Saturday, 7 November 2015
The Delightful and Decorative Alphabet Display
It's the first Saturday of the month, so it's time for detention!
"They only met online, but it changed their lives forever"
I think most of you know the lovely enigmatic Chiara who blogs at The Grey Tail? We were chatting via email a while back and between us came up with the idea of an A-Z language challenge. We batted some ideas around and are calling it the The Alphabet Club. Chiara has the full details on that link but basically she will post a link-up post on the first Saturday of each month (Saturday being detention day in the film) reminding us of the month's letter and we will all link up with themed things, from stitching to designers and local customs.
D is for Delightful and Decorative which all our stitching is and also for the Devil represented by a Spinning Monkey in Dutch mythology. The monkey comes from the Dark Alphabet by A Note of Friendship.
D is for Darning and (not quite) Done as you can see from this month's block of the Stitcher's Alphabet by Brooke's Books:
D is for one of my favourite subjects to stitch - Dragons!
A great many of those Dragons have been Designed by Dragon Dreams who do a lovely range of cute dragons as well as some more grown-up looking ones.
I have one D WIP which comes from Dragon Dreams, this is Dragon of the Winter Moon:
Another favourite D designer is Drawn Thread who do some lovely Delicate designs, including these two freebies:
All You Need is Love
Going through my Blog Roll for D blogs I realised quite a few of them don't blog as much as they used to - Doll's Musings, Dani the Black Belt Stitcher and Dragon Stitching with Astrid. At least Daffycat is back with a lovely new reindeer design, so she kicks off the Ds:
(not a Star Wars themed blog!)
(with some adorable dragons)
Seems like there aren't that many active D blogs! Of course the saddest entry in my Reader is this one, Debbie's Cross Stitch. Our dear friend Debbie who passed away very suddenly in 2014 and has inspired the DUCJC - Debbie's Ultimate Crazy Januray Challenge where you stitch a different project every day in January. I have finished 15 of mine and made substantial progress on 3 more, which isn't too bad. You can see the whole list here - WIPocalypse, 15-in-15 and DUCJC.
Finally, thanks to everyone who entered the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. The winner will be announced in my next post as will the launch of the Advent Calendar 2015.