A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
For both challenges I chose a larger piece which could be broken down into segments to meet the monthly themes.
For the Hallowe'en Blog it was Counting Bats by Just Nan:
stitched on 32 count lavender linen
And this little Bad Bat Fairy based on a Lucie Heaton design:
And Just Nan's Ghastly, Ghostly Ghouls to cover 2 months:
And for the Christmas SAL it was the Christmas Cubes by The Primitive Hare:
stitched on 35 count Country Mocha linen
I stitched six of the Daffycat Reindeer for the Christmas SAL for the months when there wasn't a suitable cube:
I also made use of the Fifth Fridays in three months and stitched three of the Teresa Wentzler Byzantine Ornaments:
stitched on 28 count burgundy linen
There were other smalls throughout the year and by clicking on the label "Ornament SAL" you can see them all.
The next SAL is the It's TUSAL time again!
For those of you new to blogging, the TUSAL is a project run by Daffycat, click on the button on the right hand bar for more details.
Here is my ORTS jar posing with the current stitching project:
Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas for the Stitch Maynia FB Challenge
On the First Day of Christmas this is what I stitched:
On the Second Day of Christmas this is what I stitched:
On the Third Day of Christmas this is what I stitched:
On the Fourth Day of Christmas this is what I stitched:
On the Fifth Day of Christmas this is what I stitched:
Here is the whole piece so far:
And here is a close-up of the Angel:
Each day I stitch one length of thread on each of the blocks and then spend the rest of the day stitching on the Angel. In the evening I stitch more border!
Finally, I have put up the new Sign-Up Page for Gifted Gorgeousness and added a new logo for 2017. I have noticed that a few people still have the link to the 2015 SAL in their sidebars. Neither the 2015 nor the 2016 will link now, I have retired those pages so please link using this new photo and the new page link. I hope that lots of you will join in again next year, the rules are pretty free and easy and there are sometimes giveaways too.