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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ready... Set....

Not quite GO just yet!

For many years now I've had the tradition of starting a new project on New Year's Day. Slowly over the years my stitching friends have joined me and it's become an group event and we either agree on a project that we're all going to start or a theme.







This year's chart that we agreed upon was one that I picked up when I visited Stitcher's Garden back at the end of July. I had flown to Charleston SC out of Syracuse, NY and on my return is landed early enough that I had time to FINALLY stop at the LNS in Syracuse!



The stop was made extra special when Melinda and Erin (fellow bloggers) took time out of their busy day to meet me there! I can assure you I think I heard my Visa whimper a little! It's a great shop and I'm looking forward to going back at some point.



Anyhow, I digress.... The chart we agreed upon is Bent Creek's Stitching Row! For some reason this was a new to us chart though we discovered the design is about 2-3 years old. It so flew under my radar or I would of bought it ages ago!



Now I have to say in usual Bent Creek style the colours are.... Unremarkable. So I spend a good hour in my craft room (yes be jealous I have a whole room for my stash!), pulling out my 28ct fabrics I've got so much the drawer is about to spew all over the floor. Once I narrowed down the fabrics to 3 I played with fibres and narrowed it down to a piece of old Sugar Maple Fabrics I got years ago. The colour is called Moon Princess, love the mottling on this piece. Now the purples I've selected are for the letters, silver for the swirls, of course as I start stitching I may need to revise my choices as I go.

Of course now that this is all kitted up... I REALLY want to start it, but I'll restrain myself, New Year's is almost here!


Hunter was just looking so adorable today.....

- thanks for reading!

29 comments:

Shebafudge said...

Awww...bless Hunter, what a cutie! I love the new start you have planned and congratulations on being good and not starting it early. xx

Linda said...

Love your New Year start Dani. Cute picture of Hunter.

Linda

Julie said...

Going to be fun watching this one grow in the new year, great choice for your first project of the year.

Myra said...

You selected a great design for the New Year. I too always have a New Year's start. Hunter is adorable!

Jackie said...

A friend of mine stitched that and gave me her chart. I think she may have changed the colors as well. I have a New Years start planned too. I need to double check it; thanks for the reminder! Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Barb said...

A super project to start the year!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am so glad to see you stop by the PhotoHunt... I've missed you!
Looking forward to a new year of photohunting.
Happy New Year!

Annette-California said...

Your going to enjoy stitching "Stitching Row". I stitched this 2 years ago and I too changed the main color to DMC 815. I have mine framed and hanging. the best part was when I stitched it, back when, I used 14ct. I had no idea about the different count linens. Since then I have learned loads:) So cool that you got to shop with friends.
love Annette

Brigitte said...

A great project you and your fellow stitchers agreed on. I have to admit that I would change the colours as well, they don't look very special on the original picture.

Christine said...

Great choice, I'll look forward to seeing your progress

Lesleyanne said...

Cute picture of Hunter. Look forward to seeing your new start progress. Happy New Year.

Kerryp77 said...

Lovely project. I'm hoping to start a new project on NYD too. Good luck with it :)

Sara said...

Can't wait to see progress on your new start! Love the idea of a New Years start and I'll be doing it too but mine will be a HAED so I bet you finish first!

Vickie said...

I agree with you on Hunter. ;) And Bent Creek with their colors sometimes. Your set up sounds great!

Marilyn Watson said...

look forward to seeing your progress on this one.. your cat hunter seems as much a poseur as my cat Prince, who is also a black cat...:)

Lumiruusu said...

You have really lovely new stash !

Carol said...

Aww... Hunter is always adorable, but that is such a great shot of him, Dani!! Lovely new project (and I'm so envious of your craft room!!).

ollie1976 said...

Hunter's adorable....looks like a good project to start the new year off to a great start.
-Jen

Lisa said...

Old things are new! That is the way a new year should start! I love your 2014 stitching project and look forward to watching it grow! Take care my stitching friend and Happy New Year!

Meari said...

I've never seen this design either. Looking forward to seeing your new start.

Dee said...

Just a couple more days and you can GO!

P.S. Hunter ALWAYS looks adorable.

Chris said...

Hi Hunter!
What a great project to start the new year with!!

Marika C said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ... and I love the title of yours. What a great tradition, with good friends. I wish there was a craft store here, but I live so far out in the boonies we got nothing ... just a taxidermy shop. Ewww.

jhm said...

Dani

What a wonderful choice. YOu have inspired me to get mine out. I got the chart back in April, the fabric back in the summer - 32 ct lambswool. and last night I went thru fibers.
I chose a waterlilies called CHerry COrdial for the letters. And a solid mauve-pink for the letters that are my initials. I actually chose a brown for the hoop because I have always used a wooden hoop (when I used a hoop at all). I'll figure out the little stuff as I go.
Now I can't wait for New Years Day!
JHM
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

Faith... said...

I love the piece you guys picked to stitch for 2014. It is always fun meeting up with stitchy friends and as for Hunter - my guess is he looks adorable all the time.

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

A New Year start is a great idea, I make my new start a little earlier to make use of the time between Christmas and New Year when we are all at home.

This year it is Noël Blanc, a gift from another blogger.

Looking forward to seeing your progress on your new start.

Sally said...

Love your New Years new start. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Very cute pattern! Look forward to seeing this one progress. :)

stitcherw said...

Fun pattern, I like the customization you did on the fabric and flosses and will enjoy watching it grow. Congrats on the finish of the adorable dragon dreams piece. With a new kitten I didn't put up a tree this year, figured that would just be to much temptation, yours looked wonderful, and hopefully didn't get to many nibbles. Have a wonderful New Year, Sue