A couple years ago, I declared it the Year of the Cherry (for myself at least!), and I "indulged" in a couple of cherry quilt projects. Then, for the past two years, I flirted with watermelons. And while I can't say I'm DONE with either cherries or watermelons, it seems this might be the Year of the Strawberry.
Why? I can't really say if it's just me or if it's a trend in the design world, but strawberry patterns and projects keep catching my attention. The other day, I "discovered" a new-to-me pattern company, Cath's Pennies--I ran across the company's patterns on eBay when I was looking for something else. I quickly ordered a couple patterns, one of which was a wool candle mat featuring . . . well, STRAWBERRIES, of course!
(If you click the link, check out her wool turkey pattern--LOVE it! And yes, I ordered that one too.)
Then I received a gift of a key fob from a good friend--again, a STRAWBERRY!
And I was looking at the Buttermilk Basin monthly Wool and Needle patterns today, and guess what?
Oddly enough, in looking through my photo album for the above photos, I was reminded of this Plumcute design from a past issue of Create and Decorate--I'd forgotten about this one!
And another friend just gave me a bent spoon the other day. Kismet?! I'm sure I have that pattern . . . along with several more strawberry patterns. So don't be surprised if you see a strawberry or two popping up around here before long. Will you be "growing" some too this year?