I didn't know if I would do it. But the 2011 Crazy January Challenge is finished! This was my final project-Praiseworthy Stitches Tiny Pumpkin Etui. These are the completed items--
Here are my unfinished but stitched pieces--
The bottom left is the scissor fob. The fabric to the left of it is for the pincushion stem.
The bottom right is the needlebook. I changed the background color on the right pumpkin side to DMC 712 (ecru) on every other square. The black was just too dark for me. And I used the dark green background thread on the left side the same way (every other square).
The top fabric and pieces are for a pumpkin pincushion. The green across the top is the fabric for the needlebook lining. Don't know when I'll get to the "finish-finishing."
I feel like I am free for the rest of the year to stitch on any project I want to! Hurray for freedom!
What about the 2012 Crazy January Challenge? I learned a lot about what I can reasonably accomplish in the course of one year. And I know that there are 2 or 3 larger needlepoint pieces that I want to complete in 2012.
I'm working on a list :)