Saturday, 1 February 2020

The People Chose Penguins

This SAL is all about what you want to see on the blog.  Each month I ask for suggestions for themes and then put them up to the members of the IHSW Group on FB to vote for their choice.  This is what they have chosen:

February - Penguins
March - Coffee
April - Modern Samplers

Penguins.  Penguins.  Thanks Christine.

Unfortunately it would appear that the only penguins I have stitched were in my pre-blog, pre-digital camera days and were given to a friend whose son liked penguins.

So it's going to be a short post today LOL

I was given this lovely book from Lakeside Needlecraft before Christmas:

There are designs from 60 different designers within the book including this cute Penguin from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery:

And these two from Heather Nugent:

There are also numerous Penguin designs in the magazines I collect and plenty online.  I rather like this one by White Willow Designs:

Several years ago I sent a very long piece of fabric to Sharon from Shebafudge to stitch a design called Penguin Parade by Mary Hickmott on.  This is what the design looks like:

This post shows Sharon's start - Shebafudge - Crazy January Challenge 2014

I wonder how she got on with it?

Now it's over to you.  All you have to do is make a post on the theme of Penguins, mention The People's Choice SAL (you can copy the picture I used at the top of this post and in my side bar) and my blog. Please link up using the URL of the actual blog post, not the home page of your blog. I look forward to seeing what you all post.



Finally, I need your suggestions for the next poll. Any thing, no matter how obscure, weird or random will go into the poll. Keep the theme suggestions to a single word or two - so you could have Cats, or Blue, or Holidays, or Warmth etc. Really anything which could be illustrated in cross stitch.

Looking forward to reading them all!


Beth in IL said...

I have no penguins. Wait I do! I will post and then add my link.

Renee said...

These penguin projects are darling!

Barb said...

I love the White Willow one! It almost has a Quaker look.

Kaisievic said...

Great post, Jo, some really cute penguin designs. My suggestion for a theme is "Fire".

jocondine said...

Love the patterns you shared, the first one is so cute! This was quite a challenge this month but a real fun too! xxx

Mary said...

The penguins are all so different in style but all are such fun stitches.

Mini said...

Penguins are my favorite character..I love the ones from Heather.

Kate said...

These penguins are all so cute - this should be a fun month.

Julie said...

I wonder who chose penguins as this months choice?? .... I stitched Christine a penguin in an exchange one year - Chilly was his name, a free chart in a Christine exchange.

RJ said...

That first penguin Jo is so adorable. I love him. RJ@stitchingfriensforever

Ann C. said...

Great job on all 3, but I really like the tribal penguin.

Tiffstitch said...

These are great! Thank you for the ideas.

Katie said...

All linked up. I LOVE the Frosted Pumpkin penguin you posted. Adorable!!!

Clare-Aimetu said...

White Willow is gorgeous, that's a long piece of fabric !

Leonore Winterer said...

I love the FPS pinguin from the winter book. I might have to get that one at some point!
My post is rather short as well, but at least I got it up in a timely manner!

Christine said...

Yay Penguins, I might actually manage to put together a post this time!
I love the first one you showed with the little penguin in the snowflake

Rachel said...

Thanks for hosting. It seems you were almost caught out this month with the category choice so it's a good job you had the Lakeside Needlecraft book. The Frosted Pumpkin penguin is gorgeous!
One question though - 'Modern Samplers' - any chance of a bit more clarification or will you be mean and make me work that out for myself?!!! :)