January 1, saw me starting my Solstice Dream wool applique and embroidery project. Both my sister and I are doing our own versions of this, aligning colours as closely as possible to what is used in the original pattern, while still making them to our own tastes, as we did with our Bird Dance project last year.
I have currently completed blocks one and two and am still working on block three. I am really enjoying this project so far, it is satisfying my love of colour, texture and slow stitching. It is also challenging at times with some of the new stitches required. Working with wool felt is not so fun when the weather is extremely warm though, as my sister who lives in Australia is constantly telling me.
The idea with both of us doing these wool felt/embroidery projects is that they are meant to make us use up our stash of felt and threads, I can emphatically say that this is not the case, and I keep requiring new colours of threads. Such a shame ....
Pattern from here
**These blocks are really hard to get an accurate colour representation of the background felt, photo 4 is probably closest to the actual colour**