I have been inspired by the stitching over at Murgatroyd Hoots (http://murgatroydhoots.blogspot.ca/). She uses wonderfully strong colour combinations as well as layering one simple stitch over another. A row of chain stitches under X's or loops of lazy daisy wound through with a wrapped stem stitch. At another blog, Woman with Wings (http://womanwithwingsblog.blogspot.ca/) I have previously mentioned her Moon Practice. She had a 5 metre length of linen and every full moon, she stitched a single line of colour using a different stitch.
I have taken both ideas and made my own Once in While stitching project.
I figure over the months, the repeating stitches and limited colour palette will harmonize the work. For March, I have chosen a readily available DMC floss from Fabricville, in a 12 weight. The colour is a darker dusty rose. I'm trying to decide... should I drop January's colour as March's come in, or do I keep all 3 colours going? Do I fill in the gaps between the first two months stitches or move to a different quadrant. I had originally thought to have each quarter be a season, but the linen is much bigger than I realized and I am using small stitches. I am looking forward to April's green, because it is currently very dull here. Lots of greys and browns and deep shadows.