Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday 10/22/2014

This has been a very busy, productive week! (Enlarge any picture by clicking on it.)


I finished adding beads to the snowflakes in the upper-right-corner of my CQI Winter/Christmas Wall Quilt and began a beaded snowflake on the left side. (You may read more about this project HERE.)  It was not a lot of progress for this particular project; but, I'll take it!  Here is how it looks now:


 I am linking up with Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday on pintangle.com.  To see what others have done this week, check out this link.

The real progress I made was on my list of short-term goals.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Renee

 Last Week's List of Goals:

 Short-term: 

  1. The wall quilt I plan to create with all of my CQI Winter/Christmas blocks. Complete quilting so it is ready to add the back and bind. Progress seen above.
  2. Make a TAST post. I completed the Fern Stitch and the Triangular Buttonhole Stitch.
  3. Complete back for May CQJP 2014 block.
  4. Freebie Santa and the Mouse Ornament -  Heaven and Earth Designs chart by Michele Sayetta and artwork by Scott Gustafson. (I believe the ornament is a portion of the chart "Santa and the Mouse.") Complete 100 x-stitches by next week. Done! I worked on the cuff of the sleeve this week.
  5. Piece and embellish snowball for Kathy S. by September 30th as soon as possible. - An Africa theme - new for me. Completed, mailed and received by Kathy!  Please note, the elephant cross-stitch was adapted from the 1993 Graphworks International Inc. cross-stitch booklet, "Baby Afghan Safari" designed by Mary Bartley Stockett and Norman B. Brown. (I am not affiliated with the book, but if you purchase it from Amazon through my website, I earn a bit of credit toward a gift card. I made the Afghan for my eldest son many years ago.) If you missed my post about this snowball, you may view it HERE.
  6. Embellish block for CQI Hearts DYB Round Robin.  This will be the last rotation before my blocks return home!  Done! If you missed the post, you may view it HERE.
  7. Embellish snowballs for Nicki Lee and Donna by the end of October.
  8. Piece and embellish a snowball for Lori by end of October. 
  9. Mail gift and share pictures after it has been received. Mailed Friday, the 17th.
  10. On October 18th, participate in my first Halloween Linky Party - sharing the Halloween Ornaments exchanged through Wisdom With Needle and Thread.  (I am thrilled to know the ornament I made arrived safely in Ireland and the recipient liked it!) If you missed it, you may see my 2014 Halloween Exchange post HERE and/or follow the links to other blogs HERETHIS POST also shares photos of goodies Kim shared pictures of because Anna did not have a blog. This is the fantastic ornament I received from Evalina in Canada.
    And this is the ornament I made for Gaynor in Ireland.

Long-term: 
  1. Make a purse with my April CQJP 2014 block.
  2. Make a purse with my May CQJP 2014 block.
  3. My CQJP 2013 May block - better late than never?! (It is referred to as Block 4 if you follow this link.)
  4. Have a count of at least 50,000 words for my CampNaNoWriMo novel.
  5. Embellish July CQJP 2014 block.
  6. Piece August CQJP 2014 block. 
  7. Embellish August CQJP 2014 block.
  8. Piece September CQJP 2014 block. 
  9. Embellish September CQJP 2014 block.
  10. Embellish October CQJP 2014 block.
  11. Make a sew-in frame purse for my Etsy shop
  12. Piece and embellish a snowball for Lynne by November 15th. 
  13.  Paint guest bathroom.

This Week's List of Goals:

 Short-term:

  1. Complete the wall quilt I plan to create with all of my CQI Winter/Christmas blocks. Complete quilting so it is ready to add the back and bind.
  2. Make a TAST post. 
  3. Complete back for May CQJP 2014 block.
  4. Freebie Santa and the Mouse Ornament -  Heaven and Earth Designs chart by Michele Sayetta and artwork by Scott Gustafson. (I believe the ornament is a portion of the chart "Santa and the Mouse.") Complete 100 x-stitches by next week. 
  5. Embellish snowball for Nicki Lee
  6. Embellish snowball for Donna.
  7. On Thursday, share a post with a picture of the snowball I just received from Donna on Tuesday, 10/21/2014.
  8. Piece and embellish a snowball for Lori by end of October.
  9. Share pictures of the gift I mailed after it has been received. Mailed Friday, the 17th.
Long-term: 
  1. Make a purse with my April CQJP 2014 block.
  2. Make a purse with my May CQJP 2014 block.
  3. My CQJP 2013 May block - better late than never?! (It is referred to as Block 4 if you follow this link.)
  4. Have a count of at least 50,000 words for my CampNaNoWriMo novel.
  5. Embellish July CQJP 2014 block.
  6. Piece August CQJP 2014 block. 
  7. Embellish August CQJP 2014 block.
  8. Piece September CQJP 2014 block. 
  9. Embellish September CQJP 2014 block.
  10. Embellish October CQJP 2014 block.
  11. Make a sew-in frame purse for my Etsy shop
  12. Piece and embellish a snowball for Lynne by November 15th. 
  13.  Paint guest bathroom.

12 comments:

Rengin Yazitas said...

Hi Renee,
I loved your CQI Winter/Christmas Wall Quilt. I'm so sorry that I've missed that RR of last year. It is my fault I don't follow-up CQI daily chats as I was doing before.
Good luck with your To-Do Lists.
All the best,
Rengin, in Istanbul

Renee said...

Rengin, thank you! The ladies all did such lovely work on that round robin. As for the To Do Lists, I believe I will be able to complete several items within this next month. I hope to keep those lists shorter next year! Thanks so much for dropping by!

Queeniepatch said...

You will soon have a snow drift on your quilt. Anyone for a snowball fight?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You've done a lot on (off?) your list this week - you should be proud of yourself I think!

Renee said...

The best thing about this kind of snow is that it does not affect driving conditions! ;)

Renee said...

Yes! It is fun to see a few of these items fully completed. It is only Thursday, and I have already been able to mark a few more items off for next week.

Barb said...

I am so impressed with your organization! The work is all so beautiful!

Renee said...

You are so sweet, thank you! I must confess... I began my list of goals to help me fight the urge to begin new projects and to track the obligations I had made. With lists this long, it has helped - I don't really dare add more to them! ;)

jizee6687 said...

wonderful progress. great work, Renee!

Renee said...

Thank you! It felt like a very productive week!

Annet said...

Love your beaded snowflakes!

Renee said...

Thank you, Annet! I am hoping I can avoid making them too repetitive. The idea is a little daunting!