Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Happy 2016. Some finishes and a bunch of new starts

Hi everyone!
I decided to join in the Crazy January Challenge on FB. Dedicated to Debbie Faris Bryant who passed away, at a very young age, from a heart attack in 2014. It was Debbie who came up with the idea of a start a day for the months of January and February. Last year I had way too many UFO's to join in the 2015 group. This year I am able to join in the fun. Here is what I have so far this month. 12 starts, 2 finishes and 3 ready for beads and ornamentation.
So here goes

Day 1 start is Brooke's Books January Birthday Cake,
Since this pic was taken I have finished the cross stitch and it is waiting for beads. I forgot to take another picture.

Day2 is HAED Boo, artist Randal Spangler, a RAK from Courtney Sands for my birthday last year.
 Not too bad for a days work. Over 1000 stitches. Think this one is going to be a fast one once the challenge is over and I can concentrate on it.

Day 3 is another HAED. Trim The Tree Stocking, artist Randal Spangler. This one did not go as fast as DH decided to bake a giant cake. Stitching was doomed that day!

Day 4 was a Lizzie Kate January Stamp. Which I finished.
Day 5 was a Lizzie Kate January Blocks. Finished!

Day 6 is another Lizzie Kate Santa Wanted. I couldn't put him down and he is ready for beads.

Day 7 is Ellen Mauer-Stroh January Carnations

Day 8 is Winter Pantry, Brooke's Books

Day 9 is January new years bear, Joan Elliott

Day 10 is a Just Nan shop freebie Royal Blossoms smalls. Would Like to make a biscornu out of this one.
Day 11 is Lizzie Kate February Stamp. All it needs is some flower buttons. The fabric is a 28 count Pink Polkadot from Fabric Flair. Fun to work with.

Day 12 is February Blocks, Lizzie Kate. I did start this and have the bottom right block finished. And I should have updated this as I changed the fabric to the same pink polkadot as the Feb stamp.

Day 13 start will be Country Cottage Needleworks Merry Christmas Deer.

Oh, and I won a small pattern, of my choice, from HAED. I completed both my yearly, and half year goals, in the group bulletin board. The randomizer pulled my name out of its cyber hat. Had to go back 3 times to read the announcement to make sure I didn't make a mistake and read the wrong name. This is the pattern I chose.
Not sure when I will be able to start this one. My year is pretty well planned. But, one never knows!

Thanks for stopping by!


Mii Stitch said...

Lovely starts & finishes Deb!
Hope you're having fun with the challenge too.

Amy said...

Your little finishes are adorable! And I love the polka dot fabric for the February pieces.

I'm continually amazed and impressed by the HAED designs folks take on. They're gorgeous, but look so intimidating! You've got some lovely (and cute) ones in your stash.

Melinda Forbes said...

Great Starts - love your choices. Congrats on your WIN -- big Congrats on finishing all of your Heaven and Earth Goals for the year.

Will be adding Jolly Man Bearing Gifts to my Wish list

cucki said...

Lovely start and sweetest finishes.
Big hugs x

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the lovely starts and finishes Deb. Your needle is flying this year. Love them all.


Justine said...

Well done on not only starting so many lovely projects but finishing some too! And congratulations on your HAED win
You chose a gorgeous chart as your prize.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow I'm seeing beautiful starts and finishes

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Fantastic progress on so many new starts and finishes too! How many hours a day do you stitch?

Faith... said...

Everything looks wonderful Deb! I love all your starts so far this year and look forward to seeing what else you have in store.

I just love those Spangler pieces; have a few in my stash.

Heather said...

Congrats all of your starts look great!

Preeti said...

Beautiful starts and your finishes are lovely!!:) You are a superfast stitcher!

gominam said...

A great stitchy start for the year, looks like you'll be very busy.. but very productive. Those HAEDs look magnificent, love the reindeer too! Have fun:)

Brigitte said...

Oh my Deb, all these gorgeous starts for this year's Debbie's Crazy Challenge. And you already have some finishes. That's absolutely cool.
I was doing the challenge last year and it was a lot of fun. This year I will pass. But I will follow your new starts and your progress on the projects you choose.

Weronika said...

Wonderful finishes and great starts as well. I really like "flip it" series from Lizzie Kate. I've done tham all last year.