rising sun {a challenge}

A couple of the blogs I follow {and their more-than-gorgeous authors!} regularly submit projects to the monthly le challenge. I’ve admired some of their projects, and the creativity, for too long now and was a bit excited to commit myself to the February le challenge. This month the theme was rising sun, and after reading Alyce’s inspiration started to pin and plan some of my own ideas.


This design is my final cut after mulling over quilts, and skirts {this one would have definately made my bum look too big!}, and watercolours {I should leave the fine arts to those who can!} and am loving the simplicity. I love a good quote, and I love a text-based stitching project. Love the wheat yellow which gives it loads of warmth. A perfect match! This one is destined for my sewing space to {hopefully} inspire new ideas!?


As a bit of a bonus for all my readers {and anyone who stumbles across this post!} is a free pattern download so you can join in on the fun.


How would you interpret the rising sun theme? What would you make?



  1. I love your stitch project! That is the greatest yellow! Thank you for jumping on the wagon with all of us! Great job!

  2. Love this little quote. I think I may have to make me one

  3. Emma Jones says:

    I have never thought to stitch text before, what a great idea. Gorgeous yellow you have used.

  4. Welcome to le challenge, and what a first entry, so inspiring. I am really into quotes, I love that idea! Thanks for sharing on le challenge… New theme to be announced in a few hours!

  5. love the cheeriness of this and love the way cross stitch and embroidery is coming back again.

  6. What a great project! I also love stitched words and your color choice is spot-on. Great job! And thanks for passing on the link so I can make it too! :)

  7. This is lovely! What a great idea for the Challenge :)

  8. Oh I love this! What a great interpretation, and what a lovely visual reminder to get creating!

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