Friday, July 31, 2009

Goals and a Progress Pic

This is all I got done on Deck the Stalls. I've been trying to work on it off and on all of this month. I get bored of this one due to the fact that it's all brown. I mean, all brown. I would feel the same way if it were all purple or all green. I need variety in the colors to hold my interest. I do like this design, it's rather beautiful but it's hard for me to stitch. But it does need to get finished so I'm going to have to make myself work on it each month.

And that brings me to this. I have decided to start setting some crafting goals for myself. I have to complete at least 5 quilts before Christmas and I have several cross stitch projects that I need to get done (such as Deck the Stalls above). Two of the quilts are for my little cousins, two are quilts that my Sis has pieced together but now needs me to put together and quilt, and I need to make a baby quilt for my Sis who is expecting a little one come Jan/Feb. I would like to stitch a baby birth record but I can't really start that till we know if the baby is going to a boy or girl. I would also like to get my cousin's stocking stitched so that I can then make one for the baby. Whew! That's alot of work! So, tonight, I'll have to sit down and think of my goals for August.

Monday, July 27, 2009

BoInk Progress

Here is the progress on my BoInk so far. The littlest squares were supposed to be done in red but since red is my least favorite color, I changed it to the purple. I often change something on most of my projects along the way. I don't know why, it just happens.

Here is a closer pic of what I've been working on lately. Next, I should work some more on the borders.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another RR Found It's Way Home!

Here is my Earth Goddess Round Robin that I got back! I have a little at the top to finish and then she will be done. I'm not quite sure yet if I'm going to frame, make a wall hanging, a pillow, or whatever. I do know that I will most likely add some charms and buttons and things. When I get her finished I will post an update.

Here are all my goodies that Andrea sent along with my lady! Thanks so much Andrea!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Here is my small progress on Deck the Stalls stocking. I really should have finished this about a year ago but I quit working on it. So, when The Wagon BB announced that the theme for July was "Christmas in July", I decided to pull it out. It's supposed to be for my little cousin so I need to finish it before my niece or nephew is born because then I'll have another stocking to make. Yes, that's right. I'm going to be an Aunt! :)

Here is my latest photo of BoInk. I didn't put very much time into it last week but progress is progress.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Dance!

I finished Croakworth! It's designed by Ink Circles and yes, I went with my own color scheme. I used plain old Dmc Variations. I like to use them whenever I can in a project rather than spend a ton on other overdyed flosses. Sometimes they just can't do the job but most of the time, they turn out beautifully. I almost have the perfect frame for this one. It's the right color but it's a little too big. Don't you hate that?