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Traveling Pic-Stitch Bloghop

It's my turn~~
Time to show off what I've come up with for the Traveling Pic-Stitch Blog hop!

Since Laura contacted me about the blog hop, I've been taking photos that could work as palette inspiration.  Sure, I travel a whole bunch and could use any of the ones from our spring in Greece, but who needs to see another beautiful coastline?  Maybe it's precisely because I DO travel so often that I really really enjoy being at home, in my own  neighborhood, and in my own routine.  So a lot of the photos I took were of flowers I passed by every day.
See, I work at two private universities.  Both have beautifully landscaped campuses which are full of seasonal colors at every turn.  I feel blessed that I get to work in such pretty environments.  (Though they've got nothing on this campus.. that's heaven on earth) So my first palette photo was this one:

It's nice, but I don't have that cool ipad app that let's you tweak colors, and I wasn't really happy with the generated ones.  Maybe I don't want to do a flower block afterall..
Then I was lucky enough to get to go into Manhattan last weekend for the NYC Mod guild meeting, and I got this shot:
Again, love the photo, but completely disappointed with the palette it generated.  So I decided to take some creative license, and this is what I came up with..

It's got yellow for the taxi, blue for the neon sign, and plenty of grey for the heart of New York City.
Sorry it's not all stitched together yet-- this is exam week at work and I've been a little busy (today I've got to grade 35 poorly creatively written essays).  I promise to post a pic of the final block once it's done though.

Have you stitched up your photo inspiration block yet?

If you need more ideas, be sure to check out who's bloghopping this week:
October 7    Sarah Fielke @ The Last Piece
October 8    Jo @ My Bearpaw
October 9    Kirsty @ YouHadMeAtBonjour
October 10   Ramona @RamonaRose
October 12   Fiona @ Celtic Thistle Stitches
October 13   Catherine @KnottedCotton
October 14   Amanda @ AmandaMillar

Wait, you have no idea what the blog hop is about?  Here are the details:

This post is part of the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop.  From 1st October - 30th November we are hopping all over the world EPP-ing in some fantastic locations.  Check out the full list here and be sure to check out the other participants. On 30th November it's over to you to link up for a chance to win these fabulous prizes! Sponsored by Paperpieces.comFabricwormPink Castle Fabrics  Marmalade Fabrics, the Fat Quarter ShopWantItNeedItQuilt, and Aurifil.
Full details for competition entry can be found here.


  1. Hi Jessica! I love your Manhattan photos and the colours you chose! I have made more than half of my block but don't have any idea what to do with that ... perhaps it could be a cushion. Greek wishes! x Teje

  2. I love the colors you chose, and agree it's better than the palette. :) We do actually have a redesign that we're working on that will let you tweak each color individually, and hopefully it will serve you better!

  3. I love Smith too... I have ever since I was a kid and read about it in Cheaper by the Dozen it's nice that I live close enough to take a day trip there every now and then. Kiki

  4. Hi Jess what a great idea, I love how it makes you choose colours that you wouldnt usually put together!
    Have a great weekend x

  5. oooh, I love the paper clips, very utilitarian ;) Great photo choice and very happy colours to keep you busy over the weekend!

  6. Hi Jessica, I love your NY picture and the colors that you chose for your block. I wish I was that advanced with my block.

  7. That's really cute! I'm at sewing summit :) love the taxi colours too!

  8. I love the colours you chose - they reflect the pic beautifully. The paperclips are a great idea!

  9. Jessica,
    if you really want to drool over color palates head over here
    I get a lot of inspiration from theirs.


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