Monday, February 03, 2014

A Year of Celebrations

I decided to start something fun that will carry me though much of the year...  Hands On Design has a project entitled A Year of Celebrations currently running in Cross Stitch & Needlework.  As each square is only 50x50, I figured I could easily pop this into my life and do this.  I decided to use 40 ct Vintage Country Mocha linen and am stitching it 3x4 on a fat eighth.  She started with the Dec/Jan charts first, so I have December put aside and will have to wait until I at least have September in place before I can place it properly on the linen.  Lots of colors in this one...  WDW, GAST and CC floss.  Three squares done and so far only CC Snowball and WDW Pumpkin have been used in more than one block, so I am wondering how many flosses I will end up needing to get this done.  Unfortunately, this is clearly designed for the Northern Hemisphere, and we will see if July is Independence Day and November is Thanksgiving... which would make this exclusively US oriented...  think international stitchers would have enjoyed this as well.  I love how each block has a little word to describe the month. 

OK, I hesitated but will share this bit of info... I chose this because the colors remind me of this incredibly colorful set of coffee mugs I recently bought for the kitchen.  I am making this small as I just miiiiiight choose to hang it near the mugs.... so, I have heard of buying an outfit to match a new pair of shoes, but a needlework project to match a new set of mugs?  That is how I roll...

14 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I really did like this too when I saw it in the December issue...never thought of putting it all on one piece of linen though. I must say it is looking cute as a button Carol! Good going you!

Manuela said...

A beautiful new start.

Have a nice week, Manuela

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It is cute and colorful. Makes perfect sense to me! I once bought a dress to match nail polish!

Cole said...

Looks like a fun stitch, you seem to be flying through it!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Glad you found a stitchery that will compliment your new mugs!

Rowyn said...

Wow, that's lovely and colourful.

The sign of a serious stitcher when you choose your projects to match your homewares. lol

valerie said...

Cute new start Carol! I hadn't seen or heard about this one so will have fun watching your progress.

Andrea said...

It looks a fun stitch. Great progress.

Kay said...

This is going to look so fun and cute when done! Beautifully stitched!

Kay said...

This is sweet. So often the monthly themed charts are American and we tend to struggle trying to find alternatives if we want to stitch them all. I do ave the set of monthly cottages for CCN but the July one is all red, white, and blue. That one will luckliy be fairly easy to change. This is looking great all together.

stitcherw said...

What a fun start, love the colors and the design is looking so cute! Sue

Karoline said...

Cute start :)

Marie said...

Do I get this publication? I do not know. I thought I did but how did I miss this? Love what you have thus far!

Off to my sewing room to see if I am a subscriber!

stitchhappy said...

Matching needlework to coffee mugs makes perfect sense in my world!