Finally, you say!
As you know, some old favorites are back, but I also have some new challenges in store for you! Now, promise you won't freak out about any of them before we talk about them, OK? So without further (and further and further and further) ado, here are 2013's themes!
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.
Who are the people in your neighborhood...your WIP neighborhood, that is? Give your people-populated projects some face time this month.
Work on something different every day...it's madness...of the funnest possible kind.
Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!
Pick a color, any color, then stitch only on projects that contain that color for the month!
Is it a jungle out there in your stash? Give some love to the projects with animals or birds.
It's time to celebrate! What are you celebrating this year? Stitch on your holiday-related projects, OR find some WIPs you know you'll never finish and set them free.
What's that soaring through the air with the greatest of ease? It's the things with wings on your WIPs!
Whether you're stitching the alphabet over and over (and over), starting your own band (sampler), or marking some spots, this is your month!
It's time to don your tiaras and bring the bling! Stitch on projects with sparkly fibers, beads or charms.
What can you make without making an X?? Blackwork, hardanger, embroidery, needlelace, and the list goes on! Don't panic...you can even backstitch for the month!
It's the end of the year...are there some projects you thought you'd have done by now? Let's take a walk down memory lane and start the new year with a clean plate.
I expect you to gasp in horror over May and November...but if you've been around, you know we can work the themes out so anyone can participate. =) Just remember that every project you stitch in a month doesn't have to be on theme.
Also, I was reading a post over at Bonnie's World and thinking it would be cool to have Theme-a-licious, Ornament Edition! I don't know about you, but I have a serious stash of ornaments kitted up that need to be stitched! So here are your monthly ornament themes in case you want to join me for those as well (they tie in with the monthly themes, just to keep things all neat and tidy...maybe you should think of them more as "inspirations".)
|January||tree or wreath|
|February||snowman (or snowlady!)|
|April||Santa or elves|
|May||any monochrome ornament|
|August||angels or birds|
|November||hardanger or blackwork|
|December||your choice--or do some ornament finishing|
I'll also put up a Theme-a-licious 2013 page on the blog, but I'm not going to have a sign-up list on it like last year. Just drop in whenever you can...I'm happy to have you! =)
Oh yeah...you want to see the graphic, right??
Wait for it...
If you're not a Doctor Who fan, there is a version without David Tennant. For either graphic, please copy the code below (click in the box and copy) to include it in your post rather than downloading the image and uploading it through Blogger. If you upload to Blogger, the animation won't work and you'll be stuck at Jardin January the whole year. =) If you're not sure how to put this code in your post, contact me and I'll walk you through it...but basically, you need to be in "HTML" mode rather than "Compose" mode.
Non-geeky, plain version (not that there's anything wrong with that):
I'll have a sidebar version of the graphics Monday!
|Let the planning begin! =)|