Sunday, 18 January 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness and DSDUCJFC for the last week!

Oh dear!  Late for my very first Gifted Gorgeousness...oops.

Some of these have already been seen as part of the DSDUCJFC projects that were up for stitching. Firstly, Honeysuckle Courtyard (already seen).


Spring - San Man (again already seen)


...and that is it as far as Gifted Gorgeousness goes.  Sorry Jo!

On to DSDUCJFC.  For some reason, I just can't drag the photos into the right order...they are just not playing ball!  So, the second photo down is last Sunday's project - Chatelaine's Gardens of London.  I forgot the before photo but I have done the dark green bit in the top right corner.  

Monday - Thursday became Lizzie Kate days as the fabric and charts were already out.  I stitched the 'br' of February, then the January partial border, followed by the partial April border and finally the August partial border.



Friday and Saturday were Santa's Village days.  I stitched the red in the border for Poinsettia House and then a couple of the bars to start the one after that.  I did carry on and finish the rest of the red from Friday's first though to save miscounting on Saturday.



Today, I have done a bit of Cut Thru Haberdasher's but as I am hoping to do a bit more tonight I won't take a photo just yet. I have made a decision though about the January/February Challenge.  I am finding it really hard to keep up with it as can be seen by the really miserly progress on any of them.  So...I am going to leave all the projects in the box they are currently in and just stitch on them as the year progresses.

I still want to honour Debbie's memory and have decided that the way I can do this is to start the kit that I much admired on her blog as she stitched it and that she encouraged me to buy.  In fact, she even sourced it for me as it was OOP/discontinued.  The design is, 'Universal Unity' by Dimensions.

14 comments:

Linda said...

Awesome projects and great progress on all of them. I'm sorry that you won't be continuing with the challenge, but I'm very happy that you joined me. I am looking forward to seeing you working on Universal Unity. That was favorite that she was working on and I always told her when it was done that it was mine. She just laughed at me.

Linda

Catherine said...

Great projects!

Marlene jones said...

I think you were brave to join, I would never be able to do justice to the number of projects started. I am a one at the time stitcher.

Annette-California said...

You did great for the challenge. And you have a good idea having a box where you can select a project during the year. Beautiful stitching. love Annette

Mary Ann said...

Lovely stitching, and you have done great on the challenge! Your idea to start the kit in honor of Debbie's memory is a wonderful idea!!

Brigitte said...

All these projects are so lovely and you made a great start on them. I particularly love the LK monthlies that you are stitching. Looking forward to seeing your progress on them.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Don't forget to link this post to the January page!

Great progress on Poinsettia Place, I guess I must have started in a different place to you...

Stitching the kit Debbie helped you get is an awesome idea. Much better than stressing yourself over too many starts. This is supposed to be fun! I am sure you will manage at least 31 starts over the year anyway.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

You might say you haven't done much on each project but I think you've been busy. Stitching on your pieces as the year progresses sounds a good idea - that way you shouldn't lose the enjoyment of stitching them

Faith... said...

Gardens of London is so pretty!

I always loved Universal Unity too and enjoyed watching it come to life on Debbie's blog. Can't wait to see your progress on it.

rosey175 said...

You've done some lovely stitching! I think it's wise to discontinue if it's stressing you out too much. I didn't know Ms Debbie, but I imagine that she would want you to be happy with your stitches! Your kit is a great idea to honor her. :D

Justine said...

I can't think of a lovelier way to remember Debbie than by stitching Universal Unity. I remember seeing her updates on this one and I look forward to following your progress. You did well on the CJC, further than I did, and you have some lovely new things to work on!

Karoline said...

You have some great projects on the go.
It's probably best to drop out of the challenge if you are finding it stressful.

Stitching in the country said...

Nice projects. Love the Honeysuckle one and look forward to seeing more of all of them

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Great projects :-D you're making awesome progress