DUCJFC 2016 - February 23 - Vermont

I found this fun chart at Battenkill Stitchery  when I was able to stop by last year on my way to a conference. I'm going to the same one this year, but unfortunately I won't be by when they're open this year. 

My parents are visiting so I only managed a small start, but I hope to progress well on this one throughout the year in hopes of making this into an Xmas present for a co-worker. 

This is one of the first times I've stitched an actual handwritten design. This isn't an original of course, but you can tell the symbols have been put it by hand. It's on blue paper as well, which I think was intended to make it harder to copy? I'm not sure about all the details of what designers used to do to try and keep people from copying their designs. I'm still relatively new to charts instead of kits if you look at it in the grand scheme of things. 

I'm stitching on 14 count Aida from Chromatic Alchemy and this is one that was a one-off where the dye wasn't exactly what they wanted. It looks a lot like blue sky and clouds to me, so I think it will fit the design well. There's a little skier under the 'O' and my co-worker loves to ski, so this will go well in their house. 

Fingers crossed I'll get this, as well as all the others finished on time. 

Happy Stitching!



  1. What a lovely gift that will be, and I think the fabric will work really well with it.

  2. Another lovely start. You mentioned you want to finish this one this year... out of curiosity, how many finishes are you aiming for before you start next year's crazy challenge?!

  3. This will make a lovely gift!!
    Looks like you're going to be busy with your needle this year :) Great choice of fabric too, as always!

  4. I think the fabric looks perfect. Good luck getting it finished up.

  5. Very cute pattern and nice start! I love the fabric, it is quite lovely.

  6. Sometimes I wonder if those that try harder NOT to get their work copied end up being the most copied. It's going to be a great finish though!

  7. Lovely chart!! Looking forward to your stitching.

  8. Another cute start Tiffany. I love the fabric. I think I have all of the states by this designer.


  9. Nice start, Vermont has to be the most beautiful State in the upper northeast.


  10. Great chart, can't wait to see it progress.

  11. What a beautiful pattern! I visited MM Waldock after discovering your Vermont, very interesting, thanks for sharing.


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