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January Stitching Goals

  • Posted on December 31, 2005 at 11:59 pm

I only have two hard deadlines to meet this month, so the first two items are the most important:

  • Complete and send back model
  • Finish and send SBEBB Garden Exchange piece
  • Complete stitching on SBEBB Valentine’s Exchange piece
  • Work on Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler
  • Work on Dimensions – Bonsai and Buddha
  • Start Twisted Oaks Designs – Hearts & Flowers Hardanger Collection

December Stitching Goals in Review

  • Posted on December 31, 2005 at 11:59 pm

This month was a hectic one, so let’s see how I did with my lofty goals:

  • Complete and send back model – NOT done
  • Complete this month’s JCS SAL ornament – NOT done
  • Complete Chatelaine Tiny Rose Mandala Garden – NOT done
  • 🙂 Complete 2nd Baby’s First Christmas ornament – DONE!
  • 🙂 Complete SBEBB Garden Exchange piece – DONE!
  • Finish, photograph and submit all 3 Silkweaver’s Stitcher’s Showcase entries – NOT done
  • 🙂 Finish (ornamentify) both Baby’s First Christmas ornaments – DONE!
  • 🙂 Finish (ornamentify) all remaining Christmas ornaments – DONE!
  • 🙂 Finish Christmas Hearts as a bellpull – DONE!
  • 🙂 Kit and start (?) Valentine’s Exchange piece – DONE!

So, I didn’t do as well as I have in previous months, but I had to insert a dose of reality into the mix somewhere in order to retain my sanity over the holidays. The first things to go were the artificially imposed deadlines, including this month’s JCS SAL ornament (I’m not eligible for the big prize anyway because I didn’t finish an earlier month’s ornament in time) and the Silkweaver contest entries. Next year will always yield another chance to enter.

More Secret Progress and Happy New Year!

  • Posted on December 31, 2005 at 9:13 pm

Gosh, it’s exciting to be getting all of this work done, but it’s really boring to not be able to share with you! I completed stitching on the section of the model that I was hoping to do this morning and cut out the final section. I also finished the second Valentine’s Exchange gift. It was a successful experiment in several ways for me, as I tried to expand my finishing techniques by going with my gut instead of following instructions. I’m quite pleased with the results and hope that the recipient will be, too! Now, all I need are the appropriate goodies to put in and it’s ready to go out, more than a month ahead of schedule.

I need to brush up on how to do another finishing technique in order to finish my Garden Exchange gift, so that I can get it ready to go out, as well. My informal SAL for January (Hearts & Flowers Collection from Twisted Oaks Designs) is kitted up, on the scroll frame and ready to go.

I’m not up to date with blogs right now, but it’s going to have to wait because I have another headache. I’m going to stop stitching for the night, stop playing on the computer and concentrate on my husband and getting rid of my headache. 🙂

To all of my lovely, wonderful friends out there, have a very happy new year! I wish you a healthy, productive and incredible 2006! 😀 Hugs to all!

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