January Challenge – Day 2

It took me longer than I expected to finish my little Baby Lorikeets, but I just couldn’t continue to start a new project until I had finished them off – and here they are in their finished form:

DMC-Baby Lorikeets
“Baby Lorikeets” by DMC

stitched on 32ct cream Belfast linen
(I replaced the revolting Aida that was in the kit!)
with kit threads (DMC)

I didn’t start today’s ‘real’ project until 8pm … and didn’t put the needle down until just before 3am – I’m LOVING stitching this one!  I’ve never been a huge Shepherd’s Bush fan apart from their needlerolls and Halloween designs, but this one really called out my name and I’m glad I listened – the pastels of this one are really very pretty (unfortunately washed out in the photo thanks to the bright daylight bulb).  I can’t wait for the 15 days to be up so I can c0me back and finish this one off, although I might just have to finish off this middle bug tomorrow, as I only have a couple of letters and the big central flower to complete before moving on to a different bug 😀

And on that note, I’d better get some sleep,  so I’m fit to do a bit more stitching tomorrow (although I really do have to throw in some housework tomorrow, so not as much progress will be to show at the end of it all tomorrow!).

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14 thoughts on “January Challenge – Day 2

  1. Wow, you are steamrolling your way through! You are a really fast stitcher, even with the backstitches, etc. The ‘keets are so sweet and I can’t wait to see the SB finished. You are like a day ahead of me here, so it’s fun to see what you’ve accomplished before I’ve even begun! 🙂

  2. Holy smoke, my hair is blowing back from the breeze as you fly through your challenge projects! I predict you will have no trouble at all getting them finished this year. Congrats on your Lorikeets finish, the SB project is super cute!

  3. I have such happy memories of the lorikeets at a zoo I used to take the kids to regularly when we lived in Holland. 😀 GREAT choice for a finish!

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