Sunday, February 28, 2010

39 Squares...

I've decided to create an embroidered sampler inspired by Amy at Inspire Co. and 39 Squares. I haven't done anything like this since I was a kid, so I'm kind of excited to begin this little project. For 39 days, we will be creating a square each day using embroidery floss, buttons, and other embellishments. Pop on over to Amy's blogs to see her inspiring samplers. They're so sweet and cheery.

This is quite a commitment on my part-- I'm the queen of buying project materials and never following through and finishing. Although I'm doing this as a creative outlet, I'm also doing this as an exercise in self-discipline. It's just one, 1-inch square a day (and NOT micro-stitched, like Rosanna's beauties! This is a 1:1 project!). I can do this. I can do this... okay, wish me luck! Oh, and don't worry, I'll post my squares once a week so you can see how it's going!

Hugs,

12 comments:

Kathi said...

Hi Jill!
This is a really great idea. I haven't done any embroidery in years.
I only know how to do about four stitches!
I'm busy working on my dollhouse right now or I might just join you.
Can't wait to see your squares!

Liberty Biberty said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out Jill. I love Amy's blog!
Whenever I make something I always challenge myself to only use what I have, sometimes I surprise myself with what can be made from the things I have stashed all over the house!
Mercedes

C'est Magnifique said...

Hi Jill! I'm participating in Amy's 39 squares project too... although mine will have 42. I already did my 1st square, just a little early because I have to work all day tomorrow (eww!) and Amy said it wasn't cheating to do it the night before so you could post the next day! It was super fun, quick, and I wanted to keep going and do my next square! LOL! I'm looking forward to seeing yours! You can do it Jill... go Jill, go Jill!!!

Tania

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Good luck! I just finished an original punch needle rug for my log cabin in miniature DH is slowly building for me! And I've been wanting to get back to embroidering in tiny scale. Like you, I am a famous starter of lots of varied projects but not so huge on finishing!

Jody

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Sorry Jill - I have to disagree with you.....you might be PRINCESS of Buying Project Materials and never following through and finishing. I am definitely the QUEEN!!!!!!!!!

Best of luck with the project. I look forward to seeing your weekly squares. Carol :) xx

Kim said...

Jill- I wanted to join this sooo badly, but I know I am over-committed and so I didn't. I look forward to watching your squares as I plan to put a project like this on my "to-do" list- I have seen Amy's and they are sooo sweet! good luck- what fun you will have!

Kim G. said...

I love this project, if I didn't have a bunch of other projects going on I would do it too! Good luck, you can do it!!

Tallulah Belle said...

oooohhh good luck. An inch a day sounds very doable lol.

Debbie said...

Looking forward to seeing your 39 squares Jill.

Michelle said...

Me too Jill, Im forever srating on the "next big craft thing"! Hopefully we will all give each other the push to carry on and actually finish something!!

Jo said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see what you make - I've loved Amy's blog and her 39 squares are beautiful... I'm sure yours will be very pretty too!
I have an award for you on my blog, stop by to pick it up ;-)
Jo xx

FabShabbyRoses said...

OMG this is awesome! I just discover your blog and I'm having a good read! I am looking for a picture of this sampler finished. Did you get it finished? I'd love to see! You've done a beautiful job! OK back to reading! Sincerely, Carolyn