Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 31 of 31

I did it! 31 projects started in January; one every day!

The sprint to begin is complete, now starts the marathon to finish all this stuff by the end of the year!

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Ice Skates
Mill Hill

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 30 of 31

I just noticed that the model photo doesn't have the little curl on the G like mine does! I promise I followed the chart!

30 of 31

The Primitive Needle

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 29 of 31

Lots of stitches today, as promised. You can even tell what it looks like!

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First Mate Santa
Mill Hill

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28 of 31

10 measly stitches today. I'll do better tomorrow.
Now, please excuse me. There's a cupcake with my name on it.

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Independence Day Blackwork
My Mark Designs

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27 of 31

Heading to a concert tonight, so got the stitching in early!

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Merry New Year
The Stitcherhood

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 26 of 31

Doesn't look like much, but this is teeny! Over one on 25 ct fabric.

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The Neighborhood
Funk & Weber Designs

Day 25 of 31

Wednesday is Panera stitching night!

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Letter E
Nora Corbett

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24 of 31

Egg yolk!

24 of 31

Bed & Breakfast
Amy Bruecken Designs

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 23 of 31

Another Downton Abbey night!

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Boatswain Santa
Mill Hill

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 22 of 31

This is the first Lavender & Lace pattern I've stitched. Appropriately, it's the first L&L design released. Lots of tweeding* going on in there.

22 of 31

Winter Rose
Lavender & Lace

*Tweeding - using more than one floss color in the needle at one time, creating a shading effect.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 21 of 31

It's a fencepost and a lighthouse! And the mermaid will have little booby buttons!

21 of 31

Nautical Fence
Raise the Roof

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 20 of 31

Two Tiny Heads!

20 of 31

The Nutcracker
Country Cottage Needleworks

Day 19 of 31

Got home at 11:35pm and managed to get 25 stitches in before midnight. Wasn't quite able to get the photo taken and posted before the clock struck twelve.

19 of 31

Green Flips
Lizzie Kate

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 18 of 31

Got all caught up on Downton Abbey tonight! Lots of stitching time!

18 of 31

A. Fox Original

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 17 of 31

My purple floss looks much darker than the model in the picture!

17 of 31

Fleur d'Orleans
Ink Circles

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 13 of 31

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Here Comes Treble
Ink Circles

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 12 of 31

It's so teeny and cute! There are a few specialty stitches on this pattern, so I'll have a bit of a challenge even on this little thing.

12 of 31

Mermaid Sampler
Shepherd's Bush Printworks

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 11 of 31

Well, it's Wednesday again, so that means stitching night at Panera!

11 of 31

2009 Santa
The Prairie Schooler

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 10 of 31

Why yes, that is a giraffe butt! This is a reproduction of a Spanish sampler that was created to commemorate the arrival of a giraffe from Egypt to France in 1826. I was drawn to this as soon as I saw it because of the unusual subject matter.

10 of 31

1834 Gyrafa Sampler
Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly

Here's a photo of the original sampler. The colors on my finished product will be brighter/deeper.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 9 of 31

16 stitches!

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The Book Store
Country Cottage Needleworks

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 8 of 31

Well, when you wakes up at 5am on a SUNDAY, you gets lots of stitching done. Argh. Hope that doesn't happen again.

8 of 31

My Mark Designs

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 7 of 31

Pretty good progress today! Sorry for the crummy picture.

7 of 31

Summer Biscornu
Barbara Ana Designs

Day 6 of 31

I forgot to post last night! I love Little House Needleworks designs. Have tons, have stitched few. This is one of the biggies.

6 of 31

The Library
Little House Needleworks

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 5 of 31

This is the bottom claw and body of the lobster in the upper right. I'm using 10 ct fabric for this project. The plan is to finish it as a table runner/throw.

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Lobsters in the Round
The Sampler Girl

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4 of 31

Spent a lovely couple of hours today with the stitching group from my LNS! We've been getting together at Panera Bread on Wednesday since the fall.

I love the delicate nature of this designer's work. Extra bonus is that a little time gets a huge result!

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Fleur de Lis
JBW Designs

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3 of 31

Just a smidge today. I started in the lower left corner on this one, rather than the middle as usual.

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Ocean Curiosity
!? Who Knew ?!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2 of 31

Another new fiber for me! I am still indecisive about the needle to use. The fiber is a bit too thick for a 26 needle, but I was having trouble getting a 24 through the backs to tie off the ends.

2 of 31


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1 of 31

I joined a stitching group at my LNS, Covered Bridge Needlearts, in the middle of last year. The owner suggested a challenge to the group, so I joined right up! We'll be starting a new project every day during the month of January. Here's my progress from day one.

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Helen Bell's Multiplication Table
Carriage House Samplings