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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Theme-a-licious 2013

Hi Folks,

Welcome to 2013 and my first post of the new year. Last year I read with interest a couple of blogs by people who had participated in Theme-a-Licious 2012. It was a really interesting concept and basically there are themes each month in which to base your stitching. I quite fancied giving it a go so I've signed up for the 2013 one. I've created a new page at the top of the blog so I'll keep progress in there as well as the updates on the 15th and last day of the month.

Here are the themes and written in green what I plan to stitch for that month.

Jardin January
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.

I have the perfect project for this - the poppy biscornu that I want to stitch to finish off my basket of biscornu challenge. The blackwork sampler I want to start also has flowers in it too.

Figural February
Who are the people in your neighborhood...your WIP neighborhood, that is? Give your people-populated projects some face time this month.
This has got to be my Big Bang Theory chart!

March Madness
Work on something different every day...it's madness...of the funnest possible kind.
Time to make a start on all those cover kits I think, although I may limit myself to just 15 projects as 31 WIP's would probably push me over the edge!

Amazon April
Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!
There are 3 projects that fall into this one, the Anchor Sampler, My QS Iris and the Mother and Baby Giraffes.

Monochrome May
Pick a color, any color, then stitch only on projects that contain that color for the month!
Maybe brown or blue so that could be the Giraffes or my HAED

Jumanji June
Is it a jungle out there in your stash? Give some love to the projects with animals or birds.
More projects than I thought have animals in them so either of the Giraffe projects or the Sampler

Jubilee July
It's time to celebrate! What are you celebrating this year? Stitch on your holiday-related projects, OR find some WIPs you know you'll never finish and set them free.
Not sure about this one, maybe a couple of Christmas ornies and get a head start!

Airborne August
What's that soaring through the air with the greatest of ease? It's the things with wings on your WIPs!
Sampler again!!!

Sampler September
Whether you're stitching the alphabet over and over (and over), starting your own band (sampler), or marking some spots, this is your month!
...And again!

Opulent October
It's time to don your tiaras and bring the bling! Stitch on projects with sparkly fibers, beads or charms.
Another month where we see whats happening

No-Xs November
What can you make without making an X?? Blackwork, hardanger, embroidery, needlelace, and the list goes on! Don't panic...you can even backstitch for the month!
Maybe I'll get the blackwork kit I want for my birthday, But like I need an excuse to do blackwork!!

Detritus December
It's the end of the year...are there some projects you thought you'd have done by now? Let's take a walk down memory lane and start the new year with a clean plate.
Projects I'd have thought I'd have done by now...Probably all of the above!!

There is also an optional ornament/christmas decoration theme too. I've added them in just incase I decide to do one of those too.

Januarytree or wreath
Februarysnowman (or snowlady!)
March3D ornament
AprilSanta or elves
Mayany monochrome ornament
Julyyour choice
Augustangels or birds
September verse
Novemberhardanger or blackwork
Decemberyour choice--or do some ornament finishing

Wish me luck... I'll be back tomorrow with my first finish of 2013!!


  1. Exciting! Good luck with all these, can't wait to see your progress :)

  2. Oooh your going to be a busy bee - a finish already!!! wow!!! Look forward to seeing it xx

  3. Happy new year kerry. this looks really interesting with all the themes. I like the idea of it.
    Looking forward to seeing your progress
    x catherine

  4. Sounds interesting! Good luck with the themes. I'm definitely following your progress :D

  5. That sounds like a good way to get organized, looking forward to seeing it all. Maybe I'll be up for it next year!

  6. Sounds great Kerry! I look forward to following your progress :-) Lx

  7. Brilliant! I hope you have fun, look forward to seeing lots of lovely things from you ^_^

  8. I love theme-a-licious, they bend to fit whatever I've been stitching LOL.
    Looking forward to seeing how you do.


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