Thursday, 31 January 2013

Theme-a-licious Looking Back and Forward I

Theme-a-licious is hosted by Heather of It's Geek to Me
Each month Heather thinks up a theme for us to stitch to, or in my case, a theme to somehow shoe-horn my existing stitching into, no matter how tenuous the link!

This month it is

Jardin Janvier
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.

Green Goddess was the main project for this theme.  Here she is at the start of the month:

And here she is now:

Not quite as much as I'd hoped but I've had a stinking cold and have gone to bed early all this week!  I'd hoped to complete both olive leaves at the bottom this month.

The other Jardin themed piece is my Joan Elliott Round Robin based on her Flower Fairies.  Here's another picture, this time taken during the day so the colours are a little better than the previous one.

Looking forward to next month:

Figural February
Who are the people in your neighbourhood...your WIP neighbourhood, that is? Give your people-populated projects some face time this month.

Lots of scope there!  I have the Large Mirabilia RR to start, I received Julie's piece "In the Arms of an Angel" last week and I'm really looking forward to stitching on this one.
Of course GG is a person, and the JE Diary February design is a chubby cherub so that count's too.

Talking of Julie, she has a new blog called the Red Couch Stitcher so pop over there and say "Hi from Jo"

Finally, the now obligatory mention of my Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop.  You really have no excuse for not knowing about this event!  Click on the Heart on my side bar for the post with all the details.  Open to all, the more the merrier.  Spread some Love!


  1. Hope your cold improves soon and you made good progress this month. I especially like the Flower Fairies RR. Can't wait to see what you decide to work on for next month, you've got a few choices.

  2. Great progress Jo. I hope you are feeling better.


  3. Hope you are feeling better. There are some very nasty bugs going around right now. Very nice progress on Green Goddess.

  4. Hello Jo

    Both pieces are looking very pretty.

  5. Cold be gone! Nice stitching...

  6. You've made some lovely progress :) Hope your cold improves!

  7. ohhh bummmer with the cold ... hope you start to feel much better soon ....
    gorgeous stitchings you have been working on and can't wait to see your new choices for the themealicious thingy ....
    been and popped over to and say hi :) love mouse xxxx

  8. I hope you feel better soon, and not just because I can't wait to see the "hunk". I love both of your JE pieces, really makes me want to start one myself...

    And thanks for sending people my way :)

  9. Hi Jo, Please get better soon - sending hot mugs of chicken soup your way or maybe a hot toddy or two?
    Love, love, love your JE RR - stunning!

  10. Nice progress! I hope your cold gets better soon.

  11. I hope you feel better very soon! Colds can be so nasty :/
    You had such a great stitching month and I just can't wait to see your projects for the next. All the things you mention sound so good!

  12. Hey stunner! Sorry to hear you've been under the weather lately. I hope you feel better. You're stitching is lovely. The RR fairies look amazing just like the stitcher.
    Take care gorgeous girl.
    Xox Alicia

  13. Green goddess is a lovely piece and beautifully stitched

  14. Green Goddess has grown lots, hope you are feeling much better today.

  15. Nice progress!
    Hope you'll feel better soon sweetie!!

  16. Your RR is stunning, congratulations to everyone.

    Great progress on Green Goddess, she's gorgeous

  17. great stitching :) I love your green goddess.

  18. I love your Joan Elliott RR. The ladies are lovey! Such neat stitching!

  19. great stitching Jo and I hope you feel much better now xoxo

  20. That RR is just amazing!! It's really funny; since you skipped the butterflies on the sides of Green Goddess's face, I got it into my head that you were waiting to do them because they were over-one. Then you sent me the link to the finished piece and I see I was totally wrong. Why am I telling you this? I blame the cold medicine. I hope you're feeling better!


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