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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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!
What's that soaring through the air with the greatest of ease? It's the things with wings on your WIPs!Sampler again!!!
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!
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
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!!
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.
|January||tree or wreath|
|February||snowman (or snowlady!)|
|April||Santa or elves|
|May||any monochrome ornament|
|August||angels or birds|
|November||hardanger or blackwork|
|December||your choice--or do some ornament finishing|
Wish me luck... I'll be back tomorrow with my first finish of 2013!!