When I saw the cutest flip calendar on an old Teresa Collins scrapbook advertisement I was inspired!
The Skype call to the Colorado Sister went like this – “We should do a flip calendar in wool!”
She immediately agreed. “Yes, WE should! You get right on that, dearie.”
So WE did get right on that. Out came the sketch pad. The first letters of each month have to be the focal point and represent the seasons. Then we will use lots of different embroidery stitches – even some new ones so that our skill level increases. And we might even add buttons if it strikes our fancy.
One flip calendar coming up: January – snowman and …
February – hearts, then August – honey bees … I’m the random sister remember … July – the ideas came quickly.
And then I got stuck a few times – so back to phone conference with Colorado Sister … and I even got some suggestions from Dietz. That’s a sweet little May flowerpot. Thanks, Mr!
Skype call from the Colorado Sister – “Loving the progress. Did you find a flipping hanger for the flip calendar?”
*****”Oh, you are going to love it! I found a perfect stand.”
“Great! We should include the source for that stand when we post the project.”
*****”Well, that may be a problem since I found it at an estate sale. I’ll send you a picture.”
“WE may need to keep looking.” (I deserved that eye roll.)
*****”Did you see the picture? The stand is red!”
“It’s a very cute red stand, sister. Can the calendars flip on it?”
*****”Well,no. But they can hang on it if we use a little clothesline.”
“WE might need to keep looking. I’m thinking if we are doing a flip calendar, we need to have a flip stand for it. A flip calendar needs to FLIP!”
Have you noticed that life is harder for detail people?
*****”I have an idea… If they can’t find a red stand at an estate sale, they can use a hanger to display it.”
“Cute idea! But, we still need a flip stand!”
Here’s what you need for your January FLIP calendar:
Wool background: 8″ x 6″ Navy blue felted wool
Embroidery thread: white, black, light blue, orange, silver
Embroidery stitches: blanket stitch, French knots, outline stitch
Pattern is available here for FREE for a limited time. The entire collection will be available soon in one pattern on our Etsy store.
Now, I know some of you (just like the Colorado Sister) are starting to wonder when this Flip Calendar is going to start flipping. Patience, my dear, patience.
Because, just between you and me, I did find a wonderful source for a flipping holder! And the next post I will give you that. In the meantime, you can start choosing and cutting and stitching that delightful wool.
Better get started. Time is flying – I mean flipping!