It’s a wrap – July & August Goals

Golly it seems I really didn't get enough spare time to cross stitch this month, I blame that on the two weeks I spent making my dad a pair of socks!

Anyway July actually was a great month! I finally finished Part one of Frosty Forest and I made super head way on my Prancing Pony and the had the new start of my Vintage Cushion. What's not to like about that?!? I also made up the World of Cross Stitching Birthday card that came free with the most recent mag for my dentist. I think he was rather shy about it!

So August I have big plans for you, no wait MASSIVE plans for you!!! Next weekend I'm going away with my sister to Festival of Quilts and this time it's going to be amazing as I won't be in a wheelchair getting hit by everyone's backpacks, seriously people the bruises I came out with!!! Anyho, yep FOQ, I've already started a shopping list of things I'd like to get and of cause there will be Vegan food and Japanese treats abound. Looking forward to telling you all about it. Just unsure on what to take with me. I know I'll be taking an EPP project, just need to decide on whether to take a current cross stitch project or make up a new one, especially as we have a 3 hour boat trip and a train from Liverpool to Birmingham, and vice versa on the way back. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Goals for August are very simple I'd really like to get the second part of Frosty Forest done and make headway on the third. I'd also like to continue with Prancing Pony and either finish of her tail or her head or magically both……..or not! I'd also like to finish one block on my Vintage Cushion at least.

I would also like to start 1 new start. What I am unsure of but I think if I continue on one new start a month, maybe just maybe I might start getting through my one day maybe I'll do them all pile. I've been considering getting up the supplies to start an ornament a month next year so will hopefully start writing up lists of what I need.

So what at your plans Stitchy or not for August? Will I see you at FOQ?

Hello June

Oh hello there June, you’ve sprung up on me very quickly. I seem to wonder where has all the time gone! This is one of my favorite months what with it being the TT races now and then my birthday later on, what more could you ask for.

Last month I managed to finally finish my Apple Picking and I’m hoping to get a few finishes this month. I am hoping to actually start getting a rota or something of that sort into place so that I know what I’m working on when, especially as I have a few big projects in the pipeline.

So this month I’m planning to,

Continue with last months Frosty Forest and start/finish this months Frosty Forest.

Start making progress on my “Hill House” I bought all the specialist threads so should be able to make decent headway.

Hopefully actually get more of my Pracing Pony done. Since I bought the bigger frame and decided to do the beading as I go this has started to take ages. It’s the first time I have used beads and metallic thread and I really super duper love the effect it’s giving, it just bloody takes ages!!

I would also like to do some more on my Traveling Stitcher, I’ve started to draw up the bag I want to make to go with it so it would be really nice to call this one a finish!

I’ve also started two different cards last month, both were free gifts from The world of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy. The hedgehog shown above and a rose. I’m hoping to get a little collection of already made cards to use for birthdays/ thank you’s.

Not photo’d is my Pok√©mon cross stitch, which I have made no progress over which makes me feel sad. I really need to set up the lounge better so I actually want to do some. The frame is so big and clunky I just don’t know most days!

I would also like to start kitting up my other projects so that I have a few ready to go.

So yeah that’s it at the moment, I am wanting to get a more streamlined rota going so I know what’s where, we shall see.

Right onto Stitching!!