Monday, July 02, 2018

July Goals

It has turned very, very hot here in the nation's capital.  Like I don't want to go outside hot; this morning when I woke up it was already a humidex of 33 degrees Celsius or about 91 - that was just before 6.  I don't think I am going out today.

June turned out to be a horrible month for stitching.  I have been working on the paternal side of my family tree for many years and decided it was time to share with the extended family.  So, I spent a lot of time in June getting the information in presentation format, selecting photos and assorted other tasks.  The good news is that everything is almost complete: I am just waiting on a few more pictures.  The bad news is that it used almost all my stitching time.

June Goals

Stitch an ornament No

Stitch Just Nan Barnabee in bloom I started it; but still not finished

Work on Tour No

Work on SP Yes

Ink Circles Monday (Blackstone Fantasy Garden) Once

July Goals

Stitch an ornament
Finish Barnabee
Finish wedding piece
Work on Tour
Work on SP
Work on Canada Sampler
Ink Circles Monday

I also am in the process of making some changes to the stash area... one of the largest changes is that I have moved it....  I have made such a mess

Canada Sampler last seen November 2017

Saturday, June 02, 2018

June Goals

Ah June

The sun is now out when I go to work in the mornings, sandals are out, summer vacation is so close one can almost taste it, the tulips have bloomed here in the Nation's capital for the big festival and it's the half way point of the year (gulp)

May Goals

Finish Touching the Autumn Sky oh ya!!! Party at my house (well there would have been if it hadn't been past my bedtime when I finished beading)

Stitch an ornament and/or Finish Just Nan bunny  I am counting the bunny as the ornament - which I finished 

Work on Tour Yes, there is now even some next to impossible to see backstitching done

Ink Circles Monday Not every week

June Goals

Stitch an ornament

Stitch Just Nan Barnabee in bloom

Work on Tour

Work on SP

Ink Circles Monday (Blackstone Fantasy Garden)

Friday, June 01, 2018

In the merry, merry month of May

Here we are in June and I didn't get a last post done in May to show off all the stitching progress I made.

So to start off June here is what happened in May since last time

I finished Lorelei Lamb by Just Nan

I did this one on 32 count lugana instead of linen

I managed to finish frogging Blackstone Fantasy Garden by Ink Circles and then made some good progress on the green border

I did a little on Tour - which is so hard to see over one on 25 count

And I did a little bit on Serenity Prayer version 2

I am also having a debate on this one - the pattern is actually two colours - there are some flowers coming up and I am trying to decide if I should do the piece all in one colour or use B5000 (bright white) for the flowers.... must decide soon

I also did some work on my genealogy project which took much longer than I was thinking it would.  I made some really good progress though, although having ancestors with super common names is so frustrating.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

1897 Schoolhouse Samplers

It is very exciting to see the launch of 1897 Schoolhouse Samplers and the first pattern at the Knowledge and Needles Open House.

Congratulations Lianne!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Weekend spoils

This weekend, I headed off to Brighton Ontario to the Knowledge and Needles open house and to pick up some framing.

I picked up Cougar

And I picked up a little stash

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Touch the sky

Last night was very exciting here.  The last stitches and beads were put on Touching the autumn sky.

Touching the autumn sky
DMC and Mill Hill beads
32 count Silkweaver Solo

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

May Goals

Welcome to May!

Hopefully never ending winter will let spring stay.  I had a lovely walk home from the bus this afternoon.

April Goals

Stitch an ornament Yes - ha
Work on Tour Yes
Work on Touch the autumn sky Yes
Ink Circles Monday Not every Monday but a little

May Goals

Finish Touching the Autumn Sky (either that or it is going in the never to be finished bin)
Stitch an ornament
Finish Just Nan bunny
Work on Tour
Ink Circles Monday