Tuesday, November 30, 2010

La D Da "Live Laugh Love" SAL....

Stitched on 28 ct linen w/ DMC 3750,
ST Dark Chocolate, and Victorian Motto Green 

Lee (Lake Stitcher) was looking for a SAL partner for this great design and I decided to get this one going.   I started a few weeks ago but have been lazy in posting a pic so I finally took one tonight.....three weeks worth of stitching.  I want to display this in my bedroom so I swapped the red for a blue and chose a more "mossy" green.  It took some stitching and frogging to find the right blue, but I am happy with this color combo.    

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I'm sure many of you have seen the  Crazy January Challenge 2011 and I think I like it!!!  I have so much stash I want to stitch and thought this is just perfect to get my rear in gear.   I have gone through my stash and pulled the 15 designs I think I want to stitch.  Most are large in size (for me at least) so it will be unlikely I will finish them all in a year but I plan to give it the old college try! 

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Amy is hosting another stitch-in in Manning this Saturday at the French Hen and it will be fun to spend some time with stitching friends!  I almost forgot....Amy has also started a new blog for Down Sunshine Lane so go check it out if you haven't already!  She is has already posted some "blog specials" so you don't want to miss anymore!

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Well....I am off to dreamland.   Happy stitching....


27 comments:

  1. Oooooh! I'm loving the blue/green combo! You're making great progress, Karen.

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  2. i really like the blue/green combo you have going on. :) i have already stitched this one and loved every minute of it.

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  3. I really love that design and have wanted to stitch it forever! Guess this is a sign, get it in gear and get it started! Beautiful colors you chose, Karen!

    Have a most wonderful week and weekend!

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  4. The blue and green combo is lovely, nice progress!

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  5. Great colour combination on Live, Laugh, Love.
    You are very brave going for the Crazy January Challenge

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  6. love the new design. Enjoy the challenge! Thanks for Amy's link - I would never have known. x

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  7. Your choice of colors is very nice and it is coming along nicely...looking forward to sharing stitching progress with another Crazy....I am still undecided on a couple of patterns...but I will get them ready in time.

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  8. very pretty! Love the color combo!!!!!
    I have seen the Jan. challenge thing & am seriously thinking about it!!!

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  9. I am not looking ... I am not going to be enabled ... I am closing my eyes ... I am not going to search out and buy this chart .... seriously, I am not looking ... well, just a peek now and again to see how you progress ... but I'll be strong ... I won't cave ... I won't ... maybe!

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  10. Gorgeous on the La D Da! I love your colors! Good luck with the crazy 2011 challenge too! It's amazing how many people are intrigued by that and want to do it! Good luck! It'll be fun to watch!

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  11. I love the colors Karen!!! I enjoyed making this one and it is hanging on my wall in the craft room right now!! I just love La-D-Da...

    I was thinking about joining the challenge too..I have a gabillion charts here and coming up with 15 would be no problem! Will have to see............

    See you Sat!! Faye

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  12. Looking good. Like the colors you choose too.
    I have this but who knows when I'll get around to stitching it.
    ~Nan

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  13. I love, love, love your color choices for your La D Da piece. It's going to be stunning.

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  14. Oooooh this is one to add to the list too! It looks great- that's always been one of my favourite mottoes in life!

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  15. I love your colour scheme for the latest WIP and can't wait to see what you're aiming to stitch for the Crazy January Challenge. I don't think I could do it, I'm too much of a "one-design-at-a-time" gal! Happy stitching to you.

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  16. Perfect colors for the La D Da piece. I love it. It looks as though you've made a fantastic start too!

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  17. Yeay! You're doing the challenge, too! I have been having so much fun trying to decide what to work on. I am anxious to see what you've decided on! And hey, I heard there's a 'Finish 15 WIPs Challenge' taking place... we can always push that into 2012, to work on the things we started and didn't finish in 2011. ;)

    Your La D Da is gorgeous, and I love your November ornaments!

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  18. Oh, I love that color combination! Very purdy :o)

    Have fun with the girls this weekend ;o)

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  19. I'm looking forward to seeing what you start in January and how the year ends up with everyone. I'm surprised how many people are participating - and they're NOT picking all ornaments!

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  20. Hi Karen - I joined that crazy 2011 challenge so I hope you do too!

    You have some lovely finishes on your blog!

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  21. Love your colour choices for LLL! Good luck with the challenge!

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  22. What a nice SAL piece. I am laughing on the 2011 challenge - I also signed on for that!!! Looking forward to seeing how we all do.

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  23. You have a beautiful blog Karen. I have enjoyed looking at all your stitching and fabulous finishing.

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  24. It's a beautiful project and a great colour choice. A wonderful SAL piece.
    I also joined the Crazy Challenge a while ago. I'm sure it will be a lot of fun.

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  25. Loving your start on the SAL, nice color changes

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  26. This is really a lovely blog! Nice to meet you!
    Argante

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  27. I'm glad you are joining us in the Crazy January Challenge! And I like Siobhan's idea to plan the WIP Challenge in 2012!

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