Monday, July 04, 2022

June 2022 Stitching Stats

Afternoon All. 

Today is Statistic Day and this one will wrap up the first half of 2022. 



My Stats for June and the Year to Date are...

    Number of Days Stitched This Month - 30
    Number of Days Stitched This Year - 181

    Number of Different Projects Worked on This Month - 2
    Number of Different Projects Worked on This Year - 18
            Includes WIPs, UFOs (which may have already been worked on this year) and new starts  

    Number of New Projects Started This Month - 0
    Number of New Projects Started This Year - 2

    Number of Projects Finished This Month - 0
    Number of Projects Finished This Year - 5

I can't believe that I have only started two new projects year especially since I have a whole pile of charts I want to start!  Hopefully I will keep up the restraint for a little while longer. 

Thanks for stopping by, see ya next time and
hopefully the next six months will be just as successful.

Sunday, July 03, 2022

My Sunday Stitchy Update 07/03/22

Well, half the year has zipped past mighty fast and now we are approaching the fastest part of the year; at least it seems like it for me! It all speeds up and rushes past family birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and then comes to a screeching halt with Christmas while trying to finish Christmas shopping and stitching and get everything into the mail on time!

This week I worked on Nintendo until the end of June. I didn’t get very far on it but a little progress is more than it had.

Nintendo
Designer - Kristy

Progress 06/30/22

Then on the first of July I switched over to Christmas in July! I HAVE to start early or I will procrastinate until umm... Christmas Eve and never get anything finished! LOL

On the first I only figured out the placement for the ornaments and the next day I started with the actual stitching.

Pagine Di Natale
(Christmas Pages)
Designer - Cuore E Batticuore

This is what the chart looks like.

Progress 07/02/22
Just a little progress on Santa's hat,
probably not even enough to cover his ears!

I need to stitch at least four of these designs but I am pretty darn sure I won't get them finished by the end of the month but I will try my best.

So are you doing any Christmas stitching this month? If so let me know in your comment because I don't want to miss it.

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/26/22

Hi everyone.  I hope you are all doing well and if you are where the temperatures are hot that you are able to keep cool.  Here they keep promising rain but I only saw a couple of little drizzle a few days ago, so I will just keep waiting and waiting... either way though it is a good excuse to stay in and look through my stitching stuff or actually stitch!

So in the stitching department I continued to stitch on Marmalade so that I could finally finish the middle row of blocks.

Marmalade
Designer - Carolyn Manning

Progress 06/23/22

It seemed to take forever to fill in the background on these blocks but it is finally done. Then it was time to spin the magic wheel of stitching WIPs along with a few UFOs! This time it landed on a piece that hasn't been out of the WIP Box in two very long years!

Nintendo
Designer - Kristy

This is how I left it on 07/05/20

I picked it up and started stitching it again on 06/24/22
and while I haven't add many stitches
this is how it looks now on 06/26/22

I will keep this out and switch to CHRISTMAS IN JULY (information at the bottom of Rachel's post) hosted by Rachel on July 1st. I would LOVE to stitch at least four ornaments in July, but we all know how that goes with the best laid plans and all.

Then I will move on to something else on August 1st. I think I will call August ~ ALL MONTH AUGUST or something similar (any suggestions?) and stitch another UFO for the entire month. There is one that my grandson and other people here and on FB are always bugging me about (yes I am talking about you and you and that is the one I am planning!).

Well I think that is enough "talking" for today so
thanks so much for stopping by,
see you next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/19/22

Evening everyone!

I hope that you are having a relaxing day. This week it has been very hot here where I live.  During the week the temperatures were between 100F and 106F and yesterday we finally got a break in the weather as our high was only 95F. It is supposed tp be the start of our monsoon season but so far we have only had light drizzles. Since moving here I have missed the rain and thunderstorms; at least when they do no damage, so I am looking forward to the rain! Our ground is so dry that it will probably be soaked right in to it upon falling. The only problem is that our dogs hate the rain and the thunder. 

Well on to more important matters at hand ~ S T I T C H I N G !

Last week I spun the Tiny Decisions app a bit early (I guess I was anxious?) and it landed on Marmalade so I kept it out and continued to stitch on it. I made pretty good progress and have the left block finished and the right one has some decent progress on it. 

Marmalade
Designer - Carolyn Manning
Progress 06/19/22

I think I will fill in the right side with the background color before I spin the wheel to see what I am stitching next. Hope it is something good!

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
I hope you have a great week and I'll 
see ya next Sunday with another faithful update!

Sunday, June 12, 2022

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/12/22

Evening All.

This week I continued to stitch on Marmalade and I am still really enjoying this piece! It is such a fun and easy stitch. 

Marmalade
Designer - Carolyn Manning

Progress 06/12/22

And now I have to make a decision. I use the Tiny Decisions app to help me decide what I should stitch next.  I just spun the wheel and guess what; it landed on this again! I kind of wanted to stitch something else but my daughter said the wheel is the decision maker so I should keep this out another week. You know, it really wouldn't take much convincing to make me keep it out. 🤔

Thanks so much for coming by to see what I have been doing,
see you next week with another faithful update!

ps...surprise, I think it is staying out another week!


Sunday, June 05, 2022

My Sunday Stitchy Update 06/05/22

Welcome everyone. I hope you are having a great week.

This week I started a new piece! I haven't had a new start in for a while and after the blackwork finish I felt I deserved something new.

One of my favorite designers is Carolyn Manning because I love symmetrical patterns and quilt square patterns. They have what I call a rhythm to them when you stitch them which I find very relaxing. Since I have a ton of these types of charts in my stash to stitch up "one of these days" I decided this was the day. I received this one recently for Mother's Day and they kitted it all up for me so all I had to do was start it!

Marmalade
Designer - Carolyn Manning
CM Designs
Above is the chart

and this is my progress
First Stitch 05/29/22
Progress 06/05/22

I am enjoying this piece and plan on keeping it out for another week.

Then I need to look for my family Christmas ornaments for Christmas in July!
It is hard to believe that July will be here in a few weeks.

Well that's it for today but I would like to say
thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Thursday, June 02, 2022

May 2022 Stitching Stats

Hi Everybody!

Can you believe we have moved into a new month already. It seems the older I get the faster the months go by but I need them to slow down so I can have more time to do all the stuff I want to do! 

Today I am here to report on my stats for the month of May.




My Stats for May and the Year to Date are...

    Number of Days Stitched This Month - 31
    Number of Days Stitched This Year - 151

    Number of Different Projects Worked on This Month - 2
    Number of Different Projects Worked on This Year - 16
            Includes WIPs, UFOs (which may have already been worked on this year) and new starts  

    Number of New Projects Started This Month - 1
    Number of New Projects Started This Year - 2

    Number of Projects Finished This Month - 1
    Number of Projects Finished This Year - 5

Thankfully I am still finding time to stitch everyday even if it is only for a few minutes.  Hope that the same can be said about your days?! 

Thanks for stopping by to see my monthly accomplishments!

Sunday, May 29, 2022

My Sunday Stitchy Update 05/29/22

Hi Everybody!

Thanks for stopping by today because I am excited to tell you that I have a FINISH!!

I have originally started this in 2020. It jumped out of the WIP Box a couple of times in 2021 and then made another appearance this year. I have worked on it diligently since April 26th and here it is finally finished! 

A Year of Blackwork
2020 SAL
Designer - Peppermint Purple

First Stitch 11/09/20
Progress 05/28/22


   

     

I would like to thank everyone who sent words of encouragement to
 me as I stitched this piece and struggled with the visits from the frog.

Now I have the 2021 and 2022 versions of Peppermint Purple's Blackwork SALs
to do but I think I may need a little break from blackwork before I start another!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see you next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

My Sunday Stitchy Update 05/22/22

Evening All! 

This has been a very busy week here at our home and I am tired! I am hoping that the next week will have some quieter days. Jacob's last day of school is this coming Thursday (yay!) and then he will go to summer school for either Algebra or Geometry (I forget which one) because he just can't wrap his mind around those math concepts no matter how much he tries. I guess math just isn't for everyone! 

Anyways... I continued to stitch on the blackwork piece this week. As you can see below I did manage to get all the squares filled in with their designs along with half the quote, YAY ME! I planned on leaving the border for some other day but then I thought if I don't do it now who knows when I will come back to it so I picked one out from The Peppermint Purple website and got started! 

A Year of Blackwork
2020 SAL
Progress 05/22/22

Well wouldn't you know it; there is a mistake on the right size where the floss trails off the fabric. I added one extra blank square so all the stuff above it will need to come out and the area stitched again of course.

Hoping it won't take long and this will REALLY be finished this week!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by,
see you next week with another faithful update!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Puzzling Day 05/16/22

Hi everyone! 

It has been a while since I posted any puzzles because I just haven't been in the puzzle mood lately. However, I finally have a puzzle for you to see! This was a fun puzzle because I love all the characters in it and who doesn't like Alice in Wonderland? 

Most Everyone Is Mad

Piece Count - 1,000 / Size 27 x 20
New Puzzle
First Piece - no idea
Last Piece 05/12/22

Well hopefully this has helped to get my puzzle mojo back and I will start and FINISH another puzzle soon.
Thanks for stopping by,
and hope to see you again - soon!