Saturday, October 31, 2009

October goals recap and movin' right on into November!!

Well, My goals for October were:

1. Finish celtic knot Bookmark- DONE!
2. Finish Fright Night Friends- DONE!
3. Finish Good Night Mr. Moon- DONE!
4. Finish Midnight Watchman- DONE!
5. Put in one hour each on "Howling", CH4TH, and The Abby- Did one hour on "Howling, but not the other two.

So, I think I did pretty good, all in all. I had 4 finishes for the month! Can't balk at that I guess! =)

For November I am going to try to:

1. Work 20 hours on Howling (Finish page #4 of the pattern)
2. Work 8 hours on CH4TH
3. Work 12 hours on The Abby
4. Work on another WIP, though not sure which...

So this month not looking for any finishes per se, but if #4 ends up being a smallish one that I may be able to get a finish out of then alright, if not, thats alright too. My "Finish for the month" will be to finish another page on the "Howling at the Moon". So, will be busy with the needle this month, as long as I can stay off that evil, evil facebook. I am thinking that next year I am only going to play ONE game on that thing, not ten...ok so I'm not playing 10 now, but sometimes it feels like it.

Anyway. I'm off to do some reading...oh yeah! another goal reached!! I finished my 60 book goal for the year...I'm now reading book #62 for the year. Can you imagine how much I could get done if I didn't spend so much time on the computer?! Wow, it boggles the mind!!

Happy Halloween, stay safe out there!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Phew, that was close!!!

I finished this guy with two days to spare in this month! Another WIP project wiped off the list and another finish for the year, and now I just have three more things to do to finish off my October goals list...It's only 3 hours of work on my BAP's I'm working on...1 hour on each, and I am pretty sure that in two and half days time I will be able to find 3 hours to finish that off!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Good Night Mr. Moon

And yet another finish!! This is the first time I've featured this little cutie in my blog! I started this project in 2001. This is a 5 piece project that was in Stitcher's world magazine in March of 2001, it was a series featured in the March, May and June issues. and I want to do all 5 pieces and make them into a quilt!
When I picked this one up at the beginning of the month, I had not started the lamb, and I still needed to fill in alot of the white in more than half the clouds. And all the backstitch. I think I stopped working on this one because of all the white!!! But I think it came out really cute!! And naughty me! I already made a start on the 2nd piece of this 5 piece project...just moments after finishing this one!!! That was NOT on the goal list!! Oh well, too bad! =)
I'm anticipating a finish on the Midnight Watchman by the end of this week, as I sat down yesterday and hammered out something like 2 or 3 hours of work on it yesterday, after posting here about how lazy I'd been. There's just something about perusing blogs that makes me want to stitch!!! And boy did I!!
One more WIP down!!! I rock!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Well, I guess my great blogging streak died! lol...This month I've only blogged here once, and that was because I had a finish. Oh well. I find that because I have so many hobbies that I enjoy I tend to rotate them, sporadically, right now it's reading,and Facebook.

I am very close to a finish on my "Read 60 books this year" goal...I only have 2 more to go. I just finished "The Fountainhead" By Ayn Rand....Great book, but loooooong, not "War and Peace" kinda long, but still pretty lengthy.

I have a question.... I have been trying to sign into goodreads, and for some reason it won't let me, but I can sign into all my other pages (blogs, facebook etc) is anyone else who is a member having trouble? Just curious!

But! This isn't my book blog, it's my stitching blog, so I shall share all about my stitching...the two stitches I've stitched in the past 10 days look very nice....evenly spaced...a nice color I think...the floss laid just right...oooooh!!! Ok...I just have not been stitching too much, a little, I actually finished the two pumpkins that are at the foot of the scarecrow guy in "Midnight Watchman" and that's about it.

Last week, I had an appointment to see about getting my wisdom teeth pulled. And my blood Pressure was THROUGH THE ROOF. So, he sent me down to Family Practice to have my blood pressure monitored for 5 days, this means going to the hospital on base everyday for 5 days and sitting in a waiting room for EVER just so they can see me for 3 minutes and take my blood pressure...."Geeze, doc,I have no idea why it'd be so high." :/ So, I don't know why, but that sorta put me off my stitching game. Been dealing with that and I just have been tending to reach for my book whenever I sit to relax...or I sit and go on Facebook, Or I have long ranting yells at my computer and threaten to throw it out the window when I can't sign into

So? See? Been busy...just not with the needle...well, unless the needle in the blood pressure gauge counts?... No, I didn't think so either....sigh....

And such is life. =)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Weeeee! I'm rollin'...

"Fright Night Friends"
Designed by Christine Hendricks
Featured in the Sept, 2000 issue of "Stitcher's World"

Another one down!!! This one is sooooo cute! I love it!

Thursday, October 01, 2009


I finished another WIP!!! This feels so good!
So, lets go over my goals...first Lets see how I did on last months goals:
1) work 5 hours on Howling at the Moon- Nope (only did 1 out of the 5 hours)
2) work 5 hours on The Abby-Nope (Did 1 hour of the 5)
3) Work 5 hours on Coming Home for the Holidays Nope (did 2 out of 5)
4) Finish Birdhouse-Yes!
5) work on another WIP- Yes! Had another finish...on "I Love You"
Also worked on Celtic Knot Bookmark, almost finished it.
Ok now my goals for October:
1) Finish Celtic Knot bookmark
2) Finish Fright Night Friends
3) Finish Midnight Watchman
4) Finish Good Night Mr. Moon
5) Do at least 1 hour each on Howling at the Moon, The Abby, and Coming Home for the Holidays
We shall see how this goes! I am doing pretty good...I have already finished #1 on the list!