Saturday, March 30, 2013

Another All-in-One Post (sorry)

Yes, I did it again. I got a bit behind on blogging. Apologies! Now I have to update you on everything at once.

Let's first discuss WIPocalypse and Theme-a-licious:

The WIPocalypse theme for this month was:
March 27 – Themes: Designer – Chatelaine, Style – Springtime, Colors – Green and Yellow

and the theme for Theme-a-licious was:
MARCH MADNESS - Work on something different every's madness...of the funnest kind.

 I posted during the mid-month check in that working on something different every day just wouldn't happen this month since I had so many RRs that needed to be done. I did try to put a few stitches into other things each night, to a varying degree of success.

I was not about to start my first Chatelaine, and will not likely do one this year. I did do a wee little bit of Springtime stitching, including some green and yellow.

Here's some pictures -

I finished my section on Laura's Celtic-themed band sampler round robin. It came out rather fabulous, if I say so myself. :)

I also finished my section on Angi's band sampler round robin. I used bands from Just Nan and Sweetheart Tree. Angi provided tons of coordinating silks, metallics, and beads. They were amazing.

In honor of Spring (wishfully thinking), I stitched the "Phlox" section of Butterfly Garden from The Drawn Thread. Included was some green and yellow stitching. See, I'm trying to go along with the themes.

I added a couple more bottles to "99." Each time, I ask my hubby if he recognizes the bottles. So far we have Blue Moon, Heineken, and Fat Tire Amber Ale.

Oops, I allowed myself yet another new start. Naughty me. I'm amused by my interesting word combo.

I've been working on Andie's Mirabilia large-stitch round robin, but I don't want to show any pix until it's done. Andie is, after all, an attentive follower of this blog. She follows the hunks, anyway. :P

I also did some more stitching on "Baked Goods," but I forgot to take a picture.

Speaking of being naughty...I've been ordering stash right and left. I got the most wonderful package in the mail yesterday, from Leslie of Under the Sea Fabrics. Included was my custom FOTM, perhaps to be used for the upcoming Joan Elliott RR, a bunch of fabrics I picked up at her latest Jewel sale, the most adorable mermaid tail scissors and mermaid fob, and, best of all, I won a full kit from Leslie. The kit is for the Poppy Pixie, and Leslie created a fabric just for her. It is called Volcano, and it is truly amazing. I'm going to try to stitch her up for the Pick-a-Pixie Facebook SAL. Thanks, Leslie!!!

The WIPocalypse theme for April is:
Themes: Designer – Mirabilia, Style – Samplers, Colors – Blue and Orange

Mirabilia will be easy. I don't have any current plans for samplers, since I finished the RR, but we'll see. Blue and Orange? Umm, maybe.

The Theme-a-licious theme for April is:
AMAZON APRIL - Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects.

That'll take some thinking. I'll get back to you on that.

DON'T FORGET: If you haven't already entered my 100-follower giveaway, your last chance is tomorrow, March 31. I will do the drawing Monday or Tuesday. Leave a comment here.

Last but not least, I owe you a hunk.
I have another reader request. I thought him appropriate, since my hubby and I saw The Hobbit last week. I offer to you, Thorin Oakenshield, King of the Dwarves, aka Richard Armitage.

Another one who is not really my cuppa, and honestly, I couldn't bear to show a pasty white bare-chested pic of him, but he has really pretty eyes.

I hope to not overwhelm you with any more all-in-one posts. Key word=hope.


Kaisievic said...

We love the long posts, so much to read and see. ,
Love all your progress pics and your new fabbies are gorgeous. The mermaid scissors are pretty fab, too.
Happy Easter, love Kaye

Linda said...

Great progress on all your pieces Karen. Love the new fabric colors.


geeky Heather said...

Lovely projects!! I had to LOL at what the words say on your Lizzie*Kate right now.... =)

Christine said...

Great stitching! If I didfn't already know what that L*K is going to say I'd have been seriously worried about it.
Thanks for the Richard Armitage fix, he's been a bit of a favourite of mine since he played Guy of Gisborne

cucki said...

Very sweet projects and great stitching..
Love x

Lynn Bourke said...

I love all your stitching pics and the scissors...and also the pics of Richard Armitage :-)

Andie said...

Love the goodies :D
Not to fond of your "hunk" Although that 2nd to last pic he looks sufficently bad to be interesting.... and not too hairy roflol

Julie said...

mmm nice eye candy, he'll do for me!

Lots of lovely stitching, the band sampler is particularly super.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great stitching, love Angi's band sampler, she has a good eye for colour. And Laura's should definitely qualify for Amazon April albeit a month early.

Gorgeous fabric stash, don't suppose there's any errant 40 count slipped in there by mistake?

Fiona said...

All your stitching looks great. Love checking out your hunks, they brighten up my day. I'm off to check out the under the sea fabrics, the ones you have look gorgeous.