Monday, June 14, 2021

Some more progress this week

Mini Forget Me Not
Here it is the start of another week, and I am happy to say that things are starting to move forward here in Ontario.  On Friday we were finally able to move to a slow reopening and that makes me feel good.  Sure it is still a long way from where we need to be but at least we are starting to move forward.  Also, this past week both my husband and I were able to get out second Covid-19 vaccine which makes us both feel a lot better.
Work is still remote, and it will be as that is something that we have been doing, so I don't think it is going to be changing in the near future. We have worked remotely for years and just sometimes need to go to a client site, but more and more of our work is done away from the client site.

Mini Forget Me Not
Mini Forget Me Not - so here is the piece that continues to get most of my attention, and it is making me feel so good.  As of last night, I had 95.85% of the piece stitched.  This week I will continue to move this project forward as I would really like to see it finished before too long. The one thing about this piece is now a lot of the colours that I am working on are all over the rest of the piece, so it does take longer to see much progress on it.  I would like to see if I can at least get more of this piece done this week.

I hope that before too long that this piece is finished, and then I will start to work on some of the other things that I currently have waiting for some attention.

Emily Ann Foster
Emily Ann Foster - this piece came out for a bit of a visit yesterday after I felt that I had done enough on Mini Forget Me Not.  Sure this piece is just two colours, so it does stitch up a little quicker, so that makes me feel good.

If things go well this will probably be the piece that I focus on after finishing Mini Forget Me Not.  I am looking forward to seeing the progress on this piece as well so now to make sure that I can get some stitching in this week.

Emily Ann Foster
Other things - I continue to work on a few other projects but they are very slow right now as I am focusing on getting Mini Forget Me Not moved forward.  I hope to get back to these other projects soon and then there will be pictures of them as well.

I hope everyone finds a bit of time each day to do something for yourself.  It does't matter how long it is but making sure that you find the time is very important.  Have a good week and please stay safe and take care of yourself.


Monday, June 7, 2021

Where did the week go?

Here it is the start of another week, and I am really not sure where the last week went.  I know that I was busy with things, so that is probably how I seemed to miss a lot of the week.

 Ontario is still dealing with a lot of restrictions, but hopefully this week we get to hear that we are going to be slowly starting the reopening of things. For us, it will still be the same for work as we will continue to work remotely. It will just mean that we will be able to start to go into store again, but that will wait for a while anyway.

Mini Forget Me Not - this is the only piece of crafting that I worked on in the last week.  I have decided that I am really going to focus on this piece now as I would like to see it finished.  I know that I still have a lot of stitching to do on it, but I am looking forward to seeing it done.

 This past week I decided it was time to start working on all the areas that I have left to stitch, so that is what I did.  I am slowly adding in all the stitches that are remaining and am happy with the progress that I have made.  I am now over 90% complete, and I am looking forward to seeing when it will be finished.

It has been fun working on this piece and seeing the different colours of floss that I have now finished using.  The pattern started with 89 colours and I have now got it down to 47 colours left that I need to use and this week I will continue to work on getting more of the colours finished.  

My goal for this project is to have it finished by the anniversary of when I started it which was July 20th.  I think I should be able to do it before then but at least I have a goal and now to see if I can achieve it even faster.

Other things - I haven't really worked on a lot of other things this past week as I was busy with work and other things going on.  I hope that this week I can start getting back to getting things into our ETSY shop so will see how that goes.  A lot of the items will depend on the weather as it is pretty warm here in Ontario so sitting and sewing or working on crocheted baby afghans just don't seem to work too well.

I hope everyone has a good week, and you find time each day to do the things that you love.  I hope to spend some time this week working on some of my projects and will see what I have to show next week. Stay safe and take care of yourself.