Saturday, July 31, 2010

Achieved my goal

Well it's the last day of July and I am so happy to say that I finished the cross-stitch before the end of the month. It turned out really nice and I actually made it into a bell pull which turned out pretty good. I do owe you a picture and will post one early next week.

Besides cross-stitching I have continued to work on the blankets for Sick Kids Hospital which I love doing. I hope to be able to get a few done this weekend as it is a long weekend here in Ontario. I think if I can sit and relax I should be able to get maybe three or four done by the end of Monday.

I want to try and get a few of my ufo's out of the way in August as right now I seem to have way too many things on the go at one time. I was looking last night at a tote of yarn and laughed as most of balls of yarn in the tote are actually started blankets or baby hats. Maybe what I should try and do is focus on one project at a time for a little while and maybe get something actually finished.

Now to see what I actually get done this weekend.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Still around

Yes I am still around and still working on a lot of projects.

The good news is I have started the cross-stitch that I wanted to get completed in July. I am not sure if it will be finished by the end of the month but at least it's started. I have been able to work a couple of days on it so have been seeing results but still quite a bit of it to do.

I am continuing to work on items for the soldiers and veterans and that is where most of my time is currently being spent. I am working on using up some worsted weight yarn on squares and then once it's cooled down a bit I will have lots of lapghans to put together.

This past weekend I was able to spend Saturday with some of my online friends and we all had a great time. It's amazing as we don't see each other much but when we do it seems like we saw each other just the day or week before. In some cases we haven't seen each other for a year but time doesn't make a difference with these ladies. We all seem to sit and talk and help each other with projects as well as see what each person is working on.

I hope to be able to post a picture of the cross-stitch once it is completed so now need to focus on it and hopefully will meet the goal of having it finished by the end of the month.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Crafting and Heat

I have to admit that crafting and heat do not go together too well. This is the third day of extreme heat and now they are saying it's going to be hot until at least Friday and it's only Monday. I am trying to craft but have to admit that not having air conditioning in our entire place makes it difficult.

Today I had a chance to meet up with a fellow crafter and thanks so much for the yarn. It is now in my to use pile and I hope to use the green yarn soon. The green yarn will be used to make a small baby blanket in the near future.

I have been working on some small projects later as trying anything that touches my legs just doesn't work. I am also trying to craft outdoors a bit more so it means projects that are easy to move and therefore need to be small.

The cross-stitch that I want to finish is still not started so I guess once the weather cools off a bit I should actually pick it up and get it done. That also means that I need to start it but hopefully it won't take too long to finish.

If you are dealing with this heat, take care and remember don't over do it.