Monday, 1 February 2016

DUCJC 2016 - Day 31 - Bear

Good morning all!

Well, this is it, the last day of Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2016. Debbie, I hope you are looking down smiling at the craziness and projects I, and fellow stitchers, have started in your memory.

I would like to say a massive thank you to all the comments and support I have received during the month. I haven't answered many but please rest assured that they have all been read and very much appreciated.

For the final day I was left with Bear from the Christmas Pals Ornaments. Here he is then:

Stitched on 16ct Ice Blue aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 44 wide by 44 high
Estimated stitching time 13 hours
Stitching time to date - 2 hours

So that's it..... that's all you're getting from me.

Some of you have asked if I will be carrying on into February but the answer is an emphatic NO! I've had my starting fun..... now I want to make progress on and/or finish them, proving to you and me that I am not just a serial starter. Afterall, working on and finishing a project is just as much fun as starting one, right?

I deliberately chose smaller projects this year and believe I can probably finish at least 24 of them, although that very much depends on how many of my WIPs from last year work their way into my finishing pile. I also have a few other new starts planned during 2016 but they are not too big so should stitch up fairly quickly. Then, of course, there are my larger projects to consider which have been neglected far too long. Whatever the case, there should be lots of progress reports and Happy Dances between now and Christmas.

So, which project will I pick up to finish first? I know, but I'm not telling you lot! One commenter has already guessed correctly but the rest of you will have for a Happy Dance post. Stay tuned!

Don't miss me too much!
Rachel x


Thoeria said...

Cutie pie! These really are lovely little projects Rachel:)

Such a tease you are....I feel like saying Elegance is going to be finished first :D

Thoeria said...

Cutie pie! These really are lovely little projects Rachel:)

Such a tease you are....I feel like saying Elegance is going to be finished first :D

Annie said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge, and with so many wonderful projects! What a legacy Debbie has left. She would be so happy to know how many stitchers have carried on in her name.
Enjoy your stitching freedom!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely new start & congratulations on completing the challenge!!!
Have fun with all your lovely projects :)

Katie said...

Love it!! Great start. It's been so much fun stitching along with you. Now I can't wait to watch your progress. Please keep posting if even just an update WIP post. I'll miss ya!

Margie said...

Did you do the math to see how many stitching hours you estimate you have left after the 31 starts?

Faith... said...

You are going to have the cutest Christmas tree ever! Good luck on finishing up all of your new starts. I will miss seeing your daily posts.

Justine said...

You know how much I will miss my 9am cuteness fix...but I'm looking forward to cheering you on to some finishes! You've chosen some lovely projects that are achievable finishes this year and I fully understand why you are stopping at 31 starts. Well done on completing the Crazy January Challenge!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on making it through the month! That in itself is a great accomplishment. I've enjoyed seeing all your new starts.

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Congratulations on all your starts!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on all your starts, I can't wait to see some of them finished. Good Luck!

Linda said...

Another cutie Rachel. Thank you again for joining me in the challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing progress and finishes.


Heather said...

Congrats on finishing! I thought this was a deer lol it's good to know its a bear :) i have no clue what your choice is but I'm sure I'll love it!

Brigitte said...

With this last start in January you did it, Rachel. I love these Crazy Challenges because they keep up the memory of Debbie.
I have no idea which of your starts you will pull out and continue stitching until you have your first finish this year. So for me it will be a surprise.

Annie said...

I love this bear - although I thought he was a reindeer at first lol:)