There was a large piece of tan canvas occupying space in one of my fabric boxes. It is plain and not very attractive on its own. When making a sketchbook cover for my son, I trimmed it in black and it looked attractive.
Then I made a sketchbook cover for myself, and wanted one a little different, so I embellished the surface with bright colored threads. I used the black trim again.
There were two small pieces of the stich embellished canvas left, so I made a mini tote. This got dressed up with some trim that I inherited from my grandmother many years ago.
There is still more blank tan canvas left that is just needing surface embellishment. Maybe some printing, couched yarn, applique, or… who knows. I wonder, what’s next?