Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It's supposed to be spring

Spring has arrived!

Not that you can tell  given how cold it still is out.

This past weekend was March Retreat.  Too much food, many giggles and staying up way past my bedtime.

I made some progress on Tour des Marques

There were goodie bags - with needle minder, rare earth magnets, a scissor fob made by yours truly and a little plastic frog to keep the stitching ones at bay.

There were a few finishes on display this weekend

Thursday, March 01, 2018

March Goals

I have been struggling with the goals for March.  My challenge has been if to change the rotation idea or not, my stitching bug has not been playing along recently ... decisions decisions

February Goals

Finish January's Just Nan animal ornament Yes
Stitch an ornament Yes
Work on Plum Pudding Nope
Work on Fantasy Triptych Nope
Ink Circles Monday Yes, although there was a frog

March Goals

Stitch an ornament
Work on Tour
Work on SP2
Work on Touching the autumn sky
Ink Circles Monday

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tower building

I've made some more progress on Tour des marques.  It's slow going, but I managed to find an area with a few chunks of the same colour

Monday, February 12, 2018

Five short years later

Before going to post this I decided to check the blog to see when the last time I had worked on this project.. and it was February 2013.  Glup

This weekend I finally got out Tour des Marques to work on. I had pulled out the fabric and chart late last year, but hadn't managed to get myself organized until now.  It has been so long since I worked on it I am not sure where the threads are... luckily I had full sets of DMC and Anchor and have been working out of the boxes.

Saturday morning... before

Sunday night

It seems like so little progress - I am trying to remember that it always looks small when stitching over one... and also- it's a lot more than I have done in the last five years.

If things go to plan this will be worked on again later this month.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

It's about time

Finally - a blog post!

Not only a blog post but also I managed to finish something - well two somethings.

Heart decoration
Michael Powell
From: Christmas cross stitch (ISBN 9781782215097
Stitched on 32 count white lugana with Anchor threads and Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid

Gingerbread mouse
Just Nan
Special edition ornament kit
32 count raw Belfast with DMC threads

Thursday, February 01, 2018

February Goals

January has gone by much too quickly.

I didn't get as much done as a I was hoping to, but it's a new month so time to try again.

January Goals

Stitch a Just Nan animal ornament - it's almost done.  It stole my stitching bug before I finished
Stitch an ornament - yes
Start Dragons of Sumatra Yes, and as a side note am very happy with how the fabric and thread choice are working out
Work on Plum pudding Yes
Work on Touching the autumn sky Didn't happen
Do Ink Circles Monday Yes

February Goals

Before setting February goals, first I got out the project pages for January to March and randomly selected two new projects.  

Finish January's Just Nan animal ornament
Stitch an ornament
Work on Plum Pudding
Work on Fantasy Triptych
Ink Circles Monday 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A very good time

This past weekend I was off enjoying stitching retreat.  Three days of stitching and eating.... perfect winter event.  But it meant that I was busy in the days leading up to going, including putting together goodie "bags"

This time it was a snag nab it, bees wax, a 20 yard skein of Threadworx, a lindt ball, an animal eraser and for a bit of silly a pillow emoji keychain all in a snap lid box.

 I worked on two projects

Plum Pudding and

Dragons of Sumatra, I actually also did a little bit for Ink Circles Monday as well.  I have the start of dragons now

Now it is back to catching up on things and hoping for better weather.