Monday, January 20, 2014

Crazy January start #16 and traveling pattern winner!

Day #16 of the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge is Jacks are Wild from Waxing Moon Designs.  I won this chart from Ingrid of Mii Stitch blog.  I started to stitch it on off-white Aida, but ripped it out and started over again on 28 ct tan linen over 2.  The yellow swirls and white zigzags will show up so much better!  The finished size will be 12" x 5".  Since it is long and skinny, I have the linen turned sideways and it looks like the lines are vertical instead of horizontal.  Does it look OK to you?  This is the same linen I used for Jolly Jack and Quaker Moon, which used 9" x 9" pieces and this piece is 9" x 18".
Jacks are Wild
The perfect matching piece from my WIPocalypse list is Triple Jack-o-Lanterns, which I haven't touched since last May.  Today I stitched more stripes on the center pumpkin.
Triple Jack-o-Lanterns update #2
The winner of the traveling pattern, Life's a Stitch, is Virpi!  I have left a comment on her blog to send me her address since she has noreply-comment so I can't send her an email.  I hope she sees it and contacts me.  She lives in Finland.  Wow!  This traveling pattern sure gets around!  It has been stitched in Canada, South Africa, France, California, and now to Finland as soon as I finish stitching it myself.

9 comments:

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely stitching and congrats to Virpi :)

EvalinaMaria said...

Wow, you are doing the real crazy January! I let it rest at 15.

Mii Stitch said...

Glad you added this one to your challenge :) It's a quick and fun stitch! Enjoy

Linda said...

I think your new start looks great on that fabric. Great companion choice.

Linda

Katie said...

I think it looks fine on that fabric. I personally don't like linen but I don't think people will judge whether it's vertical or horizontal. The Bobbie G one is too cute.

Congrats Virpi!

Virpi said...

Wow, finally I was lucky enough to get the travelling pattern. I sent you an e-mail. I'm not from Norway though I hope I would. I'm from Finland so from Scandinavia anyway =D

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
This is the first time I'm leaving you a comment. I enjoy reading your blog. Such beautiful cross stitch you do!!!! I be back next time!!!!

Julie said...

The orange thread on the black really pops, more fun projects to watch come to life.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching and congrats to Virpi.