I'm in another internet group, and having a lot of fun with it. This one also found me- I hesitated, then decided to go for it. I'm glad I did, it seems like the small format works well for me in jump-starting creativity. I am glad, however, that it is every other month, and not monthly!!
The first theme was 'Games'- a word I've had in the back of my mind to interpret for a long time. The variety of interpretations was wonderful! I chose to work with board games, and came up with this--
I didn't have any particular game in mind, just the childhood memory of playing lots of different ones. Shannon thought this looked a lot like something Dr. Seuss would come up with, so that inspired the name- 'One Step, Two Step, You Step, I Step.' I've wanted to use buttons on something for a long time, and they were perfect on this. I also found a good use for some fusible metallic thread I bought a few years ago!
I used it to edge the steps in the game- it sure was quicker than satin stitching, and I like the effect better. ( I know that because I did some satin stitching, and ripped it out- yuck!!)
Make sure to take a look at the other interpretations on the Tangled Textiles blog- they are all wonderful, and very different. I think I am going to enjoy this journey!!