Monday, August 15, 2016

Mind the puddle

It's a good thing I was home this Saturday.  I went to go into the bathroom and the rug went squish. Bleep. 

Frantic searching.

Oh, the water line is leaking.  Bleep again

Turn water shut off

Call building maintenance.

New supply line - all fixed 

So - after all that fun I thought I should stitch and relax.

Here is the progress on Fortunate traveller - actually I will post the last picture too.

July 25


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

August Goals

Hello August!

Is it me or was July really short?

August is looking pretty busy; I"m considering becoming a hermit to be home more and stitch

July Goals

Work on Fortunate traveller - finish border

Yes indeed!  But not the backstitching

Work on Tree


Stitch an ornament

Yes - I finished a Snowflake by ScissorTail Designs
Work on stash zone and inventory

Progress was made but not completed

August Goals

Finish the left hand side of Fortunate traveller

Stitch an ornament


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Boxed in

Here a box
There a box
Boxes everywhere!

I have made some really good progress on Fortunate traveller - despite the complaining that Dani is doing on how long it is taking.

I have finished all the ivy and flowers on the border, and added the inner borders.  I will be doing the back-stitching as I go.

I have moved on to the title section and am still debating what part is next...

Monday, July 04, 2016

Make it epic

I was told that this post should be epic.... 

I don't know why - it's only the 1000th post to the blog. 

I declare this post to be epic just because it is number 1000 - and I have posted twice this month :P

I have stitching progress to share... 

A finish

Oakley Owlet 
Just Nan
Limited edition ornament
32 ct linen
DMC threads

A tree

Winter tree silhouette  

A bee

Bees knees - Ink Circles

A journey

Fortunate traveller - Teresa Wentzler

I am oh so close to being all the way around - it's my goal to finish the ivy this week

Epic Post 1000 - out

Sunday, July 03, 2016

July Goals

Welcome to summer!

I was meant to blog yesterday but got side-tracked with stitching.  Which I guess is a good thing?

June Goals

Work on Fortunate traveller

Yes, I have been making progress on the border
Work on Tree

Yes, I finished the first page and started going down
Stitch an ornament

Stitched a Just Nan limited edition ornament critter - Oakley Owlet to be specific
Work on stash zone and inventory

Yes. Biggest progress was that I got all my finishing fabric washed, ironed and put away.  Doing this resulted in changes to set-up which means two steps forward and one step back.

July Goals

I've been having a tough time with this - I can't make up my mind.  July looks like it will be busy so I want to be realistic but at the same time I'm thinking- oh I can get loads done.  

Work on Fortunate traveller - finish border

Work on Tree

Stitch an ornament

Work on stash zone and inventory

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

June Goals

Welcome to June!  The half way point of the year and sandal weather :)

May Goals

Work on Fortunate traveller 

Yes! I have made it to the bottom of the left side border and am almost across the top.... I do still have to go back and put in some flowers but will do that once all the green is in
  Start Winter tree silhouette  

Yes indeed.  I am almost done the first page - there are about 14 of them.  I must say I am liking the actual pattern - nice and big and easy to read :)
  Stitch an ornament 

Yes - I am counting Hedgie as an ornament
Organize projects 

Not really; there is still more to do.  I haven't totally decided on which projects I want to have out to work on.  I don't want to get things ready for a project that I'm not going to touch again for months

June Goals

Work on Fortunate traveller

Work on Tree

Stitch an ornament

Work on stash zone and inventory

Think that will keep me out of trouble?

Monday, May 30, 2016

It's too hot to think of a post title

Summer decided that it wants to start early here.  On the weekend it felt like the middle of July.... and I haven't gotten any of my summer clothes out so I went and spent most of Saturday at the movies seeing Captain America :)

I have managed to get a little stitching done.

I finished the stitching part of the latest Just Nan limited edition critter

 Little Hedgie
Just Nan
32 natural linen
DMC threads

I started Winter tree silhouette.  I am almost finished the first page; it is one over one on 25 count.

I also have been making some progress on Teresa Wentzler's Fortunate Traveller.