This is the project that I plan on starting on January 1, 2012. Now I don't honestly remember ever specifically having a project to start on the first day of the year before but I'm changing things up this year. There is a SAL for Quaker Gone Tropic over at the 123 message board and I thought since I had the pattern already, I would join right in. It took me a while to decide on the fabric. I finally chose one from Stitches & Spice over in Australia. It's 25 count lugana and the color is called Eureka. I plan on stitching it over one and I just love 25 count lugana for that. The pattern calls for Silk 'N Colors thread but I just couldn't see spending that much for silk when to be honest, that isn't even my favorite brand of silk. I managed to convert 3 of the colors to Threadworx overdyed threads but just wasn't happy with anything I tried for the 4th color. So I just decided to bite to bullet and get the silk color for that one thread. Overall I'm very happy with the results. It's a fun, tropical piece and I think I succeeded in finding fun, tropical colors. So, come January 1st when I'm watching the Rose Parade, I'll be stitching on my new peoject.