Saturday, 5 December 2015
The Elegant and Enigmatic Alphabet Ensemble
It's the first Saturday of the month, so it's time for detention!
E is for Eek from A Dark Alphabet designed by Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog. There are lots of things in this picture to make you go "EEK!" from spiders to ghosts and bats.
"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.
E is also for Embroidery as shown in the Alphabet Sampler by Brooke's Books. I am stitching one block per month:
stitched on 28 count Afghan fabric
In the top corner of the block you can see an Egg, traditionally stitched at Easter:
From La Contesse blog
There really aren't that many E things to stitch, apart from Elephants I guess!
Noah's Ark by Joan Elliott
My major E WIP is the lovely Elizabeth Shephard from Scarlet Letter:
stitched on 30 count linen
I do have Nora Corbett's E is for Eleanor in my stash and my plan is to stitch it next year for my Godmother's Grandaughter.
Past E designers include Emily Peacock and Elissa Hudson, two more Birth Sampler designs:
Looking through my Blog Roll, the first person I came across is my dear friend Shirlee AKA
Shirlee has a wonderful self-depreciating sense of humour and a dry wit. At the moment there seems to be a lot of knitting going on too!
All lovely blogs written by great stitchers and lovely people.
The last E piece I can show today is Eighth Day by Plum Street Samplers, Eight Maids a Milking:
And here is Seventh Day, just because you haven't seen it before:
stitched over one on 25 count linen
Finally, the Advent Calendar Blog Hop is progressing nicely, it's lovely to pop over to each blog and see their picture and how they celebrate Christmas Eve too. Thank you to everyone who is taking part this year and to everyone who is commenting on each post.