Welcome to the Jolliest blog on the block! Each month we have a different theme. You choose your OWN chart, fabric and threads. Share your progress as you go along and post your finished piece by the last day of the month. You can join at anytime throughout the year and choose which months you wish to stitch with us. Happy Xmas everyone!
I'm half way there. Yeah!! This month I used Kreinik number 4 blending in gold for one of the eggs and some beads in the holly spray at the bottom. No doubt I wouldn't be able to finish stitching the other 6 in 4 weeks, but I hope to have at lease 1 more done this year.
How ironic. In the last post, I said I was grateful for technology. I guess I still am but in different ways. Right after the last entry, my computer died. Big black screen, the whole works apparently gone. I was able to get files recovered but the computer was still old enough that it was not restoring. And then the search for a new one began. I never thought of myself as old-fashioned until the search. I like using my mouse, I use my USB ports for numerous things. I still use thumb drives. I want to be able to play my CDs. Never thought this would be such a hard thing to find. But finally I did and now I'm learning new software, new operating systems, etc....
Hellooooo, lovely Christmas Elves, Long time no see from me! I have been having rather a blog hiatus these last few months (don't worry lots of stitching has been happening - you can see updates on Instagram and FB, if you use those social media sites and follow me) but I didn't want to neglect my duties so I have popped up to organise the 2018 themes, with a little bit of help from you. I must say, I am so impressed with all of the gorgeous Christmas stitching that has been happening on both sets of themes this year - well done you! Anyway, I have decided that we will keep running two alternate set of themes in 2018. We will keep Theme One as it is: Theme One: THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.....
On the First day of Christmas my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
On the Second day of Christmas my true love sent to me Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
On the Third day of Christmas my true love sent to me Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Subsequent verses follow the same pattern, each adding one new gift and repeating all the earlier gifts, so that each verse is one line longer than its predecessor:
There are so many different designs out there on this theme - I just did a quick Google search and look at all of these:
Theme Two will be a variety, just as we had in previous years (and there is no reason we cannot use some of the same ideas again). So, get your Santa hats on and start sending through some choices to me!
Please comment on this post only and I will leave it open for around two weeks and then decide.
If we have more than twelve ideas for Theme 2, then I will set up a little poll.
HO! HO! HO!
P.S. TraderVic and I are going on a big overseas trip shortly - so probs no blogging from me in the near future but I plan to be all reinvigorated for 2018!
P.P.S. Just as a reminder here are the themes for the last three years:
THEMES FOR 2016
January - Music
February - Snow
March- Santa and his helpers
April - Ornaments/Decorations
May - Reindeer
June - Christmas animals/pets
July - free choice
August - Christmas clothing
September - Christmas Food
October - Toys/Presents
November - Oh Christmas Tree!
December - Angels/Nativity
THEMES FOR 2015 (ONLY A PARTIAL YEAR, AS THE BLOG WAS ONLY STARTED IN AUGUST)
Here is "Tiny Nativity" by Bent Creek. While I had finished the stitching back in October, I really wanted the ornament FFO'd for my post and I finally got to that last night! It's amazing how just as much work goes into finishing such an itsy bitsy thing as something so much bigger! This is only 1.5" square! But I think it's charming and was very fun to do!