Monday, January 17, 2011

Crazy January 2011 Challenge~Days 12,13,14, and 15

We are having a huge snowstorm here today. I am so glad that it is MLK day, a school holiday. I don't have to try to figure out if school is closed, and then find out it is NOT closed, because of course, this is Chicago and they NEVER close school! And then go out in the storm and drive, white-knuckled,  the kids to school over slippery scary roads through blowing whiteness! Every time this happens I think to myself, I am just going to keep them home and spare myself the scary experience. But then I feel guilty and so I man up and head on out. LOL! So I am happy its a holiday today!!
 On to the challenge! I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge! The variety was great, and even though I sometimes wanted to continue with a certain piece, I really enjoyed starting them all. I think the preparation was just as much fun, deciding on charts, kitting them up, visiting some local LNS for supplies (always a treat!). So here are the final starts for me:

Noah's Ark Sampler by The City Stitcher
This one was actually a WIP if you can believe it! Ha! Ha! I had like 3 stitches in it before. I have to admit I wasn't feeling it, so I didn't get much done on this one.

In March and In April by The Goode Huswife
This is another WIP. I worked on the grass and the house a bit. I really do want to finish this one this year, I really like its primitive and drab colors.

No Bees No Honey by Birds of a Feather
And finally, I worked on this one which I thoroughly enjoyed. I did have to enlarge the chart on my printer so my olde eyes could see those tiny darn symbols. This is being worked in Gentle Art sampler threads(which are one of my personal favorites) on 32ct. pearled barley.
 Are you noticing that that is only 14 new starts? Well I worked on this one again on Day 15, because I really like it!.
  So now that I am able to work on what ever I like, it will probably be Days of Advent and I'll pick a small one to work on to keep myself from feeling bogged down(big projects can do that to me sometimes!). What a fun time, and I have really enjoyed seeing all of the other starts around blogland!


Anonymous said...

I love your final Challenge pieces, particularly the first two!

Melissa said...

Wonderful projects! I miss BOAF and wish they hadn't stopped designing cross stitch pieces. I have quite a stock pile of their charts and plan to ration them out so I can enjoy stitching their designs as long as possible.

mainely stitching said...

Here, they cancel snow even if a heavy snowfall is just predicted (i.e. before a snowflake even falls) which seems a little excessive. But I would rather have the kids home and safe than wondering and worry about them on the buses.

Wonderful choices, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of these projects in the upcoming months!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great pieces, Annie! I especially love the GH charts! They are both in my stash (well so is Noah for that matter!).

I will really enjoy watching your DoA progress - that is such a spectacular piece!

Patty C. said...

Love your choices !!!!!!!

Katri said...

Great starts! There's many new to me designs, so I'll have to do some digging on the net... :-)

chelsea said...

Simply amazing stitches!
Nice work! keep it up.

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