Monday, January 27, 2014

Crazy January start #22

Day #22 of the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge is Believe by Mary Engelbreit.  This chart is in the book, Mary Engelbreit Christmas Ideas, Make Good Cheer!  I'm stitching on 28 ct black Cashel linen and it will be about 11" x 16".  I started in the middle on Santa's coat, which has 4 different shades of red.  Most of the colors in the design are tweeded, or blended, 2 strands of one color and 1 strand of another color.  I really enjoyed stitching on this linen!
Believe
Believe
I also stitched on another Christmas design from my WIPocalypse list, Candy Cane Christmas by Ursula Michael.  I started this for the Crazy January Challenge last year but never stitched on it again after the first day.  Today I stitched on the letter "M" in Merry.  I'm using very sparkly Charles Craft Stardust silver-dusted 14 ct Aida and it will be 11" x 8".
Candy Cane Christmas update #1
It's always time for Christmas stitching!

16 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely new start Debbie. It will be gorgeous on the black fabric. Another great companion piece.

Linda

Julie said...

I admire ladies who stitch on black, something I have never done. Perhaps this year I should give it a go and stop fretting over how hard it will be!

Katie said...

Oh I love them. Stitching on black is always gorgeous. I've tried it but not enough. Look forward to watching these grow.

Jan Jones said...

kudos to you Debbie. I admire anyone who can stitch on black. I did it once - and I swore never again. Even with 2 OTT lights I got frustrated, but I eventually finished it.

Emma/Itzy said...

Black linen?! Very brave! More lovely projects :)

Bianca said...

Wow, that Santa chart looks intense, but so pretty and it really pops on that black fabric.

Shebafudge said...

2 more gorgeous designs! Stop it you! You and Linda between you have turned my wishlist into The Never Ending Story!

Vicky L said...

Wow! The Santa is going be gorgeous! It sounds like a complicate piece and to do it on black, you have my admiration. Merry Christmas looks wonderful too.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Two fabulous projects! I did a different "Believe" Santa by Mary Engelbreit some years ago--but it wasn't stitched on black!

Busy Lizzie said...

great colorful starts

Christine said...

Great new start, he is going to be stunning

Annie said...

Both pieces are fantastic! That Santa on the black fabby is going to be stunning!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new projects. Don't envy you stitching on the black fabric though.

Jan Gartlan said...

Pretty Christmas designs

Justine said...

Beautiful new designs! Those reds on the black look stunning. And you're going to finish all these by December?!

Caitlin Jordan said...

lovely new designs :D