THE ALPHABET CLUB link-up post – M –

Hello! Hello! Welcome back to THE ALPHABET CLUB!

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The Alphabet Club

this is an automatic link-up post: here you can add your link to this month’s post for letter M (or whatever your alphabet inspired you to feature) and keep up with everyone joining the Club. remember to paste the link to the actual post, not to the generic homepage of your blog.

how do I add my link? in order to add your link you need to use the blue the link-up  button you find just after this paragraph. it’s the only free way I found that would work on WordPress, but it does work quite nicely once you learn how to use it: simply click on it once, you’ll be redirected to the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention.

I just added my entry for this month’s detention successfully (YAY!), what do I do now? you can leave a comment here saying you did so, I’ll definitely check from time to time to keep up with everyone’s contributions, but I’m sure other people would like to stay up to date, and leaving a comment is a good way to let them know new stuff came in😉

where do I find other people’s links so that I can read their posts? just click on the blue link-up button. the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention will list all the entries as they are added by the respective writer.

how much time do I have before the link-up expires? because this is a free tool, I cannot keep entries open indefinitely. this link-up page will stop working in 33 days from now, just before a new one opens for the following letter. this is how it will work for as long as TAC lasts. this doesn’t mean that next month nobody will be able to find our links and read our blog posts  it only means that nobody will be able to ADD their own links to a previous detention once a new detention starts.

I discovered TAC later on and would like to add a post for previous letters but their link-up expired, can I still do that? of course! that is so cool! thank you! 😊 just add each link to the current detention link-up post naming them after the letter; or simply write everything down in one blog post and link that up saying it’s a “catch-up post” 😉

you’ll see this post automatically repeat itself every month but the blue button will take you to the new link-up page 😊

you will also find these link-up posts listed in TAC’s main page together with all the info about it.

of course should you have any problems with inlinkz, just let me know using the contact form you find in my blog: write me all the info and I’ll try to fix it for you.

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Thank you so much for joining TAC and posting such wonderful entries!

Have a good day and happy stitching!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Chiara

THE ALPHABET CLUB link-up post – L –

Hello! Hello! Welcome back to THE ALPHABET CLUB!

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The Alphabet Club

this is an automatic link-up post: here you can add your link to this month’s post for letter L (or whatever your alphabet inspired you to feature) and keep up with everyone joining the Club. remember to paste the link to the actual post, not to the generic homepage of your blog.

how do I add my link? in order to add your link you need to use the blue the link-up  button you find just after this paragraph. it’s the only free way I found that would work on WordPress, but it does work quite nicely once you learn how to use it: simply click on it once, you’ll be redirected to the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention.

I just added my entry for this month’s detention successfully (YAY!), what do I do now? you can leave a comment here saying you did so, I’ll definitely check from time to time to keep up with everyone’s contributions, but I’m sure other people would like to stay up to date, and leaving a comment is a good way to let them know new stuff came in😉

where do I find other people’s links so that I can read their posts? just click on the blue link-up button. the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention will list all the entries as they are added by the respective writer.

how much time do I have before the link-up expires? because this is a free tool, I cannot keep entries open indefinitely. this link-up page will stop working in 33 days from now, just before a new one opens for the following letter. this is how it will work for as long as TAC lasts. this doesn’t mean that next month nobody will be able to find our links and read our blog posts  it only means that nobody will be able to ADD their own links to a previous detention once a new detention starts.

I discovered TAC later on and would like to add a post for previous letters but their link-up expired, can I still do that? of course! that is so cool! thank you! 😊 just add each link to the current detention link-up post naming them after the letter; or simply write everything down in one blog post and link that up saying it’s a “catch-up post” 😉

you’ll see this post automatically repeat itself every month but the blue button will take you to the new link-up page 😊

you will also find these link-up posts listed in TAC’s main page together with all the info about it.

of course should you have any problems with inlinkz, just let me know using the contact form you find in my blog: write me all the info and I’ll try to fix it for you.

– – – 

Thank you so much for joining TAC and posting such wonderful entries!

Have a good day and happy stitching!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Chiara

KABOOM! (3rd rundown post – May)

In the spirit of keeping track with my progress and finishes month by month, I’m starting this post as a draft at the beginning of May and updating it with every relevant piece of news until the early days of June, this way you’ll have an account of what happened as it happened. 😉

  • I felt like doing some 1 over 1 stitching, so I picked up one of my Christmas WIPs and stitched a couple of rows on the 2015 Sew Advent Band Sampler by iStitch Designs, here’s where it’s at at the moment:
WIP - Sew Advent SAL 2015
I’m stitching this with a selection of silks (NPI, AVAS and Gloriana if I remember correctly) on a 28ct. Vaupel & Heilenbeck linen band that is pre-finished on the left and right side, as usual.
  • After all the DMC stitching I did on Tree of Life, I really craved some hand dyed stitching, so I resumed working on Holly & Hearts by Lizzie*Kate which I had left at part 1. It took me a little over a weekend to stitch up part 2 and worked on part 3 over the hermitting weekend in May, and just like that I had a finish! here it is 😊
Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts - part 2
first you see part 2 (I had left this at part 1)
Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts - part 1 & 2
as you can see I changed up the spelling to match the original (Dickens would have never spelled honour without the u 😉 )
Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts - part 3
and part 3, with the heart charm that came with the pattern
Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts
here is the full sampler stitched on 40ct. hand dyed linen using my choice of Nina’s Threads (1 over 2).

I made a few changes colour-wise and I’m so very pleased to have this one off the list – at last! 😀

  • Before this I had another (even quicker) L*K finish, an oldie I discussed in my “K” post for TAC, so you can pop there if you want to read all the details about it 😊
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Lizzie*Kate Merry Little Bird ornament
  • Towards the end of May I was getting dramatically close to finishing Story Time Sampler, and as sometimes happens I got the finishing blues (does it happen to you too to get a little nostalgic of a WIP you worked on for so long when you know it’s going to be over soon? it’s silly, I know! I mean, the whole point of wanting to stitch them is to see them finished at some point, possibly sooner than later considering we don’t outlive our stash — 😱). Well, I wanted to delay that finish by a few days or so, so I picked up this minuscule little project I had in the back of my head and was saving for a rainy day (these were indeed very rainy days, ask the Roland Garros courts!). The chart is a bonus I received with my last purchase from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, they printed this sweet mini cupcake on cardboard and shipped it with hard copy charts or needlework bits they sent you. I knew it was just the right size to make a scissor fob, but in doing so I wanted to honour the essence of a cupcake itself: sweetness and sugar overload! 😀 I had bought some cream Zweigart linen recently (for Joan Elliott’s Tree of Life), and with that I ventured into purchasing a cut of their PINK LINEN too. Imagine that a few years ago! 😀 – I know, it still bewilders me too 😜
The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Cupcake scissor fobs
At the beginning I thought I would use size 12 Perlé threads for the finishing, but I had forgotten how thick it is compared to 40ct. 😜. From the left you can see the chart, the pumpkin needle minder and Bohin scissors which granted me the free chart, and the DMC required for the job.

At any rate, I stitched these mini cupcakes using the prescribed DMC threads and alternated the pink and cream linens for the fronts and backs of the fobs; I knew there was going to be cording involved but this time I decided to go with a proper tassel and must say it’s a keeper! 😍 Fun fact, the skein you see on the stitch bow is one of those half skeins I got from my grandmother (some years ago she used to buy me an Italian magazine that included 5 half-skeins out of the DMC range with every issue) – well, with these two guys here I almost ran out of that pink and now I’ll have to get a full skein for I am sure if I don’t I’ll definitely end up needing it and not having enough, classic!

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Cupcake scissor fobs
These are the stripes of fabric I used, and mind I had leftovers! 😀 I don’t know if you can tell by my notes, but the design measures only 17W x 18H – talk about mini! Also in this picture, another mini fabric cut (to be frank that’s a leftover) for Gatsby.

The last part of Story Time Sampler came with a bonus frame that was designed but never included in the final piece, and the Pumpkins decided to share it with members of the club in case we wanted to swap A Christmas Carol for The Great Gatsby or just stitch an extra frame for your own amusement – guess what I did? 😜

Well, I knew I left a ridiculously small leftover in one of my tin boxes that I got last summer when I last cut some Cloudy Sky linen.. I couldn’t possibly throw away hand dyed linen in possibly my favourite tone, and it proved a very sensible choice because it turns out to be just the perfect size for a Story Time frame! hurray! 🎉

I didn’t want to risk missing any of the fabric threads when stitching this on a hoop, that’s why I took out the sewing machine and fed two birds with one seed and prepped for the fobs as well – you know me, if I have to take the machine out, I better make the most of it! 😀

stitching tray
here you can see a recent snap of my stitching tray, with everything ready to make one of the cupcake fobs. I wonder when those other pumpkin ornaments will get their finishing done.. 😱

I spent a lazy weekend working on the mini fobs while watching tennis, eating tortilla chips (my favourite!) and gelato – and by Monday morning..

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Cupcake scissor fobs
TA-DA! at 2,3 cm these are by far my smallest finish to date (possibly ever!) 😀 see the needle minder and cardboard bobbin for size comparison.
  • And now, at last, the other big item hitting the finished pile, Story Time Sampler! It was such a journey – I started this one back when it was first released in January 2015 and it feels like half a lifetime ago now..! I took a break in September of that year and picked it up again this month, when I finally got the chance to cover up that slug accident I had many moons ago 😜

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Story Time Sampler

I also stitched up the extra Gatsby frame that I plan on finishing as a flat ornament:

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - The Great Gatsby

  • Last but not least I got yet another piece off The List, a small one I intended to be a simple “bunnies pincushion” but in fact when I picked it up again I spent a little time playing with motifs and borders, flipped this, rotated that, and so on and ended up with a fully stitched 100 x 100 stitches chart with two bunnies already on fabric and LOTS of plans for mice, flowers, snails, bees, butterflies – even an ant! 😀
"Wild life" Nature au point de croix
Nature au point de croix scene on 32ct. Zweigart linen using the prescribed DMC (2 over 2).

I enjoyed the composing process so much, at one point I was almost scared it wouldn’t look as good on fabric as it did on screen – but it did! 😀 Of course you won’t see me stitching on 32ct. any time soon but the end result came out wonderfully despite my whining over threading 2 plies all the time. 😜

In case you’re curious about this, the design is a mix of items, borders and motifs taken from the Nature au point de croix booklet series (these are featured in the Animaux booklet) published by Mango Pratique, and they are designed by Monique Bonnin, Véronique Enginger and Corinne Lacroix – unfortunately it doesn’t credit each design so I cannot tell if these were all by one artist or two, or three, so I always mention them all! 😊

It turned out way too big for a pincushion finish but I think I have the right fabric to turn this into a pillow — when the finishing bug bites me again!

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One last shot and I’ll let you go – this is TUSAL for the month of May, as you can see I got many ends and bits and things (and sewing thread I removed when I took off the dowels all these projects that I kept there lingering! HURRAY!) ..

TUSAL 5/16
wait, what is that brass whatnot?!

That, my dears, is the fruit of my polishing endeavours one evening – I found it blackened and dreadfully neglected in the attic and decided to see what it actually looked like, and a bit of an idea in the back of my head.. I really like Karen‘s Ye Olde Project Randomiser, whenever she want to rotate her stitching she just picks up a random slip of paper and finds out what project she’s going to work on next. Now I’m not much into rotating these days, I would rather choose one and get monogamous stitching until we’re done (if you know what I mean 😜) but I find myself not knowing which project to pick up next, and there’s still plenty already started in The WIPorn List!

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This is it, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this May Multitude, I don’t think the 4th rundown at the end of June will show even half as much, but I’ll definitely have time to test the randomiser and see what happens next! 😀

Enjoy the warmer weather, happy stitching!

Chiara

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P.S. I always forget to mention this, I started a Flickr account where you can see better shots than the ones WP allows me to post here, you can reach it through this link or click on a preview thumbnail in the left sidebar of the blog and get immediately redirected to the photo stream. 😉

The Alphabet Club – K –

My entry for TAC this month is kind of a double treat, you’ll see what I mean 😉

This first post will be focused on idle nattering – the one coming up shortly afterwards is going to be a LONG post, jam-packed with pictures and finishes, so get your tea ready, grab a snack or whatever you fancy – it’s going to take a while. 😀 

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This month’s letter K is one of those letters that are missing from the Italian alphabet, so I knew I was going to either feature a random letter or something else of my choosing. Luckily my choice of WIP fell on a couple of pieces designed by Lizzie*Kate, no need to improvise too much! 😀 ❉

First I picked up a sweet little pre-finished ornament I bought back in 2011, Merry Little Bird. This project had seen a start at the time and an unfortunate one indeed; the placing of the design on this particular piece is crucial if you want it to resemble an actual bird with the words Merry and Christmas replacing its wings – well, I could swear I followed the instructions to the T but I still ended up with no room to attach the eye/button, plus a pretty misplaced Merry wing. At that point I felt so frustrated at the thought of having to frog it all out, I put the thing away and lost track of it until last year, when I did all the careful frogging, washed the fluff out and prepared to start it all over again; then you know how it is with good intentions and where they can often take you.. 😉

Cutting straight to 2016, the year of my WIPorn plan, I knew this fellow would have to go up on the Christmas tree at the end of the year and I was determined not to wait for December to pick it up, so I took out the prescribed Weeks Dye Works I bought especially for it back in the day and gave it a second chance.

Lizzie*Kate - Merry Little Bird
A few details about this design: it’s stitched 2 over 2 with the prescribed Weeks Dye Works threads on the pre-finished bird ornament (it’s made of 28ct. cream linen) that came with the pattern, buttons & beads.

I must say it turned out beautifully and I’m really pleased I invested in three of these ornaments (in my defence it happened during a big sale) so that there would be a jolly flock perched on the Christmas tree.

I couldn’t find the other two semi-kits until last week, when I went looking for another pattern that is now MIA; apparently this is how my stash works: there always seems to be ONE thing I simply cannot find no matter how organised I get and how thoroughly I look — if it doesn’t want to show up, it won’t! 😱

Now just so you know, the two no longer missing birds traded places on the “MIA notice board” with the original patterns for Patches of Life by L’Atelier Perdu – I could find only the working copy for part 2, and sadly that’s completely useless without the rest. Do you too loose things this awkwardly and mysteriously? And do you know of any special trick to fix this utter nonsense? I can use all the help I can get! 😀

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❉ Now for something funny and completely unrelated: I’m writing this while spending time outside in the garden with BaBa, and when you’re with him something odd and funny is always very likely to happen (for instance, just now he stood up on his back paws like a suricate and looked around for minutes 😀 simply hilarious!). Anyway, when we’re outside he usually nibbles on grass from every side of the garden – as if it tastes differently depending on where it grows, and he might even be right, what do I know?! 😜 – well, when he does so, I tell him he’s not being a cat, he’s a capretta.

  • capra is the Italian word for goat (in case you’re wondering it’s a female noun, so la capra is the goatle capre the goats)
  • formaggio di capra is goat cheese
  • latte di capra is goat milk, etc.

but when you add -etta or -etto to the end of an Italian word, you make an hypocorism (we call it vezzeggiativo); basically you imply that the object the word describes is sweet, darling and small.

The exact same process works with casetta which is the hypocorism for casa (house/home), and disegnetto (a nice, sweet, little drawing).

You’re right, disegno is masculine therefore its hypocoristic form ends in -etto;

casa and capra are feminine therefore their hypocoristic forms end in -etta;

for plurals you have -etti (m) and -ette (f).

– end of random Italian lesson – 😀

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Going back to our K theme, after the bird I picked up another Lizzie*Kate WIP from my goal list for these months and had a whale of a time on part 2 and 3 of Holly & Hearts, the mystery Linda released in 2013. I started mine on November 5th 2014, and chose a 40ct. hand dyed linen & Nina’s Threads in a colour palette that slightly differed from the original, 1 over 2 as usual.

I made a few changes to the original design but nothing too intensive, for instance I knew from the start I would change the quote to the BE spelling of honour, just the way Dickens wrote it 😜

I left it somewhere at the beginning of 2015 with part 1 fully finished, but I was surprised at how quickly the rest stitched up – take a look! 😊

Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts - part 2

Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts - part 1 & 2

Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts - part 3

Lizzie*Kate - Holly & Hearts

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I leave you here with my official K post for TAC but stay tuned for another EPIC update on finishes tomorrow!

Thank you so much for your interest in TAC and all these nerdy, foreign things 😊

Have a nice start of the week and happy stitching!

Chiara

THE ALPHABET CLUB link-up post – K –

Hello! Hello! Welcome back to THE ALPHABET CLUB!

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The Alphabet Club

this is an automatic link-up post: here you can add your link to this month’s post for letter K (or whatever your alphabet inspired you to feature) and keep up with everyone joining the Club. remember to paste the link to the actual post, not to the generic homepage of your blog.

how do I add my link? in order to add your link you need to use the blue the link-up  button you find just after this paragraph. it’s the only free way I found that would work on WordPress, but it does work quite nicely once you learn how to use it: simply click on it once, you’ll be redirected to the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention.

I just added my entry for this month’s detention successfully (YAY!), what do I do now? you can leave a comment here saying you did so, I’ll definitely check from time to time to keep up with everyone’s contributions, but I’m sure other people would like to stay up to date, and leaving a comment is a good way to let them know new stuff came in😉

where do I find other people’s links so that I can read their posts? just click on the blue link-up button. the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention will list all the entries as they are added by the respective writer.

how much time do I have before the link-up expires? because this is a free tool, I cannot keep entries open indefinitely. this link-up page will stop working in 33 days from now, just before a new one opens for the following letter. this is how it will work for as long as TAC lasts. this doesn’t mean that next month nobody will be able to find our links and read our blog posts  it only means that nobody will be able to ADD their own links to a previous detention once a new detention starts.

I discovered TAC later on and would like to add a post for previous letters but their link-up expired, can I still do that? of course! that is so cool! thank you! 😊 just add each link to the current detention link-up post naming them after the letter; or simply write everything down in one blog post and link that up saying it’s a “catch-up post” 😉

you’ll see this post automatically repeat itself every month but the blue button will take you to the new link-up page 😊

you will also find these link-up posts listed in TAC’s main page together with all the info about it.

of course should you have any problems with inlinkz, just let me know using the contact form you find in my blog: write me all the info and I’ll try to fix it for you.

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Thank you so much for joining TAC and posting such wonderful entries!

It’s a long weekend here in Italy (on June 2nd we celebrate the Festa della Repubblica, the day Italy became a republic with a referendum after the 2nd WW) and I’ll be away from the computer, but I’ll post my entry for TAC during the week – and there’ll be a rundown post for May too because I have a lot to show, and I mean A LOT! 😀 (stitching while watching tennis proved to be a very productive combo!)

Have a good day and happy stitching!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Chiara

from A to J – the TAC catch up game

It’s here! It’s here! The giant catch up post for TAC is here!

Last week the blog reached its 4th anniversary 🎂🎂🎂🎂 and although celebrations this year are slightly 😱 (sense the irony here) toned down, I felt there were a few things I truly owed you and it was high time I put things right.

It’s going to be a long post, packed with pictures and close-ups, so fetch a cup of tea, a snack, whatever you fancy really ’cause you’re staying here for a while. 😀 

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The idea of a giant catch-up post using only one project came to me when I realised my current WIP offered a lot of bits and things that would have worked perfectly for The Alphabet Club – I just had to sum them up in a list that went from A to J! 😀 Surprised it didn’t hit me sooner? Me too! 😳 Enjoy!

  • A is for.. (A is the letter I found more inspiration for, I wish D and E shared the same luck but.. 😬 you’ll see!)

albero = tree

arancia = orange (fruit)

arancione = orange (name of colour)

azzurro = light blue

animali = animals

acero = maple tree (the tree I’m stitching has lots of different leaves, no actual maple leaves but I thought I ought to mention is since maple syrup is only my favourite thing on earth! 😜🙌🏻🇨🇦 <– just so you know in my WP editor this appears as the Canadian flag

ape = bee

alveare = beehive

ali = wings

acini d’uva = grapes (we call uva the whole cluster or grapes, and acini or chicchi the single ball-shaped fruits)

If you look at the pictures I posted you will spot all the items I mentioned except two that require a bit more work on my part in order to show up! 🔍😉

WIP - Joan Elliott - Tree of life

  • B is for..

bordo = border, margin, decoration on the outside of something

bianco = white (the name of a colour I used very little so far)

blu = blue

bacche = berries and more in general, all fruits that are small and round-shaped

WIP - Joan Elliott - Tree of life

  • C is for..

cornice = frame

coccinelle = ladybugs

WIP - Joan Elliott - Tree of life

  • D is for..

disegno = drawing

disegnare = to draw

disegnatore (m) disegnatrice (f) = illustrator

drago = dragon (usually Joan’s cup of tea but this time she didn’t go for a fantasy Tree of Life, should we pitch it to Joan, Jo? 😉)

  • E is for..

erba = grass

  • F is for..

foglie = leaves

frutti = fruits

fiori = flowers

formiche = ants (there won’t be actual ants in this design but I’m pretty sure we can assume a tree of life would have minuscule ants crawling over it 😀)

farfalle = butterflies (no reference to butter in the Italian name, what a shame)

WIP - Joan Elliott - Tree of life

  • G is for..

ghiande = acorns

giallo = yellow

giardino = garden

WIP - Joan Elliott - Tree of life

  • H is for..

Although H is a letter in the Italian alphabet, no Italian word starts with H. Weird, uh? I know! You can see for yourself by looking at the slimness of the H section from an Italian dictionary:

H dictionary

How can this be? In Italian we use letters like C and G before H in order to form other sounds the English express with K and J (letters completely missing from our alphabet for this very reason), so when you see a word like chiesa = church, that trigram chi sounds exactly like the word key. Same thing for my name, Chiara: key + ara as in arabesque but you have to roll your R like the Spanish do 😀).

So what are you going to do for H? I’ll play my trump card (which Italians call jolly, imagine that! 😀), I’ll show you something for another letter entirely:

tucano = toucan

✽ pappagallo = parrot

ramo = branch

mela = apple (at first I saw apples when I looked at the red fruits, now I see pomegranates so I mentioned both! 😀)

melograno = pomegranate

libellula = dragonfly (again, another missed chance of having a bit of a magic in a name..!! 🙄)

verde = green

viola = purple

  • I is for..

insetti = bugs (there are ladybugs, bees, dragonflies, butterflies – only spiders are missing! 😂)

  • J is for..

Joan Elliott, of course! 😀

Can you guess what is going to appear next?

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So here it is, I hope you enjoyed the big list from A to J – I promise it won’t be like this long next time 😀 although I’m quite worried about finding something with K for next month.. there aren’t koalas in this design!! 😮

Thank you so much for waiting patiently for this one, see you next month! ❤️

Chiara

P.S. just for fun, here are a couple more pieces I stitched recently, they are both kits from Crossstitcher issues, you can look at the 2016 finishes page to read all the details. 😊

WIP - Crossstitcher kit - Easter Bunny

Crossstitcher kit - Easter Bunny

Crossstitcher kit - Blue Bird

THE ALPHABET CLUB link-up post – J –

Hello! Hello! Welcome back to THE ALPHABET CLUB!

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The Alphabet Club

this is an automatic link-up post: here you can add your link to this month’s post for letter J (or whatever your alphabet inspired you to feature) and keep up with everyone joining the Club. remember to paste the link to the actual post, not to the generic homepage of your blog.

how do I add my link? in order to add your link you need to use the blue the link-up  button you find just after this paragraph. it’s the only free way I found that would work on WordPress, but it does work quite nicely once you learn how to use it: simply click on it once, you’ll be redirected to the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention.

I just added my entry for this month’s detention successfully (YAY!), what do I do now? you can leave a comment here saying you did so, I’ll definitely check from time to time to keep up with everyone’s contributions, but I’m sure other people would like to stay up to date, and leaving a comment is a good way to let them know new stuff came in😉

where do I find other people’s links so that I can read their posts? just click on the blue link-up button. the link-up page provided by inlinkz that I created for this month’s letter/detention will list all the entries as they are added by the respective writer.

how much time do I have before the link-up expires? because this is a free tool, I cannot keep entries open indefinitely. this link-up page will stop working in 33 days from now, just before a new one opens for the following letter. this is how it will work for as long as TAC lasts. this doesn’t mean that next month nobody will be able to find our links and read our blog posts  it only means that nobody will be able to ADD their own links to a previous detention once a new detention starts.

I discovered TAC later on and would like to add a post for previous letters but their link-up expired, can I still do that? of course! that is so cool! thank you! 😊 just add each link to the current detention link-up post naming them after the letter; or simply write everything down in one blog post and link that up saying it’s a “catch-up post” 😉

you’ll see this post automatically repeat itself every month but the blue button will take you to the new link-up page 😊

you will also find these link-up posts listed in TAC’s main page together with all the info about it.

of course should you have any problems with inlinkz, just let me know using the contact form you find in my blog: write me all the info and I’ll try to fix it for you.

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Thank you so much for joining TAC and posting such wonderful entries!

I’ll be with you soon, ciao!

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Chiara