Thursday, January 09, 2014

Stitching Games 2014

Wow, 2014 already!  I know we've been here for 8 days but I am still wrapping my head around it.

One of the things that 2014 means is the start of Stitching Games 2014!

What is Stitching Games 2014?

Well, pop over to the group on Stitcherie.  Click here, and you can read all the fine print.  Stitching Games is a fun and different way to stitch a canvas.  Pick a canvas from your stash;  it must have at least 10 areas.  Each month KB will draw a clue from her extra special clue jar and post it on Stitcherie. 

Your job is to interpret that clue in relation to your canvas. Maybe the clue is Pearl. OK, that's easy white, pearly color or pearls on a necklace or pearls of wisdom or pearly white teeth or, well you get the idea. 

You stitch your interpretation of the month's clue and post it with your story on stitcherie.

It's so much fun to see what everyone stitches and read their stories.  Some are simple,  the clue is straight so I did the straight poles on my design others are from budding novelists and they have much to say.

Now, here's where it gets really fun.  There are prizes!  All the stitchers who complete their clue in a month have their names thrown in a hat for a drawing.  (It's a virtual hat but you get my point.)  Our favorite UPS delivery man, Sterling picks a winner each month and I mail you a prize. 

The winner gets a blingy magnet, our Stitching Games mascot. 

At the end of the year when all these amazing canvases are complete we then have the fun of a viewer's choice award for the winner.  More prizes!!!!

As if all of this isn't fun enough, we've had Stitching Games featured in Needlepoint Now magazine.  Yes, the current issue has an article about all the fun we had in 2013.  We're famous!

You know I like my go-withs so not only are there Smiley face magnets to win but you can order the original Stitching Games magnet here.  Isn't he just the cutest?

We also have matching scissor fobs in Yellow or Pink.

ryn, one of our special designers also designed a matching scissor case to complete the ensemble.  The chart is in the January/Fabruary issue of Needlepoint Now plus we have painted canvases for those who don't want to follow the chart.

We stitched ours in Splendor, Silk Lamé Braid and of course beads!!!!

We finished ours with a built in needle threader!  Canvas is available here.

So, smile on and stitch on.  Hope you will join us at the games.

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