Friday, 9 January 2015

Debbie's Crazy January Challenge Days 7 and 8

Here are my new starts for 7th and 8th January...

Day 7:
Pretty Little Paris by Satsuma Street

And here's how it will look when finished...

I was stitching on this when I heard the terrible news about the shootings in Paris.  So very sad.  I have happy memories of my one and only trip to Paris and hope to think of them rather than this tragedy the next time I stitch on this piece.

Day 8 didn't see much stitching action:


This is the finished article, the daffodil I stitched is the lowest one on the left hand side of the stems:

I am hoping to get some real finishing done today, as I want to display my January Robin before February begins!  Finishing isn't one of my skills but hopefully I will have something half-decent to show you later.  Plus I need to get started on my Day 9 piece, and catch up on lots of blog-reading!

Until then

Justine

24 comments:

CJ said...

Justine - Your new starts are beautiful. I was saddened about the Paris news as well. I remember visiting Paris in 87 and lots of police and armed military around that was a bit unnerving. The last time I was there in 05 there were not a many police, but that was before the London Tube bombing. I was born an hour north of Paris and spent many summers visiting my grandparents. My family moved to the US when I was 3. Oh, I plan to stitch all 59, I think I am a bit loony for trying but I am willing to give it a go--I may run out of patterns.

Rachel Tomkins said...

I hope you have a good day catching up on your stitching, finishing and blogs! Your day 7 and 8 starts are beautiful, of course and so different. PLP is a definite for me this year. I've got fond memories of our only trip to Paris too - mainly being 6 months pregnant walking up to the second floor of the Eiffel tower! I must have been mad! :)

Mii Stitch said...

This is an horrific tragedy! All these people gone.. I am so so sad :( Some of the cartoonists were huge in France....We are all Charlie x
Really like the designs you have been working on, still stitching away on my robin. He has wings now, would you believe :) xoxo

Katie said...

Beautiful starts. Good luck on your finishing! I hate finishing things.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I love the Pretty Little Paris design! It's going to be so pretty when finished.

Ariadne said...

Paris is under attack, such a sad situation! Your finished picture will look beautiful.AriadnefromGreece!

Irene said...

che belli i tuoi inizi

Jacquie Morris said...

Goodness your new starts are lovely... the colorful Satsuma design is GREAT!! I will be watching your progress on this :)
Oooh yes another lovely design too.... pretty flowers.... another one to watch!!!
Robin... yes I was going to join in with those every month... cannot wait to see yours and Mii's :)
Smiles :)

Miamina said...

Lovely designs and beautiful stitching. You made great starts!

Caitlin D said...

I was so saddened to hear about the horrific situation. :-( I do love the Pretty Little Paris design. That whole series it to die for!!! Hope to stitch them all some day...

butterfly said...

Your doing so well love the designs.

rosey175 said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa a daffodil! I love daffodil patterns and this one has such a cute little saying to go with it. And Satsuma Street patterns have such cheerful colors.

I think it is sad about Paris too. There is too much violence in the name of religion. :/

Linda said...

I love your new starts Justine. I have all of the Pretty Little cities. I just love them although I have never been to any of them. I started Barcelona last night. Do you have anymore of them?

Linda

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those Satsuma designs just soooo appeal to me!! Love the colours and composition! Great new starts!

Michelle said...

Wow - your needle must be smokin ..... lovely stitching x

Emma/Itzy said...

I really love those satsuma street designs, the Italy one is certainly on my list!

Barb said...

Some very nice starts!!! It will be fun to watch them develop.

Beth said...

Je suis Charlie! Love the colors in your Paris stitch Justine.

Chris said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog.. your stitching design will be a lovely tribute to the dreadful occurrence in Paris and Debbie.
Chris x

Brigitte said...

Two lovely new starts again, Justine. I love these garden monthies very much. I have just finished sewing my first three January pillows together and have them on display now in a my monthly basket.

Preeti said...

great starts!! Looking forward to your finish.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful charts you've picked out! You've made great starts :D

Jan Gartlan said...

Wow that little balloon is so sweet ! I love Satsuma designs. You have chosen such pretty designs to stitch

Julie said...

The satsuma design is very pretty.