Sunday, July 01, 2007

July Goals

First, the June recap.
1) Stitch like mad on the Celtic blessing (I'd love to have it to the framer by the first weekend in July!). erm...I DID work on it, but it still has a ways to go.
2) Assuming "Enchantment" arrives soon, decide what to do - if anything - for second wedding gift. Since it will be rather small, start AND FINISH it ASAP! Done!!
3) Work on Neighborhood RR - shipping date is July 15. I worked on the borders a bit...
4) Pull out Wintry Mix, the Gaelic blessing, or some other "personal" WIP if boredom sets in and if time permits..... Yep - started and finished Sue Hillis' "Wine a bit."

July goals:
1) Finish Celtic blessing - no more excuses.
2) Finish the borders on my RR (possibly finish my square, too, but that can always be finished when it comes home!).
3) Do a Christmas ornament, freebie, or other small project.

If my goals for July seem rather modest, it because the renaissance faire starts next weekend...I'll be spending entirely too much time and money there over the next 6 weeks...

Over the weekend I was very productive -- for the first time in a looooong time, I actually sat down and planned out some menus for the week, then went grocery shopping - with a list! - and got all of my ingredients. I feel so....domestic? hehehe I made fish on Saturday, and a crock pot full of beans and ground beef today. Yum! Then I cleaned the bathroom (ick), did some laundry, and baked a batch of cookies. Plus I made some time for stitching/finishing, too! I worked on the Celtic blessing, but forgot to take a picture. (Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of that over the next month or so...) And after a trip to Jo-Ann's for some appropriate fabric, I finished the "Wine a bit" piece into a flat-fold. I'm getting better at the flat-fold concept -- I forced myself to be patient and let the glue dry, so it didn't get lumpy with blobs of hot glue like my first one did.
I looked all over for fabric with wine or grapes...but had no luck. I thought the burgundy stripes on this piece looked a little "viney," though, and the tan background and green flower leaves worked with the other colors in the stitched design. The beads are stitched on with invisible quilting thread -- great for stuff like this, but such a pain to work with!


Christine said...

I think your flatfold turned out beautifully!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Beautifully stitched and finished Erin.


rose_michelle said...

I LOVE the wine piece. It turned out really good.

Anonymous said...

Your flatfold is gorgeous, a wonderful finish!

Heidi said...

The wine piece came out great! And I love the saying. =)

Christine said...

I Love your Wine flatfold. Beautiful job, both the stitching and finishing!

tkdchick said...

Your flatfold turned out wonderfully!!!