Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Theme-a-licious January Update
Theme-a-licious is hosted by Heather of It's Geek to Me
Each month Heather thinks up a theme for us to stitch to, or in my case, a theme to somehow shoe-horn my existing stitching into, no matter how tenuous the link!
This month it is
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.
So out of hibernation came Green Goddess!! Embarrassingly I haven't stitched on her since last Jardin Janvier! Here is the picture from that last update:
And here is today's photo for comparison:
And here is the second piece that fits into the Jar din theme, the first in the series from Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas, Partridge in a Pear Tree. They are only available through their Facebook page. This is tiny, only 2 by 1 inch stitched over 2. I'm stitching the 12 designs one a month over this year as part of Silver Lotus's ornie challenge. The Large Boy has requested they be finished individually so they can be added to our display board one at a time next Christmas.
So that's it for Jardin-ing. In other news, I received a batch of threads from Kathy as payment for a magazine I sent her. I now have every single plain DMC colour, even the ones added randomly in the middle of a run (777 bought last week). So now I can stitch this:
Isn't it amazing? To find out more click on Hardcore Stitch Corp blog. I saw this on Mr. X-Stitch's blog and just loved it.
Finally it's less than a month to Valentine's Day so it must be time to launch the
Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop
It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day. It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox. It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year. It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.
Send me the email by 10th February.
When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February. Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
Secret Stitching Sweetheart.
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself in their comments as their
Secret Stitching Sweetheart.
Does that make sense to everyone? I hope so!
If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post, I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.