Sunday, January 02, 2011

Crazy January Challenge - Project #1

Did anyone guess what my New Year's Day start would be? I've been itching to stitch it since it was first released just prior to the fall needlework market. It's also the first design from Heartstring Samplery that I have ever stitched (I don't think it will be the last either!)

Poppy Maye Russell is one of Jenny Bean's friends. I am stitching it on 35 ct WDW Cappuccino linen with WDW floss. I think I made pretty good progress yesterday.





Now, to decide which of the 15 projects I will work on today....hmmmm....I think it will be another new start. I'll post an update either later tonight or tomorrow.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

26 comments:

Maggie said...

Lovely chart and you have made great progress too!

Look forward to seeing your other new starts :-)

Meadows08 said...

Great start to your challenge! Can't wait to see what's next!

Harmien said...

What lovely colours!!! Great start! Enjoy!

Faye said...

I have always like that pattern!!! Cant wait to see your other 14~~~
Faye

Blu said...

Lovely start! I've seen this particular design before~

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a sweet sampler and you've gotten a lot accomplished already.

shakatak66 said...

Great start to the challenge - you made great progress :) I'm going to adore the next 14 days seeing all the new starts and progress piccies of both WIPs and new starts :D

Julianne said...

Great progress.

Margaret said...

So pretty! This 15 challenge is fun to watch!

cathymk said...

What a lovely piece! Looking forward to seeing your other choices for the challenge (rushes off to add Poppy Mae Russell to my wish list). Happy new year, Cathy!

Katrina said...

Very pretty, and good start!!! Looking forward to the next one :-).

Karen said...

I think you made a great first choice! Can't wait to see what's next. Happy stitching...

Jan said...

It sure is a lovely start, Cathy! I would love to stitch it one day too.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Pretty chart, nice start.

mainely stitching said...

What a GREAT start! And a wonderful project! :D Hope you're just LOVIN' the new year so far!

Gabi said...

What a gorgeous chart to start the challenge with. Love it.

Lois said...

Love your first start!

Lynn said...

What a sweet sampler!! Can't wait to see your next start.

Sherry said...

I love Beth's patterns and always look forward to seeing what she will come out with next.

Michelle said...

Very pretty project!

Tobie said...

Happy new year Cathy! This is is a nice sampler I don't remember seeing before, great start. I see BBD Joyeux Noel on your list of 15, that is one I have all kitted up too & ready to start soon. :-)

Bertie said...

Nice to stitch Beth's sampler, she does have lovely designs.

Melissa said...

oooooh, what a lovely start! The colours look gorgeous!

Julie said...

Great start! You got a lot done!

Nicole said...

Beautiful start Cathy!! I love this design!!

Andrea said...

A great start to a lovely sampler.