Friday, May 18, 2012

Theme-alicious update and GIANT cross stitch

My "May Memories" Theme-alicious involved working more on my Marjolein Bastin design. It doesn't fit perfectly into the theme but I figured why stop stitching when I am on a roll. That squirrel scene is almost done!

I plan to get back to the Christmas House (as Christmas evokes so many cute memories) so will hopefully post progress on that on the next update.
I've had busy fingers decorating these black tutus with feathers. I hope the costumes will evoke happy memories for the dancers wearing them at the Southern Tasmanian Dancing Eistedffod in June. My DD is so excited for the competition which runs over 9 days. She will be dancing in 11 items and that means 11 costumes (lucky me)! Did I tell you she was excited?  Dancing is about 90% of her conversation so I take it she adores it. As she put it "dancing is my life".
Have you seen GIANT cross stitch used as wall decor?  Take a look at these links here , here and here. I think it looks pretty cool. Tell me what you think?
                                                                     "Make it Rain" by Jessica Decker

And by the way the IHSW (International Hermit and Stitching Weekend) is on this weekend and I'm trying to finish that jolly little squirrel picture. There will also be some dancing costume sewing thrown in (if that counts).

Enjoy beavering away on your stitching!
Thank you for dropping by...
                                             Jan x


Sarah said...

ow ow I like the big giant heart!

Chelle said...

The painted cross stitch on the wall is really pretty. I would never have thought of that.

Thanks for letting me know it's IHSW again! I need to add that to my new blog - (sorry, that's a shameless plug for the site I just set up!)

Mangogirl said...

great stitching :D and love the black tutu!

mdgtjulie said...

Hi Jan. I love your squirrel. He's darling. Grats on the progress. I'm not too fond of the giant cross stitch. I'm one of those who likes to use the somewhat smaller counts (twenty eight, thirty two) because I don't want the X's to be big enough for people to see them. I like it when you have to strain your eyes to see the little teeny Xs. (I'm not crazy enough to stitch over one on forty count. Yes, there ARE people like that out there. I know some, lol.)

geeky Heather said...

Oh, mercy, 11 costumes???!?! You are a saint! Good luck to your DD!

JenniDMills said...

Well I quite like the rose, and it's certainly an interesting idea. I guess I just wasn't that keen on the designs chosen to stitch or paint.
I'm enjoying your blog. You write about lots of interesting things stitchy related.