Friday, December 01, 2017

December Goals

It is time for the last set of goals for 2017 - how quickly this year has gone.

November Goals

Work on cougar kitten - Yes - almost done

Work on Blackstone Fantasy Garden - Yes

Stitch an ornament - Yes, I even managed to do the finishing

Work in stash zone - Yes, it is pretty much done

December Goals

Finish cougar kitten

Work on Blackstone Fantasy Garden

Stitch an ornament

Finishing on ornaments

Make a January-March stitching plan

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Coming soon: My day complete

I am planning on starting a new travel project shortly: one that is a little easier to take on distances than Serenity Prayer.

My day complete by Keslyn's.  I pulled a piece of antique white 28 count fabric and DMC 597.  I have been wanting to do a single colour project with 597 for awhile and this seems to be a good piece for it.

Also - this post brings us to the end of November ... and the last of the daily posts.  I wanted to post each day as a way of doing catch up posts for the year as well as getting back into the habit of blogging.

I have found I miss being able to track and look back at projects as well as the record the blog provides.  I hope to start blogging around my rotation with some general fill in posts for non-rotation items such as monthly goals.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Art-fully arranged

I have been puttering at making some changes around the apartment.

I don't have a lot of anything on the walls but was inspired after my Toronto trip with Bonnie.  While we were at the ROM we found a few cards that were created to celebrate Canada 150 and then found similar styled cards at a near-by store.

I picked up some frames, although I have to get one of the mats re-cut just a bit.

This is the wall between my bathroom and the bedroom - the middle picture I received as a gift a few years ago from a co-worker after they visited family in British Columbia

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cougar Update

I managed to get a little stitching done on the weekend.  Not as much as I wanted but errands took longer than I thought they would.

He almost has a finished tail - starting to see the end!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Coming soon: Dragons

November is speeding away and as we get closer to the end of the year it's time to get ready for the January 1 SAL.

This year the design was chosen way back in March.  We have never chosen the design this early before but it just seemed to work.

The project is Dragons of Sumatra by Ink Circles.  I didn't want to do the classic red on white fabric, so I started thinking about other choices.  I ended up going with white thread on red fabric.

The fabric is colour ruby wine and the thread is Icy Snow by Threadworx.  Fingers crossed it works out.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Update: Plum Pudding

This week I managed to do a little stitching on Plum Pudding.  Not as much as I had hoped to get done but I got busy and didn't have as much time as I wanted.