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Love one Another

I just finished this one last night but it still needs some buttons that I will have to special order later. Since this piece is a part of my Crazy January Challenge 2011 I have now 5 pieces out of 15 finished.

Love one Another by Ladybug Lane
Love One Another by Ladybug Lane
Stitched on 32ct Linen Blue Dynasty – vintage
Threads – DMC, Gentle Arts and Week Dye Works 

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This and that

Like usual I have been stitching like crazy 😀 Sorry for the lack of blogging though!

Like I told you in my last blog entry I went to a cabin in the country side with my 2 best friends for a weekend of stitching. I love those weekends and of course we had the best time together. I worked on the 2 pieces below but didn´t finish them until now. Both pieces are also a part of my Crazy January Challenge so now I have 4 out of 15 finished.

Making Friends by Just Nan
Making Friends by Just Nan
Stitched on 32 ct Linen

FaLaLa Ornament by LHN
FaLaLa – Ornament by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 32 ct Linen

Last night I finished this baby card for a friend of mine.

Baby Card
Stitched on 14 ct Aida
Card from Craftcreations 

I have been working on Cindy´s RR and got her permission to do 2 parts instead of 1 and therefore complete her RR. I have already finished one  part and will start the other one next week. Of course everything has to remain secret until the RR is back in the hands of it´s owner so no pictures just yet!
I also started 2 new HAED projects! Yeah I know I´m crazy! LOL! I´m not ready to post a picture just yet, I want to finish a little more before I do.

Butterfly

My second finish for the Crazy January Challenge 2011 is the Butterfly by Country Cottage Needlework. I had already finished the other 3 parts so it was about time I completed the series.

Butterfly 'Garden Party Series by CNN
Butterfly ‘Garden Party Series’ by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched on 32ct Linen Flax with Crescent Colours

And here is the whole piece! Now I just need to find that perfect frame 🙂

Garden Party Series finished

QS Red Poppy – Finished

I went to a summer cabin in Úthlíð this weekend with my 2 friends Hafrún and Sveina. My main goal for the weekend was to finish QS Red Poppy. Before the clock hit 3 on Saturday afternoon I did my happy-dance! She looks just gorgeous and I really loved working on her!

QS Red Poppy - Finished
QS Red Poppy by Ching-Chou Kuik
Stitched 1 over 1 on 28 ct with DMC
Total of 44.100 stitches

My weekend was very productive. I had another finish and the first one for Crazy January Challenge 2011. I left out the text that´s supposed to be under the house while I decide whether to stitch the English version or translate it to Icelandic.

Sweet House - Village in Fairytale
Sweet House – Village in Fairy Tale by Soda pattern
Stitched on 32ct

Day 15 – Butterfly

Today I started my 15th and final project for Crazy January Challenge 2011! This has been so much fun and I would  definitely do this again.
The one I started today is a part of the Garden Party series from Country Cottage Needleworks. I have already finished the other 3, ladybug, bumble bee and dragonfly. I thought it was about time to do the butterfly and complete the set.

Butterfly by Country Cottage Needleworks
Butterfly – Garden Party Series by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched on 32ct Linen Flax with Cresent Colours

Although I have 15 new WIP´s now which I´m eager to start working on, I have 2 older WIP´s I´m determent  to finish first, QS Red Poppy and Petite House. I have so little left on both that I just can´t let them be!

Day 14 – Rose Mosaic Needle Roll

This is my first ever attempt working with silks. It´s such a pleasure! Don´t think it will be long until I´ll work on this one again.

Rose Mosaic Needle Roll by M Designs
Rose Mosaic Needle Roll by M Designs
Stitched on 32ct Antique White Linen with Kreinik Silk Mori

Day 13 – Making friends

Todays project is of a snowman making his own friend out of snow. I really love this design by Just Nan and have been meaning to start it for a long time. I just had to include it in my challenge!

Making friends by Just Nan
Making friends by Just Nan
Stitched on 32ct Linen with DMC threads

Day 12 – Le temps des cerises

I started another Tralala project today. I didn´t have much time for stitching so I only managed to finish the girl´s hair.

Le temps des cerises by Tralala
Le temps de cerises by Tralala
Stitched on 36ct Linen Flax with DMC and Atalie threads

Day 11 – Joyful Summer

I can only say that I am very pleased with my start for today. I just think the tiny little bird is so adorable.

Joyful Summer by Country Cottage Needlework
Joyful Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen Little Boy Blue with DMC and Crescent Colours

Day 10 – Jour de cueillette

Monday and a new start! I can´t believe I even managed!  I picked something simple and easy for today. Not so much progress though, but a start nonetheless.

Jour de cueillette by Tralala
Jour de cueillette by Tralala
Stitched on 36ct Edinburgh Linen Flax with Atalie threads

Day 9 – The Village in Fairy Tale

I was working today and on Sundays I´m allowed to take my stitching with me. Of course I did! This pattern includes 8 tiny houses and shops and I started the first one. It´s called Sweet Home.

Sweet House by Soda pattern
The Village in Fairy Tale ¨Sweet Home¨ by Soda Pattern
Stitched on 32ct Linen with DMC

Day 8 – Giggles in the snow (boy)

I was at the gym this morning and then I was out and about all day so I did not manage to do nearly as much as I wanted.  But start is a start and here is my picture.

Giggles in the snow (boy) by Mirabilia
Giggles in the snow (boy) by Mirabilia
Stitched on 32ct White Shimmer Linen

Day 7 – Winter Fobs

As much as I hate snow I just love stitching snowmen. And of course I had to include one in my challenge. This one has 2 other fellows with him and I will turn this into a needle roll once finished.  Guess I better not wait for too long as he seems so lonely all by himself!

Winter Fobs by Heart in Hand
Winter Fob by Heart in Hand
Stitched on 32ct Linen with WDW

Day 6 – Chocolate Shoppe

Yep I´m ready to post a picture of project 6! I was working late tonight so I took my stitching with me and started on the chocolate cake. This one will hang in my kitchen once it´s ready.

Chocolate Shoppe by LHN
Chocolate Shoppe by Little House Needlework
Stitched on 32 ct Linen Vintage Mocha with DMC threads

Day 5 – Love one another

I can´t believe I have already started my 5th project! And I can´t believe how much fun this is!
This one is a rather small and  simple design but I have always found it so cute.

Love one another by Ladybug Lane
Love one another by Ladybug Lane
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen –  Blue Dynasty with WDW, CC and GAST