Saturday, September 01, 2007

Pretty Ginghers... and Goals

I got some pretty new Ginghers today! Meet Ashley! Ashley is Joann Fabrics' latest Gingher exclusive. I was in Joann's today just to buy a patch for a pair of jeans, and there they were... and on sale :-) Aren't they pretty? They are similar to Julias but in a lilac/purple/rose range :-)

Stitching wise, really not a lot to share. I had to rip out the leaves on the tree I started when I realized that what I thought was one symbol was really two different ones. Oh well, will fix that next week!

Goals Review!!
August Goals:
1. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow -yes
2. Continue to work on Victoria's Quaker -yes
3. Continue to work on Mermaid Heaven -no
4. Continue to work on Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace -yes
5. Finish Annemarie's Neighborhood Round Robin and send it home to her -yes
6. Continue to work on And A Forest Grew -yes
7. Continue to work on Spring Ride SAL -yes
8. Stitch and post What's The Buzz? Exchange (SBEBB) by August 31 -yes, and Becky has received it
9. Stitch and post Redwork Exchange (USEBB) by August 31 -yes, and Amy has received it
10. Stitch and be ready to post Quaker Alphabet Exchange (SBEBB) by Sept 1 -yes
11. Stitch some gifts -yes, I stitched six gifts this month
12. Stitch an ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL -no
13. Stitch and send off Summer Seasonal Exchange -yes, and Myrna has received it
14. Stitch and send off Fair and Square to Wendy B. -no, not yet
15. Work on Cathy's Neighborhood RR (Group 3) -yes

September Goals:
1. Continue to work on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
2. Continue to work on Victoria's Quaker
3. Continue to work on Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace
4. Continue to work on And A Forest Grew
5. Continue to work on Spring Ride
6. Finish Cathy's Neighborhood RR (Group 3) and send it to An by 9/15
7. Finish Sabine's Neighborhood RR (Group 1) and send it to Nikki by 10/1
8. Stitch some gifts, including at least one PIF
9. Stitch return exchange for Susan (crazy exchange)
10. Stitch and send off Harvest House Exchange by 9/15
11. Stitch and send off Grateful Hearts Exchange by 9/24
12. Stitch and send off Fair and Square to Wendy by 9/7

What a joy it was to watch Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox throw a no-hitter tonight - age 22 and only his second start in the major league. No matter what team you cheer for, or whether you don't even follow or like baseball, it is hard to ignore that that is some feat! Very cool!!

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and And a Forest Grew


Barbara said...

Wow, I get to post the first comment?!

Love your new Ginghers and am going to see if they're also available online. :D AAFG looks great. Sympathies on the symbol mixup - the PS peacocks I just finished suffer from a similiar problem but I didn't frog it. LOL!

Hope you enjoy a lovely and restful Sunday!!

ollie1976 said...

Great job on your goals. The scissors are beautiful.

Sherry said...

AAFG is looking great! I can't wait until mine gets that far along!

I envy you keeping up so well with all your goals!

Jenn said...

What pretty ginghers. I may have to go to Joann's and see if they have any left.

Sorry to hear you had to rip out all the work you did. Hope you can get it fixed quickly next week.

Stitcher said...

Those ginghers look cute, and the forest is nearly finished-yay

Kajsa said...

Oh, I have to stop by Jo-Ann's next week. I do have a coupon if the sale is a short one. Very pretty scissors.

Love your progress on A forrest grew, you always get so much done.

Marika said...

Oh, Ashley -scissors are so beautiful !! Ginghers maniac is coming for me too.....

Kathy said...

Love the Ginghers. I am a purple freak.

Who is the designer for Victoria's Quaker?

I was watching a football game and they kept us updated on that game. We saw the last three outs, the third one live. They broke away from the football game on ESPN. I am a part-time Red Sox fan. That was a great accomplishment.

Shelleen said...

Love the new ginghers.

Nicola said...

Those Gingher scissors are so pretty Carol. Your forest is growing very well.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love those scissors. Bit of a trek for me to go to Joanns tho lol.

Great you hit so many of your goals. Don't forget it's Spring Ride night tonight :o)

Bonnie said...

Your list of accomplishments is always inspiring to me.

BeckySC said...

AAFG is looking so good, Carol!
I LOVE the new scissors :)

Karin said...

I love the new Ginghers! I'll have to see if I can get a pair shipped up here.

Lavender Rose said...

Well, Miss Carol, a very ambitious list for Sept., but I have faith in you to accomplish your goals! And, well done for August, too! :) Your scissors are very pretty. I have a collection, as well, and I just love to look at them. You keep my stitching inspiration alive, Carol, keep stitching and posting.
Love and hugs,

Sharon said...

My JoAnn's here didn't have the 4 inch scissors. The pattern is pretty. How about another picture of your Gingher collection-so we can drool?-LOL

Myrna said...

Pretty Ginghers! I'll have to check the local JoAnn's! They look like they almost might be lilacs.

And, great job on your goals! I don't know if I could do that... LOL! You get so much done -- your needles must be smoking!


staci said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! How do you get so much accomplished?!?! I am so envious/impressed :)

Dawn said...

Cute Ginghers! AAFG looks wonderful:)

Margaret said...

Absolutely love all the wonderful gifts you have received lately Carol. My goodness it is difficult to chose a favorite as so much love and care has gone into all of them.
You are sure making great progress on AAFG - looks great.

Aussie Stitcher said...

You achieved so many of your goals, well done. I love those Ginghers very pretty.


Sally said...

Oooh I love your new Ginghers! They are beautiful!

AAFG is looking fantastic!

Carla said...

pretty scissors!!!
good luck with your goals!

Vonna said...

I got my self a pair of Ashley's too on Thursday last week! SUPER aren't they?!