Thursday, January 24, 2013

Crazy January starts 22-24

Only one more week of January to start something new everyday!  Then I'll have a fun year of stitching all these, plus the WIPs from 2012!

Day #22 is Black Cat Alphabet by Isabelle Haccourt Vautier, a freebie chart I found HERE.  The cat is missing a leg!  I stitched the fourth leg twice and ripped it out twice because it looked funny.  Oh well!  I like these simple designs when I can choose any floss and any fabric.  I'm blending black and DMC 53, steel gray variegated floss on 14 ct orange hand-dyed Aida.  The finished size will be 8" x 3.5".
Black Cat Alphabet
Day #23 is Cut Thru' Igloo by Amanda Loverseed from Bothy Threads.  I bought the pages torn out of a cross stitch magazine, the December 2006 issue of UK Cross Stitcher, on eBay in the UK.  You can find this magazine on eBay HERE.  You can also buy the chart with specialty floss HERE.  I'm stitching it on 14 ct hand-dyed lavender Aida and the finished size will be about 9" x 9".
Cut Thru' Igloo
Day #24 is PTP Special Delivery by Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED).  Isn't that a cute baby?  This petit point chart is only 120x120 stitches (small for a HAED).  I am stitching 2 over 1, full crosses on 22 ct white Hardanger fabric, so it will be 5.5" square.
PTP Special Delivery
My daughter took these pics with her cell phone yesterday of our cats, Billy, Blueberrie, and Bubbles:
 

17 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Great new starts. Love the pictures of your cats.

sharine said...

Love all your new starts.The cats are very cute:)

Ruth said...

More great starts Debbie and I really like that oragne fabric for the cat, that is going to look amazing!

gracie said...

Nice starts and the kitties are adorable.

Carrie said...

More great starts! And your kitties are so adorable! I have three cats too!

Meg said...

Hello

Lovely new starts and gorgeous kitties!
Happy weekend.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Great starts. Will enjoy watching your progress.

Kat said...

Ooh. That Kitty is going to look great on that orange fabric!

Adrienne said...

Hard to believe ou're doing the UCJC again! But all of your starts have been wonderful. I can't wait to cheer you on this year.

Beth Pearce said...

More great starts! Where do you get all your different colored aida?

wilma boer said...

Lots of great stitching going on! Your kitties are cute...the third one is my favorite...

McKenna C. said...

Great starts! You made a lot of progress on each one!

Your kitties are so cute! I love their names!

~McKenna

Linda said...

You got alot done on all your new starts Debbie. I really like the igloo. Your furbabies are adorable.

Linda

Stress Less said...

Wow you have so many great starts! I'm looking forward to following the progress.

Sue said...

oh darn..i just found this site and this challenge...is it too late to start...cant I start two a day until I get the 31 started and go from there?????

Parsley said...

Great starts and LOVE THE CATS,

Katie said...

More wonderful starts! I'm looking forward to the HAED coming together. :) Ahhhh, cute kitties!!! I wish I wasn't allergic to them.. but I can still look at pictures! :)