My final January start was also my most complicated (as in thread changes and backstitching) but I fell in love with this little chap and am glad I chose him as one of my new starts. Being a Saturday I was able to stitch quite a lot - oh dear, what a shame!
Featured in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 121
Stitched on 16ct Cream Aida 2 over 1
So, that's it, I've done it and successfully completed the Challenge. I have loved starting and stitching every single one of them, although the four Elemental Dragons and Dreaming of Dolphins are definitely my favourites.
Your company along the way has been fantastic. I have gained some new followers (welcome) and received hundreds of wonderful comments. I really appreciate the time you have taken to follow, read and comment, some of you daily. Thank you all so, so much!
Now all I've got to do is work on and finish these 31 projects.....
You see, when I started Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge I thought that 31 projects would be more than enough to keep me going for years, especially considering I have four large focus pieces on the go too. I also thought that starting a new project every day would be boring and tedious. But how wrong could I have been?
So..... SURPRISE..... (and I have found this VERY hard to keep secret) .....
Only 6 days into January I had an insane thought..... how realistic / stupid / crazy would it be for me to extend Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge into Debbie's Ultimate Super Duper Crazy January February Challenge? Answer... not that difficult if perhaps slightly (very) insane!
My justification was that:
1) there are so many charts on my to-do list that I would like to stitch
2) I had planned to start about half of them during the year anyway
3) I have almost all of the fabric required (just needed to buy evenweave for four starts)
4) Most of the charts would count towards Stitch From Stash
5) I would not need to or allow myself to start anything else for the rest of the year (apart from the planned Lizzie Kate Monthly Flip-It Stamps, Owls in Love and Dragon Eye) - scout's honour!
So, decision made then!
It was really easy to choose another 28 charts but, for variety, I wanted to ensure they would different to January's selection, i.e. no more Solo, Margaret Sherry, Lickle Ted, Nelson or Tatty Teddy. For that reason, most of them are bigger projects with only a few "cuties".
Unlike January, I've decided not to release the February pictures in advance so you won't know until the day itself what I've chosen. However, as a tease, all of them are on my Small Charts and Magazine Charts tabs and some are in sets. Therefore, once you see one you should be able to guess its siblings.
So, you haven't got rid of me yet. I'll be back tomorrow and daily again for the rest of February!
See you then..... if you're not too bored of me already.
And many, many, many thanks for sticking with me. :))
Love and hugs,
PS I'm also taking part in A New Stitchy Start 2015, hosted by Tammy. If you're interested my January posting is here but I'm afraid it's not a happy one. :(