Monday, January 5, 2015

Bronny's Bits - JCS Ornament Challenge 2015 - January....

DRUM ROLL . . . . . . . ....

I ran this challenge also with a stitching group I've been involved with for a number of years (Threads of Life - aka TOL). . . . . ..  but . . . .   The favourite top 3 from TOL and the favourite top 3 from this blog differ slightly.
Top design choice is unanimous
Combining TOL and Blog choices gives me the second spot.
The third spot was a rock, paper scissors win between my son, Harry and partner Laz.

Top 3 Ornaments to stitch in January:
1 :   (7) - The Prairie Schooler- HO HO HO Santa
2 :   (8) - Needle Bling Designs - Don't Peek
3 :   (9) - HeartStrings/The Artists Collection -The Star Gatherer

Now the rules are:   You now choose between these 3 top designs.  You stitch this design and show a finish BEFORE February 5 (If possible) - more brownie points to you if you show a completed ornament by Feb 5.
Let's decide a points system now....  the idea is that by December, we will have a handful of finished ornaments for our own tree or for an exchange.
 You earn the following points for showing on your own blog;
10 points for STARTING the ornament
10 points for FINISHING the stitching
5 points bonus for finishing the stitching before the end of January
15 points for finishing your stitching into an ornament
5 points for a completed ornament before the end of February
10 points speed bonus for a completed ornament before the end of January

This means the highest point score could be:
50  (10 + 10 + 5 +15 + 10)
The basic score for each ornament completed is 35.
The winner at the end of the year is the person with the highest score.  (I'll keep a tally on an excel sheet here)  In the event of a tie - winner will be decided by random generator thingy.
As to a prize at the end of the year:  Yet to be decided, but I'm thinking at this stage, a copy of the 2014 JCS ornie issue seems to be an obvious choice.  I'm sure I'll find other things to add to the prize-box.
I will show the choices at the end of January for the February Challenge.

Happy Stitching!


Shebafudge said...

Sounds like great fun!

Ma Teakettle said...

Is it too late to join? If not, please may I? I have the 2014 ornament issue, so I'm good to go...
Thanks Bronny

Pauline said...

LOL, I'll be lucky to earn one brownie point! Off to pick from the 3 designs and collect my supplies- thanks for organising this fun challenge Bronny!

Bronny said...

It's never too late to join in. I guess this will escalate by the end of the year.... lol

Kate said...

I'd like to join - do I just turn up and start? Is there any information I need to send?
Thanks in advance

Joanie said...

Can I join in?

Bronny said...

Ill look at setting up a Mr Linky whatsit on the page to keep a track of participants
In the meantime, pick from design 7 8 or 9 and start stitching!