Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday 10/07/2015

This week, my work in progress has been Kathy's block for our Under the Sea Round Robin. I shared a sneak peek yesterday in my TAST post and should share the completed block on Thursday or Friday.

Kathy's block will likely include at least one of these charms I colored as part of Kathy Shaw's free Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC) #102.


And, it is confession time... I splurged during the last Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) sale and purchased 2 new charts. They are both Storykeeps (relatively small for HAED charts) based on artwork by Randal Spangler. One is SK Effects of Caffeine. The other is SK History of Chocolate

Justification for a new start: My current WIPs are too large or require too many supplies to work well as travel projects. And I could have done a lot of stitching during the many hours I spent in waiting rooms with an ill relative last month.

Justification for buying 2 charts: I planned to buy 1 chart, but shipping was the same for 2 and they were 35% off. Therefore, it was more economical to buy 2. And, the total purchase was less than the amount of money I had saved for craft supplies over the past few months. (See how my brain works?!)

Perfect timing: The charts arrived on Saturday. I found most supplies already in my stash on Sunday. Unexpected tire issues on my car lead to over 2.5 hours in a lobby waiting on Monday, so I managed over 300 stitches on the first day. (Without a travel project, what would I have to show for that time?! You see how dangerously enabling my logic is?!) 

I am only allowing myself to work on this project while in waiting rooms, etc., so updates will be sporadic and progress will be slow. This also allows me time to wait for a good sale or coupon before buying the few threads I am missing.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next week, I hope to have more to share.
-Renee

Last Week's Goals:
1. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #26 at Super Mom No Cape on October 5th. (If you missed the party on the 28th, you may check it out here!) It will be an update on my HAED QS Red Hearts cross-stitch! I had 3,072 stitches completed when I last shared my progress. It has over 5,000 stitches now. Done! If you missed the post, it is here. 

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

3. Share progress with the ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs. Work on a mermaid was shared in my TAST post (see #4), and the charms above are also progress.

4. Share a TAST Week 13 post on October 6th. Done. 
If you missed the post, it is here


5. Finish embellishing one of Kathy's blocks for the CQI UTS Round Robin. I made progress - part of which is seen in #4.


This Week's Goals:
1. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #27 at Super Mom No Cape on October 12th. (If you missed the party on the 5th, you may check it out here!) It will be an update on my HAED Twilight Duel cross-stitch! I had 1,422 stitches completed when I last shared my progress. It has over 3,700 stitches now and should have more by then. 

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

3. Complete my ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs.

4. Share a TAST Week 14 post on October 13th.

5. Finish embellishing one of Kathy's blocks for the CQI UTS Round Robin. (These need to be mailed prior to the 15th. I am aiming for Friday, the 9th.)


6. Share Annette's blocks for the CQI UTS Round Robin. (They were mailed to me earlier this week and should be here soon!)

7. Finish a Halloween fabric postcard. (Or will it be a mug rug? Decisions, decisions...)

8 comments:

Queeniepatch said...

I am so sorry I have been off blogging for a long time. Meanwhile you have worked hard and completed Santa and the Mouse. It's beautiful!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

funny what we choose to do in waiting rooms. I don't take stitching unless it's crochet. I have a comfort zone set up by my recliner where I do just about all my needlework. I like to catch up on magazines and the daily paper. I wish I could stitch in the car when we travel to the VA clinic.

I don't know why I forget that you can color those metal charms!! I see metal charms all the time and pass because I want color. (Hitting my forehead with the palm of my hand). Thanks for the reminder.

Have a wonderful day!!
xx, Carol

Gina said...

I love your reasoning for buying those two charts. Very well worked out and faultless. I look forward to seeing your progress no matter how slow

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your logic Renee! You have convinced me that two new projects were needed!! Well done on your goals for last week and good luck for the coming week! Christine x

desertskyquilts said...

Your logic is impeccable! =)

KimM said...

Sounds logical to me!!

Katie said...

Love the charms with the added color. Absolutely LOVE your reasoning. I'm the kind of person that just gets it since I want it haha. But I followed your reasoning and say Great job! Love your new charts. Congrats on your new start. Good luck with your goals.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your logic - it works for me too! I love your new charts - what fun!!!