January 14, 2011

15a. Winter and 15b. Winter Row

Number 15 is a two-fer because they're small. Cricket Collection's Winter: I am stitching this on 40 count Picture This Plus in some sort of blue from my stash, using the recommended DMC.


My blue is a little lighter than the recommended fabric, which on the model photo is R&R Reproductions "Morning Fog," and I was a little concerned about the white floss showing up, but I think it's ok.


I picked up Winter Row at In Stitches based on their model, which was stitched and framed without all the buttons. (Everything pictured on the chart which is not in these four colors of floss are buttons!) It does look more sampler-y without the buttons, but I might add a few: a little red cardinal, the two black birds and the hat and mittens on the right-hand snowman. I'm stitching it on 36 count Americana blend seen here using WDW and GAST threads.


This concludes my 15 crazy January starts/re-starts! I was going to continue to number 17 but then figured I could show you those down the road. I've been spending lots of time with this project, as have the rest of our Crazy January stitching bloggers. I've enjoyed the heck out of it, but it has pointed out to me the crummy way I have my supplies organized. Things are scattered everywhere, and I had to scramble to find all the parts and pieces. Right now I'm missing a chart (so annoying, since I bought the buttons, beads and floss for it in order to start it). Oh well, it will turn up soon, and I certainly don't lack for things to do. In fact, I could show you four or five big WIPs (and will in the coming weeks) along with another project or two I'd like to start. I am pleased that I was able to purchase minimal supplies to do this challenge--a couple of charts, some fibers, and a piece or two of fabric.

Peaches: "Do you have time for us now?"


Back to regular posting on Sunday--see you then!

22 comments:

Harmien said...

ROFL... You make me laugh! They're two small?? With all those other BAP's you've got going on??? Great designs, though, so it'll be Happy stitching for you!!

Ann in Scotland. said...

You do like your samplers. I love your pets, how do the cats get on with the rabbits, I would love to know.

Anna van Schurman said...

I can't believe you think these two are small! Your other pieces must be HUMONGOUS!

Kathy said...

I am catching up on a number of blogs and yours is one. You have 15 absolutely gorgeous pieces in the works. I can't begin to pick out which one is my favorite. :)

The same with the bunnies. :)

Katherine said...

Did you hear about the rabbit hoarders in Columbia MD? 78 rabbits were removed and taken to the Howard County animal shelter.

Cari said...

Yes Glenna...this has been taking our time hasn't it? But I've loved every minute posting, reading comments and reading your blog. It's been fun. I'm looking forward to getting in some serious stitch time now!! Hugs and have a fabulous weekend!

Margaret said...

This has been a fun ride, Glenna! You have wonderful choices all through. I love the Cricket Collection series of seasons -- figures you would too. Good luck with organizing and stitching!

Kristen said...

Awww, Peaches!

I've enjoyed reading your Crazy January Challenge posts, Glenna! You're one of my favorite bloggers, and to have you post every day for 2 weeks has been a real treat. Can't wait to see what has grabbed your attention the most. Which of the 16 pieces do you want to stitch the most?

Siobhan said...

I've loved seeing all of your choices! Nice choices for today's post, too.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Congratulations for getting 15 starts started :).

Kellie said...

Hi Glenna,
I have so enjoyed seeing all of your new starts and revisiting some of your WIPs. It has been fun to read your blog daily. :) The two new starts are both pretty as always. I especially like Winter Row. And of course, I always enjoy the adorable bunny pictures.

Have a great weekend!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Fifteen Fabulous Starts!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Very pretty cross stitch pieces!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I've enjoyed every post of your 2011 Challenge. Peach has the sweetest face... how could anyone possibly ignore Peach???

Jan said...

Yay, you made it to 15! I've enjoyed looking at what you were doing.
Peaches is so adorable. Give her an extra hug for me.

Melissa said...

Awwww, the poor neglected bunnies! Hope they will get your undivided attention this weekend or they might report you to the Wabbit Welfare Society! ;-)

I laughed at your definition of "small". I kept looking through the post, where's the "small" part? I see other commentators agree! :-)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Is that floss in Peaches' teeth? Ah ha! The REAL reason why 16 and 17 are not to be seen!

Way to get your deserved attention Peaches. (Beats gnawing the toilet pipe ...)

Nancy said...

Your Winter designs should be a lot of fun. I've enjoyed seeing what you will stitch for the challenge which I wasn't brave enough to join!

Very cute bunny closeup!

Robin (Samplerbird) said...

I think the linen you are using for Winter is lovely and the white is showing up just fine. I stitched and framed Winter row before people started adding buttons. Of course, I didn't think of it, so mine is plain. I think a few strategically placed buttons would be a perfect accent. You have lovely projects planned for the year and I'll enjoy watching your progress! Happy stitching!

Brigitte said...

Oh, what a pleasure to see all your samplers again in the last couple of posts. It will be so much fun to continue stitching on them and it will be as much fun to stitch the two Winter rows here. They look gorgeous on the pictures.
Like you I have enjoyed every single minute when I was busy with this challenge.

Paisley said...

Great starts, one and all! Now the real fun begins!

Kate said...

Looks like Peaches misses to hang out with her human now... don't you worry I am sure thing will be back to normal. Just looks for something to do, climb thing, chew something or why not go to your rabbit hutch and sleep.