Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Week 7 - The ornament that wasn't

I worked on the Blair's blanket for a good part of the week.


But I also attempted to work on my ornament for February (I'm behind on January too... you haven't missed it).
I had an epic counting fail, but instead of giving up, I decided to try a different pattern.

This time I picked The Prairie Schoolers Cranberry Christmas.
This is my small progress


So still not much on the stitching front, but I hope to have more this week!

Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Week 6 - The stitching that was

It took until Thursday, but I did manage to actually stitch last week!

Here is where you last saw Cirque Des Coeurs from Ink Circles


I was hoping I would get the bottom outline done... and I DID!
 
 
Some stitching is better then none, and I'm happy this finally got some love.
 
Not sure what is on the agenda this week, but will hopefully fit a few minutes of stitching in!


Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Week 5 - The stitching that wasn't

Well my friends, I don't have much of an up update today... not much at all!

This past week was absolutely insane... with work, my Uni course, and overall feeling exhausted. The first time I even thought about stitching was Saturday, and then I didn't even pull a WIP out.

On Sunday, late afternoon, I finally pulled out a WIP and managed to get a few stitches in.

So... I have decided to keep out the WIP, Cirque des Coeurs, for an extra week just to make sure it actually felt loved.

I haven't taken a pic of my measly few stitches, but here is where it was the last time I posted.



Fingers crossed I can get the bottom outline done!

Hope everyone is well, and catch you all next week!

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Monday, January 30, 2017

2027 Week 4 - Pizzazz

This past week I gave Pizzazz from Ink Circles some love.

Here is where I started:



This one seemed to be frog infested. After I made a new working copy, they seemed to go away. I still managed to make some decent progress:



Not sure what will be on the rotation this week. For now I'm relaxing and working on a crocheted blanket for Blair.




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Friday, January 27, 2017

TUSAL - Jan 2017

I have decided to participate in TUSAL this year. I was basically participating last year, just not blogging.

I'm also planning to post my TUSAL each month on Instagram too.

This is my new travel ort container. This was included in my retreat goody bag from last weekend. I LOVE the colour - a perfect orange.






This is what was in my ort container that I have beside my stitching chair.





The same Orts - just outside of the glass






All my 2017 Orts together






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Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017 Week 3 - Autumn Leaves and a non-ornament ornament

Evening all
I'm relaxing tonight after spending a wonderful weekend with 15 other ladies at the Winter retreat

I decided to pull out Autumn Leaves for this week knowing that I had extra time to stitch at retreat

Start:



Progress:



As well as trying to blog more often (weekly is plan), I am attempting TUSAL this year and also an ornament a month. Well it definitely helps to look at the stitch count before you pull a pattern for an ornament.
The one I pulled for January is definitely a little big for an ornament. This changes my plans for my next 11 ornaments, but it's not a big deal... that's why we collect patterns right? :)
Here is where I am with Lizzie Kate's Merry Ho Ho



Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 Week 2 - Reflections of Canada

How is it already half way through January!?! Absolutely crazy!

This week I decided to give Reflections of Canada some love.

This is where I started



I was hoping to get more done, but a frog came to visit.



Here is my Instagram side by side view



Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Bonnie