Friday, 31 January 2014

Theme-a-licous January Update and Just Nan SAL

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!  

Jardin January

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

By lucky chance all three of my pieces for the Just Nan SAL fitted the bill perfectly (which was just as well, because my evening pieces didn't at all!)

Just Nan SAL
Just Nan SAL is hosted by Zeb of Keep Calm and Cross Stitch

This month I stitched and finished three different small projects.  The first was Lady Scarlet's Christmas:

Not actually IN a garden but plenty of greenery and a little ladybird too.

The second piece was Batty Jacks, again pumpkins are found in gardens (as are bats and spiders):

And thirdly, M is for Mouse.  Now maybe this is a House Mouse rather than a Field Mouse but there are plenty of little flowers on this design:

This is the backing fabric I used, it has little cakes and teacups on it.

Perfect to make into a little bag to go (where else) to the Mouse House to celebrate Mouse's Birthday.

I wanted some fruit tea for fabric dyeing but they only had camomile or drinking chocolate.  I figured that would keep Mouse warm this winter.  Check out those lovely flavours - Turkish Delight and Jazzy Ginger!

Finally, another mention for my Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop.  Click on the heart photo to the right and scroll down to the bottom of the post for details of the Hop!


Anonymous said...

Hello Jo

Lovely finishes and yes that hot chocolate sounds delicious!
Happy weekend.

Zeb said...

Gorgeous finishes, and omg LOVE Mouse House! Mouse is very lucky to get that :D

Totally in love with the spider you used for Batty Jack, scary and so appropriate!

Karen said...

Awesome finishes!!!

What a perfect gift for Mouse. Lucky!

Susan said...

Love when one piece can be a multi-tasker. You had some great pieces this month.

Elfie said...

Delightful finishes. Love the M bag in particular.

Lili said...

Lovely stitching!!
Pretty cool the "M" ;)

Nice weekend!

xsfav14 - Chele said...

3 very wonderful finishes!


Jo said...

Lovely projects - Mouse is very lucky indeed!

Kaisievic said...

oooh, three great finishes and as always, I NEED to know details - designer? where can I get the pattern, etc?

Joysze said...

Holy smokes, LOVE Mouse's b'day gift!!! It's too cute for words!

Julie said...

Gorgeous designs you chose Jo, love Mouse's birthday gift ... better hunt me down some of that Turkish delight hot choc ... mmm I NEED that!!!

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely finishes :)
Love the Christmas one and the gift for Mouse is gorgeous :)
Hugs x

Shebafudge said...

Oh my word! Turkish Delight hot chocolate? I'm going shopping tomorrow!

Lady Scarlett looks lovely too.