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






Sunday, September 30, 2018

So that happened

What a month September has been!!

At the beginning of the month I went off to Las Vegas for a family vacation with the Parents.  We were there for four and a half days and were busy.  We went to Red Rock Canyon, a show, to see the dolphins at The Mirage, to the top of the Eifel Tower,, to the dragon store and of course the stitching store.












Then it was back home to work where one of my co-worker's husband was hospitalized after a bicycle crash.  He has just been released.

On Friday the 21st six tornados touched down in my general area.  The strongest, an F3 in the Dunrobin area which is about 25 minutes from me.  A F2 in the south west end of the city which cause massive damage to a hydro transfer station.  The others were not near me, three in wooded areas.

I lost power Friday night around 6 pm and was already safely at home.  Crews worked tirelessly to address the damage and make emergency repairs and restore power to around 200 000 residences without power.  Mine came back on around 10 pm Sunday evening.

Yesterday I went off the Kingston Embroidery Guild's Market Day and visiting.

Needless to say that it has been a very busy month with lots of things happening.  I did management to do a little stitching.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

September Goals

It's that time again.... Goal time!!!  I don't understand how it can be a new month already but here we are


August Goals
 
Stitch an ornament Yes
Finish mystery project Yes - surprise Lianne
Work on Blackstone Fantasy Garden Yes
Work on SP Yes

Stash zone - hopefully finish Um, nope.  I did get the new shelves for the dvds assembled, installed and the dvds all arranged in alphabetical order.  I did get a bunch done on the zone but it's not finished yet



September Goals

Stitch an ornament
Work on SP
Work on Tour
Work on Plum pudding
Finish current motif on Canada Sampler

As part of the stash zone upgrade I set up a chalk board to display the monthly goals - maybe this way I will remember what they are?




Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hearts Aflutter

In July I got to thinking.... wouldn't it be cool for there to a finished 1897 Schoolhouse Sampler's project on the brag wall at the Knowledge and Needles Open House in August as a surprise for the designer who would also be there?

So an evil plot was born.... and I dragged Bonnie along too

And I managed to finish with a week to spare.



Hearts Aflutter
32 count Cream lugana
GAST threads


All the pretties

August has been super busy.

It started with a family lunch, then my birthday, the Knowledge and Needles Open House and a stash zone still waiting to be finished.

Also - my boss was away most of the month so work was busier than normal.  

Needless to say, blogging hasn't been the highest on my to do list.

But I have some progress pictures to share.

First: so of the glorious stitching on display at the Knowledge and Needles Open House.  I keep waiting for Ann to include drool bibs.













On my way to the Open House I picked up Teresa Wentzler's The Castle from the framers.  This guy is all mine



I have managed a little stitching progress


Blackstone fantasy garden

Canada sampler

Serenity prayer


Friday, August 03, 2018

August Goals

Hot and busy: that is the best way to sum up life the last few weeks.  Wednesday there was  a tornado warning - not normal for Canada's capital.

July Goals

Stitch an ornament Yes
Finish Barnabee I pack him to move stuff - he is still MIA
Finish wedding piece  Needs names and framing
Work on Tour No
Work on SP Yes
Work on Canada Sampler No
Ink Circles Monday No


I did start a mystery project, it is about half done.  The genealogy book is also complete; it took much longer than I had thought.

August Goals
 

Stitch an ornament
Finish mystery project
Work on Blackstone Fantasy Garden
Work on SP

Stash zone - hopefully finish


Also this month: my ten year anniversary gerber daisy turns ten!  And it is still alive