” 
 

It is New Years Day here, I am not going to look back over the past year, like all years it had its ups and downs, I am setting my sights firmly on the future.   Thank you to all my blogging friends for all your support in 2014, you are all very special people.

Stitching Friends group is starting the year with a new challenge a small folded fabric book, we have each decided on a theme for our books, shared the colours our fabric will be and now its time to start the stitching, we are to stitch our own cover piece and then each of us will stitch one page each for the rest of the group's books. These books are quite tiny so will not take much time to stitch a page. Part of the fun I think is, looking for the right thing to stitch for each one of my four friends. I have the first one ready to post out after the holiday weekend but cannot share it at this stage but what I can share with you is what I have stitched for my book, the book itself is still in the construction stage. The theme I chose is Birds and for the cover I have stitched a favourite Maree Garstang design of a yellow breasted tit. shown here with one I had stitched a couple of years ago, I have changed the green threads used to match better with my fabric.





And for the back cover I have stitched a small book plate and used a tiny fantail from Ann Brocas' Coromandel Needleroll chart.We have a couple of months to complete our stitched pieces and post them off so it will be a while before the book will be finished.



 My New Year wish for all my friends is 
 May 2015 have many hours of stitching pleasure


13 comments:

sewscrapmuse said...

that is a very cool idea for a SAL!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy New Year Lee. I am so excited to exchange with you. the birds are beautiful. Here is to a blessed new year.

Annie said...

What a fun project for the new year. You chose a beautiful theme.

Have a healthy, happy, creative 2015!

Vickie said...

What a fabulous idea! How fun and creative this will be. I love the beginning of yours. Happy New Year Lee!

Carol said...

I love the bird theme that you chose, Lee!! Will look forward to following along with you this year...

Happy 2015!

shirley flavell said...

Such a fun project to do with stitching friends. Love your bird theme.Look forward to seeing the results. Best wishes Lee. Shirley

Annette-California said...

Your mini book is beautiful. You did a great job or changing out the colors to match your fabric.
Great FUN idea for a SAL. Darling book plate for the back too!
love Annette

Madtatter80 said...

I always favor birds and this is done so well I am starting a little book too hope you have a wonderful New Year, looking forward to future posts!

Beth said...

So pretty Lee. Happy New Year!

thegreytail said...

what a lovely idea, and that tit is just adorable. great job!
Happy New Year, Lee!
chiara

Madtatter80 said...

I got you email and a trade would be fun if interested. I sent you a email but not sure if you checked it yet!

Ruth said...

Oh that's a lovely idea! And your little bird is fabulous.

Happy New Year.

Catherine said...

Love the theme you chose! Can't wait to follow along with this!