For the past few years, I, like many, have very thoughtfully picked a word of the year. And then I promptly forgot about it. This year, I thought a visual might help. So, I challenged myself, and the members of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild, to come up with a little mini quilt to document our One Little Word. Over the past month, I auditioned many words: lesson and complete were hot contenders for a while. But then, on the morning of January 1st, 2012 (yup, just yesterday morning) I knew what my word would be: seed. Everything starts with the seed. And if I sow (sew?) enough seeds, surely something will grow.
So, I had my word. Now, to make it into a mini. I knew I wanted to use some of the last bits of my Modern Meadow tree print. I thought about piecing the letters, but wanted to really challenge myself. I went to dafont to look up some block style letters that I might be able to copy, and I found what I was looking for here. Better Heather? That's me! I messed around with the font in photoshop, printed, traced, fused, cut, appliqued and got this
Now, to just hang it in a place of prominence, so I'll have a gentle reminder all year.