Tuesday, December 30, 2014

End of year

 I am posting a day early as I won't get any stitching time in tomorrow or time on the computer.  I did not get page 6 finished on Little Fairies at Play.  Just too much going on now to find alot of stitching time.  I go back to Ball State Friday to finish enrolling my son.  Then move him into the dorm on Sunday.  Then for the first time in my life I will be living alone.  And broke.  lol  So I should have alot more stitching time.
 Here is my ort jar at the end of the year.  It was to the top but I mashed it down.
I will be updating my WIPocalypse page and creating my 2015 page.  I like having all of my stitching progress in one place that I can quickly look at. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

I stayed up late last night to finish Joy.  It is ready to be mailed off.  I don't think I will get page 6 finished on Little Fairies at Play.  I will give it a try.

I left early this morning to take my son to Ball State. 1 1/2 hr drive to spend 5 minutes in Admissions.  He should hear tomorrow if he is admitted and can start the next step in getting ready to go to Ball State.  Classes start next Monday 1/5.  From Ball State we went to White Castle.  So we were munching on burgers by 9:15 am.  Then back to Ft Wayne and Walmart to buy all of the items needed for dorm life.  We were back home by 12:30pm.  200 miles.  And I get to do it all over again possibly Friday if he has to go back to meet with counselor to sign up for classes etc.  Then back again on Sunday to move into the dorm.

Monday, December 22, 2014

I had hoped to finish this one.  I did run out of thread and had to make a run to Michaels to get more DMC 4130.  This is going to be a busy week and I might not get much stitching done.  I think I will keep this one out and push for the finish.  Then next week when things are a little slower try and finish page 6 on Little Fairies at Play.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I worked on Little Fairies at Play this past week.  I am so close to a page finish.  This is my favorite project that I have in my rotation.  But I am switching back to my quilt square so I can get it finished in time.  If I can finish the quilt square this week that leaves me almost 2 wks to finish page 6 on Little Fairies at Play.

The sun is out today and in the mid forties.  I am going to rake leaves in my front yard that have blown in from the neighbors.  It is supposed to rain this afternoon so I need to take advantage of the sunshine.

Monday, December 8, 2014

 I made more progress on my Joy quilt square.  It is moving right along.  I am switching back to Little Fairies at Play this week with the hopes of getting page 6 done before the end of the year.  I am off on Mondays and between housework and Christmas shopping I hope to get alot of stitching done today.
Got my tree put up Saturday afternoon.  Back in the kitchen again.  I spend alot of time in the kitchen and it is nice to look at and I don't lose any seating in the living room this way.  When the plumber came to install my new hot water heater 2 wks ago he said "Hey aren't you the lady who had the Christmas Tree in the kitchen last year".  lol  I guess that is not a bad thing to be remembered for.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Wipocalypse

 This past month I worked on Little Fairies at Play - still working on page 6.
 I had a new start with Joy - to be made into a quilt square for a quilt to be given to a friend.  This has a mail by date of mid January so I will be working on it alot til then.
 Butterfly Fairy Night - the first wing is taking shape.
And I had another new start in November - Folk Santa.

We are supposed to talk about what we have accomplished this year.  I have had 4 finishes:

 Sunflower Swirl
 Live Out Loud
 Cat Cushion
Jump for Joy

I don't have my plans finalized for 2015 yet but I will be participating in Measi's WIPocalypse again.  I like watching everyones progress and I like tracking my own progress each year.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Here is my new start - Joy from Cross Country Stitching June 2011.  I am stitching it on 18 ct Antique White with DMC variation #4130.  It is moving along quickly since there are no color changes.  I hope to finish this up in the next week so I can get back to Little Fairies at Play and finish up page 6 before the end of the year.  This will be a quilt square that will be part of a friendship quilt a group is putting together for a friend.

I am spending tomorrow with my sister on a bus trip to Chicago.  We went last year and had a good time.  Looking forward to spending time with my sister.