Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday 08/26/2015

Another Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday has arrived already. This week I completed over 600 stitches on Santa and the Mouse. (The photo above shows how it looked last week.) There are only 546 stitches remaining and I wish I had time to just sit with this project to finish it up right now. 

It is so close to completion! The question is, when I finish, do I wait and share pictures with next Wednesday's WIP post? Or, should I just share it in a separate post? What do you think? (Either way, I imagine I will be grinning from ear to ear, doing a happy dance and telling anyone in my household that will listen, "It's done! It's done! Look, it's done!") 

Changing the subject... Have you heard of Love Rocks? I learned about them when someone in our town found one a few days ago. I think it is a sweet, sweet way to honor two little girls lost in a tragic accident. I read the story about Love Rocks here and read a few stories others shared about them here on the Facebook page.  I may have to make one to share... 

Earlier this week, I read that 69 firefighters flew in from New Zealand and Australia to help with the multiple wildfires burning in the Northwest. My prayers of gratitude and for safety are going out to all of the brave souls out there fighting the blazing flames and smoke. My heart and prayers are also with the families of the brave men we lost to these fires this summer. Our weather forecast indicates we may have a touch of rain this weekend. I hope so. (As much as I love a good thunderstorm, I am hoping for rain with no lightning that may ignite more fires.)

As for my week... I get to volunteer with our high school's registration, which is always fun. It is great to see the staff members, parents and students in our community. We are also moving my eldest son to his dorm for his freshman year of college. (Time truly does fly! It seems like just yesterday we were signing him up for preschool.)

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having an amazing week!

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. See photos above.

2. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #20 at Super Mom No Cape on August 24th. (If you missed the party on the 17th, you may check it out here!) Done! If you missed the post, you may see it here

3. Finish a project to add inventory to my Etsy shop. One project is almost done and another is getting close.

4. Share progress with the ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs. Finishing this class will be a priority this next week.

5. Share a TAST Weeks 6 & 7 post on August 25th. Done! If you missed it, the post is here. I am happy to say I am all caught up! 

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 #21 at Super Mom No Cape on August 31st. (If you missed the party on the 24th, you may check it out here!)

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

4. Share progress with the ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs.

5. Share a TAST Week 8 post on September 1st.


Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Renee! I am excited for you that you are so close to finished your Santa and Mouse cross stitch... if it were me, I would have to write about it immediately!! Thank you for sharing about the love rocks.... that is a beautiful way to honour someone special! Good luck for your goals for this week! Christine x

Renee said...

Thank you, Christine! The story about the love rocks was just too touching not to share. Bringing a smile to someone's day is always sweet. In the case of these rocks, it is incredibly sweet.

I am leaning towards an immediate post, too, when I finish Santa. Waiting to share would be hard! I'm sure everyone is just as excited as I am for me to begin sharing something new - lol! Hugs, Renee

Pamela said...

Great progress. I think an immediate post would be in order. You've stitched on this for so long, it deserves its own post.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I will NOT be intimidated, nope, not me. By What? YOUR LIST of things you want to accomplish, of course. You are amazing. And on that finish? Well, post it right away. It deserves it's own special post. It's wonderful.

Thanks for the rocks link. A beautiful and loving tribute.

xx, Carol

Anonymous said...

So exciting! You're so close to finishing this Santa!! :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's wonderful that you are that close to completing your Santa and Mouse. It will be cause for a great celebration I know! So sorry you are facing taking your 'little' one away to school - it's hard I know - been there, cried buckets. And thank you so very much for 'Love Rocks' the story is so sad and yet so uplifting.

Dawn said...

Hi Renee an immediate post is the order of the day....when you are that excited go on and share it with us....I just couldn't imagine doing that much work, very special piece.

Sarah Keeling said...

I've lived following the Santa project and very excited for you that it's so nearly finished.

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Justine said...

You're so close! In fact it may be finished already.
I definitely think it should have its own post when finished. If your family are anything like mine, they won't appreciate all your hard work like we do so you need to show us to get some proper cheering!
I will miss seeing your updates on this one.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Renee, your Santa is nearly finished. I think my fingers wouldn't stop itching if I were so close to the finish and I'm sure yours don't stop either, lol.

Good luck to your son starting his freshman year at college.

Anonymous said...

A busy week, and life-changing, to be sure. I hope the move went smoothly. The love rocks story is beautiful, and I haven't heard of it before. Post the XS as soon as it's finished! I want to see it. LOL

crazyQstitcher said...

The Santa project is coming ever closer to the finish and I'd understand if you whoop and yell when it is done.
It is looking wonderful.

I truly hope the fires can be stopped soon.