Sunday, November 27, 2011

2011 Crazy January Challenge Completed!

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 :)

19 comments:

Tricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know I finished much more than I would have by doing the challenge, but I still haven't decided about next year. I look forward to seeing your list!!

gracie said...

Terrific! Isn't it a great feeling when they are all stitched? Unlike Tricia, I decided not to do it again...instead as I posted. I have plenty to keep me busy!

Chris said...

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. I wish that I could be so focused. I think this last finish is so sweet.

Jules said...

Congrats on finishing the Challenge! I know that I will not finish ALL of the items on my list. Several of them are on the larger side. I will transfer those to the 2012 Challenge!

Now you can enjoy stitching anything....have fun!

Karen said...

Kudos Teresa! That is beautiful and can't wait to see it finished.

You will have to share a pic of all of your finishes. That is a great accomplishment. Can't wait to see what you pick for next year!

happy stitching...

Laurie in Iowa said...

A big congrats on finishing all your challenge pieces.

Ann said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

So, what's on the list for next year?

Myra said...

Congratulations! You must feel so proud of yourself.

Christine said...

Well done on finishing the challenge, and with a whole month to spare!

blueladie said...

Congratulations! I am so impressed. Good for you! :D Cathryn

Penny said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge! You have some beautiful finished pieces. :)

Donna said...

Wow! Congratulations. You've done some beautiful work this year.

Giovanna said...

Well done! And beautiful stitching, so pretty.

Carol said...

Congratulations, Teresa!! I loved following along with you on your quest to complete your 2011 Challenge--your work is always so lovely :)

Measi said...

Congrats on such a huge accomplishment! Your pieces are adorable! I look forward to seeing what you plan to stitch for 2012 (and will be right there with you.)

Sherry said...

Wonderful! I bet you feel great knowing that is all done! Will there be a 2012 Challenge?

Cathy B said...

Three cheers on finishing the Crazy Challenge! I was able to complete 12 pieces; kudos to you for completing all 15. Wowzers!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this is great: all the 15 projects finished. Congratulations! I won't be able to finish all of them by the end of the year but this won't hinder me to join the 2012 Challenge. It's a lot of fun.

SoCal Debbie said...

Great job! Congratulations on finishing all 15! Have you joined the Yahoo group for the CJC 2012?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crazyjanuary2012/?yguid=95312652