I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 25, 26, 27 - the end is in sight!

Well, the end of January is around the corner, which means my crazy January challenges are coming to an end...  quite sad about that, but probably not sad enough to keep going throughout February with new starts!!  I will just work on my 31 WIP's over February!  Which means that all your favourites will get their pictures taken again sometime over the next month or so!!

So onto the latest new starts....

Day 25 - Mary Mouse (designed by Brooke Nolan)
Mary Mouse is the third animal from Brooke Nolan's 25 Advent Animals.  As I mentioned in my last post there is a Facebook group for those stitching these animals, but the charts are actually downloaded from Brooke's website.  The latest animal has just been released and it is just so cute... think it's my favourite so far (but then again I think that about each one as they come out!!)

"Mary Mouse" - designed by Brooke Nolan

Day 26 - You are so Loved (designed by Snowflower Diaries)
Australia Day saw me start on another design from the Snowflower Diairies.  This is a really lovely design and is designed to be stitched with variegated hand dyed threads, but I am using good old DMC for this one as well.  There is also a French version which I think I may also stitch as it just has a nice feel to it!
"You are so Loved" - designed by Snowflower Diaries
I am stitching this on 32ct Belfast Linen "Fairy Tale" from Colour Cascade Fabrics.  It is a bit hard to see the pretty light pink/peach colour of this fabric in the photo, but believe me it is so pretty!

Also on Australia Day I took advantage of some extra stitching time and worked on my Winter Witch.  It is going to be a close call to get her finished by the end of the month!

"Winter Witch" - designed by Snowflower Diaires
progress as at 26 Jan 2015
Day 27 - Christmas Mouse #2 (designed by Margaret Sherry)
Last night I started on the second of the Margaret Sherry Christmas mice.  I am loving this one as it has a big purple ornament to stitch and I am so enjoying stitching the purple!!

"Christmas Mouse" - designed by Margaret Sherry

So there we go, up to date again.  There are only 4 more days of this challenge left and I have lots of designs still waiting to be picked and stitched.... can't wait to see what jumps out at me when I go searching for a new start tonight!  I probably won't get to post again until the weekend as I have a busy week at work and I never seem to get enough time in the evening for both stitching and posting!

If you want to have a look at any of my previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) the links are below:

Day 1 - Winter Witch    Day 2 - "Eek!"    Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"    Day 5 - "Comet"    Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"    Day 8 - "Printemps"    Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"    Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"    Day 12 - "New Year's Magic"
Day 13 - "Grumpy Kitty"    Day 14 - "Happy Howloween" 
Day 15 - "Happy Owl O Ween"    Day 16 - WIP "Faces of JE Mystery SAL" 
Day 17 - WIP "Lizzie Kate's Jingles"    Day 18 - "Witch & Friends" 
Day 19 - "Mini Mandala II - C"     Day 20 - WIP "Spring Bouquet"
Day 21 - WIP "Bonsai & Buddha"    Day 22 - Katie Kitty
Day 23 - Peter Polar Bear     Day 24 - Christmas Mouse #1


Til next time, Happy Stitching!



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 22, 23 & 24 - Still going strong!

So are you ready for another update?

Days 22, 23 and 24 are all new starts, and I have returned to a couple of my favourite Designers - Brooke Nolan and Margaret Sherry.

Day 22 and Day 23 are both Brooke Nolan freebie designs.  Currently Brooke is designing 25 Advent Animals of which one new animal is released each month.  There is a Facebook group for those stitching these animals, but the charts are actually downloaded from Brooke's website.  The link is here if you are interested in stitching these designs as well.

So onto the pics..

Day 22 - Katie Kitty

Katie Kitty - Brooke Nolan
Day 23 - Peter Polar Bear

Peter Polar Bear - Brooke Nolan
I am stitching both of these on the same piece of fabric - 32ct Belfast "Moonbeam" from Stitches & Spice.  I do plan to stitch more of these little cuties over the next couple of days and they will also be on this same piece of fabric.  Stay tuned to see some of the Advent Animals later in the week.

Day 24 saw me go back to Margaret Sherry....  Yesterday I was looking for something small and quick to stitch as my next start and I remembered that there was a Margaret Sherry free gift that came with Issue 220 of The World of Cross Stitching (WOCS) that would be perfect for this!

Xmas Mouse #1 - Margaret Sherry
There are three little Christmas mouses in this freebie.... they are very similar to some other Christmas mouses that have previously appeared in WOCS, which is a bit of a shame and very disappointing, but nevertheless they are still cute! The freebie kit included a piece of Aida that would need cutting if you were going to make the cards, but I have decided to stitch them as one piece and turn them into a hanger when I have stitched all three.

So that's it, I am all up to date again with my posting, so it's time to go and find some stitching to do!

Til then, if you want to have a look at any of my previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) the links are below:

Day 1 - Winter Witch  Day 2 - "Eek!"  Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"  Day 5 - "Comet"  Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"  Day 8 - "Printemps"  Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"  Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"  Day 12 - "New Year's Magic"
Day 13 - "Grumpy Kitty"  Day 14 - "Happy Howloween"  Day 15 - "Happy Owl O Ween"
Day 16 - WIP "Faces of JE Mystery SAL"  Day 17 - WIP "Lizzie Kate's Jingles"
Day 18 - "Witch & Friends"  Day 19 - "Mini Mandala II - C"  Day 20 - WIP "Spring Bouquet"
Day 21 - WIP "Bonsai & Buddha"


Til next time, Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 20 & 21 - More Crazy Stitching and ORT's!

I know, I promised you an update a couple of days ago.... but unfortunately the forces have been against me the last few days and I just haven't found an hour spare to jump on and post.... But today I got into work a bit early so I thought I would at least start my post and see how far I got before everyone else gets into the office!

So where was I up to when I last sat down to post?  Oh yes.... Day 20 and 21 were also WIP stitching, and last night I started something new... but no photo of that one today as I forgot to take a photo last night before I went to bed - will post that one tomorrow with tonight's new start.

Day 20 - I stitched on my long neglected Margaret Sherry "Spring Bouquet" SAL.  This sweet design is a SAL that I started with some of the girls on the MS Lovers Blog last year.  I started stitching this one last year in April / May and that was about as far as I got!  So this is what kitty looked like when I posted on 4th May 2014.

Margaret Sherry "Spring Bouquet"
progress as at 2 May 2014

After and hour or so of stitching on Tuesday night, this what kitty looks like now:

Margaret Sherry "Spring Bouquet"
progress as at 20 January 2015
It is bit hard to see in the photo but I managed to add some white into his belly.... not a lot of progress but every little bit counts!  And it is nice for kitty to come out and see the light of day again!

Day 21 - Buddha and Bonsai (Dimensions kit) - started yonks ago (at least 4-5 years ago).  Now I don't think that I have ever posted a picture of this WIP on my blog.  I have gone back to the beginning of all my posts, and while I have mentioned it (in 2010!) there is no picture!  Just as well that I took a photo before I started stitching the other night.

"Bonsai and Buddha" - Dimensions Kit
Starting point for January 2015
This is quite a nice design to stitch and I really don't know why I haven't pulled it out of the basket long before now.  Fingers crossed that now it is out of hiding I will continue to stitch on on it

"Bonsai and Buddha" - Dimensions Kit
Progress as at 21/1/15
I managed to start on the base of the tree the other night as well as fill in a couple of other missing stitches in the leaves.  You may notice that I have a little fairy in the picture.... this is one of the needle minders that I bought from Gina's Fobs and Froggers and I decided to put her to good use holding the chart to the fabric as this particular WIP is on a scroll frame and I have the space to do this!!  Plus she is pretty...

So that's it for the stitching update.... now onto the next reason we are here!

ORT Report - TUSAL 2015

As you have all been seeing lots of photos of my stitching for January you can probably guess that I do have some ORT's to show....

TUSAL - January 2015
Sorry, this month's photo is probably not very inspiring is it?  But I wanted to show you the gorgeous fabric that I recently ordered from Tammy at Colour Cascade Fabrics.... and well the ORT's jar just fell into the pile of colours!! These fabrics are just beautiful... and do you know what - I discovered after seeing Tammy's fabric all over the Mira Facebook groups that she just lives down the road from me (well about a 15 mins drive - but in Australia anything less than an hour's drive is just down the road!)

If you don't know (or haven't heard) about the 2015 TUSAL, Daffycat is again hosting the fun Totally Useless SAL (TUSAL).  Essentially we stitch and save our ORT's (Old Raggety Threads) and every New Moon those of us participating in the TUSAL post a picture of our ORT's jar, and then leave little msgs for Daffycat on her blog to show that we have been stitching and have posted our wonderful pics.  Please head over to her sign up page and join in the fun!

Well that is it for this marathon post... not only is it a long one... but it has taken me all day to type!!

We have a long weekend in Australia this weekend so I am hoping to get lots of stitching in and maybe even have time to poke around on some of the 100's of blogs that are in my blog reader and catch up with everyone new's.

Til then, if you want to have a look at any of my previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) the links are below:

Day 1 - Winter Witch  Day 2 - "Eek!"  Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"  Day 5 - "Comet"  Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"  Day 8 - "Printemps"  Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"  Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"  Day 12 - "New Year's Magic"
Day 13 - "Grumpy Kitty"  Day 14 - "Happy Howloween"  Day 15 - "Happy Owl O Ween"
Day 16 - WIP "Faces of JE Mystery SAL"  Day 17 - WIP "Lizzie Kate's Jingles"
Day 18 - "Witch & Friends"  Day 19 - "Mini Mandala II - C"



Til next time, Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 18 & 19 - Crazy Starts 18 & 19

Well, here we are again....  Today's update is another multi-tasking update (and I can do that because I am a woman!!) LOL!

Last weekend was the first IHSW for 2015 and I did manage to actually get my needle and floss working correctly....  coincidentally, January's IHSW collided with my stitching days 16-18.  I have already shown you what I stitched on Day 16 (Faces of Joan Elliott Mystery SAL) and Day 17 (Lizzie Kate's Jingles) and the link to that update post is here: Day-15-16-17.

So that covers Friday and Saturday, what about Sunday?

Sunday was Day 18 of Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) and I was again working on a WIP - "Witch and Friends" designed by Donna Giampa.

You last saw my lovely witch and her furry friends back in October when I was quite happily spout how clever I was that I could shoe-horn this design into 3 months worth of Hallowe'en Ornie Blog themes!  Well, umm, yes..... she didn't get finished before 2014 ended and I failed dismally in that challenge last year!  But I did manage to stitch on her after my October update (although I didn't post any further updates) and this is what she looked like before I started stitching on her again on Sunday evening.


"Witch and Friends" - Donna Giampa
Status at the end of 2014
After a couple of hours on Sunday evening, "Witch and Friends" now looks like this:


"Witch and Friends" - Donna Giampa
Status as at 18/1/2015
Not a lot of progress, but I did manage to fill in the bottom half of the owl, some more of the bottom kitty and start on the green cloak.  She is now back in the stitching basket until next month when I pull her out again.

So that rounds up the IHSW part of this post.... onto Day 19's update!

Monday (last night) was Day 19.... and another night of WIP stitching for me.  It is scary how long ago it is since you have seen this one...... almost 12 months ago!!  Day 19's WIP was my "Mini Mandala II - C" designed by Martina Rosenberg (Chatelaine Designs).

The last update on "Mini Mandala II - C" was actually on 25th February 2014.... and I hang my head in shame to say that I haven't stitched on this design since my last update!!


"Mini Mandala II - C" - Chatelaine Designs
Status as at Feb 2014
So after a little bit of love and stitching last night, this lovely design now looks like this:


"Mini Mandala II - C" - Chatelaine Designs
Status as at 19/1/15
I have included the photo from the chart pack which shows that I have a fair way to go yet!!

Tonight will be another WIP night and I also need to take a photo of my very colourful ORT's jar so that I can post my TUSAL update tomorrow.

Til then, if you want to have a look at any of my previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) the links are below:


Day 1 - Winter Witch  Day 2 - "Eek!"  Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"  Day 5 - "Comet"  Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"  Day 8 - "Printemps"  Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"  Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"  Day 12 - "New Year's Magic"
Day 13 - "Grumpy Kitty"  Day 14 - "Happy Howloween"  Day 15 - "Happy Owl O Ween"
Day 16 - WIP "Faces of JE Mystery SAL"  Day 17 - WIP "Lizzie Kate's Jingles"


Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs x

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 15, 16, 17 - Crazy Starts 15, 16, 17

Sorry, I meant to come back on Friday and update you on my last new start for the CrosstitchCrazy Event and of course day 15 of Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015), but unfortunately my Friday was very busy and as is often the case of best laid plans.... I didn't get a chance to do an update!

So now I will do a 3 in 1 update!!!  Day 15 was a new start but Day 16 and Day 17 I worked on 2 of my WIP's which fall under the rules of the DUCJC 2015 challenge.

First up is my Day 15 new start.... another Halloween design!!

Happy Owl-O-Ween - Needle Bling Designs
This rather different owl is from "Needle Bling Designs".  The chart is a freebie that is located on their website but I actually downloaded the freebie from a FB group that I am member of - "Pumpkin Seed Stitchers".  Ever month there is a new freebie from a different designer available for download. This is the first one that I have stitched so far, but I am sure I will eventually stitch more!

I am stitching this design on another "Stitches & Spice" fabric - Rocky Creek Canyon 32ct Belfast. Love the colours of this fabric so I think I will be using it again for something else very soon!

While I have now finished the 15 new starts in 15 days for the CrosstitchCrazy Event, I still have the challenge of stitching every day for 31 days which is the challenge for the DUCJC2015.  So with that in mind Day 16 & Day 17 were not new starts but WIP days!!

Day 16 I worked on my "Faces of Joan Elliott" Mystery SAL.  The last time you saw the "Faces" was 23 December 2014... and she looked like this:

Faces of Joan Elliott Mystery SAL status as at 23/12/14
I did some stitching on this SAL over the Christmas period and this is where I left her:

Faces of Joan Elliott Mystery SAL status as at 31/12/14
As you may notice I have started stitching her face doing 1 over 1, but I decided to take a break from all that concentration stitching when I got some of the missing colours and went back to the hair and headdress.  I then put her aside when it was time to start the crazy challenges.  And I picked her up again on Friday night and did some more on her hair and headdress, and this is where she is today:

Faces of Joan Elliott Mystery SAL status as at 16/1/15
I am so far behind in this SAL but I am not stressing as I will eventually catch up!  This is the last that you will see of "Faces" now for January but I promise she will be back in February!

Yesterday, Day 17, saw "Jingles" come out of hiding again!  The last time I showed you "Jingles" was back on 26th December 2014.  I didn't stitch on "Jingles" at all over the Christmas break so there isn't any change to what "Jingles" looked like when I started stitching yesterday:

Lizzie Kate's "Jingles" Flip-It as at 26/12/14
And this is what "Jingles" looks like after stitching on the next block yesterday:


As I won't play on "Jingles" again this month this is my monthly "Jingles" update as well...

So that is what I have been stitching on over the last 3 days.  Today is Day 18 and today I will also be stitching on one of my WIP's.

I forgot to mention on Friday that this weekend is the first IHSW for 2015.  I did remember to sign up and tomorrow I will do an update post and go visiting some other blogs to see what everyone else worked on this weekend.

So that's for now... I had better get off the laptop and get stitching before there are no hours left in the day for stitching!!

Previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) are listed below if you missed them:

Day 1 - Winter Witch
Day 2 - "Eek!"
Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"
Day 5 - "Comet"
Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"
Day 8 - "Printemps"
Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"
Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"
Day 12 - "New Year's Magic"
Day 13 - "Grumpy Kitty"
Day 14 - "Happy Howloween"


Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs x

Friday, January 16, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015 - Update #1

So here we are... my first "Gifted Gorgeousness SAL 2015" (GG SAL) post!  And yes, I actually have something to show - no finishes, but lots of starts!!

If you're not sure what this particular SAL is all about.... Jo from Serendipitous Stitching hosts this SAL - the link to my post late last year about the SAL is here.... but essentially this SAL is about stitching charts/kits or using fabrics & threads that we have received as gifts, won in giveaways or anything that is intended be a gift or giveaway prize... or anything else that you can loosely use the word "gift" for!!  If you wish to sign up for this SAL, click on the button below or the button on my sidebar and you will be re-directed to Jo's blog.


Onto the update:  As you know I have been doing a couple of Crazy January challenges and as part of those challenges I included some of the charts that I wanted to stitch for this SAL.

The first of these is:

Moutons de Saisons Printemps et été - Collection Tralala
Gift from Kaye from Kitten Stitching.  The original post of when Kaye gave me these charts is here.


There are actually 4 charts to stitch (2 per pack) and I have now started "printemps" and "été". Below are pics of where I got up to on Day 8 and Day 9 of the Crazy January challenges.

"Moutons de Saisons - printemps" - Collection Tralala

"Moutons de saisons - été" - Tralala Collection

The second group of charts that I am stitching as part of this SAL are:

Lizzie Kate - Tiny Tidings 
Giveaway win from Kay's Random World - link to Kay's original giveaway post here and link to my post about the giveaway win is here

Tiny Tidings XV - Lizzie Kate
Again there are numerous charts in this chart booklet and I plan to stitch them all at some stage, however for the January challenge I have chosen two (2) to start - "Joyeux Noel" and "Feeling Festive".  Pics below are of where I got to on Day 10 and Day 11.

"Joyeux Noel" -  Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XV

"Feeling Festive" -  Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XV

And finally we come to the last of the charts that I currently have listed for this SAL...

Halloween Limited Edition Charts - Lizzie Kate
Giveaway win from Carolyn (Taking One Stitch at a Time) -  unfortunately the link to Carolyn's original giveaway no longer works, but the link to my post about the giveaway win is here

Halloween Limited Edition Charts - Lizzie Kate
I started on both of these Limited Edition Lizzie Kate Halloween charts during January.  They are both so cute and easy to stitch so fingers crossed I will have at least one of these charts finished very soon!  "Eek" was started on Day 2 of the challenge and the "Autumn Fab Fob" on Day 4.

"Eek!" - Lizzie Kate
"Autumn Fab Fob" - Lizzie Kate
So that's it for my first "Gifted Gorgeousness SAL (GG SAL)" update!  I will be back on 15th February 2015 with another update and hopefully some progress on some of these new WIP's in my stitching basket!  I have also set up a GG SAL page on my blog which I will try and keep updated with links to the update posts if you ever want to refer back at some point in time....

I will be back later today to show you what I started for Day 15 of the Crazy January challenge.....

Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs xx

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 14 - Crazy Start #14 - Happy Howloween!

I think it's safe to say that I might be a little bit obsessed with Brooke Nolan's designs now.... I have started another one!!!  I don't do things by half, do I?

This one is a Halloween design which I can use for the Hallowe'en Ornie Blog SAL 2015 but not sure yet which theme it will be for as yet.

"Happy Howloween!" - Brooke Nolan (Brooke's Books)
So what is this cute design - well it is a cat and a dog dressed up as a cat and dog for Halloween!  No finished pic on the website though, sorry.... but if you look at the link to the freebie chart you will see how cute they are.

I am stitching these guys on another fabric from Stitches and Spice - this one is called "Sugar Cane Crunch" and is 28ct Jubilee.  It is the same colour as I am stitching "Jingles" on but a different fabric count and it looks completely different in the picture above as to what the real colour looks like!!

So that's it for Day 14..... last day of the 15 crazy starts is today....  Tomorrow I will update you on what I stitch tonight.  Either tomorrow or Saturday I will post an update on where I am at with the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL stitching.

Previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) are listed below if you missed them:

Day 1 - Winter Witch
Day 2 - "Eek!"
Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"
Day 5 - "Comet"
Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"
Day 8 - "Printemps"
Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"
Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"
Day 12 - "New Year's Magic"
Day 13 - "Grumpy Kitty"

Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs xx

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 13 - Crazy Start # 13 - Grumpy Kitty

Grumpy Cat (or I should say Grumpy Kitty) won the battle of the new starts last night.  I almost didn't get a stitch in last night as I had a last minute change of mind as to what I was going to stitch which meant I had to find fabric and threads for this delicious looking feline....

I told you that I had some more of Brooke Nolan's designs that I wanted to stitch and this little grumpy girl was at the top of that list....

"Merry Christmas Grumpy Kitty" - Brooke Nolan (Brooke's Books)
Isn't she just a cutie with her grumpy little face?  I am stitching her on a small swatch of "Arabian Nights" from Stitches and Spice.  This is the same fabric that "Comet" and "Prancer" are being stitched on.

"Grumpy Kitty" is another Freebie from Brooke Nolan's webpage and the link is here if you would also like to stitch her.

Brooke has a lovely range of designs and is very generous with the freebies that she has on her website.  I have plans to stitch the Advent Animals at some point this year as well as a couple of her Halloween designs.

Brooke has also designed the most gorgeous four seasons vintage style designs....

Image from Brooke Nolan's Etsy Store
These designs have been drawn and charted to fit the Tammy Bag pattern by Ms. Apple Heart for "Madame Samm's Tammy 4 All Seasons blog hop" at www.sewwequilt.com. The blog hop runs from 9th January to 20th January 2015, but the charts are now available to everyone on Brooke's Etsy store. I didn't join the blog hop as I can't sew to save myself ... but I so want to stitch these designs.  They are just so delightful!

See you tomorrow with my Day 14 update.....

Previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) are listed below if you missed them:

Day 1 - Winter Witch
Day 2 - "Eek!"
Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"
Day 5 - "Comet"
Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"
Day 8 - "Printemps"
Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"
Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"
Day 12 - "New Year's Magic"

Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs xx

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 12 - Crazy Start #12 - New Year's Magic

Well, yesterday was a Christmas special, now today we have a New Year special.....

This sweet little Fairy wasn't on my original 15 starts for January but she was on my short list for the 31 starts.  Last night I decided to start stitching on her - that was assuming I had the threads to do so! Which I did....

So here she is - "New Year's Magic" by Brooke Nolan (Brooke's Books Publishing).

"New Year's Magic" - Brooke Nolan (Brooke's Books)
The little Fairy is a freebie from Brooke's website and the link is here if you wish to have a look see at her.  Unfortunately the only picture I have of the design is the chart which I would prefer not show you due to copyright issues....  She is a real little cutie - typical of Brooke's whimsical designs and I can't wait to stitch on her again soon.

I do have some more of Brooke's designs in my longer new starts list so hopefully you will see some more whimsical stitching before the month is finished

So that's 12 days down.... 3 new starts to go and then out with the WIP's for a few days and then some more new starts.....  January is shaping up to be a good stitching month!!

Previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) are listed below if you missed them:

Day 1 - Winter Witch
Day 2 - "Eek!"
Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"
Day 5 - "Comet"
Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"
Day 8 - "Printemps"
Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"
Day 11 - "Feeling Festive"

Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs xx

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 11 - Crazy Start #11 - Feeling Festive

Goodness me, anyone would think it's Christmas time again....

Yet another Christmas inspired start yesterday.  This one is the second design from the Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings XV chart pack.

I just love these designs and I thought the little reindeer "Feeling Festive" would go very nicely with the 2 more blingy Nora Corbett reindeer's that I have already added to my crazy start list....

"Feeling Festive" -  Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XV
I didn't get very much done on this little cutie yesterday as I spent a couple of hours stitching on Winter Witch.  I am determined that she will be finished next weekend.....

Today is day 12 of the 15 Crazy Starts challenge from the CrosstitchCrazy Event.  So far I have managed to start a new design every day, posting on the FB page has been a bit hit and miss though.  I will have to rectify that sooner rather than later!!  After the 15th Jan, I will start picking up some of my long neglected WIP's and then continue with the craziness of January with the Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015).  This has been so much fun and doing these two challenges has made me get back into stitching every day again... and even posting on my blog almost every day as well.... so 2015 is looking good so far!

Tonight's new start is a mystery to me.... I am not sure whether to start another one of the Tiny Tidings.... or if I should start on one of the other two Tralala Collection designs.... or if I should do something completely different.  I guess we shall see tomorrow!!

Previous updates for the FB CrosstitchCrazy Event and Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015) are listed below if you missed them:

Day 1 - Winter Witch
Day 2 - "Eek!"
Day 3 - "Prancer"
Day 4 - "Autumn Fab Fob"
Day 5 - "Comet"
Day 6 - "Koala"
Day 7 - "Sneak Peek - Halloween"
Day 8 - "Printemps"
Day 9 - "été"
Day 10 - "Joyeux Noel"

Til next time, Happy Stitching!
Hugs xx