Sunday, February 16, 2020

SK Effects of Caffeine - SAL Update 20

I am thrilled to share a finish today! Working on this Heaven and Earth Designs cross-stitch project, based on Randal Spangler's Storykeep Effects of Caffeine, has been a joy. 

This is how it looked in our last update, 2,265 stitches ago.

This Stitch-Along (SAL) is organized by Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea. Each participant chooses 1 project to work and and we share updates every 3rd Sunday. 

I encourage you to check out the other crafty bloggers to see what they are working on. We are thrilled to have Jenny joining us again.

Please note that we are all over the world, so if a post is not up yet, please check back later.

Deborah, Mary Margaret, CarmelaJocelynSharon,

If you missed the happy dances for finishes with our last update (I hope I did not miss any):
Christina at Petals and Pins finished Into the Jungle, as seen here.
Sharon at Piecing Life Together One Stitch at a time finished her Ornamental Pumpkin, as seen here. (I do love pumpkins!)

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 2020

February is here already!
It truly feels like every month goes faster than the last. 

January Goals in Review and February Goals:

January: Find a race to run and track my miles with Runkeeper App.

I signed up for a race in March and ran 10.5 miles in January. (A bad cold early in the month prevented more.)

February: Train to run in March.

January: Add 300 stitches to Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger and share progress on the Stitchy Start blog. Done! 

371 Stitches added - mostly during International Hermit & Stitch Weekend (IHSW) through the Facebook group. IHSW is the 3rd full weekend of the month.

February goal is the same.

January: Add at least 30 stitches/day to Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) Storykeep Effects of Caffeine and share updates every 3rd Sunday with the SAL. Done! 

4,054 stitches were added in January. 930 counted towards the 100 Days of HAED Challenge to add 30 stitches/day. 

The remaining stitches counted as 3,124 miles in the Road Trip Around the USA Challenge. 29,240 miles to go...

February goal is the same. The next SAL update is February 16th.

January: Make progress on HAED Twilight Duel. Done!

2 hours went into Twilight Duel, adding 247 stitches to page 9.

February goal is the same.

January: Finish crazy quilted Valentine fabric postcard - #2 on my American Patchwork & Quilting (APQ) UFO Challenge (seen in the photo at the top of this blog post.) No progress made...

February: Make progress on (or finish?!) #9 on my APQ UFO Challenge List. This is my Winter/Christmas crazy quilt. 

January: 1 X-mas Item a Month blog: share progress on my Winter/Christmas Crazy Quilt. No progress made... 

Still dreading embroidering snowflakes, I hoped to finish this crazy quilted snowman ornament to share instead.  It is not quite done.

February goal is to finish this ornament and to share progress on my Winter/Christmas Crazy Quilt on the 1 X-mas Item a Month blog.

InCoWriMo - February is INternational COrrespondence WRiting MOnth. The goal is to write one letter a day throughout the month of February. 29 letters, cards and/or postcards in 29 days. I am joining the fun in 2020. Are you participating? If so, please let me know!

Yikes. This list looks a little overwhelming. I will take it one step, letter, and at least 30 stitches a day!

Wishing you all a fabulous February!