Friday 10 October 2014

2014 D.E.S.I.G.N. SAL

So I'm back from my latest trip, almost back into my normal schedule - in fact, I'm feeling really energetic and motivated today - and only a little bit behind on my blogging routine - I know I should be posting WIPocalypse now, which was due a few days ago, together with my weekly progress, but I'm cheating a bit because I want to get something finished before I do that, so that will have to wait until tomorrow. I do have some other exciting news to share though, and here it goes:

My good stitching friends - Carla, Krystal and Nancy - and I have been putting together a google site called NCCIH (Nerd Central Command International Headquarters) as a home for all those SALs, resources and other crafty stuff we love, participate in and/or want to share. It has only gone live today, and we're still working on filling in blanks and adding stuff, but I still recommend checking it out - soon, our friend Ashley and possibly also Magical will join the cast, and that will add even more awesome and cool content! Click here to get to the nerdness.

While working on this (or even a bit before, I'm not sure) I also had an idea for a stitch along that I wanted to host next year - I told my friends, and as usual they where totally up for some crazyness, so we developed the idea together and now I have the pleasure to proudly announce D.E.S.I.G.N., the first ever event to be hosted at NCCIH!

D.E.S.I.G.N. (which stands for Designer Everony Should Instantly Get to Notice) of the month is a monthly Stichalong/Blog Challenge for cross stitchers (or other crafters) where each month, you work on a project by a different designer (acutally it's enough to work on it at sometime during the year), then talk a bit about the designer, the particular design and such. There will also be an opportunity for designers to promote their work, and possibly give-aways along the way. No need to participate each month either.

You can find the complete descriptions and rules here, so please check it out and check in if you want - you still have time to decide, I just wanted to tell everyone extra-early in case anyone needs time to plan that many designs (I know that I do...). I hope you will like it, but I'm still open for suggestionss as well!

So that's it for today, regular (stichy-pictures) blog will hopefully be up tomorrow :)


katjakay said...

The site looks great, and I love the logo you designed

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you! I think we did very well on that site ^_^

Suz said...

That site is fantastic!

I just got back into stitching & blogging after a 5 year slump. Only a few of the bloggers I used to follow are still around, and it would be great to have one site that listed a good number of the SALs, because I feel like I just accidentally stumble into most of them :)
And DESIGN sounds like fun, even if a bit daunting! haha!

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

So much fun!! Now I'm off to read your next bloggity blog!

Leonore Winterer said...

Glad you like it - that's just what we were aiming to provide with the site.

I hope you'll consider joining DESIGN, you don't have to participate every month but it would still be fun!