To scratch my itch for canvaswork, I've again picked up My Way, which was started almost a year ago. To recap, the class with Carolyn Mitchell was in November 2008, but the borders were done as prework to the class. Each stitcher picked her own colors to fill in this six-block pattern. I chose mulberry and turquoise, with a "neutral" family of bluish-gray. I was unsuccessful in finding all of the colors I needed in the threads called out in the instructions, so I'm winging it in some cases.
I'm not at all sold on keeping the center hearts as the lightest turquoise, mostly because it doesn't really pop. This shade is too close to the blue-gray of the border. I may replace this with a medium shade if it doesn't work with the rest of the design, but for now I'll leave it.
Here's the whole thing so far. I'm deliberately leaving each block only partially done so I can make changes if the whole design doesn't balance.
Erin update: CAST-OFF COUNTDOWN: 1 day, 3 hours.
Of course, she finally slept well last night. Rather than waking every 3-4 hours like she has ever since being casted, she slept straight through from 11PM to 6:30AM. Figures. And now we're going to disrupt that by taking the cast off!