Friday, February 16, 2018

Tusal 2018 - February

Well it seems I'm behind again on something... I totally forgot about TUSAL in January!

Luckily I got notifications from the TUSAL Facebook group yesterday as my reminder for the February edition!  I still forgot to post last night... so a day late it is!

 And since I had the pictures in my phone, just never did anything with them, here is January

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2018 Week 6 - The cup is finished

This week I decided to get some stitching goals/plans down "on paper".

I continued with Coffee Quaker in the hopes of a happy dance by the end of the month.

This is where I was at for the start of the week:

I managed to get a bit done by Tuesday, but then it kinda sat for most of the week due to a busy work schedule (including most of Saturday) and the winter blahs
And this is my progress on Sunday:

Heartstring Samplery - Coffee Quaker
32 ct Vanilla Latte linen from Fabrics by Stephanie
Called for thread (Weeks, Gast, Classic Colorworks)
That is right.... HAPPY DANCE!!! and my 4th finish for the year!
I seemed to find my rhythm on Sunday and get the bottom part all done. 

It was great to have a lazy day with no work and no school... I truly have missed these days!

Next up will be my monthly ornament (can I go 2 for 2 this year???), March year in chalk, and pulling Cirque de Coeur out to make it my focus for the rest of the month..

Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 2018 - Goals/Plans

I still don't have a set rotation, but going to try for monthly goals or plans instead.

I thought if I actually get them done on paper, they might just stick :)
These are posted a little late, but have mostly been the plan since the first.

1)   Ornament a month - I am planning to work on another from the Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings.  I found some mushroom fabric that should work better.

2)   Year in Chalk - I am planning to work on March.  The goal is to get these done one month ahead.  Its all kitted and ready to go.

3)   Focus piece - Coffee Quaker - would like to see this done in February.  This shouldn't be an issue if I stay focused on it.

4)   After I finish Coffee, I would like to start the Long Dog mystery.  I have decided on my fabric and thread, and have ordered the fabric (I need a fat half so couldn't work from stash).  This is a 12 part series, and I would like to get 1 part done per month.

5)    Next focus piece should be Cirque des Coeur.  If I could just focus on this, I could finally get it done!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 Week 5 - Coffee Please

This week I decided to pull my Coffee Quaker back out. 

This is where I was when I started

And this is progress for the week

Friday, February 9, 2018

2018 Week 4 - some actual stitching

I seem to be back into the swing of stitching after retreat.
I think my stitching bug is still going out for walks, but at least its home for a bit

This week I tried to continue with Cirque des Coeurs
I managed to get a bit more done on the left
I also worked on my February Year in Chalk... and got it done just in time for February!

For Christmas, my friend Christin gave me the button for Merry Ho Ho.  She gave it to me at retreat, so I thought it was fine to suffer through the rest of the wisper beard and get him done!

Friday, February 2, 2018

2018 Week 3 - Stitchy bug found?

Jan 15-21, 2018

I had a very busy week leading up to retreat weekend.
I still hadn't found that darn stitching bug, so I pretty much took every WIP I had going, including a couple new starts just in case.
It was also IHSW, so I wanted to get some stitching DONE!

The first thing I worked on was Coffee Quaker
I managed to get the top right motif done.

Next up was a new start.
This year I would like to stitch at least one ornament a month.
In December, I got all the thread for the newest Tiny Tidings (XXII) from Lizzie Kate.
So I started with the Merry Christmas one.
Not 100% happy with my fabric choice, so I might end up doing over again.  I will definitely change for the rest.  Mushroom would have been a better choice over ivory.
After that I picked up February's Year in Chalk, but the lighting wasn't the greatest with the slate fabric, so after a few stitches it went back into the stitching bag
Then I pulled out Cirque des Coeurs and got a bit done.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 Week 2 - A lost dragon

So behind AGAIN!
I managed to get more done on my dragon

But then my stitchy bug went missing

No more stitching happened until retreat weekend :(