Monday, June 18, 2018

Things moving forward

Grace Face - April 7
The week saw a little bit of stitching and that makes me happy and now to see how things get done this next week.

Grace Face - June 17
Grace Face by Heaven and Earth - here is a project that hasn't seen a lot of attention for the last few months.  I decided that it was time to finally pick things up. Of course, I picked up this project on Sunday and finally did a little bit of stitching on it.  I wasn't able to get much done but at least I was able to find an hour to sit and work on this project.  I am thinking that I am going to try and see if I can make some progress on this piece over the next couple of weeks.  I know that it is going to take quite a while to actually finish the project but at least I think I might be able to get some progress over the next little while.

I feel like I should be able to slowly get some of this piece done if I try and work on the piece slowly and not stress about things.  I will try and slowly work on the piece and see how things go over the next little while.
Temperature - June 9

Temperature - June 14
Temperature - now I finally picked this piece up and tried to get a little bit of stitching done on it.  I am thinking that just being able to get a little bit more stitching done would make me feel a little better about things. I am still very far behind on this piece so now to see if I can continue to work on it a bit at a time and maybe I will see that I am slowly getting caught up on it.  I know that if I can get April done I will feel a little better about things and I think that will help me feel a little better about things.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - June 9
I am still working on getting all the different temperatures as this is a project that will be working on throughout the rest of the year.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - June 13

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - I am slowly making some progress on this piece as well so will try and see if I can get the May section done and that will help me feel better about things.  I am thinking that if I can get the May section done before the end of June I will feel a little better about things.  I know that just getting May done will make me feel a little better about things.  I have finally been able to get some of the pieces worked on this week and now to see if I can continue to work on it and maybe I will see some progress on it.



Other Projects - I am still working on the gift that I am making and I haven't been able to get it done so now to see if I can get it finished up quickly before the weather gets too warm.  I have also started a baby afghan this week but haven't made much progress on it so I haven't taken a picture of it.  Maybe next week I will be able to show you the progress that I have made on it.


I now am going to try and get some work done before it gets too hot out and then will see if I can find some time to stitch this evening.  I hope to be able to get some progress on something this week and now to figure out which project will get the attention and when.



Monday, June 11, 2018

Slowly getting things done

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - June 1st
Finally I am starting to see a little bit of progress on things. Things are still busy around me so I haven't been able to focus on getting things done so now to see if I can get some more of it done this week.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - now this is a project that I have been trying to move forward a bit at a time considering the next two months have been released.  I am still working on the May section and finally passed the half way point on it.  I hope to be able to continue to work on this project as I would like to get May finished and June started before the actual month of June is over.
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - June 9th

I love how this piece is turning out and I am trying to do two threads a day on this piece but there have been days where no threads have been done.  I am now going  so to try and get back to at least getting the two threads done a day and I might finally see this section done before too long.

Temperature - May 6th
Temperature - now this is a project that didn't get any attention for a month so that means that I am really behind on working on this piece. I have finally been able to get back to at least getting a couple of rows done and it is making me feel a little better about things.  I hope that I can focus on this project as well this month and maybe I will see that I am getting caught up on it.

Temperature - June 9th
I am currently still trying to get April finished and then move onto May which I had a couple of days stitched already.  What I am liking about this project is now I am seeing some of the brighter colours appear and the darker colours disappear for a while.  I know that even in May I will having some of the brightest colour appear as we did get over 30C a couple of days.

Other project - I do have another project that I am working on but as it is a gift I am not going to show it until it is finished and delivered to the person that I am making it for. I hope to have the project finished within the next couple of weeks and then once I know the person has received it I will show a picture of it.


Life has still been very busy so it means that my crafting time has been limited but at least I am slowly starting to see that I am finding bits of time where I can sit and stitch which makes me happy.  I also know that even putting a couple of stitches in on a project helps me feel better so that is what I have been doing.

I now have a bunch of things that I need to get done for work so that is what I am off to do.  Have a great week and hopefully next week I will have some more progress on things to show you.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Life has been busy

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - May 13th
So this past week I was able to pick up some stitching a couple of days and have something to show for it.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - now this is the project that got all of my attention this week and as you can see it really didn't get much at all.  I know that just sitting and being able to make some more progress on it would make me happy so that is what I am going to be trying to do in the next few days.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - June 1st
I am still working on the May section of the design and the section for June/July has been released and I really want to get to working on it so I think getting May done is becoming a priority for me.  I really haven't had a lot of time to stitch in the last weeks but am hoping that things are slowly down a bit now and I can get back to seeing some more progress on my projects.


I have been able to get a bit of knitting done as well but again nothing that is worth showing as it just was a few rows on another spiral shawl.  I am thinking that I might get it finished this week is things go well but will see what happens.

I have a bunch of things that need my attention this week so I am not sure how much time I will have to stitch but I am going to see how things go.  I hope to get back to having most evenings where I can at least stitch for half an hour but until then I will work on the pieces as I have the time.

Monday, May 28, 2018

I am around

Here is a quick update on why there haven't been any progress updates. 

I haven't been doing any cross-stitch, knitting or crocheting for the last couple of weeks so there isn't anything to show.  I hope that this week I will be able to get back to doing some of the things I love and have missed doing.  I know that without my crafting there isn't much to say so I will just say that everything is fine with me.

Until next week have a great week and I hope to have something to show when I post again next Monday.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Slow progress this week

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - May 3
Here it is another Monday morning and I am looking back at what I did this week and looking at the progress I notice that there wasn't a lot of actual progress made. There are going to be weeks when there is a lot of time and energy for stitching and then there are weeks like this one where the stitching wasn't something that got a lot of my time or energy.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - now, of course, I am still working on getting the May section fo the piece moved forward and hope to get it finished soon.  I am liking how it is turning out and now to see if I can continue to get this section done before the end of the month.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - May 13
I have not quite reached the halfway mark of this month's piece so I hope to be able to continue on with the stitching this week and get past the halfway mark and will see where it stands when I take a picture of it at the end of next weekend.


Actually, this is all the stitching that I was able to get done this week.  I did a little bit of knitting as well as I am working on a shawl that I want to finish but again it was slow progress on it as well.

Work has been keeping me busy so evenings have been used for catching up on emails and some of the other things that are needed to be done.  I don't mind when this happens and now to see what this week has in store for me.  I have some projects that I need to work on and get moved forward and then I will see how the rest of the week goes.  I hope to be able to spend some time in the evenings and even on the weekend crafting but will see how it goes.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Progress and a new start

Linen and Threads Mystery Sal - April 29
Here it is a start to another week and I am happy with some of the progress that I have been able to make this week.  No, I haven't been able to get a lot of time to do the stitching that I wanted this week but at least I am making some progress on things so that is great.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - I was able to make some progress on this design over the week but again not as much as I would have liked so now to see if I can continue to work on it this week.  I am going to try and see if I can get some more of this project moved along before the end of the week because it would be nice to see this section finished.
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - May 3

This section of the Mystery SAL is larger than April section so it means that it is going to be taking me longer to get it finished but if I can at least see some progress on it a bit at a time it would make me happy.  This month I will be using all three of the colours that I have selected for this project so it will be fun to see the different colours added when I get to the different items.  I have two of the three colours already in the design and the third one will be added when I get to the middle of the month section and it will only be used for one small section.

Temperature - April 27
Temperature - now here is a project that I am still behind on working on but at least now I think I have figured out a method to get some of the projects moved forward while also getting it caught up.
Temperature - May 6

What I have decided to do is try and keep May up to date while catching up with the April part of the design.  I have the highs for the first five days of May completed and am currently working on the lows for May.  I think being able to keep up with the month would make me feel better so that is what I am trying to do.  I also hope to be able to get things finished up quickly.

Stitching Row - May 6
Stitching Row - here is a new project that I just started on Saturday.  I was looking at a project that was going to be a little different and this was the project that I selected to work on.  Sure it means that I have another project added to my list of things to finish but I am thinking it would be great to see something finished up.

I don't think this project will take me to long to finish as it is basically just the alphabet with a few little things added to it.  I also think that being able to work on a couple of letters a day may help me get through this project quickly.  I am not really sure if I will do the two letters a day but at least if I can make some progress on it during this month would make me feel great.


Of course, work is my main project each day so I will see what time I have this week to work on getting some stitching done.  I have my list of things that I need and want to accomplish this week so that means that I am going to be busy and then will when to see when I have some time to craft.

The weather is finally starting to warm up and it makes me happy to see that the trees are finally starting to turn green and flowers are starting to bloom.  It is now time for me to get back to work as I have a lot of things that I need to try and get finished up this week.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A week with some progress

Temperature - April 20
Another week is now over and another month is about to be over. For us here in Canada the end of April also means that our personal tax returns are due so another deadline is about to be passed. This last week I was able to find bits of time to work on a bunch of projects which did make me feel a lot better.

Temperature - April 27
Temperature - how this project seems to have become a challenge for me and I am not really sure why.  Maybe part of the problem is I got behind on the stitching of it in March and now I am still trying to get caught up. I hope to be able to conotinue to get it moved forward and hopefully soon I will be able to see that I have it caught up and then maybe I will try and keep it up to date after this.

Key chain
Key chain - now after all of the things that I was trying to do last week I decided it was time to pull out a smal project and see how quickly I could get it completed.  The key chain was a flower on one side and my initial on the other side so it rally didn't take me long to get this stitched.  The picture doesn't look great as this is just after finishing it and doing the rough cutting out for the key chain.  I now just need to get it finished and then I will be able to start using it on one of my craft bags.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - April 30
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL 2018 - Sunday morning I woke up to find out that the May section of the stitch along had been posted so that meant that I had to print off the pattern and try and get a bit of start on the piece.  I was able to get two threads done on the May section so that makes me happy and now to see how long it will take me to get this section completed.  The May section is a lot larger than the April section so that means that I won't be getting it completed in a couple of days like I did last month.

I love this project and I do look forward to seeing what each month has because then it means that I have a small finish each month once I have finished stitching the month.  I am looking forward to seeing the completed design but that is still 7 months away but that is fine with me as it means that I have 7 more months of looking forward to seeing that that monthly design will be.

DLKs Crafts - April 28
DLKs Crafts - now this is a design that I did and I will be using it with my ETSY shop for when pictures are taken of the grime guards on the q-snap frames.  We have found that the camera doesn't always want to focus on the grime guards so we figured we would give it some help by having a stitched piece on the fabric.

I am going to be stitching two of these so that both of the q-snaps will have the same design on it.  I started this one on Saturday and got a bit of it done an dnow to see how quickly I can get the two of them stitched. 

Stitch Maynia - how for a lot of stitchers the beginning of May means Stitch Maynia but it isn't something that I am going to be doing.  What Stitch Maynia involves is starting 15 projects in the first 15 days of May.  For me having another 15 projects started doesn't sound like fun so I am going to continue stitching like I have been stitching and working on the projects that I want to work on each day when I can find the time to stitch.  I may try and work on a few of the other pieces for a little bit during the month of May but I won't be starting a bunch of them.  Sure, I have more than 15 projects currently on the go so I could work on a different one each day for the first 15 days but again I don't know what my schedule is going to be and also I just want to enjoy stitching and not feel the pressure of trying to do a different project each day.


I have how taken a few minutes as a break from the work items that need my attention this Monday morning so now to get back to doing them.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week and if you are participating in Stitch Maynia I hope you enjoy it.  I will be watching from the side lines and will work on my projects when I have the time.