Saturday, 10 January 2015

Days 6 to 9 of the DUCJC 2015

The DUCJC is being held this year in memory of SoCal Debbie and I am attempting to stitch on 31 different projects throughout January.  A mixture of WIPs and new starts.

Day 6 - Joan Elliott - February Cherub

Stitched on 28 count evenweave dyed with fruit tea
I stitched the cherub's hair.

Day 7 - The Sampler House - Strawberry Sampler

Stitched on 32 count Antique White linen

This chart was part of a giveaway from Lee Under the Mountain.  It is a very old hand-drawn chart from 1990 and I love it.  There is a certain charm to hand-drawn charts.

Day 8 - Frosted Pumpkins Stitchery - Hallowe'en Town

Stitched on 28count Moondust evenweave by Crafty Kitten
I filled in some windows and a little bit of fence.

Day 9 - The Nutmeg Company - Sugared Almond Cottage

Roof stitched on 28 count Honeysuckle Pink evenweave.

This was a gift from Susan Yellow Flower Meadow.  She has sent me three of these cute cottages charts and leftover threads.  I hope mine will look as good as her's!

I'm actually getting into the swing of this challenge now.  It was hard the first two days because I just wanted to carry on with the same project and not put it away knowing it would be a month until I could see it again.  But now I am back at work and stitching on WIPs those days it is easier because I have an exciting new start to look forward to the next day!

Finally, three of these count for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL I am running this year.  And all of them count towards Stitch from Stash which I am also taking part in.  So goals are being met!


  1. Goals are being met alright! Good for you. Looks wonderful.

  2. Gorgeous pieces, all of them! I'm glad you said that CJC starts could be included for Gifted Gorgeousness. I thought I was going to have to shoehorn them in!

  3. Oh your doing GREAT!! Lovely choices and beautiful stitching too :)
    I wanted to join in the challenge too but got rather messed up what with that little hiccup in hospital! :(
    I will graciously sit at the side line and spur you on... GO YOU!! lol
    Yes Gifted Gorgeousness I can say I am participating in! On target with that one! hee hee
    Happy stitching :)
    Smiles :)

  4. Great projects for the last few days! I also have one of those cottages in my stash to stitch one day, who knows when it will be but they are so cute! :)

  5. Great stitching Jo and lots of progress. They are all really pretty designs.


  6. See that would be my problem too. I would want to keep stitching on what I had started already. But you are doing a great job!

  7. Beautiful projects! Great job meeting so many goals already.

  8. Wonderful stitching!! Well done on your goals!

  9. Lovely stitching, the strawberry one is gorgeous, I don't think I'd have had the will power to put that one down

  10. Love all of the projects you picked,
    Love the Moondust fabric!

  11. Hooray for meeting goals! :D At first I thought you had stitched an entire giant pink brick for the Almond Cottage, yikes!

  12. So great how the challenge is going for you. The fact that the whole month would be only starting new projects made me change the rules a bit for me. I only start SAL projects during the weekends so the remaining days are for my big projects.
    You are right, those old hand-drawn charts have a very special charm, I do love them and have three old ones among my BAPs.

    1. I love the way that everyone has been able to interpret the challenge in their own way to suit their stitching needs - Debbie would have loved that.

  13. Lovely projects - Love the cottage….

  14. Great work having your projects do double duty. The Strawberry Sampler is beautiful.

  15. Great starts and progression ") Love the Halloween stitchery!

  16. Such lovely charts! Great new starts, Jo :D

  17. Little cottage looks so cute. Great challenge. Good luck. xxx ;)

  18. What a wonderful challenge! Not only is it a good challenge, but you're meeting your goals and enjoying yourself. Winning all around! Looks great, Jo :)

  19. Beautiful starts

  20. The cottage is going to be amazing.

  21. It's so nice to see people doing something in memory of Socal Debbie! Such lovely fabric choices!

  22. Very beautiful projects!
    I'm curious to see the finished "Sugared Almond Cottage".

  23. You have worked on some beautiful projects and made great progress.
    Looking forward to see the next batch :)

  24. Lovely stitching! I loved stitching Halloween Town by the Pumpkins. I think it's one of my most favorite designs I've ever stitched. It's so fun and the colors are so wonderful.

  25. great job with your WIPs! and good for you that you're keeping your mind focused on the goals, not so good for us watching your starts though. ;)

  26. I LOVE the cherub...and those little houses...and everything by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. Amazing Update, I hope to see more work in some of those soonish :D

  27. Have fun with all your new starts Jo!! I know this challenge is right up your alley, plus it's fun for us to see what you make everyday :D With us packing and bean on the way, I won't be participating in many SALs or stuff but I sure can watch everyone have fun! Hugs to you :D

  28. Jo, you are roaring along now, lovely projects. I rocketed out of the blocks but have come to a screeching halt due to you know what and now I start back at work today!

  29. Love your cherub!
    This is a great challenge and you are doing brilliantly - love the idea of mixing in more than one challenge at a time!!
    I was like you at first - so want to keep stitching on some of these new starts..... but I am being good (except for my witch on the weekends) as I want to get all the new starts done and dusted and then have fun all year!!
    Can't wait to see more of your stitching soon
    Hugs xx

  30. Ooh you're doing fantastically! I'm sure you would know this but I love Halloween Town the best. So cooool! xo Alicia


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