Thursday, March 8, 2018

More InCoWriMo Happy Mail!

This wonderful card arrived in the mail the end of last week as part of InCoWriMo 2018. 

Exchanging letters with Kathy from Running with Rocket was particularly fun because we are both in Oregon.

The card she sent me features a photo of the M.J. Lee Ferry on the Willamette River that was taken by Jeffrey Peterson. My husband and I actually planned to take this ferry once while we were out and about years ago. Unfortunately, we did not plan things very well, as the ferry was not running that day. Oops! (I assume it was a holiday, but it was too long ago to remember.) We may have to try again soon!

I love our beautiful state, so this was a fun surprise to receive in the mail. Thank you, Kathy!


InCoWriMo stands for International Correspondence Writing Month. It is a personal challenge to write a letter a day in February. You may learn more about it here.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

InCoWriMo Happy Mail

Earlier this week, I received this sweet letter from my dear blogging friend from Createology. The stationery is so pretty and her  handwriting is lovely. (If only mine were half as neat!) The little hearts are such sweet additions! Thank you!

The postcard in the photo was my outgoing InCoWriMo mail. I had special postcards made to mail this year and am happy to hear several of them have reached their destinations. (I will share photos of the front in my InCoWriMo Review post later this month.)

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! 

InCoWriMo stands for International Correspondence Writing Month. It is a personal challenge to write a letter a day throughout the month of February. You may find the official website here.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Fractal White Tiger February 2018

You may recall that I started this Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger in January of 2016 to participate with If you follow that blog, you have already seen this update.

My goal has been to work on this piece for the last week of each month. That plan has not worked out very well. Life keeps interrupting. So, I only added 210 stitches in February - they filled in a bit along the right side of the eye. 

However, I am happy to say I have already added another 448 stitches to it in March, so the progress should be more visible in my next update. (I will be sharing a picture of how it looks now on Instagram later today.)

I do love this piece of art by Ricky Barnard!

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2018

Happy March!

Last month was a short one and my goals were a bit lofty.
A few of them are moving forward on my bullet journal list.
There is a lot I hope to accomplish this month, too.
We'll see how I do!

February Goals: 5 out of 8 fully accomplished.
1. InCoWriMo: 33 letters/postcards/cards were mailed out. I will share a review later this month.
2. February CQJP 2018 Block - Done!
3. "Making Waves" for the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM - Done!
4. Christmas mug rug - Done!
5. Organize sewing room - Done!

March Goals

Crazy Quilting: 
CQJP 2018 March Block - piece and embellish

Make Mother's Day item(s) to add to my Etsy inventory.

Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM: Complete "Hammock Time"

It's a "Wild" Life BOM: Complete Block 2 "Deer Meadow" - This pattern is free throughout March 2018.

# 3 was selected this month. On my list, that is embellishing my crazy quilt OSU messenger bag. (The photo to the right shows how it looked on January 1st. I've added a few TAST stitches to it since then.)

Cross Stitch:
Add 3,125 stitches to my projects. At least 1,300 of those stitches need to be added to QS Red Hearts.

Complete an item to share on the 1 X-mas Item a Month Blog.

Schedule a plan in my bullet journal and stick to it!

Living Room

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Twilight Duel Update #25

This month, I only added 348 stitches to my Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) Twilight Duel cross-stitch. Most of that was filling in the white dragon on page 14, which makes the progress very difficult to see. I really do love this piece, based on the amazing artwork of Ruth Thompson.

This photo shows a close up view of page 14, the next section I plan to complete. 

I hope to have more progress to show in March.

(Click on any photo for a larger view.)

Percent Complete:
Project:       35.41% (It was 35.18%)
Pages 1-2: 100%
Page 3:        32.92% (It was 32.26%)
Page 4:      100 %
Page 5:          1.83%
Page 6:          0%
Pages 7-8: 100%
Page 9:          2.73%
Page 10:        0.25%
Pages 11-12: 0%
Page 13:    100%
Page 14:        9.09% (It was 5.02%)
Pages 15-18: 0%
Page 19:    100%
Page 20:        3.72%

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