Thursday, 31 January 2008

January Roundup and February Goals

Thursday, 31 January 2008
January Roundup

Stitching Finishes:

Newton's Law - Keep Calm
Brightneedle - Eliza Jane's Needlekeep
The Stitching Shed - Santa Cushion
Simply Heritage - Ginny
Just Nan - Secret Snowdrift

Stitching New Starts:

Brightneedle - Eliza Jane's Needlekeep (January Small Start, also finished)
Stitchin'Spiration - Lost in a Blackwork Maze (GFJ Start)

Current Stitching WIP List

1. Stitchy Kitty - Snowman Trio
2. Stitchin'Spirations - Getting Lost in a Blackwork Maze
3. Bothy Threads - Row of Christmas Fairies
4. Dimensions - Sleigh Ride
5. Ink Circles - Cirque de Cercles
6. Michael Powell - Cottage Garden 2
7. Be Attitudes Afghan
8. Santa's Journey Afghan
9. The Cat's Whiskers - Birds of a Feather Dilly Bag
10. The Cat's Whiskers - Grandma's Thread Minder
11. Bent Creek - The Big Zipper
12. Bent Creek - Red Threads
13. Midsummer Night Designs - Heaven's Above
14. Teresa Wentzler - Tradewinds*
15. Dragon Dreams - Dragon Virtues Afghan*
16. Brightneedle - Garden Party
17. DMC - Wild Ones Alphabet*
18. Michael Powell - Handmade Houses 4
19. Bothy Threads - Cut Thru Fairy Hill
20. Millhouse Designs - Charlie is Born
21. Dracolair - Dawn Awakening*
22. Bent Creek - Snapperville Series
23. Long Dog - St Germain
24. Noah's Sub*
25. Just Nan - Four Wishes
26. Stitchin'Spirations - Lost in a Blackwork Maze
27. Rosewood Manor - Red Threads Redwork

Books Read

Secret of the Sirens
The Gorgon's Gaze
Mines of the Minotaur
The Chimera's Curse
The Diamond of Drury Lane
Cat Among the Pigeons
Den of Theives
Cat O' Nine Tails

All of the above by Julia Golding (yes I did get a bit carried away with her novels but I blame Amazon Marketplace sellers who list books for 1p...)

February Stitching Goals

1. Make significant progress on Cirque des Cercles
2. Make significan progress on Sleigh Ride
3. In honour of 'Finish it February' properly finish as many of my 9 outstanding projects (listed below) as possible
4. Start and finish my Monthly Small Start

Projects Requiring Finishing

Redwork Bourse
Redwork Pinkeep
Eliza Jane's Needlekeep
Alyssum Scissor Pocket
Spring Fever Tuffet
Christmas Cushion
Bird's of a Feather Accessories - Needlebook, Scissor Pocket and Fob

New Projects

Bent Creek - First Moon Colony (Monthly Small Start)
The Trilogy - Spring Line Up (Five Finishes Start)

February Quilting Goals

Finish first Jungle Quilt
Make progress on second Jungle Quilt
Finish secret gift quilt (all will be revealed later)
Make two squares for the Monkey Buttons Star Quilt

I'll also be attending the next quilting course on the 21st to learn the Log Cabin technique

Whew, that's some list!

I'm pleased I've managed my first five finishes - it'll be harder going from now on as there's less small projects involved but if I keep my 'monthly start' projects small then that should help keep the numbers up - I'm hoping that for most of them I can start and finish them in the same month.



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