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Thursday, April 2, 2020

April 2020 Plans, March check in


April 2020 Plans/Goals
This is what I hope to do/accomplish in April
  • Stitch an ornament - Still need to decide on which one
  • Stitch on 4th saying block on Words to live by (Part 5)
  • Keep up to date with the PP 52 week SAL
  • WIP??

Now lets see how I did with March

March 2020 Plans/Goals
  • Stitch an ornament - YES

  • Stitch on 3rd saying block on Words to live by (Part 4) - YES

  • Keep up to date with the PP 52 week SAL - YES


  • WIP?? - I pulled out Ink Circles Castle walls.  I managed to get a page finish


I hope you are being safe and healthy.  Stay strong and Stay home!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

2020 updates - Week 9 and forward

Due to work commitments and the stress from the pandemic, I am not going to make weekly updates until at least May

I am still planning to do the monthly update and goals post though!

Monday, March 16, 2020

March 2020 plans, February check in,




March 2020 Plans/Goals
This is what I hope to do/accomplish in February
  • Stitch an ornament
  • Stitch on 3rd saying block on Words to live by (Part 4)
  • Keep up to date with the PP 52 week SAL
  • WIP??

Now lets see how I did with February

February 2020 Plans/Goals
  • Stitch an ornament - YES and FINISHED

  • Stitch on 2nd saying block on Words to live by (Part 3) - YES and FINISHED

  • Keep up to date with the PP 52 week SAL
    • Weeks 6 - 9 done!

  • Make more progress on Tapestry (maybe even see a finish???)
    • Here is where Tapestry started at the first of the month:
    • And here is where I were I am on the 29th:
YES... THAT IS RIGHT!  I FINISHED!!!
(And to anyone pointing out the bottom left motif... I fixed it but didn't take new pics)

Sunday, February 23, 2020

2020 updates - Week 8 - Tapestry, blackwork, and knitting


Monday, even though it was a provincial holiday, I still went to work for a few hours.  It is amazing how much work you can get done without co-workers talking, the phone ringing, and client coming in.

Since all my other monthly goals have been finished (Except keeping up with the SAL which is weekly) I went back to Tapestry Monday night.

This is where Tapestry started on Monday


And here is where I was late Sunday afternoon

Not as much progress as I would have liked, but I also need to remember that work is getting busier.

The only other stitching I did this week was Part 8 of the Peppermint Purple SAL.
Still loving this SAL, and also love that its not a huge amount of stitching each week.
Current Week

Progress to date

On the knitting front, I have been attempting a start on the Northeasterly blanket.  For some reason I need to start things 50 million times before I'm either happy with it, for fully understand it.  This was no different.
Thursday night I finally was happy with the start. 
Since my knitting is going so slow lately, this blanket will be made up of leftovers and mini skeins that I pick up from local yarn shops or dyers.

Hope everyone had a great week, and here is to the last week of February... Hopefully March brings some sun!


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

2020 updates - Week 6

I have been trying to do my blog updates Sunday afternoons or evenings, but I had a massive headache.

I finally got a change to get caught up tonight.

Monday I worked on Tapestry for Ink Circles Monday


Wednesday is release day for the Peppermint Purple - A Year of Blackwork SAL.  I got week 6 done as started work on the border.


Saturday I sat down to work on Words to live by, but the mess of my stitching area was BUGGING ME!!!
So, I cleaned it out, and then got to work on the border of Part 3.
I didn't get too far as Hubby and I spent a big part of the day together and then joined some friends for gaming.  Day out included YUMMY Indian Food

Like I said, Sunday wasn't a great day, so no stitching to report.
Let hope this coming Sunday is MUCH MUCH BETTER!!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

2020 updates - Week 5 - Tapestry, blackwork, and socks!

Some of this will be a repeat of the January check-in, but still wanted to keep my weekly posts

This week had a bit of everything.  It started with a bit of a panic to find yarn for a sock class on Saturday.  I needed 2 coordinating colours... Now I have a bunch of sock yarn... but most is multi-colour or self striping.  I wouldn't have been able to get to my LYS (Yarn it!) until Thursday night, and worried this wouldn't give me enough time to get a toe done for the class.  Thankfully I found something I think will work well, and managed to also get 1/2 the toe done... all on Monday night.
These are the colours I finally choose.
That bag at the back is new.. .isn't is the cutest! Check out Gail's etsy page to get your own

Wednesday is the release of the weekly Peppermint Purple - A Year of Blackwork SAL part.  I had to go to a clients today, so couldn't finish all in the morning, but managed to finished Wednesday night.  I am all caught up on this, and will hopefully start my border in February.

Thursday and Friday saw a bit more work on Tapestry.

I am going to try my hardest to stick with this until I get a finish!  It will return as soon as my top February Goals are done

Speaking of February, Saturday morning before my sock class I started my monthly ornament.
This month was Christmas Bullfinch from the JCS 2019 ornament issue.

After the ornament was finished Sunday morning, I pulled out Words to live by from The Tiny Modernist.
Not much progress, but a bit done on the border


Hope everyone had a great week... and who else is glad the grayness of January is over!!!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 2020 plans, January check in



February 2020 Plans/Goals
This is what I hope to do/accomplish in February
  • Stitch an ornament
  • Stitch on 2nd saying block on Words to live by (Part 3)
  • Keep up to date with the PP 52 week SAL
  • Make more progress on Tapestry (maybe even see a finish???)


January Check-In
Lets check in with my January plans:

  • Start Let it Snow - SAL with Dani, Christin, Kathy, Becca - YES! and its finished

  • Stitch an ornament - YES! and its finished

  • Stitch on First saying block (Technically part 2) on Words to live by - YES! and its finished

  • Make progress on one of my older WIPS - Canada Sampler or Tapestry
    • I decided to pull out tapestry and this is where I got by the end of the month

  • RESIST STARTING ALL THE THINGS! - KIND OF
    • While I tried to be good... I did start the 52 week SAL that I added in the first January update.  At least it wasn't all the things :)
  • Edit: Start the 52 week SAL from Peppermint Purple and keep up to date - Started.
    • Weeks 1 - 5 DONE