Friday, November 25, 2011

Celebrate Color {a Collection}

As Emma said in her beautiful post today, all good things must come to an end.  Of course, that only means that something new and wonderful is about to be born!  Although I can be tempted to run ahead to something new (isn't that how it goes with projects!), today is a day for looking back and celebrating what we've accomplished.

When I imagined Celebrate Color it was my greatest hope to bring together people of many crafty traditions.  Because, even if you "only" knit or "only" make quilts we really have so much in common.  Each of us has discovered the deep pleasure of creating with our hands.  Each of us knows what it is to find such simple joy in beautiful fibers.  And, as we pour our moments and hours into making, we are reminded that time is the most precious gift we can give.

All these wonders are a gift of the creation.  The very "stuff" of existence supports our joy.  So, it only makes sense as artists to celebrate the seasons; while, as it may be with some of us, honoring our God's handiwork.  The best celebrations are made in community.  Thank-you for joining me in this inspiring gathering of creative minds!  What better way to mark our happy ending than with Emma's collection of inspiring posts, tutorials and this mosaic of just a few of your lovely projects.

Celebrate Color Projects mosaic
Image credits: Maureen Cracknell, Greenleaf Goods, krista stitched, crafting..., Maureen Cracknell, My Sewical Hour, Maureen Cracknell, imagine gnats, knitterlydesigns, unmashin, Ikomi, OCD: obsessive crafting disorder, the knottygnome knits, jenn of all trades, Sunshine, Handmade, The crafting Fiend

Thank-you, Emma for this beautiful collection of reader projects!  I know you'll enjoy the other collections Emma's put together, so give her a visit for a bit more.

Tomorrow is the last day for you to enter the contest for our November prizes!  You can enter any item made this September, October or November in the entry photo pools:   Fabric {Home Decor}, Fabric {Wearables}, Yarn and Needlepoint.  Be sure to check the complete entry rules first.  We'll be voting on our final winners early next week.  Until then, enjoy your weekend!


  1. You know that pic of the brightly colored wonderful floss/yarn? Where in the world can I buy these? I am currently looking for a bulkier thread say a #3?
    Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated :)

  2. Thank YOU for this fab contest. It has inspired me to finish things and has introduced me to plenty of new blogs. Wonderful!

  3. What a lovely post - thanks again for hosting this celebration - it has been inspiring and fun!

  4. Haha, yes I can help you! Those are pearl cotton threads, which I buy and show here in size 8. Most of them are from Anna Maria Horner's thread collections "reflecting pool" and "geranium wall" (I think) which are available from many of my sponsor fabric stores found through the buttons at the top right of the page!

  5. What beautiful words to explain Celebrate Color! It's been fun!!

  6. Hi Rachel! Whew, made it! I just posted a submission to Celebrate Color - how fun it's been to see everyone's creations over the past few months! Oh, and thanks for getting back to me about that ruler - I've been meaning to reply but things have been crazy here! Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Well put...creation is amazing, from the big scheme of things to the little things we think of and make. Thanks for hosting this contest--fun to look at others' creativity and great motivation!

  8. Wow, I'm so excited my pumpkins made that photo mosaic!! How incredible, thanks so much :D

  9. It has been a very fun celebration! I've enjoyed seeing everyone's submissions, and the lovely prizes, too! Thanks for all your hard work, Rachel! You put on quite a party. ;)


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