I took a couple of detours but I figured out what to pick for the ’15 Sew Advent Band SAL by iStitch Designs – and as the clock ticked 10PM on December 1st I found myself with day 1 of both SALs stitched up! 😊
Here you see my personal choices for the ’14 SAL, 40ct. 1 over 2 using Nina’s Threads and linen, and the 28ct. Vaupel & Heilenbeck linen for this year’s advent band, 1 over 1 of course. Since taking this shot I changed my mind regarding the colour palette for the latter, and went back to what my first instinct picked out of the box: an unconventional selection (for Christmas that is) of pinks, brown, green and white in AVAS, Gloriana and NPI silks.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas’ traditional colours (which incidentally look quite patriotic as well) but there’s only so much poinsettia red, ivy green and snow white I can take before my wild side 😜 takes over and goes: “Who decided that’s tradition anyways? If I feel that my Christmas this year is wearing more pinks, or blues, or bright yellows and oranges, by Jove, it will!” 😂😂😂
Anyways, I am beyond happy with my new starts and will share my progress here twice a week or so – as much as I love watching it grow bit by bit I’m afraid that one post every day would get unmanageable. 😬
Now without further ado..
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I hope you’re having a delightful time, I’m headed downstairs to see what my advent calendar tea suggests for today 😜 ciao!