Shabby Fabrics is offering a new Block of the Month program, featuring patterns created by Kathy Schmitz. Each month you construct a little mat combinging patchwork and embroidery. Shabby Fabric provides the kits which include fabric and embroidery transfers. You also get a spool of Sulky thread and a Micron pen.
Now, you all know I do not have a good record when it comes to completing embroidery projects.
Still, I am tempted when I see these cute things and feel the draw to join in and give it yet another go. I was thinking since these are small complete monthly projects, it wouldn't seem like such a monumental task to put them together, as completing an entire quilt top would be. Besides, I want to do more handwork, and have a little portable something to pick up when I am watching Eva or visiting Grandpa.
So, I joined up.
The program starts with February, then March, etc... The idea is you work one month ahead and complete a seasonal mat you can put to use in the upcoming month. I like the idea, I like the size of the projects, and I liked the price. So now, let's just see if I can get that March mat made up!