Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 2018 UFO Progress

In February, project #9 was selected for the 2018 American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge

On my list, that was "Red Barn" by England Design Studios. (I am not affiliated. The link is added for easy reference.) I had no idea what paper piecing was before beginning this wall quilt. I purchased my pattern at a JoAnn Fabric store. While sewing the borders on, I noticed a few mistakes and set it aside. That was at least a decade ago...

This month, I finally finished sewing the borders onto the quilt. (See the first photo.) Now, I just need to quilt it, add a hanging sleeve, add a label and bind it.

January's UFO was finished. (See the link to the Crazy Quilted Swan Tote below.)

My March UFO is embellishing my crazy quilted messenger bag. Progress is slow on that one.

Thank you for visiting!

Links to Related Posts:
2018 UFO Challenge List
Crazy Quilted Swan Tote

Monday, March 19, 2018

QS Red Hearts Update - March 2018

This month, I surpassed my goal of adding 1,300 stitches to my Heaven and Earth Designs QS Red Hearts cross-stitch project, based on artwork by Ching-Chou Kuik.

This is how she looked at the beginning of the month.

This is how she looks now. 2,075 stitches were added. (Only 243 of these were added during IHSW this month.)

If I keep stitching at this rate, I may finish her by July instead of December!

The project is now 80.53% complete. (It was 76.11%.)

Pages 1-4: 100% complete.
Page 5:        83.02% (It was 74.64%)
Page 6:        50.15% (It was 32.86%)
Page 7:        86.39% (It was 73.65%)
Page 8:        10.39% (It was 2.30%)
Page 9:          0%

Thank you for visiting!

IHSW is International Hermit & Stitch Weekend. This event takes place the 3rd full weekend of the month. (Knowing March 16th-18th would be busy for me, I did most of my stitching the 2nd weekend of this month.) You may learn more about IHSW here and find the Facebook Group here. See what others are working on through the link party found here.

I do hope you will join us with IHSW next month: Friday, April 20th - Sunday, April 22nd.

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!

Thanks for visiting,