I just learned from my friend and fellow art quilter Sara Mika that there is a project called 1 Year of Stitches. It is a thing! Gather your hoop, your needles, some cloth and all of that beautiful embroidery thread and join in.
1 Year of Stitches is the brainchild of Hannah Claire Somerville, who has invited anyone interested to join in this impressive endeavor.
Here is what I’ve been working on for a week or so. Mine is an art quilt in becoming. This is the part with most of the embroidery. A photo of a rusty old car. (see it? turn it clockwise: that’s a front headlight.)
This piece was inspired by a rusty old car at the end of our road, and a trip to a railroad museum yard.
You can stitch on plain cloth, print cloth, linen — whatever makes you happy. Make abstract designs with stitches, or make a little picture — just be yourself.
Look at this densely embroidered beauty by Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Morgan.
Join the fun! Get your hoops on.