Monday, March 27, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
I have enjoyed just working on a couple of projects and have been able to see some good progress on both over the last 7 days.
This knitting will continue to be my focus for the next little while as I would like to see how quickly I can get it completed by trying to focus on it a bit each day instead of bouncing between a lot of different knitting projects.Mini the Forgotten - I have been using this piece as my cross stitch focus and it has helped me move it forward quite a bit. Over the last couple of weeks, I have only been stitching on this piece and have loved seeing the progress that I have done on it.
This past week my focus was on trying to get move of the background completed and it has helped me see some of the sections getting closer to being filled in. Being able to focus on a piece has meant that instead of a couple of projects getting stitched on and not seeing a lot of progress I am seeing at least some progress on this piece.
Other projects - of course, my English Paper Piecing is getting a bit of attention but not a lot. I am continuing to move this project forward as well and, in some ways, having the focus that I have had this month it makes me happy seeing how much I can get done on something.
I hope everyone is finding the things that make them happy. My joy is ensuring that I find that 30 minutes a day to sit and knit and think through what I want to accomplish that day. My knitting is my start to the day, most of the time, and it gives me that time to set up the day so that I can get things done.
Next week I hope to have more progress to show you and I will see if I can continue to just focus on these projects for another week and see what they look like. Have a good week and enjoy your time that you set aside for yourself.
Monday, March 13, 2023
I was busy doing some other things that wasn't crafting so that took quite a bit of time so didn't have as much time to focus on moving things forward.
Mini the Forgotten - this week I decided to just focus on working on this piece to see how much of it I could get done. It was different than just working on this piece for a couple of days.
Wavy Lace Scarf - it didn't take me long to get this scarf finished this past week. It was a nice change using worsted weight yarn on a knitting project.
Wedding Shawl - after I finished the Wavy Lace Scarf it was time to start another knitting project so after trying to decide which project, I would start next I picked up and started the Wedding Shawl.
This shawl has 12 rows to it so that means that I need to make sure that I know where I am on it. It does work on fairly quickly when I can sit and work on it for the 30 minutes. It has been nice continuing to do the 30 minutes of knitting each day as it gives me a bit of time to sit and relax and figure out plans for the day. My knitting is normally done with my coffee after breakfast and before I start my day.
Other projects - my English Paper piecing did get a bit of attention again this past week and I will show you what I got done when I do that blog at the end of the month.
It has been nice having a couple of projects that are my focus as I am seeing that I can get quite a bit of progress on something instead of just bits of projects for a bunch of projects. I hope everyone is finding that bit of time each day to do something that you enjoy helping you recharge your personal batteries. My knitting has been my recharge and focus my thinking project and I have been able to make some good progress on things.
Hope everyone has a good week and hopefully next week I will have some more progress on things to show you.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Life seems to be getting back to normal, and being busy with work and other things means there is less time to hide and do some of the crafting that I would like to do.
Ruskin's Penguins - here is the project that was my focus for the last little while, as I wanted to get it completed. This past week, I decided to put a lot of effort into it and see if I could get it done. I was able to get all of it stitched which means this is another finish for the year which makes me happy. Now to see what I work on next as I am going to be trying to move projects forward even just a bit.
Other projects - English Paper piecing continues to get worked on and at least one of them got some attention this week. I haven't been working on other things as I have been trying to focus on moving only a few things forward at a time instead of bouncing between too many things.
I hope everyone had a good week last week, and you continue to find the time to do something that you enjoy each day. Taking that little bit of time for yourself each day is important, and it helps you regain your focus.
Next week I hope to have some more progress on something to show you. Not sure what my projects are going to be, but I will continue to try and move projects forward, even just a bit.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Here it is the end of February and the start of March, and it is time for an update on how the throws are progressing. English Paper piecing is still that project that is so relaxing that I try and put some effort into it each week. It may not get a lot of time at once, but even that hour here and there helps move the projects forward.
One thing that I have been working on this month is trying to find the various ways to finish a quilt top once it is done. I have been watching a lot of different videos to see what I like and what I think might work for my projects.
Of course, after the motifs are all joined it is the quilting and finished of the throw, but that is ok. I am looking forward to getting to the point where I am figuring out how many more motifs go in the various sections of the throw, and I don't think that is going to be long, as I am already working on the areas that are getting close to the 12 motifs across and 12 motifs high. I am currently at 10 motifs, so shouldn't be long now.
It is fun working on this project, as the joining of a motif doesn't take as long as joining the larger motifs. As I want the large motif throw completed, I have to try and focus on that one and not let this one become the major focus.
Most of the remaining motifs that I need for the throw are ready to be made, so hopefully over the next couple of months I can continue to work on getting more of them into the bag of completed motifs.
Bag of small motifs - when I say that I have a lot of motifs still to join on the scrap throw, here is the bag that I am currently working with. Between what I have joined together and what is in this bag, I have about 70% of the motifs ready for this throw. It is a lot of fun working on the various stages of this throw because each part has a different level of relaxation involved. Making motifs are relaxing, and joining motifs are also relaxing.
I will see what happens in March, as I would like to continue to join motifs to the scrap throw as well. I may not focus on this one as much as the large motif throw, but it should get a little bit of attention.
The sizes of the motifs are a lot different, with the large ones being 2 inches and the scarp motifs being 3/4" inch. Yes, you can complete a throw faster with the larger motifs, but I do enjoy the smaller motifs a little more.
March is now here, so that means I need to start working on moving both of these projects forward again. I will see what I can get done this month and hopefully will have some progress to show you at the end of the month.