A Big Thank You to Heather for organising the Theme-a-licious this year!! It's been so much fun even if I have had to bend the definitions some months. Round Robins are birds aren't they?
Here's my summary of the year.
Jardin Janvier, so I stitched Green Goddess. She is all leaves and flowers so most appropriate for the theme.
The Joan Elliot piece was my contribution to the JE RR on the Yuku WWRR Board. I've decided on the Flower Fairies series. There are six of them and seven stitchers in the RR so I thought I'd do the centre piece featuring each of the flowers. Here's the pic:
|Joan Elliott Round Robin for Jacqui.|
I've actually done loads more than this but don't want to show her until I've finished now!
This is all the black I worked on during IHSW.
|Mystery Project! This is the back of one part. If you guess what it is then I'm calling you a geek. LOL.|
|Elissa Hudson for Cross Stitcher mag.|
stitched on 32 count white evenweave. 4 letters down, 22 to go!
A Thank You gift from Jan of the Thread Garden
|Country Cottage Needlework - Cherry Hill.|
Giveaway prize from Crafty Rahenna.
stitched on 40 count over 2.
|Gazette 94 - Spring Heart|
stitched on 36 count over 2.
Really bad scanned picture!
|Turquoise Baby Alphabet|
|My Lovely Sewing Tools (includes an alphabet!)|
|Around the World in 80 Stitches|
The broader cross stitched bands are from the Antique Lace Band Sampler by Northern Expressions Needlework. I changed the colours to suit Angi's palette.
The narrower speciality stitch bands are from Just Nan Summer Sampler which I just framed having stitched it about 10 years ago.
I put UK for my location as we don't have two digit county abbreviations like the States.
What's that? It looks like a snowflake to you? That's because I was the guinea pig. Beverly who blogs as Wee Stitchy has a new website Love Thy Thread. A while back she offered a free chart to anyone who wanted to be a guinea-pig. So I said "wheep wheep" which is guinea pig for "Me please" and received this lovely snowflake. I'm stitching it on navy blue aida using 2 strands of DMC Blanc.
I thought I'd follow Heather's example and set myself some targets and award myself Bronze, Silver and Gold medals for how many I complete. Here are the August targets, in five categories, one for each ring:
Band Sampler Round Robin - Finish the current piece and also the one due to arrive next week - Finished the first, started the second - Bronze Medal
Blue Ribbon Designs - stitch the snowman ornie and scrapbook the two together - not at all.
Joan Elliott Round Robin - Finish the current piece - Finished - Bronze Medal
Birthday cards - stitch two cards for lucky August ladies -
Finished one - Silver Medal
Finished two - Gold Medal
Giveaways - stitch at least one of the two outstanding prizes - Finished one - Bronze Medal
Needlecraft Haven - stitch the August freebie Finished - Silver Medal
Papillon Around the World - stitch at least the outlines for Parts 3 and 4, complete Parts 1 and 2 including the metallics. -
Part 1 complete - Bronze Medal
Part 2 complete - Silver Medal
Part 3 complete - Gold Medal
Just-Nan-a-thon - stitch at least one design - not yet
12 in '12 - keep up the good progress and either start or finish another one of my 12. NB this does not include the BBD as it is nearly done even as I type -
Started LHN - Home of a Needleworker - Bronze Medal
Finished Every Time Hearts - Silver Medal
So that's a total of five Bronze medals, four Silver Medals and two Gold Medals. According to the table of medals, that means I am Kenya. For pictures look at the August tab on the sidebar or follow this link August 2012
"We all love gadgets, and none better than the teensy tools and holders we make ourselves. Let's stitch some smalls--needlebooks, fobs, biscornus, scissors keeps, pincushions--or knit some teensy things--amigurumi, jewelry, sachets...."
Not a lot of small stitching went on, and certainly no cute finishes like Heather listed!
LHN Home of a Needleworker was the main "small":
I also stitched two cards, one of which was for Kell:
and the other is for Karen aka Stitchywoman.
The final small is the Hallowe'en design by Puntini Puntini and I've made great progress on that one:
Zombie Kitty 2 made into a card
What's lying around that's so close to being finished you can't stand it anymore? Get to it and finish it!
This was a tricky one for me because nothing was close to completion and I needed to work on Round Robins! I decided to "nail" those for the theme.
Here's Debbie's RR in it's entirety. I didn't want to post a picture until she confirmed that she'd received it back.
And here's a quick non-stitching pic to explain the reason I've not actually stitched anything yet today -