Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 2018 plans

Well Hello August!

I hope with your arrival, my stitchy bug comes back to hang out!  Since July was so crazy, I am reducing my plans for August.  If I do more... GREAT!

1) ORNAMENT A MONTH
  • Not sure what it will be, but I know it will be small and easy.  I also hope to get 2 done this month... so I'm back on track
2) YEAR IN CHALK
  • September is up next
3) SALS
  • I am currently in 3 SAL's... although only actively in 2... The Dutch Tile SAL and the Long Dog Sal.
  • I will try and get a part on each, but will be happy with getting a part on at least one
4) MYSTERY
  • I had a goal to finish by a specific date, but I don't' think that is possible now.  I am going to try and focus on this until that date to see how far I can get.  After that... no matter if it is done or not, I will be able to post pics :)
That's it!
Lets hope my update has more to offer than July did!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Weeks 29 and 30 - the nothingness

So again I'm behind on my posts... but the main reason is my stitching bug still has not returned.

I did start something last week, and got a tiny bit of progress on it, but I can't share it

Speaking of last week, I was on holidays... and I did get a lot of knitting done!

Here is my hitchhiker shawl as of Saturday the 28th.

As of last night, I was at 34 of the 42 teeth

July 2018 plans update


July wasn't a good stitching month for me.  From a horrible cold at the end of June, to the heat, and also including the ornament from hell that ran off with my stitchy bug.

Lets see how I did...

1) ORNAMENT A MONTH - NOPE
  • In fact the one I started totally stole my stitchy bug.  I put that little bastard in UFO bin.

2) YEAR IN CHALK - August - YES
  • This is did do.  Its not laced as of this morning... but at least it is done


3) LONG DOG SAL - Long Dog Samplers Mystery - Sneek - NOPE

4) FOCUS WIP - Canada Sampler - NOPE
 
5) NEW START - Dutch Tile SAL - YES
  • I started and got done Part 1 of the SAL.  I am not behind two parts now, but that is okay!
Dutch Tile SAL - Part 1
6) INK CIRCLES MONDAY - NOPE


Fingers crossed I have a better stitching month in August!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Weeks 27/28/29 - small update, knitting, and TUSAL

Well I'm behind on my blog again....
Seems since my horrible cold and the long weekend, I can't keep up with it... but probably more due to the fact I have HARDLY STITCHED!

yes... you read that right!

Here is what I have done though...

1) Started the new Dutch tile SAL from Lakeside Needlework and Peppermint Purple.  I finished part 1 on July 17th


2) I took a beginner knitting class in May.  Since then I have made a few dishcloths and then started a baby blanket using a similar pattern.  I finished it on the 13th of July


3) I attended my first yarn trunk show on the 12th of July at Yarn It.  I picked up one skein of this beautiful Killarney Sock yarn that I am using for my first shawl.
Speaking of Knitting... anyone else on Revelry?  Please send me your username so I can add you as a friend :)

The Blue Brick Copper Slate Killarney Sock Yarn


Close up of Copper Slate
 
The start of the hitchhiker shawl
 
On the 13th I also met up with Dani and Christin who were passing through town on their way back to Ottawa.  Dani had never been to Primitive Designs, so we met there.  Dani got a pic of me petting a baby Dino :)


It was also TUSAL last week... here is my tiny bit of orts for the month!

I included week 29 in this post even though its not Sunday yet.
I am on holidays the week of the 23rd and with no major plans, I hope to get caught up in some stitching... at least start and finish my August Year in Chalk, and an ornament... that way the month won't feel like a total write off!

I hope to post a week 30 post on the 30th and then a monthly re-cap on the 31st..... keep your fingers crossed for me!

Monday, July 2, 2018

July 2018 plans

HELLO JULY
Hope all my Canadian readers had a wonderful Canada DAY!


1) ORNAMENT A MONTH
  • This month I am picking one of the carolers from Christmas Chorus in Cross Stitch Favourites from a while back. This is designed from Durene Jones.
2) YEAR IN CHALK
  • August is up next
3) LONG DOG SAL - Long Dog Samplers Mystery - Sneek
  • Start and finish Part 5
4) FOCUS WIP
  • This month is time to show Canada Sampler some much needed love, and I thought this was the perfect month to do that.
  • I will also try and get at least one more cactus done on the Prickly but Cute SAL
5) NEW START
  • The new Peppermint Purple Dutch tile blackwork SAL has started.  I would like to try to actually keep up with this one.  Since it is smallish, this shouldn't be an issue!

6) INK CIRCLES MONDAY
  • 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

Week 25 & 26 - The posts that never happened


Due to getting a horrible summer cold, I didn't get around to posting for week 25.  It is so annoying that a cold was the reason I didn't keep up with my weekly blog posts!!!
This week there hasn't been much stitching due to said cold. 
My monthly update will have all updated posts :)

Please return next week for our regularly scheduled posts.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

June 2018 plans update

Here is a recap of what my plans for June were, and how they went:


1) ORNAMENT A MONTH - DONE
  • This month I decided to do a freebie from Barbara Anna Designs
Let it snow
Called for DMC, mystery 32ct fabric

2) YEAR IN CHALK
  • Started June 9, finished on June 11

3) SAL - Long Dog Samplers Mystery - Sneek
  • Here is where I was at the beginning of the month


  • I finished part 4 of Sneek on June 16th



4) BLACKWORK - Free SAL from Peppermint Purple - DONE +
  • I finished the last part on June 1st
Blackwork Tangram - Peppermint Purple
(Free SAL from lakeside Needlecraft)
32ct white lugana
Recommended DMC
  • And then I added a border on June 6th


5) FOCUS WIP

  • I decided to continue on with Tapestry for this month.  I did make some progress


6) NEW START - DONE +
  • Finished on June 3rd
    Wedding Row from Bent Creek
    32ct white lugana
    Threadworx and DMC
  • I also started the SAL from Fuzzy Fox Designs called Prickly but cute


7) INK CIRCLES MONDAY - Completed 1/4 Mondays
  • June 4th - NOPE - worked on my ornament instead
  • June 11th - NOPE - finished up Year in Chalk for July
  • June 18th - NOPE - Worked on Sneek
  • June 25th - YES - I actually worked on Tapestry