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:

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.


I hope you all have an amazing week!

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!