January 4, 2012

Crazy January Challenge - Day 2

I'm a little bit behind on posting my starts of the Crazy January Challenge. It is already day 4 today, but I have only a picture of day 2 to show.
This is the start of the 1827 Biedermeier reproduction Sampler. I have the chart in my stash for at least 15 years but never really liked the colours in this sampler and therefore never started it. Now that I finally did start, I realized that the picture on the chart got the colours all wrong and that it is actually quite beautiful.

I got a lot of stitching done on the first day, due to my meeting with Niina, Jaana and Virpi in a Helsinki café. We had a great evening with tea and hot chocolate and lots of stitching. 
No need to say that we draw a lot of attention to other visitor of the café. Knitting in public is, at least here in Helsinki, quite normal, but stitching, that is a whole different story.

7 comments:

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Such a beautiful start and I love the colours. I am looking forward to seeing this grow. I love reproduction samplers and haven't seen this one before.

How nice to get together with friends and to sit and sew together.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely muted colours. I love samplers.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Kathy A. said...

Lovely new start. The colors are so very soft. I often find the picture does not do a piece justice. When I stitched Royal Holiday the photo showed her dress as yellow and it was actually shades of 433, 434 etc.

mdgtjulie said...

Sounds like lots of fun!! You show em!

Rowyn said...

Love your new start. I especially like the colours in it. I look forward to seeing more progress.

Michelle said...

Beautiful new start - love the colours! Look forward to seeing more of your lovely starts.

Virpi said...

Thank`s for visiting us today. Had a vonderful time and a good practising in speaking english...! You have many beautiful starts, most I like that biedermayer sampler. See you soon!