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I can hardly believe it is the last day of February – and we got an extra day too! It just seemed to fly by. First things first, I am diligently trying to get caught up on my blog reading, but there are just so many hours in the day. I apologize that I haven’t been visiting many blogs. As you can see, I did manage to stitch a little on my Mermaids of the Deep Blue for my Wednesday SAL with Anna. Two hours doesn’t really go far, does it? But, a few more stitches each week will add up.

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I’ve really been bitten by the startitis bug lately. I’ve only started a couple new things, but I can’t seem to focus on anything really. I just want to start new stuff. Maybe part of me decided to have guilt-free February! I’ve made a small start on Katrina’s RR. Since she also had her RR go missing, I am restitching my block on her new piece. It feels good to have both of our RRs back in the mix now.

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But, speaking of new stuff, I have a vision of decorating a second Christmas tree this year with handmade ornaments. Since I have only made my two Teresa Wentzler ornaments, that tree would be mostly naked. So, I really want to start working on stitching up some ornaments for myself. I’m going to start with Prairie Schooler’s Starry Night ornaments (including the 8th one that was in one of the JCS Ornament issues). And in the interest of stitching from my stash, I already had the chart (I’ve had it since it came out), I had the Kreinik (in my handy dandy organized box-o-Kreiniks), I had the DMC (it just required black and three shades of blue), and I used the leftover fabric from Tesori (I had to order a yard of fabric, so I had some leftover after I cut my piece for Tesori). So, I am all set to start on some ornaments soon. I made a list of the ornaments that are high on my to-stitch list so that I can get started…

Prairie Schooler – Starry Night set

Monsterbubbles – Mele Kalikimaka (I have a kit for this one)

All the LHN, CCN and Prairie Schooler ornaments that have appeared in the JCS Ornament issues)

That should keep me busy for awhile! And I can’t forget I will have my Third Day of Christmas ornament to stitch also for this Christmas. Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas?

Oh, and last night I dreamed that I was stitching this…

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So, of course, now I want to start it too. Maybe it’s all the red I’ve been working with lately?

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Speaking of red, I’ve been sewing along on my wedding quilt. I took some time earlier this week and laid out the whole thing (minus some of the white blocks that are still at my mom’s house). It’s going to be beautiful!!

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I’ve finished eight of the red and white blocks and twelve of the red and polka dot blocks. I need to do twelve more of those, then I can move onto something else. Moving right along!

Since it is the end of the month, I thought I’d better go ahead and check in on what I accomplished from my goal list (although I reserve the right to squeeze something else in tonight)…

February Goals:

Get caught up on Red Thread SAL Yes! I am caught up!
Get caught up on Tesori I finished six blocks and then realized I couldn’t get this done in time for our anniversary – backup plan is the wedding quilt
Stitch on Mermaids for the SAL with Anna I did stitch on this on Wednesdays, minus one.
Stitch Carol’s RR our order was changed so instead I am stitching on Katrina’s (although I do still have Carol’s) – I’ve made a start on this
Restart my RR once new fabric received I gridded my new layout and sent it out!
Complete 250th post prize for Barbara I am stitching away on it – hope to have it done soon!
Finish For You if possible for Valentine’s Day Finished, framed and gave to Eric!
If time, stitch another artichoke on M9 Nope, didn’t touch it.
Try to stay sane Mostly.

I also did the following:

Finished my Pigwidgeon Quilt
Started my Wedding Quilt
Started stitching Cuisine d’Ete for my kitchen
Worked on my scanning project
Worked on organizing my two problem rooms

So for March, I would like to complete the following:

Stitch March Red Thread block and start on border
Finish Wedding Quilt
Stitch on Mermaids for SAL with Anna
Finish Katrina’s RR & mail, start on Carol’s
Finish Barbara’s prize and mail
Stitch on Cuisine d’Ete
Stitch at least one ornament
Read book for book club

That’s it for me today! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

I am grateful for being able to stitch.

48 thoughts on “Leap”

  1. Oh Michelle, your wedding quilt is absolutely gorgeous! That is really going to be something to treasure 🙂

    Glad that you and Katrina are getting your RRs sorted now – hope things go more smoothly for both of you. Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh Michelle, your wedding quilt is absolutely gorgeous! That is really going to be something to treasure 🙂

    Glad that you and Katrina are getting your RRs sorted now – hope things go more smoothly for both of you. Have a great weekend!

  3. HOLY COW – that quilt is just awesome!!!! it’s going to be so, so cool when it’s finished – I can’t wait to see it!

  4. HOLY COW – that quilt is just awesome!!!! it’s going to be so, so cool when it’s finished – I can’t wait to see it!

  5. I dreamed of stitching last night too! But Arnold Schwarzenegger was also in my dream, and it’s all a bit confused to me now. 😉

  6. I dreamed of stitching last night too! But Arnold Schwarzenegger was also in my dream, and it’s all a bit confused to me now. 😉

  7. Goodness, but you’ve been busy! Great starts and great progress on all of your projects. I’m so glad you and Katrina are back in the race, so to speak!

  8. Goodness, but you’ve been busy! Great starts and great progress on all of your projects. I’m so glad you and Katrina are back in the race, so to speak!

  9. Your wedding quilt is just gorgeous Michelle! And your starts…great ones! I too have flirted with the idea of having just a handmade ornaments tree…I have all my 4 kids ornies from each year that I’ve stitched, but I have dreams of adding new ones too…your an inspiration to me !

  10. Your wedding quilt is just gorgeous Michelle! And your starts…great ones! I too have flirted with the idea of having just a handmade ornaments tree…I have all my 4 kids ornies from each year that I’ve stitched, but I have dreams of adding new ones too…your an inspiration to me !

  11. Colleen formerly of South Africa

    The Wedding quilt is gorgeous.I can’t wait to see it finished.Just finished under the sea… so glad..as baby not here yet.

  12. Colleen formerly of South Africa

    The Wedding quilt is gorgeous.I can’t wait to see it finished.Just finished under the sea… so glad..as baby not here yet.

  13. The wedding quilt is beautifull.
    Your RR survived it’s first trip as I received it today in the mail, will be starting this tomorrow if I have the time.

  14. The wedding quilt is beautifull.
    Your RR survived it’s first trip as I received it today in the mail, will be starting this tomorrow if I have the time.

  15. You have so many great projects going, no wonder you have starteritis. That quilt is fabulous!! And I’m looking forward to watching the progress on your Christmas ornaments project in the months ahead.

  16. You have so many great projects going, no wonder you have starteritis. That quilt is fabulous!! And I’m looking forward to watching the progress on your Christmas ornaments project in the months ahead.

  17. Your quilt is looking wonderful – such a great idea getting your guests to sign quilting fabric, it is bound to become a family heirloom.

  18. Your quilt is looking wonderful – such a great idea getting your guests to sign quilting fabric, it is bound to become a family heirloom.

  19. Love your wedding quilt. It is going to be awesome.

    I have been battling a case of startitis too. Thought about starting something because it was leap day. Stayed on the wagon and resisted.

  20. Love your wedding quilt. It is going to be awesome.

    I have been battling a case of startitis too. Thought about starting something because it was leap day. Stayed on the wagon and resisted.

  21. What a great month you have had. You have worked away at an amazing amount of projects and your wedding quilt is simply stunning. WHat a wonderful idea. I am glad your RR is on it’s way. I am sure it will be stitched with much care and love.

  22. What a great month you have had. You have worked away at an amazing amount of projects and your wedding quilt is simply stunning. WHat a wonderful idea. I am glad your RR is on it’s way. I am sure it will be stitched with much care and love.

  23. You’re making great progress on your quilt and got so much done this month! What a great friend Carol was to gift you that beautiful linen to restart your RR. Good luck and I’ll be watching your progress on it.

  24. You’re making great progress on your quilt and got so much done this month! What a great friend Carol was to gift you that beautiful linen to restart your RR. Good luck and I’ll be watching your progress on it.

  25. You sure are busy! The quilt is going to be lovely, and I like the idea of starting to think about Christmas ornaments now. Happy stitching!

  26. You sure are busy! The quilt is going to be lovely, and I like the idea of starting to think about Christmas ornaments now. Happy stitching!

  27. Love the idea of the starry night ornaments. I have done terrible with stitching ornaments myself. Your wedding quilt looks amazing!

  28. Love the idea of the starry night ornaments. I have done terrible with stitching ornaments myself. Your wedding quilt looks amazing!

  29. Michelle, bravo for kitting up those ornaemnts completely from your stash! My tree is mostly handmade ornaments and I just lovel it!

    Your quilt is going to be amazing!!!

  30. Michelle, bravo for kitting up those ornaemnts completely from your stash! My tree is mostly handmade ornaments and I just lovel it!

    Your quilt is going to be amazing!!!

  31. That quilt is just so stunning. And kudos on your stitching. I love those PS ornaments – please post your progress. I think I need that chart….

  32. That quilt is just so stunning. And kudos on your stitching. I love those PS ornaments – please post your progress. I think I need that chart….

  33. The wedding quilt looks stunning.

    Love those PS Starry Night ornies too 🙂

    You are so busy! Good luck with the RR and all your goals 🙂

  34. The wedding quilt looks stunning.

    Love those PS Starry Night ornies too 🙂

    You are so busy! Good luck with the RR and all your goals 🙂

  35. What an amazing Wedding Quilt, Michelle!!! It’s so gorgeous… I love the red!!!

    You’ve been so busy whilst I’ve been MIA… so much beautiful stitching…

    I love the idea of your handmade ornie tree… I’ve been planning on having another tree decorated with handmade ornies and faery lights for a few years and I’ve been stitching a few ornies a year for my tree… hopefully by this Christmas I’ll have enough ornies finished to make the dream a reality… 🙂

    Take care Hun and best of luck with your NRR… {{{Hugs}}}

  36. What an amazing Wedding Quilt, Michelle!!! It’s so gorgeous… I love the red!!!

    You’ve been so busy whilst I’ve been MIA… so much beautiful stitching…

    I love the idea of your handmade ornie tree… I’ve been planning on having another tree decorated with handmade ornies and faery lights for a few years and I’ve been stitching a few ornies a year for my tree… hopefully by this Christmas I’ll have enough ornies finished to make the dream a reality… 🙂

    Take care Hun and best of luck with your NRR… {{{Hugs}}}

  37. Your wedding quilt is awesome Michelle.

    Lovely start on Mermaid:) You’re right two hours doesn;t go very far. I often sit and stitch them later think is that all I’ve managed?!

    Finger’s crossed that things go smoothly with yours and Katrina’s RR this time.

    LOL! So have you started Secret Garden?

  38. Your wedding quilt is awesome Michelle.

    Lovely start on Mermaid:) You’re right two hours doesn;t go very far. I often sit and stitch them later think is that all I’ve managed?!

    Finger’s crossed that things go smoothly with yours and Katrina’s RR this time.

    LOL! So have you started Secret Garden?

  39. That wedding quilt is going to be something else when you’re finished, Michelle. Just beautiful!

    I’m glad that you are making a start on Katrina’s new RR. I’m sad that it fell through for you two.

  40. That wedding quilt is going to be something else when you’re finished, Michelle. Just beautiful!

    I’m glad that you are making a start on Katrina’s new RR. I’m sad that it fell through for you two.

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