Thursday, June 30, 2005

Mid-Year Stitching Goal Review... how am I doing??

What a joy it was tonight to stitch again on 17th Century Irish Garden!! This one fell out of my rotation all month while I was so focused on finishing Fairy Flora... I am hoping that it will not get neglected like that again :-)

Someone asked me in yesterday's comments section if I had seen Stitching Bits & Bobs' Fourth of July sale.. well, yes, I did. I visited it before my first client this morning, and I bought three fat quarters of hand dyed fabrics.... I know, I have been buying a bit of that lately, but I am noticing a trend towards (a) their suppliers are backordered with base fabrics, and (b) price increases are showing up... so with my penchant for the stuff, I am stocking up, I guess... I got a fat quarter of Picture This Plus Crystal Meditation Cashel ...a fat quarter of Sugar Maple Fabrics 32 ct Merfolk's Morn lugana (just loved the name of this one) ...and a fat quarter of Sugar Maple Fabrics 28 ct Summer's End lugana ... ;-)

I received an email tonight from Dyeing4U alerting me that there will be no FOTM this month due to an illness in the family. I am sorry to hear that, so what did I do? Ugh. I went back to the sale at Stitching Bits & Bobs and I used that FOTM money to buy the new Mediterraneo chart (I am thinking the Crystal Meditation Cashel I purchased this morning may be just about right for this stunning design...), as well as the beads it calls for.... and then I also purchased all the Kreinik fibers for Dawn Awakening too....

I received the British magazine with the Wild Cherry Blossom Flower Fairy in it today - very nice issue!! I was high bidder today for the actual issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly that really does have that stunning Merry Cox sewing roll in it - yay!!

Mike went and picked up Erin, our youngest (12 year old) niece, for the long holiday weekend. We just had fun watching The Pacifier - there are some really funny lines in that movie! Disney always does a great job. Even Mike was smiling and laughing through it :-)

OK.... today marks the end of the first half of 2005. I figured I would pull up my 2005 Stitching Goals and see how far along I am:
(1) Houses of Hawk Run Hollow - it is sort of in my rotation, but after six months I am still on the first house block...
(2) Legends of the Dragons - right on track, and doing this as a SAL with Nicole really helps to keep me going on it...
(3) Convent's Herbal Garden - haven't picked it up yet this year...
(4) Angel of Love - right on track...
(5) Little Wings - working on it, not quite as far along as I had hoped to be by now...
(6) Celtic Band Sampler - on track, should get it done - loving doing this as a SAL with Katrina and Dani...
(7) Kingdom Sampler - have not started this one...
(8) 17th Century Irish Garden - making progress...
(9) Rebecca's Sampler - have not started this one...
(10) Elizabethan Sampler - have not started this one...
(11) My Stitching Treasures - have not started this one... BUT, Becky and I have begun to talk about starting this as a SAL...
(12) Roma's Garden - have not started this one...
I also had set the goal to stitch anything by Brightneedle, Birds of a Feather, Just Nan, Long Dog Samplers, Drawn Thread, Mirabilia, Indigo Rose and Elizabeth's Designs... so far I am doing OK with this. I have stitched Peacock Cypher (Just Nan), Fairy Flora (Mirabilia) and Green Old Gardens (Elizabeth's Designs), with Petal Fairy (Mirabilia) underway as well as Catherine Agnes (Indigo Rose).... As for UFOs, I hoped to finish five of them... and I did finish one - Beneath the Stars :-) **I will recap my June goals and set my July goals tomorrow...

Stitched on today: Story Time and 17th Century Irish Garden

3 comments:

Little Grey Cat said...

Oh Wow - those fabrics are gorgeous! What beautiful colours.

Gill said...

You have some gorgeous fabrics there, I especially love the green one - I will have to have a go at using hand died fabric some day!

Karen said...

Irish Garden is looking great, Carol!