Crazy January Challenge 2012 - Day One

Today was Day One of the Crazy January Challenge 2012.

My start today was The Home of a Needleworker (Too!) by Little House Needleworks. I am stitching it on 36ct Flax Edinborough Linen with the Crescent Colour threads listed on the chart.

I already have the first Home of the Needleworker in my pile of WIPs. It would be great if I managed to finish both of them this year.

I did some stitching on a couple of pieces for two exchanges I am currently participating in so I can't show them right now. One of them falls into this here month's theme for Theme-a-licious and the other works into the next challenge at Christmas Ornament Challenge 2011.

I am also joining Elaine in stitching Christmas ornaments throughout the year. She has set up a new blog for this and you can find it here. This month's theme is Santa Claus. This is the chart I will be stitching (it was already on my list for the CJC 2012.)

It is a design by Sandra Sullivan called Santa, Please Bring Me.... (2008 Santa Ornament). I am stitching it on a leftover piece of 28ct earth tone mottled fabric I had in my stash using DMC, WDW and CC floss.

Besides cross stitching today, I also knitted the first 20 rows in the January dishcloth in the KAL at Monthly Dishcloths (Knit-A-Long). I am hoping to keep up with the KALs this year and have 24 cloths finished by December.

I wish you all the best in 2012 and hope you all have a great year stitching!!!!

Take care!



  1. This is a beautiful little chart. I had great fun stitching this and it's looks so nice finished.

    Enjoy. I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

  2. wow you truly sound so busy..great start on your stitching..enjoy all the other projects too..
    big hugs cucki xx

  3. Happy New Year. Great new starts. Look forward to seeing your stitching in 2012.

  4. Great progress on Home of a Needleworker, can't wait to see more. Love the Santa ornament you've chosen, that will look so cute when finished up. Looking forward to seeing your monthly dishcloth, I have a personal one of knitting a dishcloth a week this year and will have a post to it each week. :)

  5. Great start and really like that santa ornament.

  6. Lovely progress and what a great choice for the chart :D I love it :)

  7. Looking for to see your stitching progress!! :D

  8. You chose lovely patterns!


  9. Hello Loretta,

    I too am participating in the "The Twelve Days of Christmas"! I would to be entered for a possibility of receiving the LHN "Home Of A Needleworker" design.

    Wishing you blessings and happiness for 2012 too:)