Sunday, September 28, 2014

Theme-a-licious October is...



...terribly, terribly LATE in being announced!!!!

I do apologize; I was out of town last week and thought I'd be able to get this post up before I left. Then, Michael sprained his ankle, a friend of his from high school called and wanted to drop by after dinner, and the painters, who we'd been trying to get to come for over six months, finally said they could come. As a result, we weren't home (and not cleaning) before 9pm any night that week. And I especially wanted this one to be posted early, since you might need to do some preparation...but hey, you've got a month! So without further ado, here's the theme for October...

Oft-Overlooked October
Find a new-to-you designer and start a new project this month! Or maybe two...or three...

This theme comes to you courtesy of Jo at Serendipitous Stitching! She actually suggested "Newbie November," for next year, but I loved the idea so much I spent an inordinate amount of time searching for synonyms until I could make it work for this year. I am going to send Jo a gift certificate to the online shop of her choosing so she can pick up something new to start. So Jo, please email me ASAP! =)

As for me, I already have a few new things to start. ;) But I need your help! I have seen a number of lovely finishes of Jardin Privé designs, so I finally picked up a couple...Christmas and Carré d'abeilles. I think I'm going to start Carré d'abeilles. Here are the flosses for both...
Christmas's flosses are on the left. Of course, I changed some of the colors for Carré d'abeilles. ;)

Now, here is where you come in. I have two wonderful designs all kitted up and ready to go, but I'm not sure which one to start. You must help me!

First of all, there is Quaker Christmas II by ByGone Stitches...

Second, Plum Pudding by Glendon Place...
...only, I am going to do it in the colors of Baked Alaska!

Sooo, which should I start? Please cast a vote, even if you're not participating (or have never participated) in the themes!


Quizzes by Quibblo.com

15 comments:

rosey175 said...

o my goodness those blues. o my. Those are the type of skeins I'd buy just to look at without any project in mind at all lol. Quaker Christmas is lovely but wow Baked Alaska will be amazing to watch grow.

Jackie said...

You really can't go wrong with either project! I love the theme for October. I've been a slug this year but I feel like I'll be able to participate next year if you do it again!

Tiki said...

I'm a fan of Christmas so I vote for both of those. :)

cucki said...

yup i vote for both of these..i love them so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Suz said...

I've seen Plum Pudding in person, and it's so pretty you should *definitely* do that one, if not both ;)

Maria Dunlap said...

Wow! The Christmas one is really spectacular... Love all the songs, too. I agree that your blues are gorgeous and Lydia picked that one because they looked like "Elsa's colors" :)

Brenda said...

I loved both of the Jardin Prive charts. I went to look in my files....and I HAVE BOTH!!!! I'm dying to do the square one. I forgot how to write the name but you know which one I'm talking about.

Love your other two BOPs (big ole projects)!!!!

krayolakris said...

Quaker Christmas!

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

ooo! That's me!

What a great choice for a theme. I have the perfect piece too, if only my fabric would arrive. It's a hand-dyed so I must be patient.

I love the blues you've subbed for the Glendon Place so that gets my vote.

jocondine said...

Plum Pudding seems to me a too tempting menu to resist.

Kaisievic said...

I love Quaker Christmas II as it is one of my WIPs. Next year I am going to get myself more organised and become a Theme-a-liciouser, if you will have me, that is!

Kevin said...

I vote for Quaker Christmas II - it's one that I've been working on and I really need to finish. The Plum Pudding is beautiful too, and the blue palette you've chosen is awesome!

LKICT said...

Plum Pudding! I can't wait to see it done with the blue threads. The original is gorgeous, so I'm anxious to see that pattern in blue.
When you do the quaker watch for Hark the Herald "angles" sing. Depending on when you bought the pattern the chart may have been corrected, but it's worth checking before stitching.
Have fun!

thegreytail said...

oh dear! they're all adorable! how can one choose?!
love the Quaker motifs, LOVE the blues for the GP piece. I have a JP all kitted up myself, but can't take anything more at the moment. I did a little math and there are 4 more big ass projects I could start RIGHT NOW 'cause I have threads, fabric, dowels, EVERYTHING. and a gabazillion more arriving at some point this month. gosh, I'm definitely doing Oft-Overlooked October!
happy xxx,
chiara

Nic said...

Ooh, that plum pudding one is gorgeous. Hope that's the one that won the vote

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