Saturday, September 05, 2020

September goals and plans

 July and August were both very productive months for stitching, and so I’m hoping to continue that trend in September. 


1. “Wish You were Here”- put in 1745 stitches. (This is for the National Park Challenge.) These 1745 will complete this challenge for me. 

2. The Gaze-1650 stitch goal to keep up on my 20 in 20 Challenge.

3. Moonlight Bay- 1354 stitches. I originally was only going to do 1200 on this. However, the FCF group decided to have a Tour de France event and in order to complete it, I need 1354 stitches. This will also be my piece for the Monthly Around the World SAL as well. 

4. Ornies- put in 900 stitches. (Yes, I’ve decided to up my game on this one! Christmas is fast approaching and I’d really like to have more Christmas smalls done by then)

5. Spring Quilts- 900 stitches. (Also decided to add more to this stitch count as well.) 

So, that is all the stitching I’d like to get done this month. It’s a total of 6549 stitches overall. It will be a bit more challenging, but I think I’m up for it. We’ll see how this goes! 

Hope you have a great stitchy month! Thankyou for stopping by, and we’ll see yah again soon!! 

Happy stitching!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Mermaid Tale and monthly wrap up

 Here is the piece I worked on for the “Around the World” monthly SAL for the Full Coverage Fanatics group at Facebook. Our country this month was Japan. How I tied this in to meet that prompt was that my daughter was born in Japan while we were stationed there with the military. She was born in February, and so her birth stone is Amethyst which is a purple stone....and as you can see there is purple for daaaays in this one! 

Starting point:

I was able to get 1202 stitches in on this piece for this SAL. So I met my goal of 1200 on this one.

Speaking of goals, I hit every goal I set for this month AGAIN! 2nd month in a row!! 
Here are the numbers:
The Gaze: goal 1860, I stitched 1894
Wish You Were Here: Goal 1860, I stitched 1862
Mermaids Tale: Goal 1200, stitched 1202
Ornament: goal 600 ✔️
Spring Quilts: goal 600✔️

I also just today joined the Full Coverage Fanatics Tour de France event. So started working on Moonlight Bay for that and put 254 stitches into it this morning. 

So! Definitely had a GREAT stitchy month! 

I hope you had a great stitchy month in August and good luck on any goals you may have for September. 
Thank you for stopping by, and happy stitching!! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Update on The Gaze


Here’s where I am on my 20 in 20 Challenge piece. I love how his face is really taking shape. 

So far, this month I’ve put in 1525 stitches (my goal is 1860) 

As far as yearly, I have put in 13,178 stitches so far.  So I think I’m on track for reaching this goal on time so far. 
This is my favorite piece to reach for right now. I just love how it’s stitching up, the colors, my fabric is perfect, there’s a perfect blend of large chunks of color vs. confetti to keep it just interesting enough without being overwhelming. I just LOVE this project SO much! 

Hope you’re all having a great week, thank you for stopping by, and I’ll be back again soon with another update. 
Happy stitching everyone! 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ornament update


This one is working up pretty quickly. It’s a cat, wearing a Santa hat, with a blackbird on its tail. I have about 83 more stitches to go before reaching my goal on this piece for this month. (Goal is 600 stitches)

Well my kid started back to school yesterday. She’s doing homeschooling in the mornings and goes in to school in the afternoon for science and arts, so she has less exposure to the outside world than if she went to school 40 hours a week, she’s only there 15 hours a week. So that’s a good thing. 

I hope you are all having a good week and happy stitching!!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Update on “Wish You were Here


Wow! That photo is huge...anyway, I’ve gotten just a little over 1000 stitches in for this National Park Challenge piece. So less than 3000 to go! 

Have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by! Happy stitching!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Spring quilts update


Here’s how it looks now:

Here’s how it looked the last time I shared this here, on May 8th:

It’s really coming along. This months goal of 600 stitches on this is almost done! I have about 85 more stitches to hit that goal. Then I’ll focus my time on my ornament. 

Next up I’ll be sharing progress on Wish You Were Here which is my last National Park Challenge piece for the year. 

Thank you for stopping by, and for leaving comments. I love them so much! 

Hope you have a great week!
Happy stitching!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

August Goals

I did Amazing with my monthly goals for July! I did everything on my list!! That has not happened in a VERY long time!! 

Do we will see if I can do it again this month! 

So! For stitching goals I’d like to: 

- put 1860 stitches into The Gaze (my 20 in 20 challenge piece)
- put 1860 stitches into Wish You Were Here (my 5th and final National Parks Challenge piece)
- put 600 stitches into my Ornament 
- put 600 stitches into Spring Quilts
- Put 1200 stitches into Mermaids Tale for the Monthly Around the World SAL in the Full Coverage Fanatics group. (Every month they give us a country and we put in as much progress as we’d like on a piece that goes with that country, somehow.)

So we shall see how this goes. It’s the 5th of the month and so far I’m on Track on all those goals. 

Well I’m off to clean up after dinner and then settle in with a book.  It’s rainy here so ...I love curling up with a good book when it’s dark and rainy out. 

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week! And I will see you soon!