A new Direction

Only fourteen days and Project Spectrum begins again. Each year comes with a whole new set of guide lines and as usual with any challenge, we get out as much if not more than what we put into it. This year it is based on Cardinal Directions and Lolly has posted the schedule for the next 8 months.
A excerpt from Lolly’s blog-

“Just as the cardinal directions are linked to a color, each direction is also linked to a season, an element, and a natural material in many cultures. This quartet of features (color, material, season, and element) are a part of this cardinal direction. As a participant in Project Spectrum, you can choose to simply explore the colors associated, or even the textures of the natural material. If you choose, you can interpret the directions through the lens of the associated season or of the element. Your interpretations can be literal or esoteric. You can explore the science or the philosophy. Like the Project Spectrums of years past, it is totally up to you!

NORTH (March/April)
Color: Green
Material: Stones/Gems/Rocks
Season: Winter
Element: Earth”

Once again there is a Ravelry connection and a flicker group will also be added.
I think I will be doing a sock theme, I am on a roll so far this year with socks. I have some great green sock wool in the storage locker. I’ll add some sewing, maybe a necklace, green is a recurring theme for me. Maybe even my coat for the great coat sewalong will be revisited.

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Report time.

Ravelry-B, I have been making steady progress and managed a simple lace pattern.

June Capsule Contest- C-, Difficulty staying on task, making up my mind, finished 3 items, 1 blouse, 1 t-shirt for workout, 1 pair of cotton workout pants.

Coast sewalong— C,muslin started, adjusted, getting there but have taken a 2 week break.

Mixed media techniques for creative journalling-B+ 30 plus background papers made. My favorite was using watercolour, followed by acrylic. I have fabrics selected for dyeing.

I ‘ve joined a few things.

I have decided to join a few things, all starting next month.
The great Coat Sewalong with Marji, and my coat pattern is B4665. I should be able to get a coat sewn in the length of time suggested.
Now is the time for gathering materials, I have the fabric and lining, still need to get fabric to make a muslin.
I have a couple of coats hanging on the rack not finished after a couple of years. I hated the fit on one, the fabric I had one in a draw, mut be six or more years ago now. It was a raincoat and I still think it could be restyled into something else.
The other one was a Vogue coat, in a faux sherpa, probably too hot for this climate even on the coldest of days. The darn thing sheds like a *******, and eveything needs the vacuum run over it, before and after sewing.

The June Capsule wardrobe contest on Stitchers Guild and that requires 4 items that co-ordinate plus an accessory and the only rule is no black.

I just haven’t had too much time to get out fabric and plan. I still need to concentrate on doll making, getting the artist statement and cv together. I ‘ve been having a few problems, glue shows on the polymer clay, can’t seem to make fingers in cloth, the book cover for the artists isn’t doing what I’d envisioned.