Sunday, January 6, 2013

CJC 2013 Stiching Started

I have finally started two of my new Crazy January Challenge 2013 projects. Both are from The Prairie Schooler and I am so happy they use the same color floss so I can work on them together.  I plan to take them to the Texas Basket Weavers Association weaver's weekend to work on in my downtime. 

2012 Santa
The Prairie Schooler
18ct Davos New Khaki
DMC Floss

2011 Santa
The Prairie Schooler
18ct Davos New Khaki
DMC Floss

After stitching on these two pieces I have found that I am not a fan of Davos fabric, the weave is to loose and the stitches tens to slip.  I am having to be very creative with my stitching to ensure my X's look like X's and not a vertical bar.  I am having to complete each X as I go along--what a pain.  Once this fabric is used up I will not be buying more for my other PS Santa's ( I have the entire annual Santa collection). 


Meari said...

Nice progress, CJ

Claire said...

Great start, can't wait to see more.

Linda said...

Great starts CJ. I stitch the santas on 14 smoketone or natural brown.


SoCal Debbie said...

That's a nice color for your Santas. I have some Davos but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the tip about making one X at a time.