Saturday, 3 September 2016
The Nice and Nifty Alphabet Needleworkers
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.
N is for Necromancy from A Dark Alphabet designed by Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog. I don't think there's too much raising the dead on this blog although I did show a Mummy last month and there will be a Zombie for Z (spoiler alert!).
N is also for Needle as shown in the Brooke's Book's Stitcher's Alphabet piece I am stitching for the Alphabet Club SAL:
Where do you keep your needles? In a Needlebook of course. I have Never stitched one of these but luckily I have one made by a dear friend, Margaret, it was one of the first stitched gifts I received in my first year of blogging.
N is for Noah's Ark and I've stitched a few of those, all as birth samplers.
From Homes & Garden Cross Stitch book with Noah charted by me, based on the Little People toy.
N is for Noel (Christmas, not the name!)
N designers include Nora Corbett, and here's another chance to see her four Alphabet Fairies:
Less well-known is Nimue, a French designer with a unique style who designed this lovely Baby Swing:
Stiched on 32 count Sunlit Heath Murano from Crafty Kitten (named by me!)
You can read more about this design here.
I had several Ns on my WIP list earlier this year, all Nora's but now I have None. I do have a few Northern Expressions Needleworks charts in my stash following a Giveaway by the designer. Here are a few:
So, on to Bloggers! On my Blog Roll we have:
(can we spot a theme here?)
and then there's
And not a blog, but a great stitching forum
Finally, it's September so it's my Big Birthday Month, yay! Nearly time for the Big Birthday Blog Hop. Some people requested they be advised of their year for the hop early due to holidays, so I have now done that. For the rest of the participants, you will be getting an email from me in the next two weeks giving you all the information you need to know. I still have a few spaces left, so if anyone is late to the party, leave me a comment and I can fit you in!