Thursday, 20 March 2014

Better late than never.... WIPocalypse and Turtle Trot

Hi everyone,

I've been wee busy with work so my stitching time was reduced drastically until now... But I've been stitching (and stashing as you will see) whenever I get a few minutes free.

Since the begining of this month I've focuses on my exchange project so there will be no pictures of it (for obvious reasons) until the person receives it :) I can say I'm now nearly finished with the stitching part and then just have to decide how I'm going to actually finish it.

Since last Turtle Trot and WIPocalypse the only project I stitched apart from the exchange project was QS Butterfly.
And this was how it looked before the WIPocalypse, had a bit less done during the Turtle Trot.

 And this is how it is now:

As I said I might not have stitched much but I've definitely been stashing and received the 2 big orders I had placed at the beginning of the month :) I got some extra money that I wasn't counting at all so my sweet other half pushed me to spend it with me and with my "addiction" and so this was what I received:

1st package coming from UK:
 5 Fat Quarter white 28ct Lugana, 1 thread snipper and 250 plastic bobbins (for my second package)

And the reason why I needed so many plastic bobbins - My 2nd package coming from USA and that arrived yesterday:
 All the DMC threads I was missing to have a full set of DMC (it's not totally full as I missed 3 threads... but it's now only 3 threads rather than 175+ I was missing before)

And this was what I spent my entire day yesterday and half day today doing:
Getting the threads on the bobbins and on their boxes :) I'm so happy with it :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stitches

Saturday, 1 March 2014

February Review and March Goals

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all well and enjoying some stitchin time. First of all I want to thank you all for the get well wishes, I'm definitly much better than what I was and I'm almost cough free :)

Another month has ended.... is it just me or with every year the time seems to fly even faster? And with another month ended is time for the balance and I have two celebrate - 2 months, 2 times I reach my realistic goals... not bad (Ok I admit that I'm making then a bit easier, but it works better to my ego and motivation this way) so going back a month these were my goals:

Realistic Goals:
- Finish the Birth Sampler (preferably before the 10th of February to have time to frame it before visiting my brother and his family)- Stitch 600 stitches on QS Believe
Dreamworld goals:- Complete the partial page on QS Believe- Stitch 100 stitches on QS Bookend Kitties

As I said I was able to complete bith realistic goals:

Finish the birth sampler:

After - Lickle Teddy - 11.02.2014 (Finished)

Stitch 600 stitches on QS Believe - I was actually able to stitch 1600+ stitches on it and was relatively close to achieve the dreamworld goal of completing the 2nd page:

Before - 01.02.2014

After - 01.03.2014 [no stitches done today]

01.03.2014 - Close-up
Overall I'm really pleased with my progress throughout the month :)

Now what am I planning to stitch for March:

Realistic goals:
     - Start/ Complete and Finish my Spring Project for the EmeraldIsle Cross Stitch group Exchange
     - Complete the second page of QS Butterfly
     - Stitch 1.5 columns of pages 3/5[partial page - just 2 lines] of QS Believe

Dreamworld goals:
     - Stitch 50% of pages 3/5
     - Complete pages 3/5

Now is just fingers crossed for me to be a good girl during the month, and to keep stitching :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stitches,