Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 2017

July had its ups and downs. One of the best memories of the month was participating in a Paint Nite event with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and my husband. I like the sunflower I painted last year better than my beach scene on a crate (mine is the one on the right), but I had a great time. And, I love the scene my husband created!

As for my July goals, here is how I did...

#4 A holly seam was embellished on the crazy quilt stocking I am making for my son. 

#5 A zipper pouch with a wristlet was created with my CQJP 2013 January block. This was my 4th finish with the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge. You may read more about it here

#8 Although I did not stitch every single day, I made a lot of progress and had a lot of fun participating with The Stitching Hour 2017  hosted by Ambitious Stitches on Instagram. You may see my posts on Instagram here.

Here is my updated list for the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge. (My original post about the challenge is here. It includes photos of all 12 items on my list.)

August Goals:

1. Complete 2 items for Etsy shop, including an under-the-sea eye glasses case.

2. Finish a gift for my friend's daughter. All of the pieces have been cut out now - it just needs to be sewn together.

3. Sew together the wall quilt with the 6 blocks from the CQI Hearts Round Robin. (This was #2 on my APQ UFO Challenge and was selected for May.)

4. Finish embellishing the stocking I am making for my eldest son. (It is pictured above. This was #10 on my APQ UFO Challenge and was selected for June.)

5. Finish the buttonhole stitches and other embroidery on block 5 of the Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month hosted by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy and friends. And finish the fish border, which is block 6. 

6. Finish block 7 of the Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month. It is super cute and may be seen here

7. For August, #5 was selected as the project to complete for the AQP UFO Challenge. So, I need to sew my May CQJP 2014 block into a purse. (You may read more about this block here.)

Top 5 Posts Viewed in July:

1. 4th Annual Piggy Bank Savings Challenge - here
2. July 2017 - here
3. June 2017 - here  (The #1 viewed post in June.)
4. May 2017 - here
5. Twilight Duel Update #20 - July 2017 - here 

Thank you for stopping by!


Brigitte said...

I love both beach scenes, Renee. And you zipper poch looks just gorgeous.

Anthea said...

Oh my, how gorgeous is your zipper pouch Renee?! Beautiful.
Well done on the crate painting too, you have a lot of crafty skills!

Queeniepatch said...

Nice to change the needle for the paintbrush for a while, isn't it?
You have put your needle to good use, too, of course!
Enjoy the progress you will be making in August.

Katie said...

We are our own worst critics. I love your painted scene. Looks like a place I would love to visit. Love all your July projects. Good luck with your August plans.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've seen those Paint Nite's popping up around here but wouldn't be brave enough to take part. Give me a needle and thread any day!! Once again you've done well and made great progress on your goals.

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful work on everything, and good for you on the painting! If your husband did the one on the left, wow, he has a fantastic eye.