Saturday, 30 March 2019

Floral 2019 SAL - March Block

I finally found time to stitch today/tonight.  I worked on the March block for the Floral 2019 SAL.  Here is a photo of the March Block and my progress. I hope to finish the block tomorrow.  If you are interested in this stitch-along you can find the link on the 2019 SAL tab at the top of this page.  

Here is a photo showing January, February and March so far.
Remember this is what it should look like from January - April.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Birthday card for my husband

It is my husband Dave’s birthday today.  This is the card I made for him.  I made his card with a Big Green Egg bbq because Dave has 2 real ones.

Here are his 2 Big Green Eggs.  He bought the Large egg in 2010 for Father’s Day.  The Mini Max sitting on the table we built, was a Christmas gift from our 2 sons about 3 or 4 years ago.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Blackwork Anemone - Parts 4, 5 & 6

This is Lesley Teare’s free Blackwork Anemone (12 parts in 12 weeks).  I’m almost caught up with the SAL.  This week she released part 7 and I will finish that today.

Yesterday I stitched part 4,

Part 5,

Also Part 6 (and I added the missing stitches on part 2 top flower petal).

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Friday, 15 March 2019

Blackwork Anemone - Part 1

I decided to participate in Lesley Teare’s Blackwork Anemone SAL (12 parts).

I started and finished part 1 tonight.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Fully Finished Gallery SAL #2

I only managed to finish 3 projects for February, but I did use 5 of the 25+ ornaments from my pile.  I made the Star/Rudolph into a pillow ornament.  I will add a hanger soon.  These patterns are from the Cross Stitch Christmas 2001 magazine.  

The 2nd finish Christmas Snowflake was found in magazine I borrowed in 2007 from my friend Lisa.  I made this project into a pin cushion, but I might add a hanger when I do the other ones.

The 3rd project is a 2 sided (cat/snowflake) flat ornament (pillow without the stuffing ... because I forgot to stuff it before closing it up :).  Christmas Cat #1 is from The Magic of Christmas pattern leaflet/book.  Snowflake A is from Just Cross Stitch - December 1997 magazine.  I will make a nicer hanger when I make one for the star/Rudolph ornament.

Friday, 1 March 2019

March Goals

March Goals
Floral March block (Mar 15)
Finish something from my FFG pile (Mar 10)
Stitch something small for the 2019 Smalls SAL (Mar 29)

February Review
Floral February block (Feb 18) - YES
Assemble something from my FFG pile (Feb 10) - YES, 4 Just Nan ornaments
Stitch a small Just Nan project for the 2019 Smalls SAL (Feb 25) - YES, I stitched something small, but it was the Floral February block.
Find time to stitch more - NO
Blog more this month - YES, more than last year

Other Hobbies Goals
Make a birthday card for my husband Dave (birthday March 24)
Design a birthday card for my sister Denise (April 16)

Other Hobbies Review
Finish and mail birthday card for my Mother-In-Law (birthday Feb. 24). - YES
Decide on birthday card themes for family members that have birthdays in March & April. - NO
Watch some artist tutorials on how to blend and colour using colouring pencils on YouTube or find colouring blogs. - YES, but didn’t have time to try the techniques myself