Sunday, January 13, 2013

Going in Circles

Today is my birthday. It's also Day 13 of Seven Blues, the daily embroidery piece that I began on New Year's Day:

Seven Blues, Day 13

I'm going to follow the advice of Rebecca Ringquist today, and focus on doing what I love:

Love What You Make Sampler
Dropcloth sampler design by Rebecca Ringquist; stitched by Bonnie Sennott

The main thing? Finishing my Circle Game sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2013. The postmark deadline is Tuesday, but I'd like to have mine in the mail tomorrow. Here are a few of the pages ... I've got two more to go, plus the inside back cover.

Circle Game Sketchbook_1

I limited myself to black, white, and red, using only pencil, black pen, and red colored pencil—as well as a circle template.

Circle Game Sketchbook_6

Circle Game Sketchbook_5

Circle Game Sketchbook_4

Circle Game Sketchbook_2

Circle Game Sketchbook_3

I've enjoyed this little project a lot. It was playful and spontaneous, very freeing in that way, and it's given me ideas for future embroidery work. I liked it so much, I've bought a new sketchbook—larger and with better-quality paper—for a second Circle Game project.

Not to worry, work has been happening on the Blue Peninsula front, too.  I recently mailed off two designs to a magazine—more on them months from now. And I've got a lovely scarf design in progress, knit in Brooklyn Tweed Loft.  Hope to share it with you later this month!

Design in Progress_2


Sally said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! You are such an inspiration. All best today and in this next new year! xo

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday! Many happy returns, too!

Tierney Barden said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! Congratulations on sending two design to a magazine - I'll look forward to their publication. And another lovely sketchbook. :)

Mariko M. said...

happy birthday !!

liz. said...

Bonnie, Happy Birthday to you! I wish you a year of beautiful inspiration. I can't wait to see what creations it brings.

KnitNana said...

Oh, NO! I missed it - but happy birthday anyway...hope it was grand!

Shelda said...

Happy birthday half a week late! I must not be checking my blogs often enough. Hope you had a great day. And I love the circle game sketchbook. What a fun thing!

How do you like the Loft? It looks very nice in photos.

Bonnie said...

Thanks everyone, for the birthday wishes. Shelda, I like the Loft quite a lot. It has a certain amount of vegetable matter in it that you have to pick out. But I like that it feels like "real" wool, if you know what I mean--not all processed to death. It is somewhat spongey, with a very satisfying feel in the hand. Softens up and relaxes nicely after blocking. Before blocking, you might question whether you want it against your skin, but after a good soak in Eucalan it feels terrific. Nice drape, too.

scamp (aka Shirley) said...

Happy belated birthday! Love your sketchbook, and am fascinated by your stitching project!

KPiep said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

I LOVE the sketchbook! So much fun.