Saturday, 2 January 2016

DUCJC 2016 - Day 1 - Frankie Hedgehog

Hello all!

So, here we are, back to stitching madness and the first of 31 new starts which make up Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2016.

For the 1st January we have Frankie Hedgehog:


Frankie Hedgehog
DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 52 wide by 52 high
Estimated stitching time 14 hours
Stitching time to date - 6 hours 30 minutes


The first stitches went in just a few minutes after midnight - nothing like getting out of the starting blocks quickly! And as there wasn't much else that desperately needed doing I could get away with stitching a lot during the day. What a naughty girl I am!

Back tomorrow.
Rachel x

21 comments:

sharine said...

I love these characters. Great stitching:)

Aubs Ogrady said...

Great start! I loved your challenge last year and am looking forward to seeing all the adorable pieces you work on this year :D

Justine said...

What a great start - super cute hedgehog and gorgeous fabric! You managed quite a lot of stitching too!

Mii Stitch said...

It's so cute!!! Sweet design, great fabric choice (of course) and a lot of stitching managed on this first one

Heather said...

Aww he's a cutie. Great start to the challenge!

Brigitte said...

A sweet guy that you chose to start the challenge.

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Very sweet, can't wait to see the rest of your starts!

Annie said...

Wonderful start on a really cute piece!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I just love watching all your new starts, Rachel!! Good luck this year!!

Thoeria said...

Oh cutie pie!! I love hedgehogs...well..the picture versions anyways...I don't think we have them here. A fantastic start to the new stitchy year :)

Thoeria said...

Oh cutie pie!! I love hedgehogs...well..the picture versions anyways...I don't think we have them here. A fantastic start to the new stitchy year :)

Katie said...

Oh no....let's the Awws begin. I love him!! I swear at the end of this we just need to swap charts haha. So adorable. Fantastic job stitching so much yesterday. Can't wait to see what you do today.

Cath E said...

Wow, I love your ambition of 31 starts and you'ver certainly made a good start. Good luck with it and all your other plans for 2016. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Cute start for day 1 Rachel and you got so much done. You always have the cutest designs. Where do you get them? I'm with Katie - we need to swap charts.

Linda

craftingpaws said...

Adorable start, Rachel! You made a lot of progress on it, too.

Faith... said...

What a cutie! You got in lots of stitching for one day.

Jan Gartlan said...

So sweet

Pull the other thread said...

Such a cute project and an amazing start to it already.

Sarah L said...

Let the race begin! He's cute. I haven't seen this collection before.

Esmeralda said...

Hi kids of Rachel :)
What a great pick for the first day of January
Rachel what a great progress allready on this prickely friend :)
Look forward to see nr 2

Tiffstitch said...

Great start and well on your way to a finish too!