Monday, January 28, 2013

Crazy January starts 25-27

Only four more new starts for the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge!  I have 2 charts and 2 kits left for the Random Number Generator to choose for me.  I chose one of the charts because I won it from a blog giveaway, but I haven't received it yet, so I might have to substitute it with something else from my stash.

Day #25 is Ring Around the Rosie by Sister M. I. Hummel, a Needle Treasures kit.  The floss colors in the chart don't seem to match the picture at all.  There are a lot of dreary grays and browns, which are not the usual bright colors I like to stitch with.  I'm using the 14 ct Aida from the kit and it will be a 10" circle.
Ring Around the Rosie
Wouldn't it be nice if I had the matching "Ring Around the Rosie" Hummel figurine?  I would love to display it on a shelf right under this finished cross stitch picture.  But they cost $500-$1850 on eBay, so that's not going to happen!

Day #26 is Bear by Roger Reinardy, a Janlynn Wildlife Series kit.  I'm using the 14 ct white Aida from the kit and it will be 5" x 7".  I plan to stitch more animals in this series in the future!  Linda also started this kit today.
Bear
Day #27 is Blessings Hang-Up by Diane Arthurs.  She will be cute to hang on the handle of my china cabinet in the dining room next fall!  I started a little on her basket.  It will be about 4" x 9" on 14 ct white Aida.
Blessings Hang-Up
Happy Stitchy Monday, everyone!

16 comments:

McKenna C. said...

Great progress! Too bad the figurine is so expensive. :\

~McKenna

Stress Less said...

More great starts. I really love the bear!

Linda said...

More terrific starts Debbie. You got so much done on the Bear. I'm looking forward to working on that one and the other ones in the series. Maybe the BF will get that figurine for you for christmas.

Linda

sharine said...

More great starts!

Kat said...

Lovely starts as always Debbie. It's going to be a busy stitchy year for you.

Melinda said...

I love your Bear... Well I love all your starts, but today the bear is my favorite...

xstitchlibrarian said...

WOW, I really admire you starting all these projects. If I don't finish something once I start it, I don't finish it so I only ever have one project on the go at a time.

Beth Pearce said...

Great new starts! I did a Hummel years ago, frrom a booklet and it had a gazillion half and quarter stitches. Haven't tried anything from that book again. Actually, I gave it away.

Wendy said...

Wow love all your projects. I also love the q snap huggies. do you use one q snap frame for each project or rotate your projects on the same one.

wilma boer said...

Debbie, you've got some amazing starts. The Hummels are cute... I've stitched at least 7 over the years...but not that one!

Katy said...

Great starts, as always!

Preeti said...

Nice projects! I liked the first two more :)All the best !!

Meg said...

Hell Debbie

More lovely starts and the figurine is very sweet.

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Love the figurine.

Katie said...

Great new starts! Too bad about the figurine being so expensive, but at least you'll have your lovely stitched piece. :) I like the Bear a lot too. :D

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :D I finished one of those hummel designs. My grandma gave me a pile of patterns. I love the figurines too. I think my grandma also has a couple of figurines she bought many years ago, not that one though.