Monday, March 29, 2010

Name tag progress

I haven't posted much as I have been busy designing and stitching my name tag for the retreat at the end of April. Well I think all the stitching on the front is now done so am feeling pretty good about that. I wanted it done by Easter so am ahead of schedule. Now I just need to work on getting the rest of the name tag figured out and then I can put it together and finished ahead of time.

I have also been getting some other crafting done and am very happy that now I have a contact so that I can make some lapghans for the veterans. I am still hoping that I will be able to get lapghans to injured Canadian soldiers but having problems with that project but I haven't given up.

As I said I am not going to post a picture of my name tag until after the retreat but am happy that I can now focus on some of the other things that need my attention.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crafting and trying to relax

Things have been a little crazy around here lately and I have to admit that I haven't had a lot of chances to lose myself in my crafts. Last week I was able to cross-stitch for 7 hours which made me feel really great. I am finally starting to see some progress on a number of my unfinished projects. I know I still have a long way to go to make a good dent but at least this is a start.

My one big challenge that I am working on right now is designing a name tag for a cross-stitch retreat that I will be attending at the end of April. The only guidelines we got were that our first name had to be on it and it was to be no longer that 3"x4". Ok so that means I have blank piece of canvas and way too many ideas in my head. A number of the ideas that I have are thanks to my husband who kept coming up with more and more ideas and finally I had to tell him to stop thinking of more ideas because I need to start stitching the piece. I haven't finished the entire design of the piece but have started to stitch it. I am not going to post any pictures here until after I go to retreat because there is a contest for the best name tag and I don't want to give away any ideas.

I am keeping track of all the different flosses that I use for the name tag and am going to write up the entire pattern once it's finished. So now to make sure it's finished and ready to wear by April 30th. The retreat is through Gitta's which is my local cross-stitch store.

Until the retreat I have a lot of projects that I want to finish so now need to sit and actually work on things instead of just sitting and thinking of all the projects that need my attention.

It's Wednesday and I think I am going to try and cross-stitch some this evening to continue to make a dent in one of my many, many, many projects.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Post Olympics Update

The Olympics are now over and I can get back to doing things according to the routine I had prior to the Olympics starting. Yes like a lot of crafters I have sent a great deal of time in front of the TV watching the Olympics but also getting some crafts done.

I kept track of everything that I finished during the Olympics are now here it is:
  • 30 soap savers sewn together
  • lapghan crocheted
  • 4 scarves finished - ends sewn in
  • 1 hat sewn together
  • small baby blanket 17"x 12"
  • worked on baby afghan and got it 3/4 done and it should be finished within the next couple of days.
  • multi-colour lapghan - started joining the squares together and got it just over half completed.
Now I am going to focus on getting a few more unfinished projects finished so that I can get things under control again. I know that I still have lots of unfinished projects so am going to work through March to get more of the items done.

Off to work on other things.