Monday, 7 September 2015

A small and spooky finish

Hello

Are you here to see a finish?  Well, here it is!



Spooky String by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 32 count linen 
With recommended Crescent Colors and DMC threads 
Started 12th January 2015, finished 5th September 2015

This is finish number 9 of my 15 new starts for the Crazy January Challenge 2015 in memory of SoCal Debbie.  I started it on 12th January when it looked like this...



but then didn't touch it until this week.  I had it all stitched up in three evenings and am going to attempt an oblong-cube-type finish (I'm sure a mathematician could put me right on the correct name for an oblong cube - a cuboid?!) as seen on Vickie's blog this week here.

I think realistically I could finish another four of my January new starts by the end of the year, but there are a couple of them which I pretty much knew I wouldn't get done (Mini HAED Christmas Mailbox I'm looking at you!)  I plan to finish up the smaller ones as quickly as I can and then focus on the Bothy Threads Cut Thru pieces which I have started - Rocket for elder son and Pirate Ship for younger son.  They have just had 6th and 7th birthdays so I want to finish these before they are too old for them!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

Until next time

Justine

31 comments:

Julie said...

Fabulous finish, you have done well on your challenge stitching as well as doing other things.
Looking forward to seeing the cut thru's they are always so detailed and fun looking.

Kay said...

This is really sweet. x

Lesley said...

Congrats on your finish.Looking forward to seeing your oblong cuboid:) and photos of your cut-thru's.

Catherine said...

So cute!!!

Rachel Tomkins said...

A gorgeous finish and in plenty of time for Halloween too! I've just seen how you intend to finish-finish it and love the idea. I didn't realise you'd finished so many of your January starts. With such a success rate perhaps you really should consider starting 15 more next January! In the meantime belated happy birthday to your boys and good luck with the cut-thrus. :)

Mii Stitch said...

What a lovely design (well I will say this to any LK charts, really!) and I think your finish will be perfect for this type of design... and in time too for Halloween :)
Good luck with finishing your wips x

Brigitte said...

A new finish of Debbie's Challenge pieces, so good for you. And yes, I saw Vickie's finishing on her blog and loved her idea a lot. It looks gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing yours finished the same way.

Pull the other thread said...

Great finish. I love Vickies cube finish of this, it's a great way to display this project.

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finish Justine.

Linda

Heather said...

Great finish can't wait to see your finish finish :). Good luck on your other projects. Hubby says an oblong cube is a box ;)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finish! I can't wait to see your oblong cube :D

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Lovely finish, the cuboid finish looks great on Vickie's blog x

Linda said...

Well done on another finish - this if wonderful and in plenty of time for Halloween.

gominam said...

Congrats on the lovely finish, done in three evenings wow! Love the colors. Looking forward seeing that cube finish:)

Anthea said...

that is such a fun design Justine, well done!

Mini said...

Congrats on the finish. Looking forward to see it finished finish.

Barb said...

I love the little Halloween finish!

Annette-California said...

Congrats on your spooky finish! I think its wonderful:) It's fantastic that you finished #9 for Debbie's Challenge pieces. WOOHOO!!! Great job! love Annette

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Great finish! And congrats on finishing 9 of your starts!

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

Great finish! This mathematician says Yes it is a cuboid LOL.
Well done on 9 finishes too. I think I've done a similar number myself.

rosey175 said...

Hey it's the :3 pumpkin again! Glad to see him fully finished and with a friend! I liked that oblong cube finish too; it looked quite neat though smaller than I expected! And congrats on finishing #9 of Debbie's Challenge yaaay~ Having a Halloween piece done before Halloween, what is the world coming to? ... and you just made me think that I need to get my one tiny Halloweeny piece done sometime eventually, eep.

Joan said...

Lovely finish Justine. I am still working on my geisha girl - hoping to finish it by the end of the year. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

Carol said...

What a great finish, Justine--you are doing so well on finishing up your starts from January... Hope you get finished with your sons' gifts very soon--they will be thrilled, I'm sure. Happy Belated birthday to both of the little guys :)

Bonnie Brown said...

Great Finish!

Virpi said...

Your finish looks great!

Preeti said...

Congrats on the lovely finish!:) looking forward to see it into a cuboid. You are doing a great job on the SAL pieces.
I also have few stitching pieces meant for my daughter and I am trying to stitch those before she grows up and is in college:)

Renee said...

What a great finish! Ooh... I missed that you are working on the HAED Mini Christmas Mailbox. (I love that chart!)

Deb said...

Well done on finishing so many of your january challenge starts!

Stitching Noni said...

Well done on a gorgeous finish... and double well done on ticking off one of the January challenges! It is a great feeling to be slowly knocking off those WIPs/starts, isn't it?
Hugs xx

Steph said...

Ohh that's lovely <3 xox

Lillie said...

What a cute lovely chart. Congratz on your finish.