Sharon B. has posted January's challenge and colour challenge. I'm thrilled.
"The key concept for January is a feeling we have all had, the feeling of admiration for another. Ask yourself who do you look up to and admire? Why? What is it you admire about them? This is a the first Take it Further challenge in 2008. Take the idea, develop it into a resolved design during that month and apply it to fiber or paper." straight from Sharon's blog, she says it so well, why should I paraphrase and loose the meanings?
This corresponds with a project I have been thinking about working on anyway. Out of the many people I know and admire I will choose Verna McKinnon. The reason I am choosing her is she has a dream to be a writer. She has worked and struggled and has become published. Short stories in e-zines, and a novel that was released in hardback last November. The novel is "Gate of Souls: book one of A Familiar's Tale". I have wanted to do a crazy quilt wall hanging with some of the characters in this book featured in embroidery on the blocks. I doubt I can finish a wall hanging in one month, but getting the designs to be embroidered drawn out will be my first part of the challenge. With working 2 jobs, a book club, needing to put health and therefore exercise first, getting one block made would probably be do-able.