Monday, May 28, 2018

May Smalls SAL


Happy Memorial Day!  I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and kept in mind the true purpose of this "holiday", which is remembering our fallen soldiers. 

The new job is going well, although I face several challenges, including some severe office politics.  I'm not very savvy when it comes to playing games and the "mid-westerner" in me finds it all rather ridiculous.  I'm keeping my mouth shut and just concentrate on proving my worth.

Moving on to fun things. I was able to get quite a bit of stitching in this month, mainly because I didn't walk as much as I should have.

These are from 50 Cross Stitch Quickies Christmas by Leisure Arts and were indeed, quick to stitch



A couple of bats for a friend that is "batty" for bats.  One is a Mill Hill kit and the other is a Brooke's Books pattern that I adapted to match the Mill Hill Kit.

Some Lizzie Kate patterns



Father's Day card for my dad and birthday card for my hubby.


Santa Hootie by Pinoy Stitch

Pacifier for a friend having a boy in July

And the last of the Blackyrose patters, this one in DMC 104

I also finished some pieces I started in previous months



Not sure if I'll finish anything else this month, but I'll post an update later  in the week with my year to date summary and any other pieces I may finish.

Oh, here's the finished graduation cards

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April wrap up and year to date progress

Happy May Day!

I have survived my first two days of work at my new job.  Yesterday was really tough and no one really knew what to do with me.  My position is brand new to the company and they are still working on the transition. Today was much better as they gave me a project to work on and I had some very good conversations about expectations.

I did manage to finish another four pieces over the weekend,  three of which are the same pattern stitched in different shades of yellow (445, 745 and 3078).  I still have one more to stitch in DMC 104 which will be completed in May.  These will be part of a quilt made by World of Charity Stitching.

And I ended up with another graduation card, for my cousin's daughter.  I tried something different with the tassel (I actually made a tassel) and will continue this for future graduation cards.

My year to date wrap up is as follows

  • 108 finishes out of 120 starts
  • 25 of the finishes are UFOs from 2016
  • 24 of the finishes are UFOs from 2017
  • 59 of the finishes are starts from this year

I expect my finishes will slow down, but I am very proud of the progress I made so far, especially finishing so many UFOs!

Happy Spring!