Thursday, August 8, 2019

I Love Math Challenge #14

Hello everyone and welcome to a new I Love Math Challenge!

This is the fourteenth challenge. If you're new to my blog, you can find more about the challenge here.

A theme for this challenge is picked by our lovely ValentinaGRID (Nonograms, known also as Picross or Griddlers, Cross Stitch etc.).

Grid is a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines spaced out at regular intervals, forming squares or rectangles.
Source: Your Dictionary  (

Nonogram is a puzzle in which cells of a grid must be filled or left blank, according to sets of numbers given at the side of the grid, to reveal a hidden picture.
Source: Your Dictionary  (

Cross Stitch
1. A double stitch forming an X in sewing and embroidery.
2. Needlework made with X-shaped stitches.

And now inspiration from the team...

Here is Valentina's take on the challenge. :o)

GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful design, layout, elegant and modern look, beautiful sentiment and script, lovely stitched scene...  I want to go to Greece right away. ♥ I love Valentina's challenge theme and her take on this challenge theme.  Jump over to Valentina's blog and find more details about her card. :o)

Here is Neha's take on the challenge. :o)

GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful design, colors, scene... grid. I'm looking at this card and thinking about seaside. I love Neha's card and her take on this challenge theme. BRILLIANT!!!!  Find more details about Neha's card on her blog. As she is on vacation, she will share her card on her blog in couple days. :o)

And here is my take on the challenge: Cross Stitch Bumblebee. :o)

I wanted to try and learn for a long time embroidery cross stitch technique. I tried it for the first time two weeks ago. I bought an Aida fabric and some embroidery threads in my local store, found some lovely patterns, templates and how to on the web and started learning cross stitch. It's so relaxing and I love it. :o)

I found a lovely bumblebee cross stitch pattern on D.M.C. web page. I embroidered the bumblebee on the Aida fabric using 100% cotton embroidery threads. I used cross stitch and back stitch (for outlines and details). When I was finished, I placed my embroidered piece in a frame I found in our house. :o)

I like how my bumblebee turned out and I'm sure this won't be my last embroidery project. :o)

List of supplies:
  • DMC Bumble Bee Cross Stitch pattern (free)
  • Aida fabric
  • embroidery needle
  • Runolist 100% cotton mercerizes embroidery threads:
    • yellow
    • brown
    • light grey
    • black
  • Ljubica 100% cotton embroidery thread, dark grey 
  • scissors

Now it's your turn...

Create a summer themed project featuring grid.

Nonograms, also known as Picross or Griddlers, are picture logic puzzles in which cells in a grid must be colored or left blank to reveal a hidden picture.You can make your own nonogram, use stamps for creating it, or hand draw it. Templates from web, books, other crafters etc. are welcome, just please mention in your blog posts the template source.

Or use cross stitch technique to create your grid like project.

Or use any technique to create grid like picture. :o)

More details about the challenge...

Challenge Starts: August 8th 2019, 10:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Challenge Ends: September 30th 2019, 9:55 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Challenge rules:
  1. Math: grid
  2. Project: anything
  3. Theme: summer
  4. Design: any
  5. Must create a summer themed project for this challenge.
  6. The challenge is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
  7. You don't have to be a Math Lover to join this challenge. :o)
  8. Your creation must be new. Please do not link creation that has been posted prior to the day of the challenge.
  9. Projects must be handmade!
  10. Any stamp company/artist is welcome.
  11. Any craft supply company/artist is welcome.
  12. You must be my blog follower through Blogger.
  13. Mention the challenge in your blog post and link back to the challenge.
  14. Display Challenge badge in your blog post.
  15. Link up as many projects as you want.
  16. You are welcome to combine your project to as many challenges as you want.
  17. No blog hop and direct selling links are allowed here.
  18. Link your direct blog post and not your entire blog, so we could locate your creation.
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One Jane's Doodles 'Summer Icons' stamp set. (Jane's Doodles shop is temporary closed due to a vacation. You can see the set on Jane's Doodles blog, here.)
Kaja, Neha, Valentina and I will select four favorite projects (TOP 4), which will be featured here on my blog on October 27th 2019.
Among TOP 4, there will be a random draw (using for one lucky winner who will then receive the prize. :o)
Winner has to confirm the prize in a weekUnconfirmed prize will be redrawn and given to another TOP 4.
If we have 4 or less entries to the challenge, all projects will be considered as TOP projects.

Our challenge will last for 53 days, so there will be enough time to play. :o) Our lovely Kaja will share her project later during the challenge as mid inspiration, on September 4th, 2019. :o)

I hope you'll like the new challenge theme, get inspired and join us with your Math creations. Kaja, Neha, Valentina and I can't wait to see your creations. :o)

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Just leave me a comment on this blog post or send me an e-mail.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback! Enjoy and smile! :o)


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  1. Yay!! Another Love Math Challenge! :D
    Great embroidery cross stitching, Milka!! The bee is fabulous!! I have used this technique a lot of years ago, when I was young! I don't know if I am still able to do it! LOL

  2. Love your card Milka! Such a finesse!

  3. What a beautiful array of inspirations! Love the challenge and theme! Great techniques here!Would love to play here always!

  4. Fun theme. Thanks for the definitions and the inspiration. Hugz

  5. Love these math challenges. Every challenge helps me to stretch my stamps and other crafty supplies



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