Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crazy January Challenge Days 13, 14 & 15

The last three Crazy January Challenges

January 13: La D Da's Town Square School House. I was able to put in a solid hour before work and managed another half hour at my lunch break and a little more time after supper. So, it is moving along fairly nicely.

January 14: WDW's Town Square Town Hall. I got quite a bit of this done, stitching on and off throughout the day. In fact, I am nearly done with the main part of the facade stitched in WDW Lancaster Red.

All four of the Town Square SAL pieces that I included in this challenge happen to be ornament size and so will stitch up relatively quickly. This is a nice bonus since two of the other challenge pieces [Sue Hillis' Cookie Santa and Dragon Dreams' The Ice Dragon's Kingdom] qualify as large projects and one [Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie] might even qualify as a BAP .

January 15: Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie. This one doesn't even warrant a picture since I have done a very minimalist start on this, merely binding the edge of the fabric and marking my starting place at the lower left corner. I am still waiting for half of the floss to arrive ... I really dislike backorders. Why can't all needlework shop owners be like the lady in Wiscasset, Maine whose philosophy is to carry the "whole" line of any floss or fiber she carries. Unfortunately, she did not happen to carry a line called The Perfect Palette ... which I had to order from another shop which shall remain nameless as I wait impatiently for my back ordered floss.

And one last photo on this topic: the Crazy January Challenge Tote. I hope to be able to stitch these in chronological order, though I may have to skip around a wee bit since I still have some threads on back order. First up, tomorrow, will be Sue Hillis' Cookie Santa. I have set up a side bar and I will note the date of each finish as I accomplish it. Next year, I think I will do as many others have done and adapt this challenge to work on UFOs and WIPs though I sincerely hope that throughout the course of this year I will have whittled my current UFO list [also a sidebar] down to a mere half dozen or so.


mainely stitching said...

Oh how clever to keep these projects in a tote together! I have kept mine up on a shelf, but it's a case of "out of sight, out of mind". I'm going to shamelessly copy you!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I love the crazy SAL tote! I commend you for keeping up with this challenge!!!

Lumiruusu said...

I love all your starts ,
You did choose lovely patterns.
Homespun Elegance- Stitcher was my favourite one.

This Challnge was so much fun and I just cant wait to get stitching all lovely designes I have started.

With best greetings,
Maija from Finland