Thursday, 31 May 2012

Theme-a-licious Looking Backward and Forward V

May was May Memories.  I decided to go for Making Memories with The Dark Alphabet designed in memory of Lisa Roswell and also my Joan Elliott Round Robin piece which is about making memories with new friends as we all stitch on each piece.

Has everyone seen enough of the Dark Alphabet yet?  If so, then look away now....

And the Round Robin again:

June is

Jumanji June
Is it a jungle out there in your stash? Give some love to the projects with animals or birds.

Due to the Small Boy's late night habit my evening stitching has been pared to the bone and now consists of two Round Robins and Papillon Around the World in 80 Stitches.  I really don't want to fall behind after only two parts!  None of these have animals or birds.

The Spring Challenge for Samplermakes does have animals and birds so that will fit the theme nicely, it's my daytime stitch.  Here it is as of today:

The idea is, we were all given a selection of Spring motifs to arrange and stitch as we chose.  I've flipped the tree to have one of the other side too, there will be a bird, a peacock, a rabbit and a butterfly added.  The fabric is Slightly Lilac by Sparklies, 28count stitched over 2.

Finally, my Giveaway is now closed.  The names will be put into a hat and the totally random boy will chose three winners!


  1. Jo, I love, Love, LOVE your dark alphabet. It's almost enough to make me want to do letters. Not quite, but almost, lol. Love the RR too. Pretty, pretty. And can't wait to see your springy piece too. Hope you're all happy and healthy over there!!

  2. Wait a minute...those round robins are totally in theme...after all, robins are birds!! :) The fairies are amazing! And never too much of the Dark Alphabet. :)

  3. Nope, not seen enough of Dark Alphabet yet ;D
    The new sampler piece looks lovely, I've got a soft spot for peacocks on samplers so I'll look forward to seeing him

  4. Love the new sampler, that tree is beautiful, looking forward to seeing more of this one. I hope your nocturnal little man is sleeping a little better.

  5. I love your dark alphabet and JE looks fantastic, looking forward to seeing your spring piece.

  6. May has certainly been a very productive month for you. Both finishes are gorgeous! Love your new sampler. Very pretty colours.


  7. Loooove Dark Alphabet - never have enough.

  8. Gulp! That reminds me that I signed up for the spring challenge too.... well, if I recall correctly, there was no deadline... LOL

    Your progress looks lovely - can't wait to see how is progresses!

  9. Congrats on the VERY accomplishful month of May! Here's to Jumaji June treating you well ! :)

  10. Hello Jo! So glad to have found you! I followed you over here after you left your wonderful comment on my blog. Sounds like a good plan on my giveaway if no one else signs up or if your name is picked. You do wonderful stitching. I am your newest follower. :)

  11. Oh my, the alphabet looks gorgeous! I don't think I will ever have enough of it! I just checked the original finish post and I Love the poem too <3 Abd the JE RR is oing beautiful, I love your choice of fairy!!!

  12. I don't think it's possible to see enough of the Dark Alphabet :-) Your other pieces are lovely too.


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