Stitcher's Showcase aims to provide 'stitchers, regardless of the type of stitchery a place to showcase their work'.
How do you join? Go to the homepage, link provided at the bottom of my sidebar, and follow the sign up instructions. It takes less than five minutes.
You get your own page where you can add
- photos and organise them into albums
- blog post, on the site's blog
- add to or start a discussion topic
Some people have customised their pages but not being into Facebook or My Space I haven't a clue where to start. The default layout is fine anyway. When adding a photo you can put a title, brief description and appropriate tags. When added the photo appears on the site's main page. If you click on the photo you get a larger version with the description, if given, and there is a box for people to leave comments.The comments appear on you page and you also get email notification.
There is also a search facility. I searched under biscornu and got four pages of results which included photos, comments on photos and blog posts. To my mind some of the photos had not been fully labeled eg. naming the designer but you could leave a comment asking for that information.
It seems that many people, like me, are using the site to display finishes, that is, showcase their work. Many of the biscornu photos I recognised from the Basket of Biscornu SAL. Some are adding to the blog with photos of WIPs and finishes.
If you are interested in a person's work and would like to find out more you can click on their name, go to their page, scroll down and eventually get to the link to their blog, if they have one.
Finally, as I said, I will be using Stitcher's Showcase to post photos of my finishes. If this encourages people to visit my blog who have not done so before that's great. But this blog is my main focus and my inspiration for stash enhancements comes from visiting other blogs to find out what everyone else is doing, and how they are getting on.
Hardly a synopsis but please Miss (Yoyo), how did I do?
So on to this week's project in the rotation. The picture for May in the Mill Hill Calendar.
This was how it was at the end of stitching yesterday. There is a yellow flower to go in the bottom right hand corner and a ladybird where there is a gap in the middle, a small amount of backstitch and then the embellishments. The reason why I have managed to do so much by Tuesday is that I was effectively sent home from work on Monday with what the doctor thought could be 'Slapped Face Syndrome' or Shingles. It turned out to be 'Slapped Face Syndrome' a virus which makes your face look like, well you've guessed it. Your face goes very red and very hot. So I had a day and a half off work. I went back today to find that a colleague was off on Monday with the same thing and another one looked like he's coming down with it. Great, Sod's Law says that teachers will come down with a childhood ailment just in time for the holidays.