Monday, April 12, 2021

Where did the week go?

Mini Forget Me Not
Here it is the start of another week and yes another week in lockdown for us.  It will be nice when we can get back to normal but until our number of Covid-19 cases goes down we aren't going to be seeing any change here.

We continue to work remotely which is good and at least we have continued to be able to assist our clients.  It will be nice when we can do some things away from home for a change but will see how things go in the next couple of months.

Mini Forget Me Not Apr 6
Mini Forget Me Not - here is the project that got most of the attention this week.  I was able to finally get that one page finished that I wanted to do.  It felt nice seeing that the entire bottom of the pattern is now done.  I have complete 4 out of the 9 pages so am not working to see when I can get another page done.  I am currently working on one of the smaller pages, so hopefully I can get that done before too long.

Mini Forget Me Not Apr 11
I am happy with the progress that I have been able to make this week, and I am looking forward to seeing when this piece will actually be finished.  I continue to try and put at least a few stitches in each day as it does make me happy to see the progress at the end of each week on it.

I will continue to work on this piece and will see what if the fairy will start to appear this week.

In Our Garden
In Our Garden Many Flowers Bloom - here is a new start for me, and I am excited with the progress that I was able to make on it.  I started this Wednesday and only worked on it a couple of days this week.  I am loving the border, and I am trying to work on getting it done as well as getting some more of the words added.

This piece doesn't have a lot of colours, so it is making it a lot of fun to work on as well as see the progress on it quickly.  I am thinking that this will probably get attention each weekend as I would really like to see this piece finished up quickly.  I know that I have other pieces that I should also be working on but right now this is the piece that I am loving.

Mary Jane Fry - there is no picture of Mary Jane Fry this week as it has gone into hiding for a bit.  Last week while working on it, I discovered that I had made an error in counting, so one side of the border needs to be taken out. Once all the side border has been taken out it will come back out, and I will continue to work on it but for ow it needs a bit of time away.

Socks - I haven't worked on my socks at all in the last week, so there is no change in them either.   I still have two socks that I need to finish and one sock that needs the ribbing done, so maybe those are things that might get attention this week.

I am going to be trying to make some progress on a few things this week once I have got all the work that needs my attention done.  I know that I have quite a few projects that I can work on so will see which ones get the attention this week.

I hope everyone is staying safe and finding some time each day to do something for yourself.  It is important that we make sure that we take care of ourselves so that we have the energy to take care of others.  Have a good week and hopefully the weather will start to improve, and we will be able to star to enjoy the outdoors a little more.


Monday, April 5, 2021

Another week and some progress

Here it is the start of another week. It is still the same around here as Ontario has once again been put into a version of lockdown.  Yes, retail stores can be open but with very limited capacity.  It does make it a challenge when you want to go grocery shopping or to the pharmacy.
We continue to work remotely which is something that we have been doing for a while even before Covid-19.  A lot of our work doesn't need us to be at a client site, so that helps a lot. 

Mini Forget Me Not - here is a piece that got some attention this week as I decided that I was going to see how long it would take me to finish another page. I haven't finished the page yet, but I am getting closer to having it finished so that I s what I have been focusing on.  I also did a bit on the next page because I wanted some change in areas, so that helped as well.

This week I am going to continue to work on getting the page finished as it would be nice to get that done.  I am thinking that if I just focus on all the confetti stitches that are involved on this page then I will get it done.  Once this page is done I will be roller up and working on the rest of the design as I will only have five pages left.  I am now over 50% stitched, so that is also a motivating factor with this piece.

Mary Jane Fry - this piece got some attention on Saturday as it was time to see if I could get it moved forward.  I didn't get a lot of stitching done on her but at least her name is now complete, and I have moved the vine up a bit.  I will see how much attention she gets this week as I know that there might be another project added this week.

Mary continues to be a lot of fun to work on because it is a lot different from always working on a full coverage.  It does feel nice when you can see progress when you haven't spent a lot of time on the piece. I will see what I can do on this piece this week as it would be nice to continue to see bits of this design done.

English Paper Piecing - this week I have been able to move my mom's throw forward a bit.  It is now to the point that it is easier to have my DH fold it up so that I can take a picture of it.  I love how it is turning out, and I am looking forward to getting to the point that it will be ready to put together.  I still have around 50 motifs to add to it but at least it is moving forward even if it is only a bit at a time.  There are a lot of seams that need sewing together when each motif is added, so sometimes it doesn't look like I have done much but there has been quite a bit of sewing done.

Another project was added to my English Paper piecing list and that was a set of place mats that I wanted to make.  These place mats are also going to be used for me to learn how to do binding on a piece like this.  I figured it would be a good idea to have something smaller to learn how to do binding on before I attempt to do it on the throw which is a lot bigger.

Socks - I am continuing to work on my socks, but they have been slow moving in the last couple of weeks.  One of my projects is two of the socks need the toe decrease done on them and another sock needs the ribbing done.  Both of these sections are the sections that I don't like doing as much as the rest of the sock, so it means that they end up waiting a bit before they are moved forward.

I hope everyone continues to stay safe, and you find some time each day to do something for yourself.  We continue to try and stay safe, and yesterday we were able to get our first vaccine so now to wait and see when we can get our second vaccine. We know that we have to wait at least three weeks, but we are thankful that we have started that progress.

Hope everyone has a good week and you find some time for yourself.