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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.

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 4 – Curly-Q-Eve

For day 4 I chose to start something I´ve been wanting to stitch for a long time. I think this will be the one I pick up and finish first after the 15 days challenge. I really can´t wait to stitch the girl! She´s so very very pretty!

Curly Q Eve by LHN
Curly-Q-Eve by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen – Water Lily with Crescent Colours and DMC threads

Crazy January Challenge 2011- Day 1

First of all let me wish you all a Happy New Year 2011.

I know I must be mad but I decided to sign up for the Crazy January Challenge 2011 organized by Minna on her blog.

The rules are simple:

1. Start stitching a new design every day, from January 1st to January 15th. So by January 15th you have 15 new WIPs to stitch!

2. Finish everything you started stitching during the year 2011.

3. Show photos in your blog if you have one, in January and during the whole year while you stitch.

4. Have fun stitching!

I spent the very first day of the new year browsing through my stash to find the 15 projects I want to start the next 15 days.  I can´t really promise I will be able to finish everything by the end of the year but I will sure try my best.

Here is my list but not necessarily in the right order. I´ll just decide each day what to start working on next.

1. All dolled up by Little House Needlework
2. Curly Q Eve by Little House Needlework
3. Firefly Fairies by Lavender & Lace
4. Making friends by Just Nan
5. Winter Fobs Needle roll by Heart in Hand
6. Rose Mosaic Needle roll by M Designs
7. The Village in Fairy Tale by Soda Pattern
8. Giggles in the Snow – Girl by Mirabilia
9. Giggles in the Snow – Boy by Mirabilia
10. Love one another by Ladybug Lane
11. Butterfly (Last one in the Garden Serie) by Country Cottage Needleworks
12. Joyful Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks
13. Chocolate Shoppe by Little House Needleworks
14. Le temps des cerises by Tralala Collection
15. Jour de cueillette by Tralala Collection

I have already made my first start. It´s not much since most of the day was spent browsing but here goes.

All dolled up by LHN
All dolled up by Little House Needleworks
stitched on 32 ct linen from my stash

There will be a new start tomorrow and of course another photo!

I made a little scissor fob as an extra x-mas gift for my mum. I also added tiny red scissors to go with it and it looked just perfect together.

Scissor fob - front
Petit Chat by Tralala Designs – Freebie found here
stitched 1 over 1 on 28 ct with DMC 115

Scissor fob - back
The backside – I added a heart button from my stash

Moon of your own and LHN ornament

I finished Moon of your own last week and here is finally a picture of her. She was an absolute joy to stitch and I can´t stop admiring her.

Moon of your own
Moon of your own stitched on 32 ct linen

I have another finish to show you. It´s an ornament by Little House Needleworks. It´s still missing a red cardinal button which I have to get later and then put together as a little pillow.

Winter Sheep by LHN
Winter Sheep by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 36ct Linen Dirty with DMC threads

Counting House

I visited my friend Hafrún last Saturday and I took this piece with me. While I was stitching I suddenly felt the urge to finish it and decided to put my calendar on hold in the meantime. And here you can see the finished result.

Counting House by Little House Needlework
Stitched on 32 ct linen with DMC, GAST and WDW

Hearts, wing and sheeps

I want to show you the progress of my HAED Romeo and Juliet. I´m almost done with 2 pages and this is getting more and more fun to stitch even though it´s going very slowly. As you can see the hearts are done and Romeo´s wing is coming along great. Can´t wait to start on his head.

Stitched one over one on 28 ct evenweave
12.000 stitches done

I have also been stitching Counting House by Little House Needlework. I´m more than half way done so I should be able to show you a finished piece soon. I translated one..two to Icelandic ein..tvær. Please notice the little owl in the tree. I think she is so cute.

Counting House by Little House Neddlework
Stitched on 32 ct Belfast Linen

Little House Neighbourhood

Við komum heim frá Florída síðasta föstudag.  Við lentum í Hitabeltisstorminum Fay síðustu dagana þannig að það ringdi mjög mikið og það var smá vindur. Ekki mikill samt í okkar augum en við sáum í búðunum að fólk var að byrgja sig upp af vatni og mat eins og það myndi lokast inni í viku eða svo. Eina sem við keyptum var kók og snakk og þá vorum við góð. Við skelltum okkur svo bara í sund í rigningunni og fórum að versla og það var bara fínt.

Strax og við komum heim á föstudaginn þá skellti ég mér í sumarbústað í Húsafelli með 5 góðum saumakonum. Ég byrjaði á Little House Neighbourhood úti og ákvað að halda áfram með það í bústaðnum. Ég átti eftir að velja handlitað garn í húsin og stelpurnar hjálpuðu mér að velja það. Það tók pínu langan tíma því ég var með svo mikinn valkvíða. Held ég hafi rakið fyrsta húsið upp 2svar áður en ég varð ánægð. En hér er mynd af fyrsta húsinu.

I stitched the house using Cresent Colours
mix of Bramble Busch and Roasted Chestnut
Það er mjög gaman að sauma þetta stykki. Erfitt að standa upp þegar maður byrjar. En nú er ég að spá í að sauma aðeins í Quilted Heart Garden. Sissú er komin langt á undan og það gengur sko ekki.