Friday, December 31, 2010

Crazy January Challenge 2011

So I've decided to participate in the Crazy January Challenge 2011 that I found on another stitcher's blog. With the fact I'm no longer just stitching for myself and need to keep up with orders & new patterns in my shop, I'm going to tweak the way I do the challenge a little bit.

The original challenge calls for you to pick 15 different cross stitch patterns/kits and start one of those each day for the first 15 days of January. You will then have 15 different WIPs (work in progress) to stitch and to try and get them ALL completed by the end of 2011.
This is the way I'm going to do the challenge...

  • I will pick 12 different pieces.
  • I'll start one piece on the 1st of each month and work on that piece consistently for a minimum of the first week.
  • After that 1st week I will go back to orders or the next pattern that is closest to being finished and released for purchase in my shop.
  • Sometime between the 8th & 15th of the month I'll post a pic of the progress I've made on each one of my challenge pieces (unfortunately with it being winter it is dark when I leave for work & dark when I get home so I generally have to wait for weekends to take pics during the daylight).
This is the list of the projects I'll be stitching and who the designer is:
  1. Winter Freeze by Stitchnmomma
  2. Celtic Cross by Stitchnmomma
  3. Steps of Santorini by Stitchnmomma
  4. Sunset Stroll by Stitchnmomma
  5. Ironwork Gate by Barbara & Cheryl
  6. The Red Cart by Stitchnmomma
  7. Birch Allee by Stitchnmomma
  8. Crashing Wave by Stitchnmomma
  9. South Battery View by Barbara & Cheryl
  10. Friends are Flowers by Stitchnmomma
  11. The Great Wilderness Afghan by Miranda's Needle
  12. The Long Road Home by Stitchnmomma
You may have noticed that most of the designs are my own. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and participate in the challenge as well as work on some of the new patterns I'd like to release.

I'm looking forward to the challenge and hope you all enjoy the pictures I'll be sharing along the way.

Happy New Year to all of you!!


  1. Sounds like a great plan. Best wishes and Happy New Year!

  2. I think it sounds like a smart plan for you. Personally, having that many projects in work at the same time makes my brain hurt! LOL Good luck.

  3. Thanks Linda & Tommye!
    I'm really trying to focus this year on adding new patterns to both my shops and this is a great way to do it.

    I've had to edit my list though. It appears my digital picture I had for the Fiery Tulips pattern is corrupted so I will have to scratch that one. I've replaced it with one I'll call "Winter Freeze". I hope this isn't a sign of how the New Year is going to!!

  4. great idea! Can't wait to see those new patterns too :)