Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Progress Report!

November has been a month of much stash addition but not as much stitching. Here is my progress report for the month thus far post IHSW:

1.) 2 dishrags complete out of the target of 4. I used some random cotton I had for the one on the upper left and the bottom right used some Bernat Handicrafter.
2 Dishrags complete - 11/18/2013

2.) Summer Mandala: Completed all of the Black outline and started filling in the color.
3.) MOD coasters: The entire cross stitch is complete on this one and I started the back stitch. This one is part of my WIPocalypse projects.
MOD Coasters - Progress as of 11/18/2013
I was just informed that my friend who is having twins is having her C-section today. So I will be moving the completion of the second baby blanket for her twins to the top of my list. hopefully my hands will hold up :)

I am treating this upcoming weekend as another IHSW as well cause I can…and then I am off the entire American Thanksgiving week. So that will be prime crafting time for me.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Stash Addition!

So for the past 2 weeks my grandmother was in town for a visit. she always loves going to the different LYS's and LNS's in the area with me. So I did have some stash addition which was part of my birthday gift from my grandparents in law as well.

So from the LNS: Keepsakes in Sharonville, OH.

I bought:
1.) The complete Less = More by Lizzie and Kate pattern set.
2.) Wouldn't Life Be Great by Lizzie and Katie
3.) 32 ct. Belfast Ivory Linen for #2
4.) 32 ct. Platinum Linen for #1
5.) another Lizzie and Kate Pattern
6.) Various 32 ct. Linen scraps from the store's scrap bin.

From the LYS: Main Street Yarns in Mason, OH.

1.) I bought the following Madelinetosh yarn for the "Cream and Sugar Cowl" pattern below.

 2.) I bought the following 4 colors for a Shawl.
Both 1 and 2 will be for my grandmother.

3.) I bought the following 2 hanks just because I liked the colors. :)

4.) The following 2 Hanks of Cascade Yarns Pima cotton were for a cowl pattern for a friend.

5.) Picked up the following Metal Circular Needles for my MIL needed 15's and 17's for blankets.

I have had some time to stitch the past week and will update that tomorrow as I need to take some pics. :)

Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Finish of a Finish

Just wanted to post a few pics of the finished Butterfly cushion after it was made into a cushion :)

Butterfly Cushion - Sewn into cushion 11/8/2013

Back of the cushion
I picked up the backing fabric at JoAnn Fabrics this weekend and gave the cushion to my grandmother that same day. I always make her homemade items and this one has special importance to her. My grandfather was in Hospice before he dies 2.5 years ago and butterflies play a huge part in the mourning once loved one's pass there. :) The cushion will be a wonderful remembrance of my grandfather.

I also made some progress on the Summer Mandala and Finished a dishrag too while babysitting my niece and nephew. Pictures will be coming as soon as I remember to take them.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TUSAL late again and November Goals

I have time for a quick check in for TUSAL. Check out DaffyCat's Blog for more information.

Here are my ORT's for the month
They are mainly from the different christmas ornaments and the start of the black outline on the Summer Mandala.

My ORT's for the year are as follows:
November goals:
1.) Finish Summer Mandala
2.) Finish MOD Coasters
3.) Make 4 Dishrags
4.) Complete finishing on Butterfly cushion and Christmas Ornaments
5.) Complete Cowl for my aunt for Christmas
6.) Get halfway complete on 2nd Baby Blanket for Twins Next Door.
7.) Complete 6 inches of blanket for my brother
8.) Decide on 15 projects for Ultimate Crazy January Challenge.