Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sometimes too much is a bad thing

I have decided that I have too many projects on the go; there are so many choices that I can't decide which ones to work on.  So I made a short list of ones I will work on until I finally see some finished:

 Serenity Prayer version 2 - My Big Toes Designs

Autumn reflections - John Clayton/Heritage Stitchcraft

Tour des Marques - The Silver Lining

Plum pudding - Glendon Place

Blackstone fantasy garden - Ink Circles

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

October Goals

It's been a long, long time.

I have been wanting to get back to blogging but doing a major update post or posts has been holding me back.  So instead I have decided to skip updating -- consider this a time jump (sorry! I will try and do a before/after as I work on things)

For now let's get back to setting monthly goals.

The thing to remember about these goals is basically I use them for a focus when I am sitting in my stitching chair and can't decide what the heck I should be doing.

October Goals

Stitch AND finish an ornament
Work on Serenity Prayer
Work on Autumn reflections
Ink Circles Monday

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

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!