Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Goals Assessment

First, the photo of the Ort jar ... which needs pressing down a bit if it's going to last the year ... right after this photo is taken. Quite a lot of color this month since I have just been flying on Teresa Wentzler's Autumn Faerie. It also has a lot of autumnal colors from the Witches Stitch, Too! piece and even some spring-like colors from the Easter Rabbit and the PS Spring House, Autumn Barn and Winter House. All in all, a lot of stitching has been going on.






APRIL GOALS

BAP: Continue work on TW's Autumn Faerie. Wentzler Wednesday has made quite a difference in the progress made on this piece. Finished Section II and made a healthy start on Section III.

Crazy January Challenge: Finish the Day 3 & 4 projects. Homespun Elegance's The Stitcher is done [that's Day 3] and Homespun Elegance's Witches Stitch, Too! [the Day 4 Project] is also done. I'll be skipping over the Day 5 piece for now. When I did the floss toss, the orange overdye Thread Gatherer's blend of wool and silk looked quite nice on the Mississippi Mud linen from Silkweaver. BUT it looks awful when stitched, it brings out a hidden military ambition in the fabric ... makes the stuff look like jungle camoflauge ... not something you see when you look at the fabric by itself. So until I have the time and patience to salvage this expensive material and floss by doing some very gentle frogging, I'll just move on down the list.

Sewing/Finishing: Get as close to the bottom of the finishing basket as possible. Laughter edging toward hysteria!

Surface Embroidery: work several hours a week on Encrusted Crazy Quilt Block See note above.

WIPs & UFOs from 2010: Continue work on Workbasket's Quaker Sampler, the Jacobean Elegance afghan, the Fertile Circles Needlebook and the Beach Find Pansies panel. Nothing on these.


Off-goal Stitching: Finished Martina's Easter Rabbit freebie and three PS promotional card minis: Fall barn, Winter and Spring houses.






MAY GOALS

BAP: Finish stitching and beading The Autumn Faerie

Crazy January Challenge: Day 6 project Barrick Samplar's The Gilded Cage and Day 8 project Blackbird Designs' A Bird in Hand. N.B.: The Day 7 project was finished the same day it was started. These are both medium to small sized projects and ought to be easy to complete within the month. Unfortunately, I discovered when I pulled the kitted up project bag from my CJC tote that The Gilded Cage still requires some back-ordered floss ... great gnashing of teeth ... this is the second time that has happened when I was ready to work a CJC project. So I may be moving on to the "smalls" section of my CJC list sooner than planned. I have three ornaments from the Town Square SAL on my list. At least, I'll have some quick finishes to add to my CJC sidebar.

Hooked on Exchanging: Stitch a PS Autumn piece and do the sewing finish on it in time for mailing by June 1.

Sewing Finishing: Get as close to the bottom of the finishing basket as possible.

Surface Embroidery: work several hours a week on Encrusted Crazy Quilt Block.

WIPs & UFOs from 2010: Continue work on Workbasket's Quaker Sampler, the Jacobean Elegance afghan, the Fertile Circles Needlebook and the Beach Find Pansies panel

2 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

You have lots of goals. I generally work on one piece only (and it's usually a BAP) so my goal is always simple. Work on my focus piece for several hours a day. Easy to meet, lol. Glad you met so many of your goals this month!!

mainely stitching said...

Great stitching!

I'll agree with your earlier comment, and say, "You really do have a lot of goals!" - good for you! :D