Friday, December 1, 2017

More November finishes


A quick update with a couple more finishes. 

My progress for the year as of yesterday, is 267 finishes out of 334 starts.  Now I have 109 Christmas cards to make.  About half of which other people stitched.

Guess what I'm doing this weekend?

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 Smalls SAL

Yay, Heather is going to continue the Smalls SAL in 2018. It's always such fun to see what everyone is stitching.

Here's the link to her website if you'd like to join in the fun
2018 Smalls SAL

Sunday, November 26, 2017

November Smalls SAL


Happy end of Thanksgiving weekend!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable time with their families.

We spent the weekend in South Dakota visiting my dad and brother. My dad moved to an independent living facility in August and this was the first time I've seen his new place.  The facility is a remodeled building that was my middle school and his high school. We stayed in their guest suite and I can tell you it was very weird living in my old middle school.   Dad is settling in, while dealing with a variety of health issues.  This is a small facility, with only 40 residents, and they keep a close eye on Dad.  I spent time trying to remember which rooms I had classes in.   It was very interesting how they "re-purposed" this old building and it's a refreshing change to see an old building re-used, rather than torn down.

November was filled with lots of stitching as I hurried to finish pieces for Christmas cards. First, I want to give thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus for sponsoring the monthly Smalls SAL.  If it weren't for her, I'd never post on my blog!

Before I show Christmas finishes, I wanted to show two non-Christmas finishes.  The cards for my co-worker that was expecting twins.  Two very healthy baby girls!


Ok, on to Christmas













Lots of finishes; now I have to make the cards.  I'm donating about 60 cards to WOCS, which is one of the reasons I make so many Christmas smalls. I also give hand-made cards to family and close friends.  I admit, I am happy to be done with this year's cards. With that said, I plan on continuing to stitch Christmas smalls at least one day a week to allow plenty of time to get next year's cards done!

I have also continued my "start a day for the year", even though this was only supposed to be a start a day for Jan-March through a Facebook group.  I had so many graduation cards to make and then Christmas cards, that I just continued the starts.  I think next year the starts will just be for the first three months as I REALLY want to spend more time finishing some larger projects.  My plan is to set a stitching schedule for each week, stitching a different project for each day. As I finish a project, I'll bring a new one in.  I did this in October, when I had a couple of special request projects for friends and it was amazing the progress I made when I was focused, rather than just stitching "whatever".  And because I worked on something different each day of the week, I didn't get bored with any one project.  Yes, I have a very short attention span when it comes to stitching!

Happy Stitching!


Thursday, November 2, 2017

October finishes


Crazy  busy right now, as I'm sure everyone is, so I'm mainly posting pictures of October finishes.  Year to date as of Oct. 31, I have 236 finishes out of 304 starts. 














And that's it for me!

Happy Stitching,