Saturday, January 4, 2014

Crazy January start #3 and January YOTA update

Day #3 of the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge is Life's a Stitch by Lizzie*Kate, which is a traveling pattern.  I won it from Annette, California Stitcher.  It has been from Canada to South Africa to France, back to Canada, and then to California.  I'd love to send this traveling chart on its way as soon as I finish.  Please mention in the comment if you'd like a chance to stitch it next and then pass it on to another lucky stitcher.  I will draw the winning name on Sunday, January 19.

The fabric is 14 ct Rustico Aida by Zweigart and the color is Desert Rose.  I'm using Dragonflylotus Designs Handspun Mulberry Silk thread in Aurora Borealis.  It will be about 4" x 4".
Life's a Stitch
Since I started a new Lizzie*Kate design, I also stitched a little more on another Lizzie*Kate chart, Very Scary.  I haven't stitched on this since last November. Now I started the border on the right side.
Very Scary update #9
It's also the first Saturday of the month and time for the YOTA (Year of the Acronym) UFO SAL update on Universal Unity.  Here is how I left it in September (the last time I stitched on it).
(before)
I stitched more blue on the Earth this time.  The pattern calls for 3 blended threads in different colors in half-stitches for the Earth.
Universal Unity update #12

22 comments:

Busy Lizzie said...

Universal Unity is gorgeous, love it

Bianca said...

Great progress! I love your idea of pairing a new with an old project. Stitching that Earth seems intense!

Virpi said...

All your stitching looks beautiful and yes I would like to stitch that travelling pattern...

StitchyDon said...

You've achieved a lot, please include me in the travelling pattern draw !!!

Brigitte said...

Universal UNity looks really good. And so does Very Scary. I do love your idea to stitch on a pair of projects from the same designer. Adds an interesting touch to the Crazy Challenge.

Lonneke said...

Your Unity looks great. Stitching with blended threads is a lot of work, but beautiful.
Love your Lizzie Kate's as well.

Giovanna said...

You're doing great on your WIPs, and the new start is very pretty.

Emma/Itzy said...

Glad you are joining in with YOTA again this year...me too! Lovely progress on the travelling pattern, but please don't include me as I have already stitched this one :)

Justine said...

I love all of these. Great progress on the L*K patterns. Please put me into the draw for the Life's a Stitch. It's very pretty. Universal Unity looks amazing. I don't know how you find time to keep so many gorgeous projects on the go at onceM

Pull the other thread said...

Lots of great stitching. So happy to have you along for YOTA again this year. Good luck with your piece. It looks wonderful.

Pat said...

Unity is looking beautiful! Love that pattern. I'd like to be included in the draw for the L&K chart. Thanks!

Laura said...

Please put me in the drawing too! I'd love to win it and then pass it on.

KimM said...

What great WIPs! And - yes - please include me in the draw.

Annette-California said...

Love seeing both your Lizzie Kate's projects - the silk thread looks so pretty on the pink fabric. Universal Unity is gorgeous, the earth is looking super rich, worth all the work with using 3 blended threads. Great progress you made on all three wips. love Annette

Mary B said...

I love the Universal Unity piece. Can't wait to see it finished.

SIMPLESEW said...

all is cute......I am almost through with my Very Scarey.. just have the border left, I should do those first its like binding to me.. hate that part especially if its another type of stitch. its a real cute fun piece. I am such a seasonal stitcher though..

Linda said...

Another cute start Debbie. Scary is looking good. Of course, I love UU.

Linda

sharine said...

Great progress:)

Julie said...

Love the glass balls filled with your ORT's.
Going to be fun watching your projects grow this year Debbie, nice ones you've chosen so far.

Katie said...

Great start and continue again. I don't want to be entered into the drawing though. Good luck to everyone who does enter. I have a weird allergy to Lizzie Kate designs haha.

I just love your Unity piece. Gorgeous work on it.

Kaisievic said...

Please count me in for the Travelling Pattern, I am sure it is time it came Downunder! Love Universal Unity, it is really taking shape now.

Basia said...

So many cute charts. I have my hands full with doing the Crazy Challenge the standard way, you must be very organized to be able to pair these projects and make progress on both.