I'll wind up my reflections on the motifs that appeared over and over in my daily art project last year with the spiral, which has turned out to be probably the most important discovery of the year.
I hadn't realized that I loved spirals when I started my stitching project, although the first one showed up very early, on January 4. This was not a motif that I had ever used much in my work, nor did it ever appear in my doodles. If I had to make a free-association with spirals in fiber art, it would be to the quilts of Jane Lloyd or the hand-stitching of Judy Martin and Christine Mauersberger.
But guess what -- the spirals kept coming, in many different stitches. Here's one from early in the year with an awkward curve.