Yesterday I discovered the first snowdrops appearing in our front garden. It’s nice to see some colour finally coming up in the garden again – hopefully they won’t get ruined by more rain.
There are also some snowflakes emerging on a new stitch I started yesterday before going into work. I bought the lovely January’s Snowdrop from the My Garden Journal series of charts from the Patchwork Rabbit at the beginning of the year. I initially started stitching it on a different piece of fabric but the snowdrops weren’t showing up as much as I would have liked so I changed it to some Mocha linen I had in my stash – this works so much better. I’ve got a week to get it completed as I’d love to stitch one of them each month – the end product in my mind is a fabric book of all the designs. I thought I’d try and match the designs up with a coordinating fabric for that month and make a block out of them. I would stitch two of the designs back to back and then lightly pad them to make the pages of the book. There is a cover design to go with the series which I would stitch as well. Big ideas – I wonder how it will go!