I posted this on the old site after finishing @kittykill’s flower of the month stitchalong.
it is a gift for our very special and amazing elementary school secretary who is retiring very soon. This woman does so much, is so humble, and is a cherished member of the school and community. She always has a listening ear. She schedules the majority of my days to sub teach. She has a legacy that will be missed. She officially retired Jan 1, so I had to complete the project before school let out for Christmas break (ironically, our last day at the now dead site as well.)
She did not want a quilt or wall hanging, so I decided what better to make for a secretary than a planner with no calendar to fill in?! So, I made each month a page and added a pocket to the back she can put coupons or cards or whatever.
Thank you kittykill for the wonderful stitchalong, for which had me doing embroidery again.Thanks to @SonjaBoo who gave me the lovely floral and fruit fabrics when we met this summer.
As I went about working this project, I set a few rules for myself. Only 4 colors per month (one month does has 5), then I picked the most significant color for the bias edging. I ironed on Pellon stablizer on the backside of each of the embroidered pieces, then sewed right sides together to the flower fabric. I turned right sides out and added the pockets with which I also added stablizer. I added bias edging, then used my grommet too to add 3 grommets to each page. l used fabric monoprints I just received from @jemimah in a monoprint on fabric swap to tie it together.
Now, to bombard with some collages!
The front and side view:
Apr-Sept (Here you will notice I alternate fruit and veggie pockets.)