Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crazy January challenge pics so far..

Hi all

Here are the pics of my starts so far, apologies as this post will be pic heavy!
Start #1 - started January 1st
Victoria Sampler - Christmas Treasures
28ct taupe cashel linen
threads as charted (Gloriana, NPI, Kreinik Mori, Caron Waterlilies)
Pathetic start on this but I was at my parents house & couldn't find my tape measure so had to start in the middle rather than on the border. The lighting was awful too as I didn't have my stitching lamp.

Start #2 - started January 2nd
Mill Hill - Charmed Santa Faces - Series II - Father Frost
perforated paper
DMC & mill hill beads

Start #3 - started January 3rd
Just Nan - Tulip Time
32ct lilac belfast
Another pathetic start but my girls insisted we go to the beach!

Start #4 - started January 5th
Shakespeares Peddlar - Sampler Roundy
28ct cream cashel
What can I say, vacation locations are not ideal for stitching. I started this one at my friend Shelley's house & there was a lot more talking than stitching happening!

Start #5 - started January 6th
Lizzie Kate - Snowman '10
32ct tea dyed monaco (I think) - unlabelled fabric from stash
Crescent Colours, Weeks Dye Works & DMC

Start #6 - started January 9th
The Cat's Whiskers - What A Hoot!
32ct Sandstone linen
Start #7 - started January 9th
Ink Circles - The Huddle
40ct kit linen
Carries Creations hand dyed silks

Start #8 - started January 10th
Lizzie Kate - 2008 Christmas double flip-its
28ct Vintage Country Mocha cashel
Weeks Dye Works & DMC for border
Start # 9 - started January 11th
Blue Ribbon Designs - Autumn Leaves & Sunflower Seeds
36ct antique white lugana
Crescent Colours Belle Soie Silks

Loved this one, it was hard to put it down. I am using 1 strand of silk over 2.
Start # 10 started January 11th
Homespun Elegance - Blessings to all
32ct Sand Belfast
GAST, Weeks Dye Works, DMC
Start # 11 - started January 12th
Shepherds Bush - Halloween Grins
32ct Cream Belfast
Crescent Colours, Weeks Dye Works, GAST & DMC

Start #12 - started January 12th
Just Nan - Frost on the Pumpkin
28ct Sage cashel
DMC threads
Start #13 - started January 13th
M Designs Floral Sampler
32ct Vintage Country Cream Belfast
DMC & Gloriana hand-dyed silks & ribbon

So I am now back on track with 2 more starts to go. Today will be Jeanette Douglas Designs - Spring Stitches and tomorrow I'll start my last piece, one of the LHN ornaments from last year, I'm leaning towards "Under The Tree".
If you've stayed with me this long, thank you! That's all for now.
Happy Stitching


Vicky said...

Looking Great Amanda, can't wait to see further progress :)

dragonxser said...

I admire your sense of adventure! LOL - no way I could make myself do this! Have fun - all your wip pics look great!

Giovanna said...

Oh my, what a brave woman you are - all of your starts are lovely!

Renee said...

You've got some nice starts Amanda! You are one brave woman! LOL!! I'm with your girls and would have wanted to go to the beach too! heehee :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your new starts are looking great, looking forward to seeing some progress pics in the future.