January 8, 2012

Crazy January Challenge continues - Days 3 to 7

The Crazy January Challenge continues!
Day 3 - 1999 Christmas Sampler by Carriage House Samplings
I am almost ashamed of showing my day 3 start. These ten crosses is all I got done that day. But I have a really good excuse. I am working on a present for my boss's daughter. She is in art college and a very talented painter. I asked her if she would like to paint the logo for my own cross stitching design label and she did the most wonderful job on the picture. As my way of saying thank you, I am making a box with her initials. But more of that in the next post.
Day 4 - Atelier de Brodeuse by Passion Bonheur
The chart calls for really bright red floss, but after just a few stitches I've lost my mojo continuing this project. So I frogged those few red stitches and started again with a more antique pink floss. It looks so much better on the Summer khaki linen. Unfortunately I didn't get much done this day either, still working on the box.
Day 5 - Bienen Emblem (1st of 3 French designs from an old German magazine)
I really enjoyed starting this project. I love designs with bees and this one is especially beautiful. The entire design is stitched in just two colours.
Day 6 - Bonne mère (2nd of 3 French Designs from an old German magazine)
Just a small start on bonne mère. I finished the box that day and therefore didn't get much stitching done.
Day 7 - Fruit Wreath from a German magazine
On Saturday, I visited Virpi at her home for a stitching-get-together. We had a wonderful time with tea, English fruitcake, home-baked bread and of course a lot of stitching. This is how much I got done in only a few hours of stitching. I am stitching this design on 14ct aida rustico. I think the colour of the fabric is just perfect to give the wreath a country style look.


Niina said...

Lovely starts Daniela!

blue star stitcher said...

good starts on all of them, good job keeping up too!