Sunday, August 11, 2019

SK Effects of Caffeine - SAL Update 11

Hi all! This is going to be a super quick post. I abandoned my family for the weekend to visit some friends and have limited time. So, here is a quick picture of where I am now. My last post may be found here, if you want to compare the progress. I added 1,057 stitches. Page 2 is almost finished and I've worked a bit on page 3.

Please hop over to see what everyone else has accomplished. We are in different time zones, so if a post is not published yet, check back later. You may find more details about our SAL on Avis' blog.



Thanks for stopping by!!!
Renee

Sunday, July 21, 2019

SK Effects of Caffeine - SAL Update 10


I must admit, I am SO excited to be done with most of the spine of this book. It is finally time to start creating the sleepy dragon and his cup of coffee (or tea)! I just love Randal Spangler's artwork and am so happy Heaven and Earth Designs created this cross-stitch chart.

This is how it looked in the last update. 1,030 stitches have been added since then.

The project is now 48.06% complete.

Page 2 is 80.99% finished.

The spine of the book reads:
INVESTIGATING
THE EFFECTS OF
CAFFEINE ON
THE MIND
I. M. DRAGGIN


Joining the Stitch Along (SAL) hosted by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea has motivated me to make so much progress on this piece.

For this SAL, each participant selects one project to work on. We all share our progress every 3 weeks.  I do hope you will hop over to see what everyone else is working on. We are in different time zones, so if a post is not up yet, please check back later. If you are interested in joining the SAL, check out the details Avis has shared on her blog.

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I hope you all have an amazing week!
Renee


Monday, July 1, 2019

July 2019


My goal to add 600 stitches to all 3 of my cross-stitch projects was exceeded in June. 

HAED Twilight Duel (Ruth Thompson) had 1,170 stitches added - completing a 2nd row of pages! 64,241 stitches - 43.52% complete.

HAED Storykeep Effects of Caffeine (Randal Spangler) had 1,739 stitches added - reaching the tip of the dragon's hat. 10,341 stitches - 43.71% complete.

Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger (Ricky Barnard) had 1,277 stitches added. You may find an update post here, on the 2018 Stitchers Group blog.  35,225 stitches - 20.21% complete.



July 2019 Goals:

1. Cross-Stitch:
Add at least 600 stitches to all 3 projects.

2. Run 3 days a week. improving distance and duration. (This is a goal I did not meet in June...)
  • Ran 2 days in June - a total of 4.3 miles
  • Longest distance in June: 2.4 miles
  • Longest duration in June: 38.04 minutes
  • Best pace: 15.30 minutes per mile

3. Make Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) progress.

4. Make progress on a UFO project or a 1 X-mas Item a Month project.

I hope you all have an amazing month!
Renee







Sunday, June 30, 2019

SK Effects of Caffeine - SAL Update 9

Since my last update, 1,384 stitches were added to my Heaven and Earth Designs Storykeep Effects of Caffeine project - based on artwork by Randal Spangler.

Some of that progress was made while sitting in a room at the Surftides in Lincoln City, with a gorgeous view of the ocean. (I am so ready to go back!)

I was thrilled to reach the tip of the dragon's hat! (It is that tiny bit of purple at the bottom.)

Page 2 is now 64.31% complete. (It was 41.47%.)

The project is now 43.71% finished. (It was 37.75%.)

This is how it looked in my last update.

The spine of the book reads:
INVESTIGATING
THE EFFECTS OF
CAFFEINE ON
THE MIND

I. M. DRAGGIN

As part of a Stitch-Along (SAL) organized by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea, I am sharing updates on this project every 3 weeks. Each participant is working on a different project. I hope you will visit the other bloggers to see their work. We are all in different time zones; so, if a post is not up yet, please check back later.


Thanks for visiting!
Renee


Sunday, June 9, 2019

SK Effects of Caffeine - SAL Update 8

Saturday morning began with two of my favorite things: coffee and cross-stitch. We splurged on some of McMenamins Coffee Roasters Black Rabbit French Roast coffee beans in April when we stayed at the Edgefield Hotel. Yum! 

Over the past 3 weeks, 784 stitches were added to my Heaven and Earth Designs Storykeep Effects of Caffeine cross-stitch project. You may see an image of Randal Spangler's artwork that this chart is based upon here.

This finished another full row of the chart. Progress through June 8th is pictured here. 

In 4 more rows, I will begin the dragon!

Page 2 is now 41.47% complete. (It was 28.81%.)

The project is now 37.75% complete. (It was 34.44%.)
This is how it looked in my last update.

The spine of the book reads:
INVESTIGATING
THE EFFECTS OF
CAFFEINE ON
THE MIND
I. M. DRAGGIN

Joining the Stitch Along (SAL) organized by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea has been a great motivator for making progress on this piece. If you are interested in joining, there are more details on her blog. See the first link below.

I do hope you will visit the other bloggers participating - links are listed below. We are all working on different projects. We are also in different time zones, so if a SAL update has not been posted yet, please check back in a few hours.

Thank you for visiting! 
Renee

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