Sharon B. has posted the first Take it Further challenge. The concept for January is
… a feeling we have all had, the feeling of admiration for another. Ask yourself who do you look up to and admire? Why? What is it you admire about them?
As an alternate concept, she also posted some colors for the month. I’ll get to those later.
With a great sense of panic, I’m going to start. Why panic? I’ve wandered through the websites of others who are participating in TIF, and the numbers of very talented and imaginative people is a bit intimidating.
Who do I admire? The first person that came to mind is my grandmother.
Among many other things, she first taught me to embroider. (She also tried to teach me to knit, with very limited success, and to crochet, with absolutely no success.) In addition to the standard stitches – cross stitch and so forth – she also taught me how to do cutwork. Here’s a bit from a tablecloth that she did:
Although she died almost 20 years ago, I’m still using up her stash.
My first thought is how do I incorporate references to her into a needlework piece?