Thursday, 15 August 2013
Theme-a-licious August Update
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 is the theme for August:
What's that soaring through the air with the greatest of ease? It's the things with wings on your WIPs!
So what have I been singing all week? On the Wings of Love by Jeffrey Osbourne. Well, actually I haven't, but it is the only way I could think to include this piece as part of the theme:
I finished the whole Couers en Boites design but didn't photograph it before I took it to the framers. This is just one of the hearts stitched over 2 to make a card for the couple. That's their initials, they're not getting married in LA.
Also with wings we have dragons and fairies. First up is my progress on this month's Dragon Dreams design:
And my Lilly of the Woods for the large Mira RR:
That pillow is so bitty and boring. I can't wait to finish it and get on to the drapes. Nora's drapes are one of my favourite things to stitch! Have you seen the new Mirabilia released today? Simply called "Red" she seems to be inspired by Little Red Riding Hood and is amazing!!
The Viewer is already working overtime as the Mira Minions try out every combination of fabric with her!
For those of you not familiar with the Minions and the Viewer, here is a link:
A stitcher known as Thutmosis set up the Viewer to help people decide which fabrics to stitch their favourite Mirabilia designs on. She has now expanded it to include Chatelaines, Joan Elliott, Passione Ricamo and Teresa Wentzler all with the designers' approval and blessing. She has fabric from all the major hand-dyers plus plain Zweigart too. The HTML programming necessary must be immense but she does it all for free! All it will cost you is several
hours days of your life as you lose yourself in the different combinations.
Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop is hopping onwards to Penny. Here is the full list so far:
My card goes to Debbie at Debbie's Cross Stitch
Debbie's card goes to Christine at The Alchymyst's Study
Christine's card goes to Lynn at Kearnel's Korner
Lynn's card goes to Clare at Aimetu's Stitching
Clare's card goes to Vickie at A Stitcher's Story
Vickie's card goes to Julie at Julie's Stitchyknitty Journal
Julie's card goes to Penny at Larkspur Lane
There is still time to send a card if you haven't already done so, just click on the green "There's No Place Like Home" for more details.