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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!

32 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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! :)

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

    Linda

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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    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.

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  13. Lovely projects - Love the cottage….
    xxx

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  19. The cottage is going to be amazing.

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

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  21. Very beautiful projects!
    I'm curious to see the finished "Sugared Almond Cottage".
    Hugs,
    Lili

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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. ;)

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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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

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  29. 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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