Crazy January Challenge Day 2012 Twenty-three to Twenty-eight ++++++

It has been a busy week and I haven't had a chance to update my CJC 2012 challenge. So here it is all at once.

Day Twenty-three:

I pulled out another start form CJC 2012 - Nutcracker Christmas from X's and Oh's.

This is how far I got in 2011.

and this is what I manage on Monday.

Day Twenty-Four:

On Tuesday I put a few more stitches into Lanarte's Seaside Sweethearts (another CJC 2011 start).

I managed to stitch on this a couple of times last year so I am a little further on this on than some of my other starts.

This is how it looked as of Janaury 8, 2011

and this is where I am now.

Day Twenty-five:

Wednesday's start was a WIP from last year - LHN's Home of A Needleworker. This was the first LHN chart I ever purchased and it started me on my love of LHN designs. The owner of the ONS I purchased it from provided a conversion of the DMC threads to GAST and WDW and that it what I am using except for DMC 729 since it is only used for one stitch.

Day Twenty-Six:

On Thursday it was another 2011 WIP - Blackbird Designs (Loose Feathers #16) - Garland Fair.

Day Twenty-Seven:

Friday was devoted to working on my oldest WIP - Teresa Wentzler's Peacock Tapestry. I am still working on the left hand border.

Above is how the border looked on  December 31st and below is how it looks now.

Day Twenty-Eight:

Today was reserved for Papillon Creations' - Castles In the Air Mystery SAL.  I scanned it this morning before I started stitching.

I only managed to stitch a little bit of it today.

I stitching it using silk floss from Hand Dyed Fibers.

You can go here to see completed pictures of it.  This can be stitched with cross stitch only or with specialty stitches (as you may of noticed I am doing the specialty stitches) and with either a fantasy or flower theme (I haven't decided which I will be doing yet.)

I had another finish this week - Hearts of Canada - Prince Edward Island.

Design: Hearts of Canada - Prince Edward Island 
Designer: Thea Dueck (The Victoria Sampler)
Fabric: 25ct Antique White Lugana
Thread: DMC, Kreinik #4 Braid 

And I also managed to finish Santa, Please Bring Me......into an ornament.

I really love how this one turned out.  I will be keeping this one for my own tree.

Well, that is it for this week.  Tomorrow I am pulling out another WIP (VS - Christmas Treasures Collection) - a wedding gift for my niece and I  also hope to finish the piece I am stitching for an exchange - I just need to add the beading.

Take care and happy stitching!!!!



  1. Lovely stitching. I love Lanarte designs and this one looks gorgeous. Your Santa ornament is beautiful.

  2. wowwwwwwww all of your projects are so lovely..
    i love them so much..
    hugs for you cucki xx

  3. Loretta, you have soooo many beautiful works in progress. Love the Lanarte design and your finishes are fab! Happy Stitching!

  4. Great projects! What color are you using on the BBD?
    And what a sweet finish!

  5. You've made wonderful progress on everything, Loretta.

  6. Your stitching Progress is super. The projects you have chosen are beautiful. I love Castles in the Air. The design is beautiful. Cute finish on your Santa ornie. Looking forward to your progress pictures.

  7. Lots of beautiful eye candy in this post! Castles in the Air is my favorite! =)

  8. Amazing progress on your WIP!