Sunday, December 23, 2012

Smaug update + 2013 SAL's

Blair's Stupid Dragon now has an official name.  After watching Part 1 of the Hobbit  I have decided to name it after the dragon the took over the lonely mountain.  When I first picked up this pattern (over 7 years ago) I reminded me of Lord of The Rings, but  didn't like the name Balrog (from the mines of Moria).  Since  the dragon is actually  a dragon and not a demon, I have decided that Smaug is a better name :)  It will still be known affectionately as "Blair's stupid dragon" but has a real first name.

Speaking of him, here is an update
Smaug @ Dec 23'12
I thought I would also mention some of the SAL's I intend to take part in next year.

Participated in last year

Description for Daffycat's site:
What is an ORT? ORT or ort ~ Capitalized, it stands for Old Ratty Threads. These are the cast-off thread ends a needleworker cuts away. These ends are often saved in clear jars as a decorative object. The word, "ort" does appear in the dictionary, meaning: a bit of something left over; usually concerning food. 
Why would you save these and why on earth post a picture on your blog? Not everyone saves them. Some stitchers just toss them in the trash or let them decorate the sofa and floor. Sometimes this inadvertent decorating draws ire from those living with us. Saving these clippings in one place creates a random tangle of lovely colored thread. Posting a photo of this pile is "progress" of a sort and thus, the Totally Useless Stitch A Long was born. 

From Measi's Blog:
In the first half of 2011, I made a completely off-the-cuff joking post (while undoubtedly rather bouncy on a combination of sugar and/or caffeine) that I was going to reserve 2012 to stitch as if the world was going to end and cut back some of my ever-increasing work in progress pile. I called it the WIpocalypse, playing on the Mayan Calendar “Apocalypse” that the world would end in December 2012. The play on words (apparently I was punnier than I thought I was) actually excited a LOT of other stitchers, and by the end of 2011, I had over 300 people who also expressed interest in joining “The WIPocalypse.” So here we are! Perhaps the name is now out of date for 2013, but hey, I like the name. It’s distinctive and easy to remember, right?

From Joysze's Blog:
International Hermit and Stitch Weekend takes place every 3rd weekend of each month. In our very busy and hectic lives, IHSW is a chance for us to squirrel some time away for ourselves and "Hermit and Stitch." It is a time set aside to take care of us and our love for stitching.

New for 2013

From Silverlotus's Blog:
Who doesn’t love stitching ornaments? Decorating Christmas trees, Halloween trees and even Easter trees with stitched ornaments is a great way to show off your work, and to give yourself a quick finish. And, of course, stitching with friends is much more fun than stitching alone.

From Heather's Blog: Note - this is the info for 2012... 2013 is coming per Heather :)
I've followed monthly themes in the past, just for fun and to help me make my way through my diverse and vast stack of stash and WIPs. You can dedicate the whole month to the theme, or a week during the month, or weekends, or whatever you want! Just come join us and have fun. We'll post on the last day of the month, to celebrate that month's successes and share plans for the coming month, then on the 15th to check in on progress! I'll host a Mr. Linky post on those days and you can link back to it.

Hope you all participate in at least one of these with me :)


Kathy A. said...

Im sorry - I thought Blair's dragon's name was Stupid!!
I will be joining you for TUSAL, Wipocalypse and Ornament Stitching lol. We will keep each other encouraged.
Merry Christmas my dear friend. Sending big hugs and lots of love.

sharine said...

Well at least you can swear at him properly now he has a name lol. I will be joining in the TUSAL and Wipocalypse for another year.
Merry Christmas:)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Smaug is a perfect name for "BSD"!!!

I'm in most of those SALs as well but not themealicous.

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely name for the lovely dragon! Have a very Merry Christmas and may the 2013 be the best year ever!

Lynn said...

I'm on for the TUSAL and Ornament SAL. I haven't decided yet on WIPocalypse.
Smaug is looking good!