I've been an admiring follower of the Feeling Stitchy blog since sometime last year, but this is the first time I've attempted to join in one of this year's monthly stitch alongs. April's pattern from Digital Misfit was all too apropos for the weather we've been having this month. When I saw this pattern, my first thought was of a quoted sentiment my mom shared with me last year: "Life isn't about weathering the storm; it's about learning to dance in the rain." I can relate to that.
I choose a light pink patterned square of material and started stitching in gray, not really knowing what the finished project was going to be. This photo is kind of awful--can't see the individual stitches, but I used a simple back stitch for all of it. The color is off too. The thread is really not that dark.
I think embroidery may be eclipsing scrapbooking in terms of my crafty hobbies. It's so much easier to sit back on the couch and relax in the evenings with some cloth and a needle and thread than to spread out all those messy papers and bits and photos.
I'm still not entirely sure what I'm going to use this block for, but I'm kind of thinking it could go into a quilt, maybe using this pattern from Sew, Mama, Sew. I'd love to incorporate this stitched block into that pattern and then maybe embroider the above mentioned quote somewhere else on the quilt. Although putting this together could be tricky, as I didn't exactly leave myself any room for a seam allowance. Hmmm...could probably use some help from my sweet momma on this one...