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Thursday, January 03, 2013

First Happy Dance of 2013 - Crazy Challenge Day 2

Yesterday I had a fantastic day!!!  Kathy and I were actually able to meet up for the WHOLE day!  She's up here in the snow and cold for a few weeks to visit with her children/grandchildren during Christmas holidays before she heads back South to the sun and MUCH warmer weather!  We stitched the day away with frequent check-ins by her grandson Hunter who was our Quality Control Manager for the day.  He wanted to make sure we were actually making progress and not just chatting (though I don't think his mouth stopped moving the whole time I was there!).  At dinnertime we met up with Christin for a great meal at our favorite place, The Lone Star.  Kathy I'm going to miss you until you come back in the spring!

Cross Stitcher In Residence
c2002 Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on Mystery 28ct Fabric
Stitched with an assortment of overdyed threads

I must say that Hunter did a mighty fine job making sure we were on task and that our stitches were true!  I actually started and finished Crazy Challenge Project #2!!!

I keep forgetting I have a couple of finishes to share with you that I started/finished before 2012 finished!

The Stag
c2008 Helga Mandl
Stitched on Silkweaver 28ct Porcelain Linen
Stitched with DMC

I got on a bit of an ornament kick and finished these two freebies from the same designer, Helga Mandl Designs.
Waiting For Santa
c2008 Helga Mandl
Stitched on Silkweaver 28ct Vanilla Swirl
Stitched with DMC used beads for snowflakes instead of stitches


37 comments:

Kathy A. said...

I had a wonderful visit too Dani. It was great to spend the day together even with our Quality Control chatterbox. I will make sure he sees your finished project.
Take care my friend and see you in the spring when there is no snow and freaking cold!!

Sally said...

Glad you had great time Dani. Lovely finishes.

Bea said...

Wow, a finish already! Well done Dani. And those 2012 finishes are cute.

♥ Nia said...

Already?! What a great start for 2013 :D Congrats on your finishes, I speacilly love the last one =)
Hugs&smiles

♥ Nia said...

especially* :)

Ruth said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and wow what great progress. Love the two ornies as well.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a fun day! i love your finish for the day and the others that you've completed too ;)

Mii Stitch said...

Glad you had a nice time. Wow, I love that turquoise blue with which you wrote the Cross Stitcher words on your Lizzie Kate design... It's beautiful!

Lumiruusu said...

Well done Dani !
The Lizzie Kate pattern is very pretty ,I really like the over-dyed threads you have chosen :)

Annette said...

How great you met up some other stitchers!!!
And stitched and finished a piece in a day!!
How great..
I love your HM pieces.. The last is my favorite..
Love too stitch it one day!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Dani. They all are really cute and colorful ornaments.

Linda

Barbi said...

Congrats on your first finish of the year!!! WOOO HOOO I soooo love Waiting for Santa! I've gone right over and snagged it up! Definitely going to stitch this one.

Happy New Year Dani!!!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Sounds like you had a great day! Cute Lizzie Kate design too :)

Wendy said...

wauw, you´ve been busy ! love those christmas ornaments, and that birdhouse freebie is way to cute !

natalyK said...

Great finishes!! Nothing like ringing in the New Year with friends and stitching!

sharine said...

Your of and running this year. They look great:)

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Three gorgeous finish. I especially like the L*K one.

Julie said...

Having a finish whilst chatting with a friend is wonderful, your quality controller obviously did a good job.

Meggie said...

Hi

Your finish is lovely and your ornaments are very sweet too.

Happy stitching.

Jackie said...

It looks like your Quality Control guy did a fantastic job!
:)

Congrats on your finishes!

Denise said...

Congratulations on the finish, they look great!
Happy Stitching
Denise

demeter83 said...

Wow, that's amazing, a finish already, I'm quite insanely jealous. Looks gorgeous!

Christine said...

Great finishes Dani, well done

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you had a good time! Great stitching and congratulations on your first happy dance of 2013!

Brigitte said...

Great, your finishes. All of them are great, I love the Stag by Helga Mandl, she has dot some very nice designs.
Wow, already the first Crazy Challenge finish, that's really early in the year. Congratulations. I'll be following your Crazy stitching, it's always interesting to see what choices the different stitchers make.

Susan said...

Very cute finish. Thanks for the link to the other two patterns, "Waiting for Santa" will be perfect for my Mom.

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes. I have The Stag chart so it's good to see how it should look.

Shebafudge said...

3 lovely finishes. I really love that blue you stitched 'cross stitcher' in, do you know what it was? Love 'Waiting for Santa', so adorable.

Karen said...

Hunter did a good job at keeping you on task! Love the finishes!

Catherine said...

It's always good to get together with our stitchy friends, isn't it?
Looks like Hunter was successful in his task ~ cute ornaments!

Patches said...

Wow a finish already that's great

Melanie said...

Super cute finishes!!! :)

Nicola said...

I particualry like Waiting for Santa.

How nice to meet up with a pin pal.

Anna van Schurman said...

A finish! Great job. I'd probably be getting closer if I weren't trying to catch up with two weeks of the stitching blogiverse!

valerie said...

Great finishes Dani! You're already on a roll!

Lynn said...

Glad you were able to get together with Kathy while she was here!
Your ornaments are adorable and I love the LK finish too.

Caitlin Jordan said...

Awesome finish :D and sounds like a wonderful day of stitching.