Saturday, 6 August 2016
The Marvellous and Mesmerising Alphabet Mob
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.
M is for Mummy from A Dark Alphabet designed by Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog. That Mummy was so much fun to stitch!
Here's another Mummified creature:
Adapted from a Carand88 design
M is for Measure (and Mouse and Metallic) as shown in the Brooke's Book's Stitcher's Alphabet piece I am stitching for the Alphabet Club SAL:
M is for More Mouses (the creature, not the blogger, not yet!). And who designs the cutest mice?
There are a few M designers but Mirabilia must be the most well-known. I have stitched a number of the Mirabilia free cherubs and also partial designs for Round Robins. The first full size Mira I stitched was The Friendship Tree back in 2003 for a friend's new baby. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo! The second was Sleeping Beauty:
Then July's Amethyst Fairy (again no photo) and finally Bluebeard's Mermaid:
(Can you tell I've been playing with the new collage maker?)
I've stitched a few Mill Hill kits too, they are probably the most well-known brand of beads in the stitching world. The industry standard in the same way that DMC is. It should come as no surprise to find that their kits are heavily beaded!
I have an M on my WIPs list - my Mandala by Ink Circles:
And now my Mates, my stitching friends!
(home of the WIPocalypse)
There's also a lot of people whose blog name begins with "My...." so I won't list all of them. You can see them in the blog roll down the right hand side!
There have been a few more entries in the daily Art Challenge I mentioned last post.
Day 3 - Shadows
Passione Ricamo - Silhouette Fairy (it's kind of like a shadow!)
Day 4 - The Sky
Joan Elliot - Mother and Baby Dragon
Day 5 - Zooming In
Joan Elliott Christmas Angel
(I showed just one frame of this zoomed in)
Day 6 - Smiles
San Man Originals Spooky SAL
Finally, don't forget to link up on Monday for the Tenuous Shoehorn's first linky party - the theme is Summer. Make a post somehow connected with Summer and show some Summery stitching and link up here. Like a blog hop but less work for me LOL. The Linky will be open all week because Summer is the time to be lazy!