Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday 07/08/2015


Last week I had completed 15,735 stitches on Santa and the Mouse. It was 89% complete.


This week I completed 435 stitches, bringing the total to 16,170. It is now 92 % complete. Only 1,482 stitches to go! (Sorry. The picture is a little yellowish from the sunlight when it was taken.)

Just think, within the next few weeks, I will finally finish this project and you will finally get to see something different! When Santa and the Mouse is done, I plan to pull my CQI Winter/Christmas Round Robin blocks out to finish up that wall hanging. It just needs snowflakes (lots and lots of snowflakes), binding and a hanging sleeve or loops and it will be ready to display this Christmas!


Last Week's Goals:
1. Complete 250 x-stitches on the HAED Santa & the Mouse chart (which is no longer available, but it is a part of this chart at Heaven and Earth Designs.) Exceeded 250! Pictures are above.

2. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #13 at Super Mom No Cape on July 6th. (If you missed the party on the 29th, you may check it out here!) I will be sharing my progress on the Heaven and Earth Designs QS Red Hearts cross-stitch chart I began on June 4th. Done! If you missed it, here is a photo of my progress. 

3. Finish a project to add inventory to my Etsy shop. I made more progress! I plan to design 48 Christmas mug rug patterns. My goal is to design them in a such a way that they may also be assembled into blocks for a quilt top measuring 48" across and 56" long. (I will not know how well that will work until I finish all 48 blocks, though!) Beginning August 1st, as I complete each 7-inch long by 8-inch wide block, I will add the mug rug pattern to my Etsy inventory. If the quilt idea works out, I think I will call it my Mug Rug Christmas Quilt. Here is a sneak peek at my progress on Block 1: Merry Christmas. 

4. Piece a snowball to swap with Donna A. in July. Done!  

5. Piece a pincushion to swap with the Crazy Quilt Divas on Facebook.

6. Share progress with ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs. I have been itching to work on this class. With the projects above, I could pick them up for a few minutes in between interruptions and demands on my time or take them with me to appointments. I need some uninterrupted time to work on this class and I think I just may have some on Thursday. I cannot wait!

This Week's Goals:
1. Complete 250 x-stitches on the HAED Santa & the Mouse chart (which is no longer available, but it is a part of this chart at Heaven and Earth Designs.) 

2. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #13 at Super Mom No Cape on July 13th. (If you missed the party on the 6th, you may check it out here!) 

3. Finish a project to add inventory to my Etsy shop

4. Embellish a snowball to swap with Donna A. in July.

5. Piece a pincushion to swap with the Crazy Quilt Divas on Facebook.

6. Share progress with ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs.


7. Share pictures of Sandy B.'s blocks from the Under the Sea Round Robin. I told her if she did not want them, she could "return to sender" when I mail them to her - lol! She has plans for these babies! Just wait until you see them... This is the last set for this round robin, which means with the next rotation, my blocks are coming home!!!

Thank you for stopping by!
Renee

7 comments:

Justine said...

It's so close and looking wonderful! I don't understand any of the rest of your post as I don't quilt but I'm cheering you on anyway!

Gina said...

Well done on getting some of your goals done and good luck for this week

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you are getting so near the finishing line. It must be a great feeling to know that it will be done in two weeks or so.

KimM said...

Wow! Great progress. I love your idea of the 48 mug rugs - can hardly wait to see them!
xxx

Katie said...

Wow....so close.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I never cease to be amazed at how much you accomplish in a week! And I'm excited about your mug rug project too - sounds like great fun.

Christine Barnsley said...

So excited to see your Santa and Mouse project finished now! Good luck with your goals for the coming week! :) x