Saturday, January 16, 2016

Crazy 7 update....

How are you all stitchers and crafters? Well my Crazy 7 challenge actually became Crazy 8! No - not the Crazy 8 card game but actually 8 Crazy New Starts! I enjoyed every single one and developed a case of startitis!

So without further ado, here are my starts.... and would you believe I actually have a finish too. Thank you to the girlies on our group Skype chat that continually encourage and enable. Thanks to Lesley, Sue, Tracy and Tina (no blog).

Day 4

Their Song
Blackbird Designs

I really didn't get a lot done on this as wasn't feeling great that day but it is a start!

Day 5

Mill Hill
Joy to the World Button and Bead kit

Fun to work on this! Enjoyed the cheerful primary colours. 

Day 6

Ink Circles

This is using Olde Willow Stitchery threads and they are lovely to work with. Very subtle pastel variations. 

Day 7

Kathy Barrick
And Heaven and Nature Sing

The fabric arrived just in time yay!!!! It is Polstitches Heirloom using DMCs. Love it. 

And Day 8!

Carriage House Samplings
Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow.

I couldn't resist this. My fabric came (40ct Newcastle Sand) and I had the threads and just had to start it. Love it. Love the colours and the design. Everything. 

And I have a finish.... 

Can you guess which one of my Crazies I finished?

Ta... Daaaaa....

Yes it is the Sampler Girl Moon Shell Sampler! Did you guess correctly? It is not a great pic as it is so large but you get the idea. 

So who actually did the Crazy 7 challenge? Did you manage to start all of them? Did you resist starting more? Well I am a little stitched out after last week so I am returning to crochet for a little bit just till I get this stripe blanket complete. Pics to come soon. 

Okay, happy stitching or crocheting or crafting to you this week and I will see you all soon.


Sherry said...

You have some wonderful starts! I may even join you on this. I do not have 7 or 8 starts but I do have some new starts along with some WIPs. I will keep track of my progress on my blog! Thanks for the encouragement!

butterfly said...

lovely new starts look forward to watching them grow.

Julie said...

Great collection of projects you chose for this challenge.

Justine said...

Well done! A beautiful finish and some lovely projects to stitch on this year.

Vickie said...

Oh the Old Willow Stitchery threads are lovely.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Great starts, Hazel! Your finish is really pretty!

Mylene said...

Lovely projects you're working on!

Shebafudge said...

What gorgeous projects and your stitching looks wonderful. Congratulations on a finish too - well done you!

Christine said...

Great starts and a fabulous finish on the shell sampler. I love the colours you are using for Quackworth

Margaret said...

everything looks great, and I love the finish! Beautiful!

stitchersanon said...

Beautiful starts and a gorgeous finish. Love them all!

Annie said...

Beautiful projects:) I love the fabrics you've used:)

barbara said...

I've not seen that Sampler Girl design - LOVE IT! And your new projects are all delightful. :D

Brigitte said...

These projects are wonderful. I love the fabric color on which you stitch the Ink Circle's Quaker design. So beautiful.
Congrats on finishing The Sampler Girl's piece. Her style is really distinctive. I'm glad that I bought some of her designs before she stopped designing cross stitch.

Sara said...

Beautiful new starts, looking forward to watching your progress on them!