For 2018 I decided to begin an undertaking that would take the whole year. I was inspired by stitching friend to do a One-A-Day project, meaning I make one piece (a flower, a sprig, or a leaf) each day then at the end of the year I will have a completed piece that represents my life through the whole year. Some days I have more time and can put more thought and energy into the flowers I make, other days I only have a few minutes and have to throw something together quickly.
My original inspiration was a color wheel, not a rainbow as many have started calling this. The color pink is actually not in a rainbow, but it is in a color wheel. 🙂
For the first part of the year I worked on flowers and filler sprays, using one color family for all the pieces in a month. In July I finished all the basic colors in the color wheel with the flowers and fillers, so for the second part of the year I worked on leaves to fill in.
If you want to read more about what I learned from this project, I have detailed that in this blog post.
At this point I begin making leaves in all the colors (3 weeks of each color since there’s not enough months left to do a full month). I am combining the flowers and matching leaves in bundles and attaching them to my frame.
August - December
The full project is now complete! Here is a slideshow of closeup images of each section.
And here is a picture of me with my Color Wheel wreath!