Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crazy Challenge continues on.....

Well, i haven't kept up everyday with a new project but i am continuing my 15 day crazy challenge until i hit the 15. :)
Day 4 - i started on SB Patriotic Thoughts. not much progress but its a start.

Day 5 - CEC - Why is it? This is going to be a quick one. I changed the colors to only use 3 or 4 colors and am using Sullivans thread that Faye had sent to me in an exchange. :)

Day 6 - LK Dog Lessons I am stitching this piece on 36ct over 2 on an opalescent fabric but cannot remember the name of it right now, next time i pull it out i will update the color and using the recommended threads.

Day 7 - Good Huswife - Three Crows - this is being stitched on 40ct over 2 with the threads called for in DMC. once i get moving on this border it will be a quick stitch.

Day 8 - Shakespearre Peddler - Love the Spring stitching on 32ct linen using the dmc called for except for the 550 which is a deep purple and just didn't go, so i changed it to more of a mauve that matched a bit better.

I also finished up my first piece for the UP for a Challenge blog. It is Birds and Berries Needleroll from BBD. This was from the class i took from them in July at the Silver Needle. Now to just finish it up into a needleroll and i have everything finished from the class. :)

And I have decided to do a SAL with Kathrin from Gitta's. She started a 15 sided biscornu, and she is designing the piece as we go along. So i have chosen my fabric 28ct Tin Roof using Caron Colors Waterlilies and dmc 451 and 370 for the border. I haven't started yet, but should be soon.

It was recently Michele's birthday and i had stitched a couple pieces for her. First is the little pincushion by Shakespearre peddler and finished into the Ball jar lid. this was a fun one for sure. And the other piece is by The Stitcherhood and i finished it into a needlebook.

7 comments:

Beth said...

Looks like you are going to be doing a lot of pretty pieces, I love the colors you have picked out for the biscornu. I bet Michele did some serious whoo hooing when she got your presents - they are lovely!!

Niina said...

Oh I love them all! I have been looking after that LK dog pattern, it looks funny to stitch

Jeanne said...

Love your projects Karen. Why Is It and Dog Lessons are both kitted up at my house awaiting attention. Will be watching to see your progress!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your pieces are looking lovely already. Keep up great work with the challenge.
I love the waterlilies thread, it's so pretty.

Fiona said...

Well done on your starts and I admire you for doing the challenges. Micele's gifts look great, love the needlebook and pincushion. Did you make the pins too?

Fiona

Karen said...

YOu have some nice projects started for the Challenge! Can't wait to see some finishes.

happy stitching....

Carolyn NC said...

Fantastic stitching - might have to join in with you all with Kathrin's SAL!