This is a personalized sampler from Nouveau Encore designs. I really like the pattern, but it is a WIP (almost an UFO [unfinished object]) for a couple of reasons. I'm getting nervous about running out of the variegated thread (to do list: buy more thread) and I was getting insecure about the overall color choices. However, now that I look at it (for the first time in months!) I think the color is fine. I was questioning the light green, wondering if the value was too bright for this piece, but looking at it here it doesn't seem to pop out too much at all.
It is personalized with names and initials of many people who are important to me plus my own.
The motifs also have been chosen according to my interests and background. The cross, anchor and heart stand for "faith, hope, and love." The windmill is my Dutch heritage, the bee is French. Acorns stand for children. The empty square is a Bible page where I will fill in my favorite verse (at least the reference). This is just a third of the pattern, and the rest is just as full of meaning as this part.
This section includes 3 important dates. (Can you find them?)
Both my guilds are interested in learning how to make Temari! My Indiana guild is talking about a weekend workshop but I would be more comfortable with a regular meeting project to get people started. We could always have a second, more advanced class with those who are (still) interested after that. I am not planning on doing the NANI SAL this year, even though I really like Drawn Thread patterns. As I continue to post WIPs, you will probably see why.
I signed up today to take two on-line classes in Temari. The first one starts at the beginning of February.
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