Friday, 4 October 2019

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Floral 2019 SAL - June update #4

I found time tonight to stitch, so I started the big pink flower on the June block.  I’m so far behind in this SAL, I need to catch up if I want to finish it by the end of the year.





Monday, 23 September 2019

Floral 2019 SAL - June update #3

I finally got back to my stitching.  Tonight I finished backstitching the purple flower, green stem and leaf on the right side.  I just have the big pink flower in the bottom right corner to do and this block will be complete.





Friday, 13 September 2019

Floral 2019 SAL - June update #2

I stitched for about 2 hours this afternoon.  I managed to finish all the cross stitching on the purple flower and green stem on the right.  I also completed the yellow and purple butterfly (even the backstitching).  I hope to find some time to stitch over the weekend.





Monday, 9 September 2019

Floral 2019 SAL - June update #1

I stitched a bit more on the purple flower and finished the stem on the left.
Here is what the June block looks like when it is complete.





Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Happy Dance - May Floral block

I finally had time to do the backstitching on the May block, so now it is really finished.

The backstitching really makes the flowers and butterflies come to life.

Here is a photo of the whole project so far showing completed blocks from January to May.

This is what it will look like from January to August.




September Goals

September Stitching Goals
Finish the backstitching on Floral May block
Start & Finish Floral June block
Start & Finish Floral July block
Start & Finish Floral August block
Finish something from my FFG pile (September 10)
Stitch something for the 2019 Small SAL (September 27)

Other Hobbies September Goals
Start thinking about Christmas cards 
Decide if we want to plant spring flower bulbs
Transplant some hostas
Work on theatre scrapbook pages

August Stitching Review
Finish Floral May block - YES, finished the cross stitching, but still need to finish the backstitching
Start & Finish Floral June block - NO, but I did start it
Start & Finish Floral July block - NO, because I need to finish May and June first
Finish something from my FFG pile (August 10) - YES, but I was very late submitting my projects
Stitch something for the 2019 Small SAL (August 30) - NO, I was trying to completely finish the May floral block

Other Hobbies August Review
Help Sarah design her wedding invitations - YES, we spent a day working on the invitations
Start thinking about Christmas cards - NO, too busy swimming to think about winter 
Collect seeds from flowers in my garden - YES, I have collected Cosmos, Zinnias, Nasturtiums, Red Scarlet Runner Beans, from my garden and Alliums from my friend Lisa’s garden.