Monday, 30 November 2020

Naughty November New Start #4 - Let's Be Frozen

Good morning!

I can't believe it's already the last week of Naughty November; four starts is obviously shorter than the 17 I tackled earlier this year, but it's still over with so quickly!

For the final weekend I started the fourth Ursula Michael's seasonal word 'snow' globes:

This is the one for which I had to swap out the seasonal fabric, as Shades Of Winter was more of a greeny-grey and did not coordinate with the blues at all. At least I had a suitable substitute.

 Let's Be Frozen by Imaginating
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Winter Sky by
Stitching time to date - 5 hours 40 minutes

So far I've blinged it up by stitching everything in Etoile; I say so far because the lightest of the three colours doesn't have an Etoile comparison and I'm undecided what to do. I've tried a bit around the outside in white Etoile (to the left of the word flurries) but it looks a bit grey and doesn't show up very well On the other hand, it also represents the dullness of a cloudy winter's day.

Alternatives are to use normal DMC, choose the closest Etoile shade (which is a bit too turquois-y) or use white beads. I'll try all four options when I get to the big snowflake and decide then

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Considering I have a fairly small readership, many thanks go (so far) to Barbara, Cathy, Faith, Jo, Katie, Leonore and, of course, my fellow multi-starter-in-arms, Tiff for joining in. I hope you have all enjoyed your new starts as much as I have. ;)

So that's the end of Naughty November, with four more WIPs added to my pile. I do have plans in the coming months to finish some of them but, you know me, I yield to new starts far too quickly and easily! I'm very proud of those of you who chose small designs and/or finished them too. Maybe I should focus more on that next time?

Talking of which... anyone up for a 'next time'? I'm thinking Mischievous March perhaps??? It's nestled nicely between New Year and Maynia, and a good chance to do some Easter stitching. Unsurprisingly, I already have four projects in mind.....!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Another great start Rachel.


Tiffstitch said...

Nice start on this one! Disappointing about having to figure out a different colour, although maybe if you go with normal DMC, the other Etoile will stand out more? Love that fabric for this one too. And of course I'm up for more starts! :)

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

Lovely work on your fourth start. I think white beads would look great. I like adding beads to a design!
There used to be a March Madness SAL a few years back, that's when I started all my Just Nan Smalls that now form Maynia.
There was also the DUCJC - a new start every day in January!

Cathy said...

I love the fabric you're using for this one--perfect choice again.

Clare-Aimetu said...

That's a lovely design, good luck with your November projects

Faith... said...

I think the fabric you settled on is perfect for Winter! And you are off to a great new start! I think I may be able to be persuade to Mischievous March! After all I will need some new starts in 2021.

Thank you to both you and Tiff for organizing this! It was FUN!

Sheryl said...

A great start, what a pretty design.

Katie said...

Lovely photo and perfect for this piece. Ohhh I love the idea of course of any month haha. I'm NOT doing the January thing. But a few starts in a month is pretty fun.

Ann C. said...

I love your fabric choice for the winter snow globe. I think I have this one in my stash.

FlashinScissors said...

Very pretty design Rachel, and a great start!
Barbara xx

Leonore Winterer said...

Another pretty start, I love this one and hope all four of them will show up again soon!
Thanks for this fun event, it certainly brightened up this time of year a little and I had a lot of fun. And I think I could totally be on board with Mischievous birthday is in March, you know, and it's even on a Sunday next year ;)