Friday, 16 January 2015

Now the Challenge really begins!

I've completed my 15 new starts for Debbie's Crazy January Challenge. Thank you to everyone who left lovely comments cheering me on. There are some much crazier stitchers who are continuing the new starts for the rest of January and February too!

Here are my last 3 starts.

Day 13: Strawberry House by Little House Needleworks

I stitched some of the frame at the top:


Day 14: The Love Rain by Soda Stitch

I stitched the clouds:


And then I went really crazy on Day 15. Can you guess what this is?

It's the start of this!
Mini Christmas Mailbox by HAED

I've been itching to stitch this since Thoeria gifted it to me. I tried starting but wasn't happy with it so I picked it back and started again yesterday. I'm stitching 2 over 1 tent stitch on 25 count magic aida, for those who like to know these things.

I know I won't finish this one this year with all my other stitching plans but that's ok. In a way it's a fitting tribute to Debbie as she was ambitious with her stitching goals too.

So now the real challenge begins!

Good luck to everyone continuing with the new starts, I will be cheering you on!

Justine

32 comments:

  1. Yay, you went for a Soda Stitch!!! How cool are they? LOVE your polka dot fabric for it, it's going to look just fab.
    Wow, you have started your beautiful HAED too!!! Using tent stitch instead of full cross stitch will help for it to progress faster. Very good luck with them all xx

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  2. Three great projects. Love the Soda Stitch, I must pick some of those up at some point.

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  3. WooHoo! Good for you! You might actually finish your HAED if you do it tent stitch. Why didn't I decide to do that????? :)

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  4. Oh my goodness you are busy - I am cheering you on my friend x

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  5. You are so brave and love what you are stitching .

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  6. Wow! Brilliant, I hope you have lots of stitchy fun. xox

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  7. Well done on getting through 15 new starts! The Soda Stitch design is gorgeous and so different to the rest of your starts, especially on the polka-dot fabric. Lovely!
    Now comes the fun part of watching them all grow. I'll look forward to all of your future posts. :)

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  8. Ooh, you just had me itching for a Soda! All great projects you got there, go,go,go!

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  9. huge congratulations on all the starts so far.. Your doing great and GO YOU!! :)
    All the designs you have started are really pretty and I lookforward to seeing you progress on all of them :)
    Happy stitching,
    Smiles :)

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  10. Yay mail! Finish it this year so I can watch ;)

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  11. I really enjoyed all your new starts. I literally said Wohoo when I saw the HAED. So glad you started it. I look forward to seeing what ya work on now that it's our time to pick what we want to do.

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  12. All great starts Justine. I look forward to seeing your progress on all of them.

    Thank you for joining me.
    Linda

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  13. Eeeeeeeek a Soda Stitch! Their designs are to-die-for cute so it will be so fun watching this one come to life. :DDD And go go go on the HaED! Does that fabric come pre-gridded like that? Does it wash out or do you just plow over it and the stitches hide it? I somehow think my life would be substantially easier if I gridded... in not permanent ink.

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  14. Great job on all your starts. Can't wait to see them all come to life. Love the polka dot fabric.

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  15. Good luck with all your stitching dreams

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  16. Big Congratulations on all your beautiful new starts! I LOVE your last new start for your big ending!!! How cool! Yes I think Debbie would be sooo proud and excited about this. I myself had thought of a big project for my last new start but ended up selecting a smaller chart. Well I love your big grand finale - LOL!
    love Annette

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  17. Congrats on getting all 15 started! I wish you many happy days of stitching them and no frogs!

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  18. Your last three projects for the challenge are a very nice choice, too. Now you ahve a great variety of styles and you can always choose one that suits your moods and enjoy stitching on it. The HAED is so great! You will love stitching it a lot.

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  19. Great starts, the HAED will be magnificent

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  20. Great way to end the challenge. Actually the challenge to finish them all just begins. Good Luck!! I really like your LHN design, they have become a new passion for me.

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  21. The HAED it's a great choice! Congrats on all your starts and good luck with them. Happy stitching!

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  22. Good luck with all 15 new starts.

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  23. You are going to be so busy. I really like the strawberry house design. x

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  24. Three more wonderful projects Justine. The HAED is a spectacular design.

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  25. Great designs you chose all around Justine! Good luck with the HAED! I have been working on mine for the past 3 years!! But not steadily...hehee

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  26. All your starts are great!! Soda stitch is cute. I got some charts from Isabella few months back but couldn't get to start it even now. HAED s have been always challenging and I am still not sure when will I make up my mind to try one. Good luck to you :)

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  27. Well done on completing the challenge! You really did choose some lovely projects and I look forward to seeing you stitching a little more on them through the year!

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  28. Great to see you restart the HAED! You kept that a surprise. I love the Japanese pattern on that cute polka dot aida

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  29. wow! so exciting to see all that you have going! i think for me - i will just stick to my one project (but i also have several sewing projects in queue) i am so impressed by what you have going. i will be cheering you on from san diego, california!

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