Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year's Stitching Challenge

It is a brand new year.  We are full to the brim of black-eyed peas and cabbage (smothered and coleslaw).  Unlike the rest of the country, the holiday season is not over for us.  We will be celebrating Epiphany on January 6th with the start of king cake season.  The season will be long this year since Mardi Gras is not until March 8th (although parades begin the first weekend of February).

In two days, I will have completed my first year of blogging.  I did not make the progress I had hoped for with my stitching (I did set my sights a little too high), but I made more progress than I have in past years and was inspired to try my hand at knitting and other creative endeavors.  Thanks to all the blogging stitchers for your support, encouragement and a little case of stitching envy (but in a good motivational way).

I am looking forward to another year of stitching and sharing with all my blogging buddies.

Several other stitchers have taken on the Flip'n Crazy January Challenge to complete 15 already existing WIPs this year.  I plan to join them with the seven (7) WIPs below.

Floral Initial "A"
Stoney Creek "Pear"

Fleur de Lis 2
(I do not have a posted progress photo)

"At Home with Jane Austen"
The Sampler Girl

"Home of a Needleworker, Too"
Little House Needlework

"Gingerbread Trio"
Little House Needleworks

Anyone else up for the challenge?


  1. Looks like you have some great pieces to stitch for the challenge. I won't officially join the challenge, but hope to reduce the number of WIPs in my basket this year as well!

    Happy New Year!

  2. My nativity is still up with a candle burning next to it. It will stay up until the epiphany. (even though it was celebrated this past Sunday during Mass.) We always look forward to King Cake!!

  3. I kind of joined them - there is another group starting 15 new projects the first 15 days of January. I kind of combined the two - I have half new projects and half WIPs. I think it's going to make it fun.

  4. good luck with your challenge! Can't wait to see all of the stitching goodness over the next year.

    happy stitching...

  5. Can't wait to see all of your progress this year - Have fun :)

  6. Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog. You have some great WIPS going there. I especially love the Jane Austen design and the pear. I'll be around to watch them grow.

    On another subject, I looked at your profile - you listed so many of my favorite British programs and cozy mysteries - I feel like we were switched at birth! Thanks for the link to the Mr. Palfrey series - I didn't know about that one and will have to find it - sounds great!