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Sunday, January 15, 2012

I Survived The Insanity!!!

Today, is the day!  Its DAY FIFTEEN of the Crazy Challenge the final day of madness, starting a new project every day for the first 15 days of the month.  I have collected quite a pile of WIPs now that this is over which my good friends know is quite unusual for me... I'm usually a one at a time stitcher and that's what I'm heading back towards.  Tomorrow I will re-focus all my stitchy energy on Enchantment of Winter.

The Big Red by The Silver Lining
Stitched over one on 25ct Summer Khaki Lugana

I saved my biggest new start for today, the final day of the challenge!  Today's new start was The Big Red by The Silver Lining.  This piece is 274 stitches wide by 440 stitches high!  I'm stitching it over one on 25ct and the design uses a combination of DMC and Anchor threads giving you a wider pallet for shading.  Since I've  had so many mis-haps during this challenge I decided to start in the very center of the 16 page chart.  From the center point I worked my way up and to the left, so that I would be in my "happy place" the top left hand corner which is where I prefer to start.

Does it look like a bunch of poppies yet?  Nope just a purple blob, a red blob, and a pink one!

I wont' be finishing this piece this year, I'm not sure if I'll get back to it any time soon either... but I had been dying to start it for a very long time!  Now its started.

30 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on making it through the craziness, Dani. That's awesome. I love the colors in this one too!

Becky K in OK said...

Wow, that is a BAP for sure. 15 project starts. I don't think I have that much thread in my stash!! Great goin' girl.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on making it to day 15 of the challenge. Great new start.

valerie said...

Congratulations on making the challenge! That's a lot of starts! I'm a one at a time stitcher usually too.

Christine said...

Great start Dani, I love thosde Silver Lining floral, but I've never had the courage to tackle one

cucki said...

congratulations dear..
another great new start...
hugs cucki xxx

Mouse said...

well done on making it through to the end yeahhhhh and can't tell what it is yet ..lol but a lovely start on it :) love mouse xxxx

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Well done for keeping up with the challenge. You might surprise yourself with how many you finish. You made good progress with the last one. have a good week
x catherine

Katri said...

Well done! You'll have your hands full with these starts, especially the latest :-)

I'll continue a modified challenge, stitching *old* wips the rest of the month. Contrary to you, I have plenty of wips... but this year I'll do my best to reduce them.

mollycaff said...

Congrats on surviving the crazy challenge! I love a new start myself, but fifteen in a row in such a short space of time is more than I could take lol.

Anonymous said...

That is a VERY big project! Will you grid this one too? what kind of thread is used for gridding? you mentioned that you had bought some...Have you ever "parked" your threads on such a big project with so many confetti stitches? What is your opinion on parking threads? Are you still doing Weight Watchers? Have fun stitching all those projects. Ann

Giovanna said...

Well done on making it through the insanity! It will be fun to see all your WIPs develop.

ollie1976 said...

congrats on making it through that challenge!
-Jen

Ruth said...

Well done on making it through the craziness of the last few days, I think a sigh of relief is called for and I'm looking forward to seeing work on EOW again and a settling down to finishing projects. I love the start you made and they may be blobs now but will soon be poppies.

Siobhán said...

That is a serious BAP!! I will enjoy watching your progress on everything!

Adrienne said...

COngrats on making it to the end of the challenge! I look forward to seeing your finishes!

Bette said...

Yay, you made it. I'm looking forward to your progress on the poppies.

riona said...

Congratulations on completing your 15 starts. You are wise to expect some overflow into next year. I know some people managed to complete all 15 last year but I think they salted their list with mostly smalls. I managed to complete 13 out of my 15 and, predictably, it was the larger and more complex pieces that I have yet to finish: Tracery Dragons by Teresa Wentzler, The Black'd Skie by Primitive Needle and Zucca by Alessandra Adelaide.I have added them to my list of 2010-11 WIPs and will be getting back to them soon.

Chris said...

Great starts, it looks like you will have a wonderful group of finishes this year.
The poppy colors are so vibrant, it will be fun to stitch.

Bonnie Brown said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge!
I have been waiting patiently for you to start big red, since I think it is just beautiful.
I'm sure you will like getting back to your focus piece.

Susan said...

Congratulations on completing your challenge. I"m looking forward to watching your progress on them.

Mary Ann said...

WOW! You have had some great starts for this challenge!! Now, I look forward to watching your progress on them!

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

Congrats on surviving! I've done the opposite this year and stitched mainly on one project only!

staci said...

Congratulations on all the fantastic starts! Looking forward to seeing your fantastic finishes ;)

Julie said...

Well done on starting all 15 projects.
I love the sleepy beady one, so cute.

Maureen said...

congrats on making it through all 15 days!

Carol said...

Well done, Dani!! Looking forward to watching each of them grow :)

Shelleen said...

Now can't wait to see how many you do finish.

Lillie said...

Congrads on making the challenge!
Every start look fantastic.Enjoy!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on getting to day 15. You have some great projects there and I am looking forward to seeing your progress on them all.