Friday, 31 August 2012

Theme-a-licious Looking Backward & Forward VIII Plus WIPocalypse August Number 2

Here's the round-up for the progress since the last Full Moon.

Part 1 - My 12 in '12

1. Dark Alphabet SAL - all completed this year
2. Joan Elliott's Green Goddess - not stitched for some time
3. Gift of Stitching My Lovely Sewing Tools SAL - not stitched for some time
4. Home of a Needleworker (PIF from Nicola) - started this month, great progress
5. Blackbird Designs (came with Madame Muriel from Margaret) - completed last month
6. Ed Hardy - Skull & Roses (for a friend) - not started
7. Wedding Sampler (for a friend) - completed this month
8. Baby Sampler (for a friend) - completed
9. Baby Sampler (for my cousin) - completed
10. Yiotas Coffee Fairy -  not stitched for some time
11. Papillon Around the World in 80 Stitches - Parts 1 to 3 completed.  Part 4 well on its way to completion.
12. Nora Corbett Trick or Treat Fairy - not started.

So here are the photos of this month's successes:

A roof appears!

Part 3 completed, Part 4 all done except the metallic

These were delivered to the Bride today, she loved them!
Now I have an empty nail in my conservatory.


Part 2 - Just Nan-a-thon

Not so good, in fact nothing again!  Although I have bought some more charts...

Part 3 - Theme-a-licious
The theme for this month was 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:

Blue 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.

Yellow Ring
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

Black Ring
Giveaways - stitch at least one of the two outstanding prizes - Finished one - Bronze Medal
Needlecraft Haven - stitch the August freebie  Finished - Silver Medal

Green Ring
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

Red Ring
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.  Please feel free to sing the Kenyan National Anthem and salute "our" flag.

Kenya Flag

I won't attach photos of all the "athletes" this time, they are all featured somewhere in the previous eight posts so have a look back.

Looking forward to September - September Smalls
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....
Hmmm, not so sure about all the finishing skills needed for that lot.  I think I'll stitch to stitching smalls for my scrapbook.

Finally, I will be emailing the last postcards in the Summer Postcard Blog Hop out later.  A Big Thank You to everyone who took part.  Watch out for the Hallowe'en Hop in October!


Mouse said...

oooo well done on all your medals :)
lovely stitching and don't you like smalls love mouse xxxxx

Christine said...

Pretty impressive medal haul there!
At this rate you will soon be China ;)

Julie said...

Congrats on your medals.
Practice with the smalls, that's what the challenge each month is for lol

Giovanna said...

Great going this month, well done!

The Merry Stitcher said...

Oooo cant wait to see the smalls that you turn out. Congratulations on all your medals, you work is so lovely.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Very impressive medal total! Around the World in 80 Stitches is beautiful!

Beth Pearce said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments and your goals!

Sue said...

You have done a marvellous job.

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done! Congrats on all medals and, wow 5 of 12 already complete.

Ziggyeor said...

oh wow that's a lot of stitching! Congrats on your medals. Loved going through the rest of the blog too. I can't wait to see what you do for the Halloween Hop :)

Minnie said...

Not a bad medal count at all, everything looks great.

Kaisievic said...

Excellent medal count, Jo.

geeky Heather said...

ROFTL!!! GO KENYA!!! You are brilliant. Good job on all your rings!