Wednesday, January 22, 2020

#100dayproject My Start

First, what is the #100dayproject?  I am not sure who thought it up, but the idea is to do something for 100 days that will help you to grow. This one is about growing creatively.There are no official rules except to do "something" every day for 100 days. Last year I participated in one and I worked on Here Lie My Needles by Shakespeare's Peddler.
This time I wanted to do something more challenging. After all, I already stitch almost every day. I was ready to start a new project as they gave us a theme called Secret Places. I liked it and as I was brainstorming ideas, my mind switched it to Sacred Places. This was not the real theme but it got my little mind working overtime. I even started prepping materials for my idea.
But then I realized:am I nuts? I would go totally crazy if I started another big project!
So I switched gears and decided to work on my art quilt. I knew I wanted to be more creative. I knew I wanted to explore that through hand embroidery. The art quilt was already well underway and it needs a lot more time.It is also developing as I stitch. I have ideas that I want to try and I know I will learn as I move it forward.
Here is a photo from a few months ago:
 I have been adding to the little bits of lace with hand-stitching:
Aurifil perle cotton
This is my starting point for this week:

I won't bore you with daily photos but will try to post here every Wednesday. My goal is to stitch on this piece for 30 minutes every day. It needs so much more work! There is a chance my husband and I may travel. If we do, I may or may not be able to take this with me.
So do you want to join the challenge? It is a good way to force yourself to work on a project and to push yourself creatively.


Clare-Aimetu said...

Your art quilt is a great project yo do for your challenge, good luck with it, I'm sure you'll soon start to see it growing

cheryl lennox said...

You are off to a good start!

Julie said...

Very pretty quilt, its beautiful. Good luck with your challenge.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The 100 Days projects sounds great but like you, I stitch every day so I'd have to think of something really spectacular to take part! Your art Quilt definitely fits the bill.

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing your quilt progress beth.


Leonore Winterer said...

I think this is a great project to give some love to every day :)