Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Year of Big Projects

Happy New Year!  I hope that 2013 has started off well for you all.
Over the past few weeks I have been deciding what my projects will be for the new year.  It has been quite hard to pare down to only a few!!

I already have two WIPs that I will continue, although one of them is quite close to finish!
This would be SM1678...

SM 1678 by European Reproduction Samplers
dmc on 32ct antique white Belfast
and also my SAL that I am stitching along with Nicola, Michele, Robyn, Elaine, and Shannon, the German SDW Band Sampler by the Scarlet Letter....

SDW Sampler by Scarlet Letter
dmc on 36ct flax Edinborough linen
I am so enjoying both of these right now.  The colors, the flowers, the history behind them.

But, there are others also calling me!!
That would be Permin's 1826 Museum Celle Vierlande Sampler.  I am doing this one as a SAL with some facebook friends in the Sampler World group.  I am very excited to get this one started.  I have been wanting to do a Vierlande sampler for a while now and this was finally the push to get me going.  I am very glad that there is no hurry on this one, just go as we can.  


Then the next two BIG projects are for the Scarlet Letter Year challenge....
Ann Grimshaw, for which I have a beautiful piece of 32 ct cream Sienna linen I plan to use.  I am just so unsure of what color to choose!  This is the pile I sit and stare at hoping one will jump out at me!  lol!  If any of you like a color let me know, PLEASE!  :D
The latest color I seem to like is the one to the left, but that could change tomorrow!


And the second sampler for the Scarlet Letter Year Challenge is Dorothy Walpole.  
This one there are no worries about picking a color!  I am planning on using 36ct flax Edinborough linen.  


So I guess I will also have to master the art of multi-tasking this year! 
and hopefully stitch a few ornaments here and there too!

I hope you are all having a fun stitch-y weekend!  
I am looking forward to working on SDW this afternoon and evening while watching the Golden Globe Awards.  I am glad we are getting full into awards season.  I saw two of the nominated films this weekend.... Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook, both I feel are excellent on their own merits.  For Hugh Jackman fans, Les Mis is a must, he gives an extraordinary performance.  Still my favorite film of the year is Argo although I still have a few more to see.  Hopefully, next weekend!  

Happy Stitchings to you all!! 
xxxxx






18 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Plenty of big projects that should keep you on your toes! I find rotation is working for me. One week on one, following on an other one and so on...

Siobhán said...

Beautiful projects, Krista! Nice progress on your WIPs, too. I haven't seen Les Mis yet, it just came out here on Friday, but my daughter said it was amazing. We did see Argo--I can't believe that Ben didn't get a directorial Oscar nomination for it.

Giovanna said...

Gorgeous WIPs, and you've chosen some beautiful new projects too - enjoy!

Patrizia Valle said...

fantastic your projects...
ciao Pat

Gabi said...

Both of your wips are gorgeous. Love also your planned new projects. Looking forward to see which color you will choose for Ann

Penny said...

SM 1678 is gorgeous! Love the other projects you have chosen too! Good luck with your stitching plans for the coming year. :)

Anne said...

Lovely pieces! Happy Stitching. Will look forward to seeing your updates!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Krista! Your WIPS are lovely! Tough choice color choice on Ann! I would probably go with a blue or brown or charcoal gray. Looking forward to your starts.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Margaret said...

You have some wonderful projects there! Your SM 1678 is spectacular!! You are really going on SDW too! And I love the projects you've picked for the SL year. It's always a hard choice picking a color for a monochrome sampler. I so want to see Les Mis. Still haven't gone yet. :( Loovve Hugh Jackman!

Nicola said...

SM 1678 is looking amazing, one youcan hang prodly on your sampler wall. It is so difficult picking one colour to work a whole sampler. I think that if you have a spot you intend to hang the finish colour you could think what would compliment the area. An overdyed thread could be an option.

I have wanted to stitch a Vierlande sampler for sometime and will enjoy watching your progress.

Enjoy your evening and the Golden Globes.

Vickie said...

Oh wow! Such beauty!! I love those big flowers on SM. Dorothy is fabulous to me. Love pink and bargello.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Krista your projects are stunning! What an inspiration you are!

Carol said...

Such a gorgeous year of stitching you have ahead of you, Krista!!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitching you have planned!

Meg said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog!

The projects you are planning are beautiful.
Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

This is very beatiful, please can you tell me how manu strands you needed to finish this sampler?I wanted to start it soon but don't know how many strands to buy from each color.But you did it so beautiful.<3Greetings,Binta from The Netherlands

Anonymous said...

SORRY,...I mean the sampler Celle 1826...Vierlande , Binta

Krista said...

Hi Binta, I was unable to email you back you are a no-reply blogger so I hope you see my message back to you here. Thank you for your comments. I am doing Celle 1826 on 32 ct fabric with dmc two strands. I believe the kit normally has 12 skeins of dmc from what I found from searching the internet, but I am not sure if that is all needed for 32 ct. It seems like it will be more, I have already used much. I had trouble estimating as well which is why I went with solid dmc.