Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Elegant and Enigmatic Alphabet Ensemble

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.

E is for Eek from A Dark Alphabet designed by Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog.   There are lots of things in this picture to make you go "EEK!" from spiders to ghosts and bats.

E is also for Embroidery as shown in the Alphabet Sampler by Brooke's Books.  I am stitching one block per month:

stitched on 28 count Afghan fabric

In the top corner of the block you can see an Egg, traditionally stitched at Easter:

From La Contesse blog

There really aren't that many E things to stitch, apart from Elephants I guess!

Noah's Ark by Joan Elliott

My major E WIP is the lovely Elizabeth Shephard from Scarlet Letter:

stitched on 30 count linen

I do have Nora Corbett's E is for Eleanor in my stash and my plan is to stitch it next year for my Godmother's Grandaughter.

Past E designers include Emily Peacock and Elissa Hudson, two more Birth Sampler designs:

Emily Peacock

Turquoise ABC Sampler
Elissa Hudson

Looking through my Blog Roll, the first person I came across is my dear friend Shirlee AKA

Shirlee has a wonderful self-depreciating sense of humour and a dry wit.  At the moment there seems to be a lot of knitting going on too!

All lovely blogs written by great stitchers and lovely people. 

The last E piece I can show today is Eighth Day by Plum Street Samplers, Eight Maids a Milking:

And here is Seventh Day, just because you haven't seen it before:

stitched over one on 25 count linen

Finally, the Advent Calendar Blog Hop is progressing nicely, it's lovely to pop over to each blog and see their picture and how they celebrate Christmas Eve too.  Thank you to everyone who is taking part this year and to everyone who is commenting on each post.


  1. E for excellent post and stitching! Love the elephant. Looking forward to your Nora Corbett's E, so pretty:)

  2. I love this post. So many E's in your FFOs.

  3. I always enjoy your blog Jo. It is full of beautiful stitching.

  4. Lol gominam! Great post :). I love the orange letter all of your stitching is lovely :)

  5. Great "E" post... you have some lovely E stitching on show :o)
    Hugs xx

  6. Loved seeing your E stitching pieces Jo.


  7. Great E post. I'm struggling what to write for letter E. My favourite designer out of these would be Emily Peacock. I would like to stitch her designs one day.

  8. Beautiful projects and glad you included Seven as well. :)

  9. Excellent collection of "E"s!

  10. What an extra-fantastic post. Lots of wonderful E's in there.

  11. So nice to see all the wonderful pieces. Nora Corbett's 'E' is so beautiful!!

  12. So many wonderful E-things to discover in this Alphabet Club post. I always love to see the designers starting with the respective letters and there are always some I hadn't heard about before.

  13. Not so much to show for E as there as for D, but still some very lovely designs ^_^

  14. oh, that Brooke's Books piece is adorable! so nice to see Elizabeth too, she's coming along so well!


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