Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Will I? Won't I?

Can I?  Can't I?  That's the question and the answer is YES.... I'm going to finish the Crazy January Challenge one way or another by the end of the year.  I have 45 days to do it.  Here are some progress pictures.  They're B.A.D. I know.  I had a super late night at work last night, an extra early morning wake up call, and am not in the mood for pressing and fussing.  The idea is there....

First up from day 8: Tournicoton's 'Père Noël Charmant'.  This piece is full of specialty stitches.  It was killing me and making me not want to pick it up.  After many rounds of stitching and un-stitching I decided to use mostly regular ol' cross stitches.  I'm much happier working on it and am pleased with how it looks. 

Here is Pumpkin Patch Quilts from the September 2010 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlwork.  This was project #13.  I looked forward to this one all year and finally picked it up in September.  It's fun and whimsical and easy.  There is a lot of back stitching but it goes quickly.  I still have the border to do and a few stars.  I saved those incase the back stitching wore me down. 
No photo necessary for this last one.  I just uploaded the same one I posted on January 6th.  You know what that means, right?  It hasn't seen the light of day since January 6th.  Guess it will be the last of my 15.  Bent Creek's Photobooth Snowmen.
So, my shopping trip.  This is all that came home.  I was really trying. 
2 yard cuts of fabric for my quilt guild exchange and lots of thread. 
One final thing.... the real reason for today's post.  The Boy Wonder turns 19 today.  I hate being away from my kids on their birthday.  Somehow it seems like a day I should get to share with them.  We visited him on Saturday, took presents, a cake and went out to supper.  Probably that's more then I'd see of him if he was home so it's all good. 


  1. Good for you and getting your January Challenge pieces done. I love the Halloween house. I am determined to get my guild challenge piece done. It is good to have a deadline.

  2. You go! You can finish!!! Love the photobooth snowmen, too cute!
    Happy Birthday to your son!

  3. Your projects are beautiful as always.

  4. well it will be a race between the two of us I've got two more to finish off too :) so cheering you on .. you go girl :) hope you son had a good birthday :) love mouse xxxx

  5. Looks like you're going to meet your challenge, Pam--good for you :) I think you made a wise decision in going with mostly regular cross stitches on the first piece... Stitching is supposed to be soothing--not something that makes us want to tear our hair out!!

    Happy birthday to your son--I sure see some of your features in him :)

  6. Go for it, you can do it! I really love that Tournicoton design. I always have, and no idea why I never purchased it. Looking forward to seeing you do a major happy dance for finishing the challenge pieces.