Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Work In Progress Wednesday 07/15/2015


Mug Rug Christmas Block 1 progress 07/15/15
This week I had very, very little time for me. Don't get me wrong, it has been a good week, but full of errands and chores. As a result, I did not accomplish much stitching at all. (I did not add a single stitch to Santa and the Mouse...) 

Mug Rug Christmas Block 1 progress 07/07/15
Last week, I shared the mug rug I am working on (pictured above). This week, I did manage to add buttonhole stitches to the applique on the mug rug I am working on. I also added a few snowflakes and a handful of Mill Hill "ice" petite glass seed beads. (These are tiny enough that I do not believe they will interfere with a coffee cup sitting on them.) 


This mug rug still requires a bit more sewing to add the next details. Then, I get to quilt it and bind it. 

I also managed to squeeze in about 20 minutes of stitching for the snowball I am creating for Donna through the Crazy Quilting International (CQI) Group, but I am keeping that a secret. 

We have guests arriving on Friday that will be here through the end of the month. I am SO excited! Although I am carrying my list of goals forward, I might be a little bit MIA. We'll see!

Thank you for stopping by!
Renee

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.) 0 stitches this week.

2. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #14 at Super Mom No Cape on July 13th. (If you missed the party on the 6th, you may check it out here!) My post is here.

3. Finish a project to add inventory to my Etsy shop. Pattern progress seen above.

4. Embellish a snowball to swap with Donna A. in July. I managed to put 20 minutes of stitching into it.

5. Piece a pincushion to swap with the Crazy Quilt Divas on Facebook. The way this month is going, I am not sure I will have a pincushion done by August 1st. I may have to wait and participate in the next pincushion swap!

6. Share progress with ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs. If I manage to utilize my time very wisely today and tomorrow, I hope to have progress to share next week! I really, really want to do the next step in the class.

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!!! I have taken the photographs, I just need to post them for you to admire!



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 #15 at Super Mom No Cape on July 20th. (If you missed the party on the 13th, 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 the ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs.

7. Share pictures of Sandy B.'s blocks from the CQI 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!!!


8. Share a TAST Week 2 post on July 21st.


6 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Renee! I love your mug rug, it is looking great! Have a fabulous time with your guests!

Gina said...

Love the mug rug. I've used beads and charms on ones I've made and they don't cause any problems. They just sink into the wadding when there's a mug on top. Have fun with your guests

Justine said...

Oh I get it now! Mug rugs! I need to make myself some of these.

Katie said...

Too funny a mug rug haha. Love it though. The beads and snowflakes add so much to it. No worries about not meeting your goals. As long as you had a good week that's all that matters.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sometimes life does tend to get in the way of whatever we want to be creating. As long as we don't get stressed about it, all is good. Enjoy your company!

Dawn said...

Love the christmas mug rug - you make me exhausted just reading your to do list ...phew No wonder you dont have enough time, maybe you should give up sleeping LOL