Every January First I start a new, big, serious project. Well, big to me. I know a 199 x 199 project would barely register as a medium size for most stitchers, but given that my designs generally run in the 25 x 36 neighborhood anything over 100 is a BAP to me. But hey, size doesn’t matter ;)
The important stuff: “Crosses of the Kingdom” by Rosewood Manor with Crescent Colours floss on 32ct. Flax linen. Looking at this picture, you might think that I have a plan for the color scheme, but I don’t. I just selected a handful of colors I liked, tossed ’em on some different linens to see which most appealed to me, and this is what came up. I’ll make it up as I go along.
For the record: I have never finished any of my big & serious New Year’s starts– though I’m dangerously close to finishing the one I started in 2009. Most have wound up getting chopped up (to save the unused linen, you know) and tossed. A few I have given away to good homes, to stitchers who promised to love them and finish stitching them. Could this be the year I finally do it??