Friday I finished stitching another Shepherd’s Bush ornament from the 2000 Years Ago series. These were from the JCS Ornament issues, although the first four were later released as a chart, which is how I came by them. My understanding is that there will be eight total, with the one in this year’s issue being the last one. So, with finishing this one, I am halfway there! Last year, my big Christmas project was our stockings. This year, I intend to finish up these SB ornaments and make them into a wall hanging of some sort. I just love this one – it may be my favorite so far.
Can you believe we are halfway through the year?! I have completed 18 stitching finishes this year, plus one scarf, and two quilt tops. I’ve also read 12 books, so far this year – which I think is great. I had missed reading, and didn’t do much of it, it seems, last year. The rest of the year will probably bring a big push to finish some of my WIPs. I’d really like to whittle down my WIP list A LOT. As soon as I get my Neighborhood RR out the door, I should have a little time to devote to something else before the next one comes in.
My June goals were:
- Stitch on Their Song Yes!
- Stitch on Mystery Sampler Yes!
- Finish Kimono Quilt Top Yes!
- Stitch & Grid Neighborhood RR; Ready to Mail Gridded, began stitching, not ready to mail
- Start Tesori Yes!
I think I did really well in June, but I think for July I will up the ante a little bit, and make my goals a little more of a stretch. Let’s see…
- Knit on Homespun Wrap
- Finish Their Song
Finish Row 1 of Tesori
- Stitch one WhimZi
- Stitch one SB ornament
- Stitch on Barnabee’s Quest
Wish me luck!!
The postman brought me a goodie in the mail last week…I received Just Nan’s Queen’s Bluebird Box. I just got the chart and the finishing pack. I have no idea when I will get to this one, so I didn’t order the fabric or the silks.
And, I went to my LNS on Saturday to pick up a couple of finishing items (which they didn’t have), and I ended up with a couple a charts. I bought Birds of a Feather’s Red Reindeer Sampler, which I fell in love with after seeing Karen V.‘s. I also bought that Country Cottage Ice Cream Sampler, which I had my eye on last week. I picked up the mat for my Lemon Meringue Sampler late last week, and I have the perfect frame for it, so as soon as I can get it assembled and framed, I promise to show a photo. I also picked up a mat I had cut for a couple of maps that we bought on our Bahamas cruise (where Eric proposed), unfortunately, they cut the mat wrong, so it has to be redone. Oh well, the maps will look so good when they are finally framed!
Thank you all so much for your compliments on the Kimonos – I am so enjoying looking at them in the dining room. I just have the quilt top pinned up on the wall for now, so that I can see them.
I am grateful for seeing progress in my measurements – lots of inches lost!