Sunday, March 03, 2019

February recap

I had planned to do some update blog posts during the month but those didn't happen.  Instead I give you the February Stitching In One Shot post

A finish!  





Dark Shards
Ink Circles
32 ct. Antique white

DMC threads

An ornament





Snowflake 
Scissortail Designs
DMC threads

Progress on Plum Pudding





Serenity prayer - the words on the first page are almost done


And finally I did a little filling in of the border on Blackstone fantasy garden







March Goals

Yes!  February is over :)  It has been a very long, cold snowy February in Ottawa, that seemed to last longer than normal.  It is always nice to see the calendar turn and spring that much closer.

February turned busy at work with a few small projects that need to be finished for the end of March and the decision to move my office.  I am still at the same building, but now I am on a different floor; this has meant that I had to clean out my old office and organize for a small and more visual space - more people can see it so I have to keep it clean (eek)

So what did all that mean for stitching?


February Goals

Stitch an ornament Yes
Choose, kit and ready a selection of ornaments No
Stitch Honey bunny (Just Nan) No
Work on Tour No
Work on Dark shards Yes - finished
Work on Plum pudding Yes

March Goals

Stitch an ornament
Stitch Honey bunny
Choose, kit and ready a selection of ornaments
Work on Plum pudding
Ink Circles Monday

Friday, February 01, 2019

February Goals

January Goals

Stitch an ornament No
Stitch Barnabee in bloom (Just Nan) Yes
Start Shakespeare's fairies Yes
Work on Dark shards Yes
Work on Tour No 


February Goals

Stitch an ornament
Choose, kit and ready a selection of ornaments
Stitch Honey bunny (Just Nan)
Work on Tour
Work on Dark shards
Work on Plum pudding

Stash zone improvements and reorganization




Thursday, January 31, 2019

2018 Finishes

12 ornaments
Touching the autumn sky - Mirabilia
Happily ever after - Dimensions
Hearts aflutter - 1897 Schoolhouse Samplers
Just Nan limited edition ornaments: Gingerbread mouse and Lorelei lamb

The January 1st Stitch Along Start for 2018 was Dragons of Sumatra by Ink Circles
Also, a late year stitch along started December 26 - Dark shards by Ink Circles

Carry Over Projects for 2019

Tour des marques (The Silver Lining) started in 2006
Plum pudding (Glendon Place) started in 2012
Forest walk (Heaven and Earth Designs) / Anne Stokes started 2012
Seasonal mandalas [1 complete] (Ink Circles) started 2012 January SAL
Winter tree silhouette (Artecy) started 2016
Canada sampler (Stitchova) started 2017 January SAL
Serenity prayer version 2 (My Big Toe Designs) started 2017
Fantasy triptych (Teresa Wentzler) started 2017
Blackstone fantasy garden (Ink Circles) started 2017
Dragons of Sumatra (Ink Circles) started 2018 January SAL
Dark shards (Ink Circles) 2018

New Projects for 2019

January 1st Stitch Along Start

Shakespeare's fairies by Mirabilia

Planned: Autumn reflections by John Clayton - part of the Heritage Stitch Craft Circles collection


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Let's talk

Today is Bell Canada's Let's Talk Day.  Designed to bring awareness and support for mental health this campaign is an important reminder that it is ok to not be ok all the time.

Everyone has life events and days that they struggle to cope.  That's ok.... and it's ok if you have to ask for help.

See the Let's Talk webpage for more information and resources

Hobbies such as reading, writing and -yes- needlework can be important parts of a person's coping program; they can also introduce you to lovely people who share the same hobby!

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

November Goals

October was horrible. 

Why was it horrible?  I got a cold, I did practically nothing for two weeks.  Needless to say stitching etc. was not very plentiful.

October Goals

Stitch an ornament Nope
Work on SP Yes, a little
Work on Tour Nope
Work on Canada Sampler Yes, but then I had to frog it out
Work on Blackwork Fantasy Garden Nope


November Goals

Stitch an ornament
Work on SP
Work on Tour
Work on Canada Sampler
Ink Circles Monday

Also, this month I am attempting write each day.  I decided to do it in long hand and picked up a notebook 






Monday, October 01, 2018

October Goals

It's a new month and time for new goals.

September Goals
Stitch an ornament Yes, two in fact - Old fashion ornaments II by Elizabeth's Designs
Work on SP - Yes
Work on Tour - Nope
Work on Plum pudding - Nope
Finish current motif on Canada Sampler - Yes


Here is the update on SP and Canada Sampler





October Goals

Stitch an ornament
Work on SP
Work on Tour
Work on Canada Sampler
Work on Blackwork Fantasy Garden