Sunday, January 6, 2013

Crazy January Challenge - Days 5 & 6

Day 5 - Grrrr...I didn't get a chance to make a start yesterday. As I said in my post on Friday, Saturdays are notoriously busy days for us around here, just gets in the way sometimes. By the time I had a chance to sit down and stitch for awhile, it was after 11pm and I was exhausted. I decided, rather than start something that I had no desire to do and only get 5 or 10 stitches in it, I would just wait until today and start 2 to make up for it. Cheating? Maybe. Am I okay with it? You betcha!

Day 6 - I made 2 starts today in order to stay on track for the overall challenge timeframe. After church, we took down our Christmas tree (FINALLY!!) and had some lunch. When that was done, I was free to stitch :)  I started Christmas Gentlemen, which was to be yesterday's start, and worked on it for about 2 hours. I was stitching white and ecru on fiddler's cloth, so it's pretty hard to see, but here's my progress on this one:

Christmas Gentlemen by Leisure Arts; stitched on 14 ct Fiddler's Cloth

The other start I made today was Wisteria Fairy by Karen Weaver of Black Swan Designs. This was a free chart from The Stitchery magazine, year unknown. I absolutely love BSD, so I was thrilled to find that I had one of their charts in my 'old magazine' stash. This is such a fun stitch that I have no doubt Wisteria Fairy will be a 2013 finish. I began this one late this evening and worked for about 2 1/2 hours. Here's where I ended up:

Wisteria Fairy by Karen Weaver; 14 ct hand-dyed Lavender Mist Opalescent Aida

 And look...more sparkly fabric! :)

Tomorrow's start:  **Halloween** a Passione Ricamo freebie. 

Back with a new update tomorrow. G'night y'all!


  1. Great new starts. Can't wait to see more:)

  2. Great starts. Looking forward to more updates.