Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wild and Crazy Carrot

So after I caught up on my SALS in the last post, I realized that I hadn't planned what project to start next.  I usually have my next project in mind while I'm working on one.  I'm a one-at-a-time stitcher, so no WIP's waiting in the wings.  This happened on the night of the Oscars and I couldn't imagine watching an awards show without stitching at the same time.  I looked through my recent freebie downloads and the CEC Primrose Carrot caught my eye.  It fascinated me because it used a lot of colors, but the chart was in black and white with no accompanying color photo.  I couldn't visualize the completed design at all.  I laughed because the designer encourages you to pick your own colors.  Not sure how I would have been able to that.   Luckily I had an appropriate piece of linen and all the DMC colors in my stash, so it became a mystery stitch for me.  It was so much fun to stitch and see the design in color come to life gradually.  On 32-count evenweave, it's a bit too long for a book mark, so I made a little mat to use as a resting spot for my iPad-mini.  I'm quite happy with it.

And I did one more block of El's ABC SAL. Still love these quick little squares.