Crafty Sheep has an April Color Challenge for needle-workers. She chose the color palette from Design Seeds (http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/sweet-neon) and gave the palette as the only guideline with a finished date being the end of the month. I really like having set guidelines, even one this simple, when working on a project. I am definitely a list-making organizer, even in my creativity, so this challenge suits me and gives me a goal for the next couple of weeks.
I went to my thread boxes, after printing the color palette, and was able to get very close to the design colors. I then chose a free embroidery pattern that I had pinned a while back from Needle 'n Thread (http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/08/linea-embroidery-simple-and-quick.html). I have a specific completed project in mind, one I have not made before.
If you are interested in joining the April Color Challenge, go visit Alexis at http://www.craftysheep.net/2012/04/05/april-color-challenge-sweet-neon/#comment-190 and leave her a comment letting her know. I can't wait to see what others come up with.
My threads are all DMC colors with the numbers listed in the corner.