Posts Tagged With: WIPocalypse 2014

September WIPocalypse

How about that, I’m posting on time for once.

Since my last post, I finished the first part of the Something Wicked mystery sampler. Still holding off on pictures until the entire thing is finished per Patti’s request. Part 2 is on order, but of course I ordered it with another pattern that was out of stock, so I’m still waiting on that one. But that’s okay; I have plenty of other things to work on in the meantime.

I’m catching up on Once Upon a Time. Here’s my August block:

I admit I'm completely blanking on the title of this story, even though it was totally the summer theater project one year when I was in elementary school.

I admit I’m completely blanking on the title of this story, even though it was totally the summer theater project one year when I was in elementary school.

I changed up the colors on the cat. The original pattern is orange, but I figured there are enough cats running around this place that I might as well use one of them as a model. Here’s the cat in question wearing a bow tie:

I'll have a vodka mahrtini. Shaken, not shtirred.

I’ll have a vodka mahrtini. Shaken, not shtirred.

For everything else I’ve stitched since my last WIPocalypse update, please click over to my post from a few days ago.

September topic is: Who is your favourite person to stitch for, or do you prefer to keep your stitching yourself?

I just stitch for myself. I used to stitch gifts, but no one was very appreciative. Back in the early days before I could gauge how long a project would take, I gave someone a birthday gift six weeks after the fact because it took me way longer to finish than I expected. They were irritated that I had “forgotten” their birthday and thought I had only just then remembered. I stopped giving stitched gifts a few years after that. I was making smaller, more manageable pieces as gifts, but then people were responding like I’d just thrown something together because they were small. Maybe it would be different if I gave gifts to other stitchers, but there aren’t that many in my life. I had planned to make a gift for someone earlier this year (first time in about 6 years) but changed my mind. I think that one could have gone 50/50, but it would have been about a 30-hour project and I’ve just been burned too many times in the past. Every now and again I see a pattern and think, “Oh, so and so would love that!” but I don’t go along with it.

Oh! Also of note is that I’ve added an Instagram account. Check out @live.long.and.stitch for some of my smaller updates.

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Still Here, Still Stitching

Clearly, I’ve been out of the loop for a bit, though I’ve still been stitching. A second round of work travel, a few night shifts, and a scratched cornea left me rather distracted. Meanwhile, my brother has convinced me to run a half-marathon in a few months, and I’m learning parkour. With what little free time I have left, it’s pretty much blog or stitch, and I chose to stitch. (Because otherwise there wouldn’t be much to blog about, am I right?)

But whatever. I’m here now, and I have updates. April or May or whenever was a while ago. Now that I’m uploading all the pictures, it occurs to me I might not want to cram all of this into one post, but if I don’t I’ll just give up and figure I can write this thing another day. Not sure if we’re in a rut or a vicious cycle, but I’m not going to analyze it too closely. I’m also going to tackle some of the WIPocalypse questions I missed, but for now let’s talk about the stitching progress.

Finishes first. Hold onto your hats.

May Calendar Girl - Completed 5/10

May Calendar Girl – Completed 5/10

Here’s the May Calendar Girl from Little House Needleworks. I have the rest of them, but I second guessed myself as to how I want to finish them. They’ll sit for a minute until I figure it out. Since I already have 3 finished, I’ll most likely keep stitching each one separately just so I don’t have to redo them. I have enough other pieces languishing in the stash that I’m not really in a hurry. They’re cute, but I just don’t know what I want to do with them.

Colonial Dry Goods

Colonial Dry Goods

I really like this one, and I had my eye on it for a while. This is Colonial Dry Goods, also by Little House Needleworks, finished 5/23. Fun fact, that blue is actually green. At least, it’s called green, which really threw me for a loop. The left side looks a little weird because I don’t stitch on a hoop and haven’t stretched it out for framing yet. I’ve been waiting until I have more things to frame because I’m cheap and don’t like to pay for shipping. It happens. The lettering at the top is a Classic Colorworks floss called Rod and Reel, and it’s one of the best overdyed flosses I’ve used. Everything else is just variation within the same color, which is subtle. This one is a little more in your face.

Sugar is Sweet - 6/8/14

Sugar is Sweet – 6/8/14

The picture doesn’t do this one justice. The lighting in my kitchen really messed with the various shades of pink. Maybe it’s just me, but in this picture the pinks look a little purple when in reality they are definitely pink.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. This is Sugar Is Sweet by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I could have sworn they said they were doing either 4 or 5 alphabet samplers this year with a similar layout, but so far there’s only been one other than this. Oh well. The ribbon is just wrapped around the outer part of the hoop. The fabric isn’t mounted in the hoop very well. There’s no glue involved, just a drawstring type situation in the back, so I’ll probably take it down and fix the mount at some point.

A Full Heart - 7/11

A Full Heart – 7/11

This is A Full Heart, the first part of the 2014 Shepherd’s Fold by Shepherd’s Bush. This is the first pattern of theirs I’ve done, and I admit it was harder than I expected. I’m still not sure why. The beads and specialty stitches weren’t particularly hard, and it’s only 32 ct fabric. Maybe the silk was throwing me for a loop. I don’t know. I love looking at this piece now that’s it’s finished and I would certainly do it again if I went back in time, but it was a relief when I reached the end.

A Full Heart mounted on the shaker box

A Full Heart mounted on the shaker box

This piece was designed as a box topper for a sewing box. Yes, I splurged and got the box. Up until now my notions have been a little out of control (and would often turn up in strange places), so it’s definitely handy to have the box.

My Home - 7/27

My Home – 7/27

Here’s My Home, a scissor fob and the second part of the Shepherd’s Fold. I admit I don’t know the purpose of a fob. The stitching wasn’t a problem, but the finishing was surprisingly difficult. I followed the instructions in the kit, but it just kept looking worse and worse until I finally took it apart and tried again. The “correct” way was to sew it wrong side out, flip it the right way, stuff it, finish closing it, then attach the ribbon. Mine looked just awful. I ended up making a backstitch border around both sides and sewing the backstitches together, looping on the ribbon and beads as I went.

Here's the reverse side of the same piece.

Here’s the reverse side of the same piece.

That’s my last finish, so let’s move on to some of the more… long range projects I’m working on. Here are a bunch of blocks for Once Upon a Time:

May

Jack and the Bean Stalk

June

The Princess and the Pea

July

Thumbalina

I’m two months behind. These blocks go pretty quickly, so that’s not so bad.

Here's what the whole thing looks like right now.

Here’s what the whole thing looks like right now.

And then there’s the Magical Creatures Calendar:

Not Merlin. "Thaddeus."

Not Merlin. “Thaddeus.”

Some dragons for good measure.

Some dragons for good measure.

And a mermaid who is not named Ariel but has a Disneyfied sense of fashion.

And a mermaid who is not named Ariel but has a Disneyfied sense of fashion.

Honestly? This makes me pretty uncomfortable. Cloudsfactory is expanding into more original designs, but a lot of her patterns use trademarked characters. I bought this one because at first it had original characters and I figured it would stay that way, but the wizard and mermaid who look like Disney but with different names in the pattern… I’ll finish stitching this pattern, but that will probably be it for me for Cloudsfactory unless the company fully shifts away from trademarked characters.

Now how about something new?

Mysterious Halloween Town

Mysterious Halloween Town

This is the Mysterious Halloween Town from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. It’s being released this fall in four parts. This is 1-3, with part 4 coming out later in September. I love that variegated purple on the bakery. The individual parts of this were fairly quick to stitch. Part 4 will go along the bottom.

I’m working on the SamSarah mystery sampler, but since they’ve asked folks not to post pictures until it’s over, I’ll hold off for now. I’m almost finished with the first part (for those who are doing the same pattern, I haven’t finished filling in that bit on the left, but everything else is done). The designer has sent out part 2, but the shop I’m using hasn’t gotten it yet.

Finally, here’s this:

Fun Every Day - Tuesday

Fun Every Day – Tuesday

This is the first tag for the Fun Every Day perpetual calendar SamSarah put out a while back. I’m going to have to start over. The perforated paper is driving me nuts; I usually use the sewing method on linen, so this is just too slow for me. I’ve ordered a large enough piece of linen that I can stitch all the tags in hand, then trim them to size and glue them to the paper tags. I do so hate to redo things, but perforated paper takes like three extra motions per stitch. Not cool.

I’ve done some work on Quilty Stitches, but I can’t remember what I last posted about or how far I am right now, nor do I have any pictures of it handy. I guess we’ll come back to that one.

Let’s look at some of the WIPocalypse questions I missed.

May: What designs or themes do you really wish you could find?  What do you think is missing among stitching designs?

This one is a little hard for me to answer. I don’t generally look for specific themes, and it’s a little hard to pin down why something appeals to me. I tend to look at Americana and nautical first, but I generally choose pieces because I like the color scheme or the layout. A Full Heart doesn’t strike me as something I would like, but I do. I can’t explain it. So I don’t know what I wish I could find, because I have a hard time searching for something specific. I just kind of see things in passing and know I like them.

June: Have you ever been to a stitch gathering such as a retreat or a festival? If so, tell us about it!

Negative.

July: It’s halfway to Christmas.  Do you start your holiday stitching this early?  If so, what do you hope to accomplish this year?

I haven’t done any Christmas stitching yet. I certainly wasn’t doing any in July. Then again, I’m doing two Halloween patterns this year, which is not usual for me, so if I weren’t doing those I would probably start Christmas patterns. I have two so far this season; one is ready to go once I reach a stopping point with some of the Halloween stuff, and the other is waiting on fabric.

August:  Tell us about your oldest and newest WIPs,

Newest is the SamSarah Halloween sampler. I just started that September 3. The oldest one I’m actively working on is Once Upon a Time, which goes back to late December, but the oldest thing gathering dust (not really, it’s in a bag to protect it from dust) is a blanket on which I once thought I could stitch the Super Mario World overworld map. That’s been around since early 2010 (or maybe late 2009? I really can’t remember). I’m a little more realistic about things these days, so much as I would love to see that one finished, I bet I never get back to it. There are just too many other fun patterns out there that are more manageable. (More sane?)

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April WIPocalypse

Well hello, May (when did that happen?!), we’re going to talk about April today. It happens.

April was a bizarre month for me. I had a sudden business trip that really threw me off my game. I brought some stitching with me but didn’t touch it thanks to working some truly bizarre hours, and I decided it was more important to catch up with some old friends while I could.

So here’s what we’ve got!

Juuuuust right.

Juuuuust right.

The border is still sitting unfinished somewhere around the bottom of the piece. April was Goldilocks and some ursine friends. I see I missed a few stitches on one of the mushrooms. Oops–I’ll have to add those in when I do the next block. My favorite part of this one is the wee little bee. Jack and the Bean Stalk is the theme for May.

On the Frosted Pumpkin front, they have some new patterns which I’m ever so tempted by but have too many patterns sitting in my stash as it is. In a few weeks (May 15 maybe?) Ashleigh and Amanda are releasing the second alphabet sampler. I think there will be five total, maybe ever 2 months or so. Looks like they’ll be the same size and general layout but with different themes and different fabric. (The first was the Sugar is Sweet sampler, in case you missed it. I bought it when the Pumpkins had a coupon deal for Easter that was too good to pass up, but I don’t know when I’ll get it to.) They’re also doing a Halloween club this summer and fall. Sign-ups have already started so people can get materials before it starts mid-June. I don’t know if I’ll go for it now or wait. They made a passing reference to past clubs being too much stitching in too little time finishing too close to the holiday in question, so maybe that means this will be more manageable than the Gingerbread Lane and 12 Days craziness of last year.

Not much happening here.

Not much happening here.

Here’s a start on the spring band sampler from the Historical Sampler Company. I honestly don’t remember when I started this. It was probably the end of March before all the new April patterns came out. I haven’t gotten very far. At the time I figured, sure, I can finish this before the end of May. Ha! Not going to happen. Lesson learned–if you want to do a seasonal pattern and put it on the wall, start at least one season in advance. So I should probably put this one down and just work on the autumn sampler for the time being.

Better late than never.

Better late than never.

And we have a finish this month! (sort of this month…) I need to do a better job noting when I start things. We’ll call this 10 Apr – 2 May. These patterns really are quick when you actually sit down and do them; I think March took me a day and a half. The trick is to actually do the stitching. It doesn’t count if you put it on your desk and just stare at it. The blue threw me for a loop. I don’t have the chart handy, but the name suggests it’s actually green. And yet I had no green in my bag with that particular number. And then I looked at the picture and realized it was blue. My conclusion was that there was a mistake on the chart; the actually reason was just the DMC gave it a terrible name. That dark blue is a fabulous color.

Finished this block last night. I’m still not loving the fabric; I almost wish I’d waited until I had my second fabric choice in hand, but then I’d be so far behind it wouldn’t be funny. And after this project I’m never using glow in the dark DMC again. I’ll just sub it with white. I’ll keep at it for this one just for the sake of consistency, but it’s just impossible to work with. I goofed the tree branch, so I had to improvise a little. Not much. By this time we should all know I can’t get through a project without a few slipups here and there. Gives it character. May is a wizard, very Merlin and Archimedes (for those of us who learned Arthurian lore from Disney).

So! Now that that’s out of the way, April’s question was how do you keep your stash organized?

I have spent years trying to find a system that works for me. Something logical, so I can find things quickly. Something quick, so I can add new things fast (laaaazy). I think I’ve finally found something manageable. Mary Corbet pointed me towards some cabinets from the Container Store (http://www.needlenthread.com/2012/04/embroidery-thread-storage.html). I’m operating on a totally different scale, so I just have the one 10-drawer cabinet, and it’s nowhere near filled. Drawers are divided between floss, fabric, and ongoing projects.

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For the floss, I’m grouping things by brand (though who am I kidding–Sullivans is getting mixed with DMC because the conversion is right on the label and they’re similar quality). Each color goes in a little snack bag labeled with the brand and number, then they are grouped in order on metal rings, with plenty of space to add new shades as I get them without having to reorganize the whole thing.

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Each project goes in a gallon bag along with it’s floss. Haven’t come across a situation where multiple WIPs need the same bag of floss, since right now I buy floss as I need it rather than specifically accumulating a stash. My stash is small enough that there’s no harm in having doubles, especially with DMC and Sullivans. I usually buy Cosmo in sets, but it’s pricy enough that I really don’t want doubles. Then again the Workroom is 15 cents off a skein if you get a set, so I guess I’ll be doing the math on a case by case basis. But I digress.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I did the whole box of floss bobbins thing. No thank you. It was so time consuming to dismantle skeins and wind it all on bobbins, and then when you cut off a length and pull out two ply, what do you do with the other four? There’s just nowhere to put it. So the bags win.

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March WIPocalypse

Safe to say, I’m just behind on everything right now. I don’t even have a good excuse; while work is more stressful than it was, say, a month ago, things are still ridonkulously chill compared to life last fall when I was working on Gingerbread Lane. Behind on my monthly stitching, and totally behind just getting my WIPocalypse post up. I think this was supposed to be March 16. Oops.

This month’s topic is to show your favorite places to stitch. I do the majority of my stitching at my desk at home–comfy desk chair, easy view of the TV, easy access to patterns on my computer. I’m not going to show you a picture, since at any given moment it looks like a hurricane passed through. I’ve done okay keeping the rest of the apartment relatively free of chaos (and naturally as soon as I said that two cats sprinted through the blinds and almost tore everything apart. I leave the chaos generation to them these days), so I’m okay with my desk being the lone holdout.

I did have a bout of creativity at the beginning of the month; it’s hardly worth reposting the pictures since it’s the next post down (but here’s a link). In summary, I stitched and framed the fern from Nature’s Trio. One left in that series, and then I’ll never have to stitch on aida again (I’m being spoiled by linen). I stitched and sort-of-framed the March Calendar Girl from Little House Needleworks. I say sort-of-framed because while it’s in a frame, the frame had no hardware, so it’s just kind of sitting in there. The next time I buy frames I’ll get the rest of the bits and bobs to fix it. Finally, I framed my two Christmas pieces from last year, 12 Days and Gingerbread Lane. Several people have asked me about my process, so the next time I frame something I’ll take pictures and post a walkthrough.

I have made a small amount of progress since my last post. I’ve been sloooowly chipping away at the March Once Upon a Time block. I’d say I’m more than halfway through, but it’s somehow taken me three weeks to do three days worth of stitching (if that–I should have been able to finish it in a weekend).

Cheshire pigs?

Cheshire pigs?

As for the thing I didn’t work on… I haven’t even started the March Magical Creatures block (it’s a phoenix), and I’m three blocks behind on Quilty Stitches (and no, I have yet to go back and fix the awkward partial stitches on the first block). Hopefully this month I’ll be a little more productive.

On the non-stitching side of things (but still in the creative hemisphere), I finally gave in and bought Wreck This Journal, so expect to see some of that. Spoiler–there’s a page that requires stitching! I’ll need to think that one through before I poke it full of holes. I’ve had it a week and it’s already pretty destroyed, which I guess means I’m doing it right.

Most of my last month has been spent convincing cats that it isn’t so awful to have their teeth brushed. I mean, it’s still pretty awful, but they’re gradually figuring out that the less they squirm the sooner they get treats. Little do they know I’m giving them dental treats! Mwa ha ha! As an introductory story to the inevitable cat pictures, when the cats first moved in, I had a closed suitcase out in the open. They quickly decided it was the Best Thing Ever. So I figured two champion nappers needed something of their very own that gave them the same cozy perch (while allowing me to finally put my crap away). So maybe I bought a kitty bunk bed.

I think you're missing the point.

I think you’re missing the point.

Professor Moriarty figured it out first.

Professor Moriarty figured it out first.

You guys realize that has two levels, right?

You guys realize that has two levels, right?

Now you're on the trolley.

Now you’re on the trolley.

Three...two...one...awwwwww!

Three…two…one…awwwwww!

That’s all for now! See you later after I’ve finally gotten off my rear and accomplished something!

 

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February WIPocalypse

Here we are again! Checking in with the 2014 WIPocalypse! If you have no idea what I’m going on about, pop over to the WIPocalypse page.

This month’s topic: How many projects do you generally feel comfortable having in progress at a time?  Tell us about your one-at-a-time or rotation habits!

Hmm. Usually I’d say I just have one project going at a time, but this year it’s a little different. This year I’m following several patterns which come out in periodic installments. There’s only but so much stitching per month for those, so I feel okay taking on several. For instance, Once Upon a Time and Magical Creatures are both full-year projects with monthly installments, and Quilty Stitches has 16 blocks released at two week intervals. I also just subscribed to Calendar Girls from Little House Needleworks, which is another monthly release. All that said, up until this year I would have said my max is two, one that I’m actively working on and a massive project that’s sitting on the back burner (for reals, I don’t think I’ll ever finish it, and I have so much queued up at the moment that I’m not going to bother posting it unless I completely run out of other patterns, which I don’t anticipate happening). The pattern subscriptions are a new thing for me, and I’m loving them. They break a larger project into manageable pieces, so I just cycle through them as things progress. Right now I have 5 projects going, three monthly patterns I’m actively working on (OUaT, Magical Creatures, and Quilty Stitches) and two projects that have stalled (Nature’s Trio is slow going because I have more interesting patterns, plus I started it when I was still using aida. I can’t stand aida. The other is a gift I can’t post until after the fact, but once I started I realized I had the wrong colors). Won’t lie, there are two more projects I’m dying to start, which would throw my theory of “only one or two regular sized projects at a time” out of whack. One is from Little House Needleworks, the other I designed myself.

On addendum on the pattern subscriptions: They really only work for me when the monthly patterns are small. I signed up for the Frosted Pumpkin patterns Christmas on Gingerbread Lane and Twelve Days of Christmas last year, but each week’s pattern was just plain too big for me. I couldn’t keep up. Of course, I was also working a ridiculous number of hours per week, so maybe it would be easier now.

As far as the actual works-in-progress progress (is that like ATM machine?), here’s the summary since January’s check-in. I would have gotten a little farther on the grid and border for OUaT, but I’ve been dealing with a sick kitty this week. He’s okay now, but he still has a few days of meds left to bite my fingers off. Fortunately my carpet is just the right shade of mottled tan that you can’t find certain stains until you’re three inches away. It’s been an adventure.

Biggest thing since last check-in is my first finish of the year!

Twelve Days of Christmas, Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, complete 1/28/14

Twelve Days of Christmas, Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, complete 1/28/14

Twelve Days is finished! I started the grid and border in early November of last year, but I didn’t really start working on it in earnest until after Christmas. Here’s my post about the completion. I still need to hem/iron/mount/frame it, but there’s plenty of time until Christmas for me to make it presentable. Then again, it seems like the Christmas season starts earlier every year…

As for the WIPs, absolutely no progress made on the Nature’s Trio fern. I’m not even going to post a picture. My other three projects are all new starts since the January check-in:

Getting the materials for Once Upon a Time pushed me to finish 12 Days. I only had a few days left in January to do the first block, but I finished on time. I did the February block before moving on to the grid. I'd have finished more of the grid and started the border, but like I said, sick kitty.

Getting the materials for Once Upon a Time pushed me to finish 12 Days. I only had a few days left in January to do the first block, but I finished on time. I did the February block before moving on to the grid. I’d have finished more of the grid and started the border, but like I said, sick kitty. I don’t think I posted the February “Frog Prince” block when I finished it.

Materials for Magical Creatures were also slow arriving. I got them about the same time as the OUaT materials. Also haven't done much of the border due to the late start. I would like to have the border completely finished (same for OUaT) instead of doing it in bits and pieces as the blocks come out, but it depends on how quickly I can catch up from the January delay.

Materials for Magical Creatures were also slow arriving. I got them about the same time as the OUaT materials. Also haven’t done much of the border due to the late start. I would like to have the border completely finished (same for OUaT) instead of doing it in bits and pieces as the blocks come out, but it depends on how quickly I can catch up from the January delay.

Quilty Stitch 1 and 2

I chose a floss for the border just today but haven’t start putting it in yet. These blocks are 24×24, and they’ve taken a few hours each. Maybe 4 or so. I still need to touch up the quarter stitches in the first block.

 

Colonial Dry Goods is listed on my WIPocalypse page (header up top), but I didn’t like the fabric. I’ve ordered a new cut from a different company, but these things always take time to fix.

And that about wraps it up, which means it’s time for some cats:

Gone cat fishing

Gone cat fishing

Tubular.

Tubular. And since the questions already come up once, yes, that’s one cat sticking out both ends.

 

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WIPocalypse – January

How about that; I decided I wanted to do WIPocalypse this year. Couldn’t really do it any previous year, as I hadn’t heard of it (and was slightly distracted by my job sending me overseas for months at a time and not letting me sleep, but that’s a drama-filled tale for another day).

So what is WIPocalypse? It’s a stitch-along hosted by Melissa over at Measi’s Musings. What’s the point? Stitch. Pretty simple. I like simple goals; it’s easier to start with something simple and make it way over the top by the end than to go the other way. This is not the “Crazy January Challenge” deal that some people do. I’m not keeping score (yet…). The idea is to just stitch, with a monthly check-in with the other folks playing the home version.

Here’s a link. Links are fun and informative.

So here’s the deal: Every month there’s a discussion topic. This time around? Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year. So here we go.

Me: Amy. I’m a sailor, which is cool (sometimes). Of course, at the moment I’m not actually working on a ship, but we’ll stick with “sailor.” I’m 25, which is a nice round number. I’ve been stitching on and off for 10-15 years (don’t remember exactly how old I was when I learned).

Projects: I just consulted my list and realized I actually have quite a few I want to knock out. *sigh* I don’t stitch fast enough for this list. First of all, since Christmas is definitely over, I need to wrap this one up and move on:

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Ack! What happened to the ballerina’s head?!

This is the Twelve Days of Christmas sampler, compliments of the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. Go browse their shop; it’s kind of amazing. Also on the list for this year is their Once Upon a Time sampler, which I haven’t started because I’m still waiting on materials and because I need to finish the Christmas patterns before spring starts.

There’s a trio of patterns from Janlynn called Nature’s Trio. I already finished one of them, but I still have two more to go:

Not particularly exciting. The other one is a dragonfly, I think.

Not particularly exciting. The other one is a dragonfly, I think.

Let’s see what else is on the list… A travel map, some seasonal samplers from the Historical Sampler Company, the Mythical Creatures project from Clouds Factory, a Secret Project Shrouded in Mystery (or so it will stay for the moment as far as the internet is concerned, as it’s a gift for someone later in the year). There are certainly others, but these are the ones in the immediate future.

Goals: Oh boy. Actually finish projects, and don’t tear out my hair over the new job.

Happy stitching!

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