Sunday, April 02, 2006

Pictures, Goals, and other Ramblings

First, the latest progress pics.
Celtic Bonding Spiral: This isn't the best picture ever, but you get the idea. (I think I was a bit too close to get a nice clear shot....)

And Lanarte's Classic Woman. (Again with the so-so pic.)


I neglected to set any goals for March, so to recap what I did - not much! The only actual stitching that I accomplished was the little sachet I posted below. I DID, however, have fun learning how to use my sewing machine and putting together some finishing, and I got to the LNS to have the bear birth announcement framed. April may be a bit of a wash as well, since my mother-in-law and her husband will be visiting over Easter weekend, and DH's brother is coming out the following week. Ack!

Anyway, some modest April goals -
1) finish the Bonding Spiral.
2) if not finish, make some significant progress on the Classic Woman.
3) a small start, perhaps? I have a Sweetheart Tree Teenie Tweenie kitted up, and also the Just Nan heart design from the Feb. 2005 issue of Just Cross Stitch.....
4) if #s 1 & 2 are accomplished, I will *gasp* put in a few stitches on Once Upon a Time.

And finally, my gift-giving experience with the potpourri sachet. I popped it in a pretty gift bag along with a Victoria's Secret gift certificate. The bride-to-be was doing the gift-opening, and when she got to mine she said, "ooo, is it a cat toy?!?!?" I about strangled her. So I said (ok, yelled across the party room), "no, it is a sachet for your lingerie drawer...." And as I was leaving I reminded her not to let the cat get it. She replied, "I know, I know, it is an air freshener!" *banging head on desk* Whatever. I seem to need these reminders every so often -- DON'T STITCH FOR PEOPLE IF YOU AREN'T SURE THEY'LL APPRECIATE IT. Ah well. Back to stitching for ME, right?!?!?

5 comments:

Heather said...

Your celtic spiral is stunning. Classic woman is coming along really nicely.

Kim said...

Both of those look great! I love the colors of the celtic spiral! Very pretty. :D

Carol said...

Oh no, the unappreciated stitched gift - not fun at all! I feel for you!!

meg said...

I really like the Celtic Bonding Spiral. Those colors really pop! Can't wait to see it complete! :)

Sorry to hear about the gift giving experience. It's a shame too, because the sachet/needleroll is really quite lovely.

Singular Stitches said...

Too bad about the sachet. Stitching for others can be like Russion Roulet.

I like the celtic bonding spiral. I have a tatoo that reminds me a lot of it. it is a celtic knot made up of three intertwined cats. (Unfortunately, when I answer 'What's your tatoo?', I get strange looks, like I might be wrong or something... :o)

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