Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Week 24 - a bit of everything including TUSAL

First up this week was I finished my Year in Chalk for July.  I am using the called for GAST chalk thread and either the called for accent, or something similar I had in my stash.  I am also using Steph's Slate fabric in 32ct linen.

Year in Chalk - July
Hands on Design
Wednesday night I actually attended at pottery session.  At the Girls Night Out in Cobourg, I made a little pinch pot and this was glazing it.  I will share a pic when I pick it up after it is fired again.  I am hoping to turn it into an ort pot or something else for my stitching.

Thursday I got to work on the next part of Sneek.  Here is my progress to Sunday night

I had worked on Sneek for the rest of the week except on Saturday for a bit.  While visiting my friend Kathy last weekend, I feel in love with her little SAL from Fuzy Fox designs on Etsy. I had seen it before and thought it was adorable, but seeing it in person made me break and I got the pattern parts that have been released.  I looked through my stash and found a fabric that I liked.  This one is also from Steph on 32t Linen.
Here is where the SAL was in April (last full pic I could find)

Source: Fuzzy Fox Designs
And here is my start.  The first Cactus is called Astrid

This week was also TUSAL,  Here are my monthly and year to date orts

A note about comments - For some reason we still aren't getting them emailed to us.  I have been bad at trying to reply, but I am going on blogger weekly and looking at them.  So please keep commenting, and I will get better at replying if I can!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Week 23 - ornaments, ikea, and buskers

Monday and Wednesday I worked on and finished my June ornament.
Its a freebie from Barbara Anna Designs
Let it snow - Barbara Anna Designs
Called for DMC, mystery 32ct fabric

No stitching on Tuesday, and I travelled to Whitby to the closest Ikea Pick up point.  Unfortunately, the closest store is over an hour away.
I have been wanting to get some Kallax units for the living room for a while.  I finally saved some money, and then I needed new glasses...
So I managed to do it again and jumped on it, before something else came up.
Once my stitching area is all set up again, I will share pics

Thursday I worked on my Blackwork Tangram again.  Wasn't that done you are asking?... well yes, but I decided to add a border to it
Blackwork Tangram - Peppermint Purple
Called for DMC, border made by me, from another PP design

Saturday was the annual Busker Festival in my town.  I spent a few hours taking it all in.  It was also World Wide Knit in Public Day, so I joined in while I people watched.
Saturday afternoon I went to visit a friend, Kathy.  While there I worked on my July Year in Chalk.

Sunday, after my 2nd knitting class, I continued to work on July year in Chalk.. It was a slow day, but am almost done!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Week 22 - A couple of finishes

Monday and Tuesday I worked on Ink Circles' Tapestry.
Here is where it eventually ended up for the month.  It is now back into the WIP pile, but will be at least partial focus WIP in June

Wednesday I decided it was time to bit the bullet and finally decide on colours for my aunt's wedding sampler.  I knew the pattern and work colours, but that was all.
I worked on this for the rest of the week, except for Friday night, and managed to get it finished!
I just have to iron and take it in for framing.

Bent Creek's Wedding Row
32ct white lugana, Threadworx and DMC

Friday I felt like working on something other than wedding row, so I started and finished the 6th part to the Blackwork Tangram. 
Blackwork Tangram - Peppermint Purple
32ct white lugana, recommended DMC
I really enjoyed this, and will be doing the Dutch tiles.  I also picked up a couple of patterns from her Etsy page.  I can see me starting the tea cups in the near future.
Hope you all had a great week!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2018 Plans

Can you believe it is already June??

Here are my plans for the month:

  • I'm not ready for my next series, so it will be a random ornament this month
  • July is kitted and ready to go
3) SAL - Long Dog Samplers Mystery - Sneek
  • Start and finish Part 4 (maybe 5 as well)
4) BLACKWORK - Free SAL from Peppermint Purple
  • The 6th and final part will be released on June 1st.
  • I am going to keep giving Tapestry some attention
  • I also want to get caught up on the Long Dog Sal, so I might split focus between Tapestry and it.
  • On May 31st I had a new start.  I would like to finish this the fist week of June as it is a gift for an upcoming wedding.
  • Every Monday give an ink circles pattern at least a little love.
  • Use the hashtags #InkCirclesMonday in Instagram
  • For more information, see April 2018 plans post

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 2018 plans update

Lets see how May shaped up!

  • Tiny Tidings - Snowy House is the last in the XXII series
Snowy House - Tiny Tidings XXII
  • I also did a 2nd of the Merry Christmas.  Much happier with it on the mushroom.
Merry Christmas V2.0- Tiny Tidings XXII
  • I finished up June on May 4th
Year in Chalk - June

3) SAL - Long Dog Samplers Mystery - Sneek
  • Here is where I was last month
Long Dog Sneek - Parts 1 - 2
  • Part 3 was finished on May 19
Long Dog Sneek - Parts 1-3

4) NEW SAL - worked on
  • Part 2 was finished May 5th
Peppermint Purple - Blackwork Tangram
Parts 1-2

  • Part 3 was finished on May 12th
Peppermint Purple - Blackwork Tangram
Parts 1-3
  • Part 4 was finished on May 19th
Peppermint Purple - Blackwork Tangram
Parts 1-4
  • Part 5 was finished on May 27th

  • After thinking about it, I decided to make Tapestry my focus WIP again.  This is where I am picking up from:
  • And here is my progress for the month

6) INK CIRCLES MONDAY - done 2/4 weeks
  • May 7th - YES
Dragons of Sumatra - Progress on May 7th

  • May 14th - NOPE. 
  • May 21st - Yes, Tapestry - no progress pic taken
  • May 28th - Yes, Tapestry - no progress pic taken
  • After thinking again about everything I had in May, I decided that this was best left to another time.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Week 21 - not much of anything

This was a weird week for me stitching wise... probably due to my weekend plans

Early in the week I did get a few stitches in on Tapestry (including a few on Ink Circles Monday), but haven't posted any update pics.

Thursday night I wasn't feeling Tapestry, so I actually attempted knitting again, and FINALLY was able to complete a not so perfect dishcloth.

Now, for the reason I didn't get much stitching done....
A few months back my friend Amy asked if I would help at a Guide camp... I was a little hesitant to ask, but did agree to it.

I joined her, 2 other leaders, and 15 girls (Brownies/Guides) to Warsaw Caves for the weekend.
Friday night I joined in and made a few crafts which now reside on my new camp hat.

On Saturday, we went for a walk near the caves..  Such a pretty area

Sunday I managed to work on my Blackwork Tangram, and after seeing SOLO (which was a great movie), I was able to complete it
Peppermint Purple Blackwork Tangram SAL
Parts 1-5
Hopefully this week provides more stitching time, and more pics to share

Have  a great week all!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Week 20 - Keeping up with SAL parts

This post is late for 2 reasons... one being Monday was a holiday in Canada, and two, I didn't get an update pic.

No Ink Circles Monday this week.

On Tuesday I did manage to pull Sneek out.  I managed to get part 3 done on Saturday

Sneek - Long Dog Samplers
Part 3
Sneek - Long Dog Samplers
Parts 1-3
Before Sneek was done on Saturday, Friday the next part in the Tangram came out.  I jumped on this and got it done on Saturday

Peppermint Purple
Tangram SAL Parts 1-4
Sunday I pulled Tapestry out as I would really like to see a finish on that.  I have a LONG way to go, but progress is progress.
No update pic this week... but there will hopefully be good progress this week.