Friday 15 February 2013

Theme-a-licous February Update

I hope you all enjoyed the Valentine's Day Blog Hop yesterday.  All the links now go direct to the relevant post on each blog so it's easy to find them in the future.

Theme-a-licious is hosted by Heather of It's Geek to Me
Each month Heather thinks up a theme for us to stitch to, or in my case, a theme to somehow shoe-horn my existing stitching into, no matter how tenuous the link!

This month it is:

Figural February
Who are the people in your neighbourhood...your WIP neighbourhood, that is? Give your people-populated projects some face time this month.

I haven't yet started on my Mirabilia Round Robin figure, thanks to my cold but there's still 2 weeks to go.

I have been stitching on my Joan Elliot February Diary piece.  There will be a chubby cherub soon.  So far it's just a heart and some ribbons:

I'm not so keen on the lighter red in the heart.  It's too pink.  So that might be coming out and restitched.  The fabric is a piece of 28 count I dyed with fruit tea.  You can still smell it a little bit but it's starting to fade.

Here's Joan's January piece all mounted for my scrapbook:

And here's the Hallowe'en Kitty stitched for January's SAL piece, also mounted for my scrapbook:

It's quite hard to get Hallowe'en themed papers and embellishments in our craft shop, there was a choice of 2 basically!

I'm sure there's something else I wanted to blog about but I can't remember it!  Stitchitandie has finished her block on my Round Robin already so you can hop over to the Yuku Board to see it there.  She's stitched the August Peridot Fairy who looks amazing.

Finally, there's only 6 weeks to Easter and the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.  I'll get some details and a sign up pic up soon but in the mean time be thinking of all the Spring/Easter/Happy things you have stitched or you could stitch to take part.  Twist the meaning as far as you can go!


sharine said...

Great stitching. I love your scrapbooking pages:)

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Jo. They look great. Love the new piece your working on.


Christine said...

Lovely stitching Jo. I'm sitting out this month's themalicious because I never seem to stitch anything with people in it.
Thanks for the blog hop by the way, looking forward to the next one

xstitchatoz said...

Oooh, I like the sound of this, and even though I`m not a "member", I might just get my Da Vinci out - haven`t touched my poor La Scapigliata for over 6 months... or maybe I`ll finish my Margaret Sherry first for my Gran (do cats and dogs count?). Love the Halloween design and the scrapbooking idea :)

Laura said...

Congratulations on your finishes! They are both lovely. I think the Halloween kitty is my favorite.

#HeatherMakes said...

Love your finishes! Hope you get lots done on your Joan Elliott piece! I love her designs!

Kerryp77 said...

Love the scrapbook pages Jo!

Karoline said...

Great finishes and nice progress on the Joan Elliot wip

geeky Heather said...

Well, even if there were only two Halloween papers, it seems like this one is perfect! I love the sweet little robin in the January piece.

Claire said...

Great finish.x

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow they look awesome. I hope you remember what you forgot to blog about. LOL. You crack me up Jo!!

Julie said...

I bet as soon as you pressed publish you remembered what you wanted to say, always happens here lol.
Lots of lovely stitching in this post.

Anne said...

Great stitching Jo! I love that you dyed your fabric with fruit punch. I've been meaning to try my hand at dyeing and may just take a trip to the store today to get some white trims and play around with what I can come up with in my kitchen!! Your scrapbook is lovely!!

Shannon Meyer said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I'm a new follower, looking forward to seeing more of your stitching:)

Kaisievic said...

I always love your scrap booking, Jo. Jan Joan Elliott is looking great and I really like your Halloween piece. The scrap booking is sensational and the little kitty so cute. Who is the designer?
Hugs, Kaye

Fiona said...

Your scrapbook pages look great. It is a lovely way to display your stitching.