Saturday, 16 January 2016

DUCJC 2016 - Day 15 - Balloon

Good morning!

We're now at the point where, for many stitchers, this is the end of their new starts. If you've made it through to day 15 - well done! I know there are a couple of bloggers whose daily postings I shall miss.

But this is also the point at which the more mad among us carry on for another 16 days..... or longer.

Heather chose this small design for day 15. I'd been secretly willing her to select it from day one so was really glad she finally chose it. I only sat down with my needle at 11pm so here's my progress in that hour:

Odd Dog by Lili of the Valley
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Blue aida from 2 over 1
Stitch count 45 wide by 85 high
Estimated stitching time 10 hours
Stitching time to date - 1 hour

Heather's away with the Scouts this weekend on what is aptly call "Frost Camp" and, yes, they're sleeping in tents! In my opinion they're all mad as the temperatures are around 0-2 degrees C! But they also have my complete admiration - even dropping her off at 9pm last night was too cold for me to handle. It was so nice returning home to a warm house and cosy bed! Toby's much more sensible and chose not to go.

Tomorrow's new start is another by the same company.

See you then!
Rachel x


Justine said...

So cute! I love this one and was waiting to see if you would choose it and on what fabric. Cloud Blue is perfect!

Pull the other thread said...

Oh wow this is such a sweet design. Love your fabric choice too. Well done Heather for braving the cold.

Sarah said...

I love this one, so sweet and simple.

We love camping in colder weather and the rain.

Tiffstitch said...

Nice start and I hope she stays warm enough! That sounds very chilly.

Mii Stitch said...

Oh I LOVE this one!!! And I know you have another cutie one like that, but can't possibly remember the design :)
The fabric is just perfect for it. Congratulations on reaching halfway point!!! Have fun with the other half.

Katie said...

Ohhh of course I LOVE this one! The fabric is perfect indeed. Glad you are continuing with me on this crazy challenge. I will miss Mii's posts.

Annie said...

I can see why you've been anxious to start this one. It's adorable! I don't think of you as "mad" for continuing on with the challenge, just brave! I'm glad you are, as I love seeing the new starts and will miss some of the others.

craftingpaws said...

Love that pattern, it is adorable and the fabric is very lovely!

Heather said...

Aww this one is cute :)

Faith... said...

Another cutie! Hope that Heather is having fun and staying warm!

Linda said...

Another adorable chart and start Rachel.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Another cute design and lovely fabric.
Your daughter is more insane than Linda 365 starts and that's saying something!

Brigitte said...

The first half of the challenge is done. And the next half will show just as lovely projects as the first half. This one is proof of it :)))