My new "bent hook" arrived in the mail the other day and with that I set about designing my Mary Stanley Pumpkin.
Linen in the hoop - check. Pattern drawn and transferred to the linen - check. Wool colors picked out and cut into strips - check.
And now the fun part begins. Figuring out what colors should go next to each other and where I should be conventional in my choices versus unexpected. I learned when I was doing my bird that this "random selection" comes out much better with a little bit of forethought.
I like looking a this big pile of strips and coming up with different combinations. There might be something else that could make me happier, but right now I am having too much fun to imagine what that could be.