Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 UCJC - Day 6

The silk trend continues ...

This is a sweet little chart by My Big Toe Designs called Christmas Snow. It doesn't really read Christmas to me ... so I like to call it Swirly Snow. :P Anyway, I'm stitching it on 32 ct Siren's Ocean lugana by Enchanting Lair, 2 over 2 with (you guessed it!) white HDF silk. I {heart} silk.

This piece is fun to stitch, and I love the look of the white on the hand-dyed fabric. I'm getting used to stitching with just one colour thread per project, not sure how I'll adjust when I get a chart with lots of colour changes. LOL

I've been trying to follow as many other Crazy January Challenges as possible, and a common thread of conversation revolves around how difficult it is to start so many new projects so quickly (and we're only 6 days in). I must say I feel that way too. I love starting the projects - it's really satisfying to start all these charts that I've had in my stash for ages and just never found time for. I like seeing my thread and fabric decisions become a reality in my hands. At the same time, it's really disconcerting to stitch for a few hours, take the piece off the q-snaps, tuck it away in its baggie in my drawer of starts, and then prep the new start for the next day. The urge to continue stitching on one project is almost overwhelming. It's just weird.


  1. I know the feeling. I have currently 5 projects started and yesterday I felt so overwhelmed that I have decided to only work on two projects at any given time. I am just not made out for many wips, although I wish I was. Good luck with the rest of Crazy 2012.

  2. Love the design and the stitching. It does look like swirling snow. I know what you mean by the constant starting but on the other hand I am really loving starting so many lovely projects and I have had five finishes already!

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  3. Really gorgeous design. I didn't realise it was a freebie but soon found out and downloaded it. Thank you!

  4. gorgeous colour. it looks amazing.

  5. I totally understand the weird feeling. I just looked at my calendar and realized we will have a lot of new starts before January is over. Wow!