Here is my TUSAL jar with my current projects:
On the left we have the two sides of the Just Nan Butterfly Needlebook:
What I did not realise is that it is simply a smaller version of the Noel ornament! Or rather, Noel is a larger version of Joy, as Joy was published first. The designer clearly ran out of time for a new design and thought "I can duplicate the leaves, add an eyelet and have a new ornament"!
I stitched both of them using a DMC conversion and the same beads from my stash. I will finish Joy in the same way as Noel.
Rachel, the Ten Hour Stitcher made a blog post recently about the DUCJC 2016 which sparked my interest. Debbie the SoCal Stitcher was a blogger who started the whole Crazy January Challenge with 15/31 starts every January. Sadly she passed away and was sorely missed by her blogging friends. I took part in the DUCJC in 2015 (Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge) which I decided meant working on 31 projects in January, some WIPs, some new starts.
Rachel got me wondering how many were ever finished. As luck would have (or serendipity?) 13th July is Debbie's Birthday. So I thought it would be good to make a post about my own 2015 challenge and find out how many got completed. Here's a chance for you to join in - either show your own DUCJC pieces or take a guess how many out of my 31 projects got finished! Here's the collage of the projects I worked on that year:
The Hop will run over the whole of the Summer with a few cards going out each week. Final deadline will be the end of August, just in time for Back to School!