The theme for this month 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 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, the second arrived today - Bronze Medal
Blue Ribbon Designs - stitch the snowman ornie and scrapbook the two together - not yet
Joan Elliott Round Robin - Finish the current piece - Finished - Bronze Medal
Birthday cards - stitch two cards for lucky August ladies - Finished one - Silver 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. - outlines complete, Part 1 complete - Bronze 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 - not yet
So that's a total of four Bronze medals and two Silver Medals so far. According to the table of medals, that means I am India. Please feel free to sing the Indian National Anthem and salute "our" flag.
I didn't stitch the dark green background charted as it looked so nice with the gorgeous fabric showing through. I did find all the grey and white a little boring as it didn't really look like anything much until I got to the backstitch. Then it really took shape! And the purple Kreinik was amazing to stitch with (unlike the gold which was a PITA). Here's the whole piece so far: