Sunday, 30 November 2014

November Just Nan SAL and Theme-a-licious Update

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

Unfortunately Zeb is no longer updating the SAL on her blog but that's no reason to stop stitching and posting!  So here is my monthly update:

Haunted Pumpkins Tree
stitched on Chocolate Orange from Craft Kitten.

This as the only Just Nan design I stitched this month but that's OK because it fits in with the next 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!

No-Xs November

What can you make without making an X?? Blackwork, hardanger, embroidery, needlelace, and the list goes on! Don't can even backstitch for the month!

I made No Xs on this Just Nan design so that totally counts for No Xs November!

Winter Typography - No Xs done on this one.

I did a lot of No Xs on Green Goddess too, adding the metallics, the backstitch, the metallic backstitch, the metallic french knots and the beads:

Green Goddess by Joan Elliott
Stitched on 32 count Sunlit Heath from Crafty Kitten

And that seems to be it for No Xs November!

I did set some themes of my own for next year, for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog.  You can find them here.  A mixture of traditional choices (Black Cats, Witches etc) as well as some new suggestions.  Creepy Trees being one of my favourite new ones.

Finally, we now have over twenty people signed up for Gifted Gorgeousness SAL next year.  Everyone seems to be very excited about showing their appreciation to their fellow bloggers via the medium of "Stitching and Blogging About It".  This is an informal SAL, there will be a Linky Post on the 15th of every month, just blog and link up in any month that you have stitched on some Gifted Gorgeousness.  WIP photos more than welcome.


KimM said...

Oh boy - what CAN you stitch without using an X? Awesome job!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo
Beautiful progress on your stitching.
Wishing you a good week x

jocondine said...

Well done, Heather is in fact the good godmother of our stitchings ; november must be the month of finishing works. (xxx)

Anonymous said...

Love the stitching, very pretty.

Giovanna said...

Lovely No X stitching! Nice start on the Just Nan too.

Brenda said...

Oh I really like you Haunted Pumpkins!!! It is turning out cute!!!

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Jo.


Preeti said...

Your stitching pieces are beautiful and the green Goddess is looking gorgeous with the beads :)

Julie said...

Lovely to get another glimpse of GG.

Brigitte said...

Beautiful progress and well done on your NoXs. I think I would have pulled out a piece from Drawn Thread and would have made man many specialty stitches. They are more interesting than backstitching, lol.

Shebafudge said...

Love all your no X's! I sorted out all my projects for Gifted Gorgeousness today and will post about them in a few days time :)