Sunday, June 1, 2014

Theme-a-licious May/June

Oh, woe is me, due to my work schedule, not a single squirrel appeared during Menagerie May!!!

But seriously, I did get some good progress in on Dancer before work got too crazy.

I also got the bunnies on Spring Garden Gate done...FINALLY!! Stitching with this pale taupe on cream linen really messed with my eyes. I could only work on it during daylight hours with any reasonable success. I also had an unfortunate frogging session!

Now let's talk about THIS month, which is...

June Jolt
School's out for the summer! Let's work on things with sunshine in them or REALLY bright colors. Summer is here!

OK, some of you "subtly" brought to my attention that this is a very...Northern Hemisphere centric theme. I used Katie's writeup almost verbatim since I could hear Alice Cooper singing in my head while reading it--and believe me, that NEVER happens. Anyway, those of you in the Southern Hemisphere (and those of you whose schools aren't out yet) can still participate in the actual theme stitching...bright colors and sunshine. =) Or even just bright colors, if you're feeling like stitching Autumn projects.

Anyway, I think I need to drag out Les Rubans (my last progress picture was during March Madness here), since it is BY FAR the brightest project I have. Other than that, I don't know what I'm going to do!

So how was Menagerie May? Did the stampede of projects overwhelm you, or did you train them and teach them some new tricks? What kind of brightness can you find for June Jolt? Please add your link below (to your latest Theme-a-licious post), and visit some other Themers if you can (everyone loves comments and encouragement!) Our next post will be on July 1st. And remember, it's never too late to join in or send suggestions for future themes!


cucki said...

Sweet stitches..
Hugs x

KimM said...

Very cute -

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

Wot no squirrels?

Good thing I managed to stitch one. And then forgot to add it to my Theme-a-licious post!!

The bunnies are very cute though. And Dancer is nice and unseasonal too.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your bunnies are so cute! Dancer is the perfect animal to stitch for Menagerie May! Your Les Rubans looks amazing! I'm looking forward to seeing more of it next month!

Julie said...

Dancer is lovely, but the bunnies win it for me this month, they are adorable.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Dancer is looking great!

Anne said...

Great job on Dancer! He's prancing onto the linen like a nice little deer!! The bunnies are cute too and yay for finishing them!! I have some linens that work only in sunlight too. I end up seeing dots if I work on them at night! You know the ones...those pesky night time dots!

Delusional Knitter said...

OMG - I still have the hummingbird cross stitch to finish - that fits in this theme. The hummers are back for summer in our yard. I also have a celestial one that's been in my stash FOREVER that'd I'd like to start. May - I'm pretty sure I did nothing.

jocondine said...

It was a great fun with all that animals jumping of our stitching basket, and the birds flying over to supervise our progress ;)

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