You will recall from the last post that Summer Jubilee by BBD was a group obsession. Brenda showed us her fiber and fabric for the project and then we were all jumping on the bandwagon. Many of us had the book that the chart is in (the most glorious Souvenirs of Summer) and some of us went home that night and scoured the internet for it. Lucky for me....it was in my stash.
I started the project on 32 count Black Sheep Black by R&R and immediately had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. It was hard to stitch on. Hard to see. It was work. I was not going to stand for it! Stitching is supposed to be relaxing.
So I started it over on 32 count Belfast Cream. But my sinking feeling continued. I imagined all my friends stitching along on the darker fabric. I looked at the picture of the finished design. The dark color fabric really makes the design pop. It is integral to the design. So, I decided that I would not let that dark fabric get the best of me. I figuratively hitched up my pants and put on my determination cap and tried it again.
With my newfound vigor and support from my buddies, I went at it again and by golly, I can do it! It was a little harder at first, but then it became kind of intuitive as to where my needle should land on the fabric. Here is where I am now.
And the whole project is housed in this new stitching wallet from Natalia at Stitch 4 Joy. The minute I saw this on her website I knew it had to come live with me.
Isn't it just adorable and so totally cool!!!!!
Do you have any stories of projects that you thought were too hard to do but that you conquered?
Okay, back to Summer Jubilee!!!!