Saturday, 15 June 2013

Theme-a-licious June Update

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 is the theme for June:

Jumanji June 
Is it a jungle out there in your stash? Give some love to the projects with animals or birds.

I've made a good start to this theme, first up is the JBW Alphabet kitty.  June's kitty is a patriotic red, white and blue kitty to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday and also the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation.  The Queen's Diamond Jubilee was last year as she ascended to the throne in 1952 but it took a year to plan her coronation.

Kitty is stitched on some pale blue 28 count evenweave.  I drew an Union Jack pattern on graph paper using pencil then carefully inked in the letters in red, blue and yellow (so it would show up).  Then just stitched as usual.  The white isn't very clear and the alphabettiness isn't as obvious on this kitty but as part of the set it will look good.  I've just realised I haven't put June underneath him yet.  I have some Union Jack ribbon to back him with.

The second animal themed piece is the Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas.  Alongside our dragon we have a very puzzled Goose for Six Geese a'Laying.  Who is this little cuckoo in the goose's nest?  I used a DMC light effects thread for the egg to give it a nice eggshell sheen.

The Dragonlets are only available through Dragon Dreams' page on Facebook.

My third piece is only just started, the Hallowe'en SAL ornie so photos will have to wait.

Finally, the photos are coming in for my Summer Blog Hop.  All I need is a photo of something you've stitched on a Home theme.  Click on the "There's No Place Like Home" picture to the right of the blog for more details.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jo

Lovely stitching!
have a good week!

CalamityJr said...

Love both finishes. The June kitty has extra special meaning for you, and the dragon couldn't be any cuter! You'll make a dragon fan out of me yet, haha.

Julie said...

Awww the Union Jack kitty is adorable, you are clever.

Susan said...

Very cute finishes. I love what you did with the cat.

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the Union Jack coloring on your kitty. It's fab.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Jo, the June kitty is very cute - I might steal your idea for next year.

Jan Gartlan said...

Pretty stitching

Christine said...

Oh I love the patriotic kitty, what a brilliant idea!
The dragonlet is adorable too, I bet Mr Gander had one or two stern questions to ask

Lili said...

Pretty stitching!!!
Hugs x

Karoline said...

Cute finishes, I love what you did with the cat

Kerryp77 said...

fab kitty and the goose does look rather puzzled!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your JBW Kitty is just too clever!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

The pearly Light Effects thread on the goose eggs is a genius idea :)

SoCal Debbie said...

The kitty is perfect and the little dragonlet in the goose nest is so cute!