Friday, September 13, 2019

August 2019 Update

Almost caught up.... for now

STITCHING

  • Had a page finish on Templar's Prophecy

  • Managed to get some great progress in on The Red and The Black
Start - Aug 3
Aug 31

Thursday, September 12, 2019

July 2019 update



STITCHING

  • When Long Dog released The templars Prophecy, I knew I just had to have it (which I bought that day) and start it.  I managed to talk Christin (like it was hard LOL) to start with me.  A trip to our LNS when she was down on the long weekend, and we started on first of July!  Here is where I got to by the end of July... almost a page finish.  I also think this was all I worked on all month.

KNITTING
  • Started another pair of socks

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

June 2019 Upate

This month doesn't even seem blog worthy... except for the first pic!

STITCHING

  • June 8 - Trista picked up my Fairy Alighting at the framers for me.  SOOOOOO happy with how this one turned out!  The fabric is from Hand Dyed by Stephanie.

  • WIP Progress - I seemed to have only focused on the red and the black this month, and of course I didn't take a full progress pic... so here is just one of the area



Tuesday, September 10, 2019

May 2019 update

I'm behind on my updates... again
I know... shock face!

STITCHING

  • May 5 - Got Coffee Quaker back from the framers.  Very happy with how it looks!

  • WIPS worked on.  I feel like I worked on more, but don't have pictures to prove it.
    • Tapestry (Ink Circles)


    • Zen Garden (HAED)


KNITTING

  • May 3rd - Finished my Blue socks (vanilla pattern, fleegle heel, Alegeria Ming)
  • May 5 - Finished my sockhead hat in Lizzie Anne Seaglass.  As my LYS owner mentioned, I need to get a proper pic of this :)

  • May 11 - My friend Trista and I went out for the day and stopped at a bunch of yarn shops that were participating in a yarn crawl.  Highlights included talking to Rhichard Devrieze and holding a day old baby lamb!


LIFE
  • On May 21st I started my 2nd new job of 2019.... yes I know... CRAZY.  I am back in public practice, and SO MUCH happier where I am now.  So many factors lead me to switching jobs, but so happy I did

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

April 2019 update

My update continues.  As you will see, April wasn't a productive month!

APRIL 2019

STITCHING

Magic Mini Monsters
Trying to get out of my lack of stitching, I started yet another project.

I saw people posting this online, and thought it looked fun!
I managed to get the title part done.

OTHER
Since I wasn't working in an accounting firm this tax season, Blair and decided to go to the ROM for my birthday.  Since its as the end of the month, I RARELY do anything for my birthday.  It was a great day out, and very lucky to have him in my life.

FRAMING
I did get a chance to drop off 2 pieces to the framers in April.  I will be sharing these with you in my May and June updates!

KNITTING
I had worked on my blue socks this month.  Not much to show, but the colour on these is amazing


Yarn Crawl
My friend Trista and I did get to start the yarn crawl this month... another yay to not working Saturdays in April this year.  No real pictures to show but I enjoyed our day out!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

March 2019 update

The first part of 2019 hasn't been the best for me.
Things have started to turn around, and hopefully I can update you all soon!

In the meantime, I will try and an update on what I have (and haven't) been doing.



Ornament
I did manage to stitch on an ornament in March, thanks to Christin for kitting and bringing to retreat!

Ink Circles - Sherbert Flake
The Red and the Black
I worked on the Prairie Moon pattern during the March retreat.



Death by Cross Stitch
Death by cross stitch from Long dog got a tiny bit of progress


Feather SAL
I also got the outlines on the feathers done on the Peppermint Purple SAL done this month



Zen Garden
While at retreat, I say many people working on full coverage pieces.  It reminded me I was gifted a beautiful Heaven and Earth from my amazing friend Emily.  When I came home, I had to start it!  Thankfully I had a piece of 40ct of fabric that was the correct size.
Zen Garden - HAED
Here is my progress during March


KNITTING

Socks
I finished my Red Harbour Socks


Sunday, March 3, 2019

February 2019 update

This was another slow month due to many things, but mostly busy work schedule.

Stitching is up first, Knitting will be at the end.

STITCHING

Ornament
I managed to get my ornament done early this month.  I picked JOY from Rovaris in the 2018 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue


Tapestry
This came out to play for a bit... but not much progress.  I really want this one done!


The Red and The Black
I did make a bit of progress on this one from Prairie Moon.  I am still enjoying this one and plan to pick it up again soon!

Feather SAL
I finally got my fabric and was able to start.  I got the first feather done, and a large part of the outline.  I am not horribly behind yet, and will hopefully catch up soon with most of the outlines done.


KNITTING

Grotine Shawl
I spotted this shawl when Song Bird Fibres shared it on Instagram stories.  The proceeds from the sale of this pattern go directly to True North Aid which does practical support for Northern First Nations Communities.  Caroline Dick (ElectricTree on IG) is the designer.  Song Bird is also donating  an extra bit if you use their yarn, which I AM!!


Retreat
During the long weekend in February I attended a knitting retreat just outside of Meaford Ontario.  it was an AMAZING weekend with no stress.  I worked on my red socks most of the time while there.
There were also a lot of finishes that weekend... including a knitting puzzle!

I will go with these  ladies again in a heartbeat!!

Red Harbour Socks
I got a lot of progress done on my socks at retreat, and managed to get them done on the 22nd.  I used my usual vanilla sock pattern, but added the Petty Harbour pattern for texture.  i was also VERY happy with how the heel went!

Sockhead hat
After getting my sockhead cowl done, I started on my matching hat.. I am doing both in Beach Glass from Lizzie Ann Yarns.  There will also be matching socks at some point :)
Here is my cowl for reference:
Here is where i have gotten to on the hat: