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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Theme-a-licious Looking Backward and Forward VIII



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 was the theme for August:

Airborne August
What's that soaring through the air with the greatest of ease? It's the things with wings on your WIPs!

So I worked on my Wings of Love sampler for my cousin's wedding.  It's not called that, it's called Couers en Boites but it is how I got it into this month's theme.


Carton-Marie Couers en Boites photo DSC03832LuHearts_zpsf5d92b3b.jpg

I also stitched a little dragon for the Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas:

Dragon Dreams 8 photo DragonDreams8_zps763df071.jpg

Lilly of the Woods is also a fairy with wings, but Andie requested I did not stitch the wings so she went with the other Dreamers on her piece.  So Lilly is my Anti-Theme piece for this month and here is the space where the wings would have gone if I was going to stitch them which I'm not:



That seems to be about it.  Apart from this little butterfly:


Next month is:
Sampler September
Whether you're stitching the alphabet over and over (and over), starting your own band (sampler), or marking some spots, this is your month!

That should be a cinch for me!!  Samplers are one of my favourite things.  I could even start planning my 2014 Band Sampler RR...

 I also shared this photo of how I like to stitch the RRs.  Because I'm only using a length or two of each colour it doesn't seem worth pulling out all the colours so I just get my full set and select the colour I need for the piece I'm stitching that evening.  It makes a nice spread on the table!!


You can see my lovely coloured-in copy of the chart in front of me.
And my small ORTS tin ready to be added to the ORTS jar for TUSAL day.


Finally, I sent the latest postcard in the Summer Blog Hop to Evalina but it's not up yet so watch her blog!!  I am expecting one more picture in then I will email the final ones out in one big end of summer flurry!

15 comments:

  1. Great finishes for the month Jo. I have all my DMC on bobbins and in bobbin boxes and I work from them rather than putting each color in the project. Makes it much faster to stitch.

    Linda

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  2. Fab finishes Jo!! Love that display of your threads on the table! I think I need to get those floss away bags and metal rings to organize them. That coloured copy is pretty cool. Did it come like that or was it coloured by someone?

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  3. Holy Moly you are so organised!! I love the Wedding Sampler, it looks so effective and how neat is your stitching?? Fab month for you stunner!
    Alicia xo

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  4. Lovely stitching, the hearts are really pretty!

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  5. Lovely "wingy" stitchery and I always love to see how others go about their stitching.

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  6. Beautiful stitches dear Jo, well done!
    I wasn't participating in the summer blog hop, are you sure you've sent your card to me not to Debbie?

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  7. Oh, my! I'm having senior moments already... yes I am participating in the summer blog hop. I didn't get your card yet though...

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  8. and a few hours later...
    yep, I have the card and I've posted on my blog about it
    Evalina, This and that...


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  9. Your ingenuity in fitting projects to the themalicious theme is rapidly becoming legendary ;D
    Loving the little dragon crying over his spilt milk

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  10. Great projects for this months theme, I look forward to seeing Septembers

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  11. Your stitching area looks a hive if activity. The hearts are so beautiful.

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  12. I agree with Christine, I really enjoy reading your theme rationalizations each month, they're very entertaining :P The "this is where the wings would go" is especially clever, LOL ;) Love the last photo with all that stitchy goodness! I'm nowhere near that organized unfortunately. *sigh*

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  13. you are a busy lady, I love your stitching and the red sampler is wonderful, sunny kisses from Rio, Alce

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  14. Love all your finishes - the space for the wings is especially impressive! ;) Looking forward to seeing your samplers this month!

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