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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Challenge Day 4 through 7

I have four more starts to share for Debbie's Ultimate/Crazy January/February Challenge 2016.   These are not as involved as the first three because I have less time to stitch during the week.

First up is start number 4, The Little Fir Tree! a Secret Needle Night kit from The Silver Needle.  Almost 10 years ago, I purchased these little kits every month.  I have stitched most of them.  The kits use perle cotton, 10 count fabric, and fun threads and embellishments.  Finishing kits are available, but I think that most of them are too fussy.  I have used several of these pieces to decorate bags and have given them as gifts.






Start number 5 is a Mill Hill Buttoned and Beaded Kit called Fa La La.  I had to start this twice because is wasn't close enough to the middle of the perforated paper card.  These are fiddly kits, but they are cute and they look good on a Christmas tree.


 Start number 6, is Spring Has Come! from The Prairie Schooler.  I like their folk art pieces and this one is was converted to Crescent Colours by Theresa Vennette when she still had her shop, Shakespeare's Peddler.  As it turns out, I have enough fabric for both pieces in the chart.  This is a fun piece to work on and another piece that should not have spent so long sitting in the closet.  If you want your own copy, order one quickly because they are retiring this year.



Start 7, is A Winter's Night by Brightneedle for a Kreinik kit that was part of their Remember the Ladies series.  These kits came with Silk Mori in their Milkpaint colors.  I supplied the fabric and changed the original background from a brown linen to a blue/gray/purple color that looks like an evening sky.  The stitching went quickly last night.

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