Tuesday, January 4, 2022

2022 - Wips carried forward

My WIPS that are being carried over from 2021 into 2022

  1. Canada Sampler
  2. Fantasy Triptych
  3. Dragons of Sumatra
  4. Sneek
  5. Death by Cross Stich
  6. Shakespeare's Fairies
  7. Zen Garden
  8. Templar Prophecy
  9. The Red & The Black II
  10. Words to live by
  11. Castle Walls
  12. Worker Bees
  13. Starburst
  14. Celtic Band Sampler
  15. Jardin De Plaisir 
  16. Winter Snowfall
  17. Tis the season (ornament)
  18. Forest Flower
  19. Farewell to Anger
  20. Ruskins Penguins
  21. Blueprint for the Rainbow City
  22. Bohemian Bliss

Monday, January 3, 2022

2021 Summary

Well here we are again... a new year and no blog posts

Instead of doing a WIP parade again, I'm just going to do a summary of starts, finishes etc.

2020 WIPS carried forward to 2021

  • Canada Sampler
  • Fantasy Triptych
  • Dragons of Sumatra
  • Sneek
  • Death by Cross Stich
  • Shakespeare's Fairies
  • Zen Garden
  • Templar Prophecy
  • The Red & The Black II
  • Words to live by
  • Castle Walls
  • Worker Bees
  • Starburst
  • Celtic Band Sampler
  • Henna Mandala

2021 New Starts
  • Jardin De Plaisir
  • PP Blackwork Sal 2021 (rectangle version)
  • Holly Jolly (ornament)
  • Winter Snowfall
  • PP Blackwork SAL 2021 (Square version)
  • Tis the season (ornament)
  • Forest Flower
  • Farewell to Anger
  • Happy Christmas Row
  • Ruskins Penguins
  • Autumn Gathering Sampler
  • Blueprint for the Rainbow City
  • Bohemian Bliss

2021 Finishes
  • Holly Jolly (Ornament)
  • Henna Mandala
  • Autumn Sampler
  • Happy Christmas Row

  • Peppermint Purple Blackwork SAL (rectangle Version)

2021 Scrapped

  • PP Blackwork SAL 2021 (Square version)
  • I made such little progress on it (about 3 weeks maybe) that I decided to rip it out and use the fabric and colours for the 2022 SAL
  • In Summary:

    15    WIPS on Jan 1
    13    New Starts
    1      Scrapped
    22 WIPS to 2022

    Here is to a new year, and maybe... just maybe... more posts! 

    Thursday, March 4, 2021

    March and April 2021 plans


    As most of my long-time readers know, I am an accountant in Canada.  Our Personal "Tax Season" has a NORMAL deadline of Apirl 30th.  This means March and April are CRAZY BUSY for me.

    Some years are better, but with COVID, I have really not slowed down from last year this time.

    So... I am grouping March and April plans in one post, and I may not update until the first week of May
    This will hopefully take some stress off of a hobby that is one of my 2 stress relievers (Stitching and now Knitting)

    I'm also keeping my plans very minimal

    1.    Ink Circles Day

    I am still planning on doing a minimum of 2 hours on an Ink Circles on Sundays.  I will concentrate on Henna, but may pull Castle Walls out as well

    2.     Jardin de Plaisir

            This will be my main WIP that I will pick up.  No pressure on how much, just to enjoy it.

    3.    Peppermint Purple SAL

            I would like to catch up and stay caught up on the rectangle version.

    Other considerations:  I also try and make some progress on my ornaments, but not going to stress about it.

    If you would like to see more current updates, I will be updating my Instagram account more frequently

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    February 2021 update


    Recap of my February Plans

    1. Ink Circles Day (Currently Sundays) - all weeks done
    2. Page 2 on Jardin De Plaisir - nope
    3. Progress on Winter Snowfall - nope
    4. Ornament - started but not done
    5. Keep up with Rectangle version on Peppermint Purple SAL - nope
    As you can see, February was a bit of a bust.  Work has been insane already and I’ve been too tired when I get home at night

    More details:

    1.    Ink Circles Sundays. 

    I only worked on Castle walls on Feb 7.  The rest of the month I worked on Henna Mandala

    2. Jardin de Plaisir 

    I was hoping to get page 2 done, but no luck.

    Here is where I did get to

    3. Winter snowfall

    I was hoping to make some progress but it didn’t get any love.  Here is where I ended in January 

    4. Ornament

    Again, not done.  I did start it though.  Ornament 2 from the Shannon Christine Ornament club

    5. Peppermint Purple SAL

    I wanted to keep up with my rectangle version, but haven’t touched since week 6


    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    Mid Month Update - February 2021

    Recap of my February Plans

    1. Ink Circles Day (Currently Sundays)
    2. Jardin De Plaisir
    3. Winter Snowfall
    4. Ornament
    5. Peppermint Purple SAL

    How its going:

    1.    Ink Circles Sundays. 
      • Feb 7 - Worked on Castle Walls
      • Feb 14 - Worked on Henna Mandala

    2.    Jardin De Plaisir
      • Making progress on Page 2

    3.    Winter Snowfall
      • No progress made yet    
    4.    Ornament
      • Started Feb 11th       

    5.    Peppermint Purple SAL
      • I got weeks 5 & 6 done on the rectangle version


    Monday, February 1, 2021

    February 2021 plans

     I don’t want to make too many plans for February due to work.

    1.    Ink Circles Day (Sundays atm) 

    I plan to stitch on Henna Mandala and Castle Walls on Sundays 

    2.    Jardin De Plaisir

    I would like to finish page 2 in February 

    3. Winter Snowfall

    I would like to see a bit of progress but putting a set amount on it

    4. Stitch an ornament 

    I plan to start the 2nd ornament in the series from Shannon Christine

    5. Keep up with the Peppermint Purple SAL

    This plan only includes the rectangle version.  If I can keep up with The square version, that would be a bonus. 







    Sunday, January 31, 2021

    January 2021 update

     Where the heck did January go?!?

    To recap, here was my January plans:

    My January Plans

    1. Start Jardin de Plaisir from Long Dog Samplers

    2. Join Christin for Ink Circles day once a week (For January we are doing Sundays)

    3. Stitch an ornament

    4. Start the Peppermint Purple SAL

    5. Take part in the #24HOCS event in January (can I get to 24 Hrs??) and start Winter Snowfall (also with Christin)

    How it went:

    1. I did start Jardin and have managed to get page one done

    2. I managed to be 5/5 for Ink Circles day

    Jan 3rd - Dragons of Sumatra

    Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 - Henna Mandala 

    3. As reported in my mid month update, I did get an ornament done

    4. I started both versions of the Peppermint Purple SAL.  Bothe are caught up to week 4.

    5. I managed to do very well with the #24HOCS and managed to get all 24 hours in!

    I switched up projects, but did manage to start Winter Snowfall (Shannon Christine)


    All in all I managed to stitch 28 out of the 31 days (even if just for a bit).  The other days I knit, so I say this was a win!

    I also accomplished all my plans

    Let’s hope February is as productive