Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Challenges--February Recap

March Challenges:

Knitting:
**Finish baby blanket

Stitching:
**Finish 12 Houses Sampler
**Finish 25% of HAED QS Lovers redo

Health/Fitness:
**Finish TF/CLX hybrid
**Lose 5.6 pounds--I have a weight loss goal I want to reach by the end of June

Writing/Journaling:
**Start a Smash book

Reading:
**Finish 25% of Clash of Kings(Martin)--Game of Thrones book 2

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February Recap:

Reading:
**read one fiction book--DONE--Immortal Rider(Larissa Ione)
**read one non fiction book--DONE--Push(Chalene Johnson)

Knitting:
**Finish baby blanket--No, a couple squares away
**Make progress on gift blanket--No, didn't get it out

Stitching:
**Finish page one of QS Lovers, again--started didn't finish, worked on a sampler instead.
**Participate in IHSW and WIPocalypse--DONE

Health/Fitness:
**Continue CLX/TF Hybrid--DONE
**Lose 5 pounds--No, gained 1--ugh, I have been pretty burnt out fitness wise this month
**Try one new healthy recipe per week--No, I tried 2 for the month.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

More Houses

I worked on the 12 House Sampler again this weekend and I got a few more houses added. This has been such a relaxing stitch.

12 houses 26feb12a

Monday, February 20, 2012

IHSW--February Edition--After

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend:



I spent Friday and Sunday working on the 12 Houses Sampler. It's been a welcome break from my HAED stitching. Just enough specialty stitches to keep it interesting and I like breaking it into easy pieces. I work through one house or tree at a time--seems to go quicker for me that way :)

12 Houses Sampler--20Feb2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

IHSW--February Edition--Before

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend:



I was going to work on my redo of page 1 of HAED QS Lovers BUT I decided to take this weekend and start something new. . .something without confetti stitching. . .something to cleanse the palette as it were. . .

My local cross stitch shop, Fancimats and More, had a trunk show a few weeks ago for The Drawn Thread, I may have picked up a few charts when I went over to check it out. One of them may have been 12 Houses Sampler and that will be what I am starting over this IHSW weekend.

Stats:
Fabric: 28 count "Summer Khaki" Cashel Linen
Thread: 2 over 2

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012--February Edition



In the last month I have:

**Worked on my #9 piece, Home is Where the Magic Is, during IHSW.
BEFORE:homeiswherethemagicis(mini) 24jan12

Here is where I ended up on it before I switched up:
AFTER:HiwtmiMINI 5feb12

**Finished the first page of my #10 piece, QS Lovers; of course, I have since had to restart the page due to the fact it looks like someone slapped this girl in the face. I should have more progress on it next month.
Qslvrs 16jan12-completed page

Happy Stitching!!

The current WIP/UFO list:

1. Ink Circles The Bramble and the Rose
2. Ink Circles Blackstone Fantasy Garden
3. HAED QS Swimming with Dolphins
4. HAED I Love Thee
5. HAED Eternal Promise
6. HAED Storykeeper
7. HAED TTK
8. HAED Misty Weniera
9. HAED Mini Home is Where the Magic Is
10. HAED QS Lovers (BB SAL)

Posting Progress on the full moon dates for 2012:
January 9
February 7
March 8
April 6
May 5
June 4
July 3
August 1
August 31
September 29
October 29
November 28
December 28

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Challenges--February 2012

In the interest of making myself more accountable to myself, I am going to start posting monthly challenges I have for myself.

Reading:
**read one fiction book
**read one non fiction book

Knitting:
**Finish baby blanket
**Make progress on gift blanket

Stitching:
**Finish page one of QS Lovers, again
**Participate in IHSW and WIPocalypse

Health/Fitness:
**Continue CLX/TF Hybrid
**Lose 5 pounds
**Try one new healthy recipe per week