Thursday, 4 December 2008

Some Goals for December

I had a finishing weekend last weekend, and among all the Christmas ornaments (more on them shortly), I managed to finish some Fair Squares – these are the ones that Mercy sent to me a while back. I finished them into a needlebook. I absolutely love L’R de Rien designs, I must add some to my already overflowing stash ;)

Also on the subject of Fair and Square, Dani received the squares I stitched for her for Round 10. Dani is going to make a friendship quilt from all her squares, so is collecting Quaker-themed squares stitched in red – I’m really looking forward to seeing it when finished, it should be amazing! I chose to stitch her a design I took from part of Examplar Dames 'Honesty'.

I’ve also had a bit of time this week to work on Sailing Home – and it’s going remarkably quickly I’m pleased to report! The design is predominantly in blue, so I have a few letters and numbers, plus the baby’s name and birthdate to stitch, then just a few stars and sailboats. There’s no chance it will be done before Christmas, but early in the new year should see this one finished up. At which point, the child in question will nearly be six months old, but nevermind :)

And, finally, a goal review for November, and some goals for December:

November Goals

- stitch and send Fair and Square Christmas Squares to Barbara – YES
- stitch and send Fair and Square Round #10 Squares to Dani – YES
- Christmas ornament SAL with Leena: stitch one ornament – YES
- Finish 6 Christmas ornaments – YES, in fact I finished 7
- Finish one non-Christmas item from finishing drawer – YES
- Finish Kitty Cat into scissor fob – YES
- Carry on stitching Paradigm Lost – YES
- Carry on stitching Spanish Wine – YES
- Carry on stitching secret stitching – YES
- Carry on stitching Sailing Home – YES
- Carry on stitching AMAP pinkeep – YES
- Start x-box quilt – NO (I never seem to do my quilting goals do I?)

December Goals

- Finish last Christmas ornament
- Finish something from finishing drawer
- Carry on stitching Paradigm Lost with Let’s Stitch group
- Carry on stitching Spanish Wine
- Carry on stitching secret stitching
- Carry on stitching Sailing Home
- Carry on stitching AMAP pinkeep

Happy stitching!


Dianne said...

Everything looks great. I love your Sailing Home...I just had mine framed!

Redwitch said...

Very pretty finishing, love the colour of your quaker square and sailing home is coming along great!

mainely stitching said...

Lovely stitching, Stephanie! :D

Laura said...

Very nice finishing on the needlebook. And Sailing Home looks beautiful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Stephanie everything looks fantastic!!! I do love my squares!

mercy said...

Wow! The finishing is great!

Jennifer said...

I love, love, love Sailing home. So pretty! And your needlebook is gorgeous - did you hand or machine sew it?

Cheryl said...

Your needlebook is really lovely, great finishing!

Wendy said...

I love your idea for finishing the squares into a needlebook. Great stitching!

Sally said...

Your needlebook is so pretty Stephanie.

Also love the squared you sent to Dani and Sailing Home is looking gorgeous.

Hazel said...

Your finishing is amazing as ever!!