July's theme was Jolly July, It's a jolly holiday with your WIPs...you can concentrate on Christmas designs, ornaments, or even pick a different holiday to render in stitchy goodness.
I chose this cute little ornie from the Christmas Preview issue of Just Cross Stitch, it is designed by Blue Ribbon Designs and I chose to stitch it on 32 count twilight blue linen rather than the tan colour in the magazine. I also changed the Blanc to B5200 because I like it!
And that was it!! Although, of course, I was running the Summer Postcard Blog Hop which is a holiday so that counts too. I've got a couple more "postcards" to send and would love some more. All you have to do is email me a photograph of a stitched Summery picture and a message and I'll do the rest. For more details and a list of bloggers already in the Blog Hop click on the sunset to the right.
And next it is Altius August - Embrace the Olympic motto--Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)--by elevating your mind. It's the perfect time to learn something new! Or maybe achieve some goals...
I think I'll 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
Blue Ribbon Designs - stitch the snowman ornie and scrapbook the two together
Joan Elliott Round Robin - Finish the current piece
Birthday cards - stitch two cards for lucky August ladies
Giveaways - stitch at least one of the two outstanding prizes
Needlecraft Haven - stitch the August freebie
Papillon Around the World - stitch at least the outlines for Parts 3 and 4, complete Parts 1 and 2 including the metallics.
Just-Nan-a-thon - stitch at least one design
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.
That seems to be enough to be going on with!
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