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Monday, October 01, 2012

Crazy Challenge 2012

In one of my recent post I eluded to the Crazy Challenge I started in January of this year.  The goal is to start 15 new projects in 15 days.  You can read about each of those starts here in my January posts.  I managed to successfully start all 15 projects in the first two weeks plus a day of January.  There were a few frogs in there but I dealt with them.

I have currently finished all but 3 of my Crazy Challenge pieces, but I still have 3 months of stitching time to finish those up!  One of these 15 I don't plan on finishing this year, my goal was just to get this piece started because its been on my "to be started list" for a long time.

Here are the finished projects so far:

 Polar Friends - Day

 Polar Friends - Night 
These two are on the same fabric but they didn't photograph the same

 Eat, Sleep, Stitch

 French Country Scardey Cats

 Salmon

 Seasonal Mandalas - Counts as 4 items in the challenge

 Snowman 2010

 Snow White

 Mill Hill Beaded Ornament

My projects that are still WIPs:

Teresa Wentzler's Sun Dragon, this is my current focus

Teresa Wentzler's Delightful Dragon Fob, next on the list to be finished

 The Big Red - This will be the unfinished project

So like I recently mentioned I've enjoyed this challenge I've gotten so many of those smaller pieces I keep putting off stitched!  I'm going to do this again in 2013 and its time to start thinking which projects will become next year's challenge pieces!

27 comments:

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes and WIPs, Dani - I look forward to seeing you finish the TW dragons, they're gorgeous.

Annette said...

You go girl!!!
Need to finish still a few pieces!!!
Good luck and happy stitching

Virpi said...

Beautiful finishes!

Annette said...

Great finishes!

I have to say, you've encouraged me to come up with my own version of "Crazy January" to help clear out some smaller projects that are in the stash (and WIP pile). :)

Kielrain said...

Those are great pieces. I am so glad you went back and showed up what you have done for the crazy challenge. Can't wait to see what you do next year!

riona said...

Congratulations on tailoring the Crazy Challenge to your needs. Those are marvelous finishes and I love the TW WIPs. I'll be interested in seeing what you come up with for your 2013 challenge. I am going to continue my own 2012 Crazy Challenge: Class Pieces into 2013 since I am nowhere near finished with them. I also have some WIPs for a 2013 Wipocalyspe.

Catherine said...

Great job, Dani!!

Bea said...

Those are great finishes - I especially like the Polar Friends. And I love the TW pieces you are still working on. They are going to be gorgeous.

Julie said...

How wonderful to see these all together, you've worked on great things this year.

Julie said...

Wow,you have and done some great stuff.

♥ Nia said...

You did great!! Well done! Congrats :D

sharine said...

You have so many finishes. Congratulations:)

Sarah said...

Wow you've done well, congrats! Lovely finishes all round :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes and wips. I think Big Red is stunning.

stitchstitchknit said...

So many lovely projects =)
Congrats on the 12 finishes you managed to do, I am very confident that you will have two more finishes soon =)
Do you have a goal for finishing the big red?

Christine said...

Great finishes and that poppies design is going to be stunning

Michelle said...

Beautiful finishes and great WIPs!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, you've done some great stuff! I love the Halloween one & just adore the big red one ☺ You'll have fun with this one, Mii x

Veronica said...

You've done very well for the year :D Lovely finishes, Dani.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Bette said...

Congrats on meeting the challenge. You have so many lovely finishes. I especially like the Polar Friends series. So cute!

Karen said...

Wow! You've done awesome at meeting the challenge. It's totally within your grasp! :) Look forward to seeing the Theresa Wentzler designs finished. :)

geeky Heather said...

You are so awesome...I still haven't finished my crazy starts from LAST year!!

Sara said...

I'm not quite crazy enough to try this challenge but I have enjoyed watching your progress and am very jealous of your seasonal mandalas. They may have to be on my 2013 list. Good luck finishing off those last few pieces!

Brigitte said...

You are doing so great with all your challenge pieces, I'm absolutely impressed. A great choice of projects and great finishes. I love this challenge too although I'm not as good at it as you are, and I will start a new challenge next year as well.

Caitlin Jordan said...

great projects :D It's great that you have finished so many!

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

Great progress on your Crazy January finishes.
Is your Christmas Freebie from the previous post a JBW design? It just looks like the font they use!

Joysze said...

You've gotten a lot of them finish, Dani and they all look great! :D