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