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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

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 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

Bumble bee and a new HAED start

I just can´t put my needle down these days and so I have another finish.  It´s the Bumble bee in the Garden Party series from CCN which I actually started in April.  I wanted to do something that I could finish soon and so I decided it was time to finish this one.

Bumble bee ‘Garden Party Series’ by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched with Cresent Colours on 32 ct Linen Flax

Now I have finished 3 out of 4 and I have only the Butterfly left. I think I will start it soon but it might take a while to finish it.

I have a new HAED start! I´m taking part in July-Dec Freebie SAL on HAED Bulletin board. It started July 1st and we had 5 pieces to choose from. I chose SK Sunny just because I love all the vibrant colours in her. Here is how she will look like when she´s finished.

And her is my start after 2 hours of stitching. I better keep on going!

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28 ct white linen

Finally here is a July birthday ATC I stitched for Line who lives in Abu Dhabi. I hope she will like it 🙂


I have been very lazy latelly when it comes to stitching. I decided to pull myself together this weekend and work on the dragonfly I started like a month ago. It´s the second in the Garden Party Series. Last night I was determined not  to stop until I was finished since there was so little left.  And I dit it!

Dragonfly ‘Garden party series’ by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched with Cresent Colours on 32 ct Linen Flax


I just got the Garden Party series last week and couldn´t resist to start on the ladybug. Needless to say I couldn´t put it down and here is the finished result.

Ladybug ‘Garden Party Series’ from Country Cottage Needlework
Stitched with Crescent Colours on 32 ct Belfast Linen Flax

As you can see on the top right corner I have already started another part which is the dragonfly.

Happy dance and more

I finished my Needlework Shop last night. I decided to finish it before starting on something else since I had so little left. I´m really happy with how it turned out.

Needlework Shop by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched on 32ct Natural Belfast Linen with DMC

I have been working on The Peacock Stitching Chair by The Cat Whiskers. The plan was to finish it last week and put it together last weekend at Linda´s house. She was holding a finishing camp at her house where the ladies in our stitching group Allt í Kross could come over and get some help making something out of stitched things. Unfortunatelly I wasn´t able to finish all the parts and the chair is still not ready. I´m not ready to put it away though and will try to work on it this weekend. Here are the parts I´ve already done.

The last picture is of my progress of Romeo and Juliet by HAED. I haven´t been stitching it a lot lately but over 6000 stitches are already done.

Weekend away

This weekend I left the city with few other stitching mad ladies from my stitching club. We went to a cabin in Húsafell where we had a lot of fun, ate good food, laughed a lot and did a lot of stitching.

I had already started Romeo and Juliet by HAED and this is where I was at the beginning of the weekend.

And this is where I was at the end of the weekend.

I also did some stitching on The Needlwork Shop by CCN. Here you can see me working on it.