I finished my latest cross stitch project about a month ago, but realized that I hadn't posted about it yet. This pattern, by Satsuma Street on Etsy, was a favorite when I shared sneak peeks of it here on the blog and I have to say I'm pretty smitten with it too.
Jody's aesthetic is so bright and fun, and feels like it's touching on some of the best aspects of midcentury design. She's posted in the past about being a fan of Mary Blair, who was a key artist at Disney during the Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan era of the company. Have you ever been to "It's a Small World" at Disneyland? Mary was a big part of the concept art and character design of the ride. In this cross stitch pattern, and in Jody's other work, I can really see the appreciation of Mary's art style coming through.
My plans for using this project include sewing it into a quilt or wall hanging, or maybe even just framing it. I have another of Jody's patterns to stitch up that would really compliment this design, so maybe I'll start on that one next and see if any ideas percolate.
This project was also one of my finish-along goals. I did pretty well in this first quarter of the year, finishing 4 out of the 5 goals I made for myself. My knit socks will have to head on over to the next quarter goals, but I'm happy with 80%. :)
April is already shaping up to be one of my busiest months so far this year, so I may be a little quieter than usual. I'll be sharing my second quarter goals soon, and my plan is to have a few smaller projects to work on during the busier times, plus maybe one larger project to consistently add to. I already have a larger quilt in the works (double gauze and chambray!) that should fit the ticket nicely, so I'll get some photos together to share my progress with you soon.
I'm linking up with Adrianne: