Wednesday, May 27, 2020

State of the stitching - the catch up edition

I decided to post an update picture of the projects I have been working on recently.  

Blackstone fantasy garden 

Plum pudding

Autumn reflections

Serenity prayer

Templar prophecy

Sunday, May 03, 2020

May Goals

Wow it is already May. 

I'm still at home, which is no longer as fun as it first sounds.  Today it is nice enough here that I have opened the windows a bit to get some fresh air.  According to the forecast the rest of the week isn't going to be as nice.

April Goals

Stitch an ornament Yes - woo hoo
Ink Circles Monday About half of the Mondays on Blackstone Fantasy Garden
Work on Autumn reflections Yes


I have also been doing some long term stitching planning and ordered a few things.  And a few more things just because.  More on that when things arrive.

I also been doing a few things in the stitching room aka my living room.  Some of it is the result of working from home; I have had to make a few changes to my desk area so that it is more comfortable.

May Goals

Stitch an ornament
Ink Circles Monday
Work on Autumn reflections - I would like to start the second half

I also want to do a few project update posts as it has been way too long since I have done that.  


Wednesday, April 01, 2020

April Goals

March certainly turned into a crazy month as the world reacted to the current pandemic.  I am doing as instructed and staying in, keeping physical distance when out, washing my hands and limiting contact with others.  

I am super lucky to be able to work from home; there have been some network issues that I have been working around but so far so good.

March Goals


Stitch an ornament Yes!
Work on Autumn Yes!
Ink Circles Monday Yes! - I have been working on Blackstone Fantasy Garden; the border is filling in nicely
Stash zone - finish up updates and put away all the things Um, no.  I have made steady progress but still not done.  I keep finding holes in the plan. One of the issues that is making this a little slower is that the stash zone is my main living area so I want to spend the time and effort to set up both so that everything is set once I am done.  


April Goals


Stitch an ornament
Ink Circles Monday
Work on Autumn reflections

Work on the stash zone; next on the list is sorting out all the things I have been moving around as I have cleaned and organized.  Where does all this stuff come from?

Everyone stay safe!

Sunday, March 01, 2020

March Goals

February Goals

Cardinal ornament for memorial display in stash zone Yes
Work on Autumn reflections Nope
Work on SP Nope
Ink Circles Monday - not sure on the project yet -- one of the WIPS Only in sense of having to frog

I ended up having to do a bunch of stuff around the apartment that a) wasn't planned and b) took longer than I was thinking.  Totally killed the stitching time.

I did work on Plum Pudding which I hadn't planned but progress is progress is progress

March Goals


Stitch an ornament (side note: why are they all so big?? they don't fit on a tree!!)
Work on Autumn
Ink Circles Monday
Stash zone - finish up updates and put away all the things


Saturday, February 01, 2020

February Goals

Woohoo!! I survived January.

I have been working on updating my stash zone - which has expanded into doing some things in the living room seeing the stash is in the living room.  And my office work space …. and - you get the idea.

My goal is to complete the project this month - some decoration pieces might come after.

January Goals


Start January SAL - Let it snow -- I put in a thread length so it counts as starting
Stitch an ornament - Yes!! But it's a surprise 
Work on Serenity prayer - Yes
Work on Autumn reflections - Yes

February Goals

Cardinal ornament for memorial display in stash zone
Stitch an ornament
Work on Autumn reflections
Work on SP
Ink Circles Monday - not sure on the project yet -- one of the WIPS


Sunday, January 12, 2020

The bottom quarter

I have made some fairly good progress on Autumn reflections this month: I have filled in about a quarter of the pattern.  It's starting to look like something besides a brown blob



I have also been making positive steps in the stash zone, although I have developed a plan that is going to require that I move three of my four kallax shelves.  But it's going to be so good once it's done that I don't care :)

I have been sourcing and picking up some needed supplies as well so later this month big things are going to happen.  So excited


Wednesday, January 01, 2020

January Goals

Part of the new year is getting the stitching back on track which means setting goals. 

One thing about the goals -- they are more like objectives: projects to make a little progress on; any is fine.  They tend to be pretty open.  The idea is give some focus but not to put pressure on the stitching - it is a hobby and supposed to be a stress release not add to it.

Something that I want to work on this month that is not a stitching project is some changes and clean up in the stash area; I want to change out one of the storage units and do some rearranging and putting away.  I've been working on a plan and picking up some needed supplies to make it happen

January Goals


Start January SAL - Let it snow
Stitch an ornament
Work on Serenity prayer
Work on Autumn reflections

Everythig new


Welcome to a new year, a new decade, a new stitching project and a new year SAL

This morning I took some update pictures of my recent progress on the projects I have been working on recently

Serenity Prayer (My Big Toe Designs)






Autumn reflections (Heritage Stitchcraft - John Clayton)




On Boxing Day I started a new project - Castle Walls by Ink Circles


















This morning I start this year's SAL - Let it snow by Barbara Ana Designs