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

Monday, April 30, 2018

What's that on her head?

I think there was just a weekend, the calendar said there was one but it doesn't feel like it.

I did get a few things done which was good, including starting to actually inventory my specialty thread.  While I was doing that I also had to decide if I was sorting them by name or number - decisions.   I also double checked to make sure that my pattern inventory was up to date - don't want to buy duplicates.

I spent some time working on Touching the autumn sky.  I have not really been enjoy this piece, and I can't even really say why.  It doesn't seem to be flowing but I am trying to stay with it.

I started her hair - without a face it sort of reminds me of like an attacking alien or something.