Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Crazy Challenge Finish #9

Happy dance time! On Sunday night, I finished this sampler from Heartstring Samplery. Poppy Maye is one of Jenny Bean's friends. This sampler appealed to me the minute I first saw it. I like the dark linen and the floss colors. I was so excited to stitch it that it was the first Crazy Challenge piece that I started on January 2. It took me awhile to finish it though; those alphabets were tedious! But, she's done now. I can't wait to get this beauty framed.


Poppy Maye Russell
Heartstring Samplery
35ct WDW Cappuccino linen
WDW fibers


You know, when I started the Crazy Challenge in January, I didn't really think that I'd get all 15 pieces finished - and I still won't, BUT...it sure has been fun working on these pieces throughout the year! I hope to finish at least one more (or maybe two). It's that time of year though when I start thinking about the holidays and I need to start working on ornaments and such for gifts. We'll see how things go.

That's all I've got for you today!

20 comments:

natalyK said...

A wonderful finish! I have enjoyed watching your progress in the challenge. I commend you on the progress you have made so far.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish! Love the line and colors too:))

Margaret said...

Oh, I really like how this came out! Beautiful finish! Hey, you might finish all those challenges, you know! I'll root you on.

Kathy said...

Another lovely finish. I am glad you have been able to keep up with the challenge. :) I try but never seem to get to those pieces. :)

I also have to say I just love your LHN framed piece in your previous post. It is gorgeous!

Gabi said...

What a beautiful finish. Love it. You do have a chance to finish all 15. It's August and you're already finished number 9. Whatever the outcome is, I'll cheer you on anyway. :)

Carol R said...

Lovely finish!

Beth Twist said...

Hooray! Send me a picture when you get it framed, and I'll post it to my finish blog. :)

Bekca said...

Congrats on a fab finish. I can't wait to see what you'll be stitching on next. Best wishes to you.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful finish!!

mainely stitching said...

Cathy, what a fabulous job you've done with this!

Sharon said...

It's beautiful!

Sherry said...

Yea for you getting another finish on the challenge! And what a lovely finish it is.

Siobhan said...

Wahooooo!! Another one done. Good for you! It looks great!

Katrina said...

Very pretty!!!! Love the colors.

Suzanne said...

I have been reading all about your trip to Austria and Hungary and what a wonderful trip you had. I have enjoyed looking at all your photos.

This is a beautiful finish!

pj said...

Cathy,
You have made the Challege Fun and finished some great projects. I love that you put the count down on your blog for the retreat....see you in 68 days!!!! WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

pam

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on knocking another one off your challenge list! It looks great. I also love your recent framing from your last post, I didn't get around to commenting on it before.

It feels great to mark another one done doesn't it??

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I love this little sampler, Cathy! It is really darling. Way to go on your challenge progress.

Marie-P said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!
If I did not have 50,000 boxes to unpack ( ok, slight exaggeration, but it seems like that) I would follow your lead and start stitching some holiday surprises!

Karen said...

great job Cathy! its gorgeous! I really need to pull some of my crazy 15 out, as i only have finished a couple. LOL