My year started with an obsession for circles. I'm mad about them.
No pattern required, simply trace circles of various sizes onto a piece of linen, then start stitching!
Applique smaller circles inside larger ones. Work different stitch combinations for each circle. Keep it random!
I think I'm happiest making it up as I go.
There are a couple of circles I don't love but one of my rules was no unpicking.
I now have something of a sampler covering this year's diary.
I used the left over threads on the inside of the front and back covers.
You can see I had lots of left over odd length threads.
Normally I would end up tossing these threads but it seemed a shame to waste them when the plain linen needed some color.
On reflection I could have staggered the start for each row, so they were not level across the top.
This can be a reference tool if I ever decide to do something similar again.
And I think you'll agree it looks nicer than plain linen.
There are plans to make another circle project and release it as a pattern.