Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2017

November has arrived. 
In just 2 months, we will be greeting the year 2018.

Progress with my October goals:

The list of October goals may be found here
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A clutch purse was created with my May CQJP 2014 block. This was my August 2017 UFO Challenge project. More details are in this post.

Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM Block 9
"Bathing Beauty" was completed! The blog post is here.
This is my progress on coloring the Pure Prairie Bouquet digital stamp from Power Poppy for the September pencil class through Kit and Klowder.

This is a lovely design, but I may set it aside until after the holidays to finish. The classes take some time.

Other October Accomplishments:

This fabric postcard was created for a swap. It was yet another finish, as the cross-stitched pumpkin has been sitting in a drawer for about a year. The blog post is here.

This small zipper pouch coin purse was added to my Hand Stitched Treasure Etsy Shop. The blog post is here and the Etsy shop is here.

Progress was made on my Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2017 March block. 

NOTE: You may sign up for CQJP 2018 November 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017. Find the rules here and the registration info here.

November Goals:

1. Finish embellishing this Christmas stocking for my son. Some progress was made in September and shared on Instagram. (#10 on the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge, selected in June.)

2. Add a label and a hanging sleeve to this "Sealed with a Kiss" quilt. This is a smaller version of the pattern in the book Hearts Aplenty by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith.

3. Frame my Heaven and Earth Designs Santa and the Mouse Ornament cross-stitch based on artwork by Scott Gustafson. The chart is retired, but a similar chart is available here - it is a quick stitch of this piece of art. (#9 on the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge - selected in November.)

4. Finish "Beach Boy Freddie", the September block of the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM at Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends.

5. Finish the October Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends. (Due to Internet issues, it has not yet been shared on Amy's blog, but there is a sneak peek at Moosestash Quilting.)

6. Sew the second border on my "Hearts Askew" quilt and stitch around the appliqued hearts. The pattern is from the book Hearts Aplenty by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith.
I found the fabric and finished the first border in October. (#3 on my APQ 2017 UFO Challenge List - selected in October.)

7. Finish my Kit and Clowder October Pencil Class. So far, I have printed the stamp onto paper. The Special Edition Snowman and Penguins digital stamp was designed by Crissy Armstrong specifically for this class and is only available a limited time at Whimsy Stamps, so this link goes to their digital stamp collection - not directly to this stamp. It is incredibly cute!

8. Finish Christmas gifts to share on the 1 X-Mas Item a Month Blog. In October, I made progress on two mug rugs featuring the "Snowman" digital stamp from The Paper Shelter.

Top 5 Posts Viewed in October:

1. Red, White, and Blue Handbag - link found above or here
2. October - link found above or here
3. 2017 CQI Halloween/Autumn Fabric Postcard Swap - link found above or here
4. CQJP 2017 March Block Motif 5 - here
5. Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM - Block 9 - link found above or here

Thank you for stopping by!


Katie said...

Congrats on your successful goals in October and I wish you tons of luck in November on your new goals. My mom would love that adorable Snoopy postcard. How adorable.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Just look at all you accomplished in October! Good for you! It's going to be fun to see how well you do with your goals for November.

Queeniepatch said...

You managed a lot in October, and will be even busier in November it seems. It was nice to see Santa and the Mouse again!

Tiffstitch said...

Those look amazing! Love the snoopy one. :)

Createology said...

Renee Dear I honestly admire your monthly goals and I believe they help you be so productive and accomplish so many amazing projects. Time seems to be flying by so very fast...November already...Yikes! <3

Anonymous said...

You accomplished a lot of goals in October. I can hardly believe this year is almost finished. While there were a few moments when it seemed as if it would go on forever, most of it has sped by at warp speed. Good luck on finishing the Christmas stocking. It will be needed shortly!

crazyQstitcher said...

It's scary to read there is such a short time until 2018 but you have achieved so much through the year and October was no exception.
Great work Renee, and all lovely to see.