Sunday, 24 November 2013

More Tiny Stitching

I have been pretty much a OAAT this month (One At A Time) working on The Little Stitcher's Fairy Tale Advent Calendar.  Apart from one day when I misplaced the thread ring and had to wait for replacement threads!  Thank heavens for SewandSo's fast delivery.

Here are the first sixteen designs in rows of four:

The consensus seems to be number four is a dog.

Love the blue snowflake in this row.

Look, Karen, squirrels!
And another dog, a dachshund?

The lady on the left is Saint Lucy. whose Feast Day is celebrated on 13th December mainly in Italy and the Scandinavian countries.

I'm really enjoying this little series, managing to keep to one a day on average.  This week I'm going into town to see if I can get the supplies I need for my display idea.

I did make a couple of new starts, one for the Hobbit/ LOTR Challenge found on the Crochettes blog.  Reveal Day for that is St. Lucy's Day by co-incidence.  The other is going to be sent out as a prize recently awarded on this blog so I shan't name the design but here's my start:

OAAT is satisfying but does not provide alot of photos!  Around the Blogisphere I have noticed that not so many people are participating in NaBloPoMo this year, in previous years my Reader has been jammed full!  Astrid has found many reasons to be grateful this month.  Nia has her baby-brain well and truly in gear.  Lili seems to be single-handedly keeping the Hallowe'en SAL Blog going with some lovely designs.  And Daffycat has released her annual reindeer ornie which I had to have this year because I'm sure she has modelled it on our visitors:

Pop over to Daffycat's to see what I mean!

In other blogs, people are deciding what to do about the various activities many of us take part in each year.  The WIPocalypse, Theme-a-licious, IHSW etc.  There's a new one for next year, the Just Nan SAL hosted by Zeb of Keep Calm and Stitch, so if you're a fan pop over there and sign up.  I'll be hosting my usual blog hops (click on the tab at the top of this page for more details).  The next one will be the Advent Calendar Blog Hop.  We have a mere two spaces left for this now.  So if you would like to join in this year, send me an email quick!  Click on the door to the right for more details.

Finally I'd like to share two blogs I really enjoy - Needleprint and Mr X-Stitch.  Two very different blogs but with the same mission - to share crafty goodness with us all.  Needleprint is the more traditional of the two, lots of information about books, museums and tantalising antique sampler auctions.  Mr X-Stitch is more modern and edgy, especially their X-rated Saturday entries!

N e e d l e p r i n t

Click on the relevant image to learn more about the two blogs.

Find out about Mr X Stitch here!


Linda said...

The advent calendar is fantastic Jo and your almost done.


Zeb said...

Great write up! Love the wee over one stitching, too cute and an adorable design too. Might have to try find it. And thanks for the shout out! :)

Kate said...

Your advent calendar is delightful!

♥ Nia said...

A lovely advent calendar :)

Anne S said...

The advent stitching is coming along beautifully :)

Vickie said...

Still lovin' the Advent Calender and it's tininess. Can't wait to see your Hobbit stitch. Or to see The movie for that matter. ;)

Jennifer M. said...

The advent design is very cute! Thanks for the links to the other blogs. Have to go check them out!

Christine said...

The advent designs are beautiful. I wonder if 10 is meant to be a cat since it is watching the bird in the tree?

Susan said...

Great progress on the advent piece. Thanks for the link to the Just Nan SAL. I've added that to my planning-for-2014 list.

Lili said...

Your mini calendar is fantastic!
Maybe I will stitch that next year! ;)

Lovely start!! Waiting for see a little more.

I'm not alone on the Halloween SAL...heheheh! Thanks! ;)

Have fun stitching!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ooh that tiny advent is adorable.

Kerryp77 said...

The stitching looks stunning Jo, well done!

Kate said...

Love the Advent stitching

Shirlee said...

I LOVE that advent calendar! I bought the pattern as soon as it was offered & had hoped to stitch it this year. So much for that! Hopefully next year : ) What fabric did you use ... it looks like the floss colors work very well with it!