Monday, May 14, 2018

Slow progress this week

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - May 3
Here it is another Monday morning and I am looking back at what I did this week and looking at the progress I notice that there wasn't a lot of actual progress made. There are going to be weeks when there is a lot of time and energy for stitching and then there are weeks like this one where the stitching wasn't something that got a lot of my time or energy.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - now, of course, I am still working on getting the May section fo the piece moved forward and hope to get it finished soon.  I am liking how it is turning out and now to see if I can continue to get this section done before the end of the month.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - May 13
I have not quite reached the halfway mark of this month's piece so I hope to be able to continue on with the stitching this week and get past the halfway mark and will see where it stands when I take a picture of it at the end of next weekend.


Actually, this is all the stitching that I was able to get done this week.  I did a little bit of knitting as well as I am working on a shawl that I want to finish but again it was slow progress on it as well.

Work has been keeping me busy so evenings have been used for catching up on emails and some of the other things that are needed to be done.  I don't mind when this happens and now to see what this week has in store for me.  I have some projects that I need to work on and get moved forward and then I will see how the rest of the week goes.  I hope to be able to spend some time in the evenings and even on the weekend crafting but will see how it goes.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Progress and a new start

Linen and Threads Mystery Sal - April 29
Here it is a start to another week and I am happy with some of the progress that I have been able to make this week.  No, I haven't been able to get a lot of time to do the stitching that I wanted this week but at least I am making some progress on things so that is great.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - I was able to make some progress on this design over the week but again not as much as I would have liked so now to see if I can continue to work on it this week.  I am going to try and see if I can get some more of this project moved along before the end of the week because it would be nice to see this section finished.
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - May 3

This section of the Mystery SAL is larger than April section so it means that it is going to be taking me longer to get it finished but if I can at least see some progress on it a bit at a time it would make me happy.  This month I will be using all three of the colours that I have selected for this project so it will be fun to see the different colours added when I get to the different items.  I have two of the three colours already in the design and the third one will be added when I get to the middle of the month section and it will only be used for one small section.

Temperature - April 27
Temperature - now here is a project that I am still behind on working on but at least now I think I have figured out a method to get some of the projects moved forward while also getting it caught up.
Temperature - May 6

What I have decided to do is try and keep May up to date while catching up with the April part of the design.  I have the highs for the first five days of May completed and am currently working on the lows for May.  I think being able to keep up with the month would make me feel better so that is what I am trying to do.  I also hope to be able to get things finished up quickly.

Stitching Row - May 6
Stitching Row - here is a new project that I just started on Saturday.  I was looking at a project that was going to be a little different and this was the project that I selected to work on.  Sure it means that I have another project added to my list of things to finish but I am thinking it would be great to see something finished up.

I don't think this project will take me to long to finish as it is basically just the alphabet with a few little things added to it.  I also think that being able to work on a couple of letters a day may help me get through this project quickly.  I am not really sure if I will do the two letters a day but at least if I can make some progress on it during this month would make me feel great.


Of course, work is my main project each day so I will see what time I have this week to work on getting some stitching done.  I have my list of things that I need and want to accomplish this week so that means that I am going to be busy and then will when to see when I have some time to craft.

The weather is finally starting to warm up and it makes me happy to see that the trees are finally starting to turn green and flowers are starting to bloom.  It is now time for me to get back to work as I have a lot of things that I need to try and get finished up this week.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A week with some progress

Temperature - April 20
Another week is now over and another month is about to be over. For us here in Canada the end of April also means that our personal tax returns are due so another deadline is about to be passed. This last week I was able to find bits of time to work on a bunch of projects which did make me feel a lot better.

Temperature - April 27
Temperature - how this project seems to have become a challenge for me and I am not really sure why.  Maybe part of the problem is I got behind on the stitching of it in March and now I am still trying to get caught up. I hope to be able to conotinue to get it moved forward and hopefully soon I will be able to see that I have it caught up and then maybe I will try and keep it up to date after this.

Key chain
Key chain - now after all of the things that I was trying to do last week I decided it was time to pull out a smal project and see how quickly I could get it completed.  The key chain was a flower on one side and my initial on the other side so it rally didn't take me long to get this stitched.  The picture doesn't look great as this is just after finishing it and doing the rough cutting out for the key chain.  I now just need to get it finished and then I will be able to start using it on one of my craft bags.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - April 30
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL 2018 - Sunday morning I woke up to find out that the May section of the stitch along had been posted so that meant that I had to print off the pattern and try and get a bit of start on the piece.  I was able to get two threads done on the May section so that makes me happy and now to see how long it will take me to get this section completed.  The May section is a lot larger than the April section so that means that I won't be getting it completed in a couple of days like I did last month.

I love this project and I do look forward to seeing what each month has because then it means that I have a small finish each month once I have finished stitching the month.  I am looking forward to seeing the completed design but that is still 7 months away but that is fine with me as it means that I have 7 more months of looking forward to seeing that that monthly design will be.

DLKs Crafts - April 28
DLKs Crafts - now this is a design that I did and I will be using it with my ETSY shop for when pictures are taken of the grime guards on the q-snap frames.  We have found that the camera doesn't always want to focus on the grime guards so we figured we would give it some help by having a stitched piece on the fabric.

I am going to be stitching two of these so that both of the q-snaps will have the same design on it.  I started this one on Saturday and got a bit of it done an dnow to see how quickly I can get the two of them stitched. 

Stitch Maynia - how for a lot of stitchers the beginning of May means Stitch Maynia but it isn't something that I am going to be doing.  What Stitch Maynia involves is starting 15 projects in the first 15 days of May.  For me having another 15 projects started doesn't sound like fun so I am going to continue stitching like I have been stitching and working on the projects that I want to work on each day when I can find the time to stitch.  I may try and work on a few of the other pieces for a little bit during the month of May but I won't be starting a bunch of them.  Sure, I have more than 15 projects currently on the go so I could work on a different one each day for the first 15 days but again I don't know what my schedule is going to be and also I just want to enjoy stitching and not feel the pressure of trying to do a different project each day.


I have how taken a few minutes as a break from the work items that need my attention this Monday morning so now to get back to doing them.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week and if you are participating in Stitch Maynia I hope you enjoy it.  I will be watching from the side lines and will work on my projects when I have the time.




Monday, April 23, 2018

Crafting challenges and completions


my yarn bowl
This week crafting was once again something that didn't get a lot of attention but at least over the weekend I was able to get some stuff done and that makes me feel very happy.

Here is a fun challenge that I encountered this week and it was a bowl that I was going to use as a yarn bowl.  As you can see the bowl wasn't big enough for my Caron Cakes - Big Cakes ball of yarn.  It was fun when I picked up the yarn and immediately realized that the yarn wasn't going to fit into what I was going to use.  Now to see if I can get it into the bowl after I spend some time working on a shawl.  Just having the yarn in the bowl will make moving it around so much easier as I don't normally sit in one spot to do all my stitching.

I think the ball of yarn will now fit into the yarn bowl because now that I have used some of it the cake is a lot smaller.

Spiral Shawl #2
Spiral Shawl #1
Some knitting - this week I decided it was time to try and get some knitting done as I haven't done any for a while.  I found a pattern that was simple and it was just garter stitch but it would turn into a spiral shawl.  I didn't think it would take me too long to get a shawl done so I started it and boy was I surprised.  What it ended up that it didn't take me long and before the end of the weekend I had two of these shawls knit.  I still have enough yarn left in the ball to maybe get a third shawl done which would be great.  I really enjoyed working on these shawls as they were quick to work up.  I used Caron Big Cakes to make these shawls and it was nice to see how they turned out and it was nice to see the colour transitions so that was nice.

I won't be working on the other shawl for a few days but I am happy with the progress that I have been able to get done.  I am thinking that I may try and get some of the next shawl done before the end of the week.

Mystery SAL - 2017 - February 21, 2018
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL 2017 - this is a project that I started last year and it didn't get a lot of attention and it is a project that I only pick up when I am waiting for this year's version of the design is released.  I know that just seeing that I have been able to get a bit of this piece done makes me feel better.  I am happy with the progress that I was able to get this week considering I didn't spend a lot of time actually working on it.
Mystery SAL - 2017 - April 18, 2018

This piece will have two colours in it and it makes me happy to see that both of the colours have been added and hopefully I can continue to get some more of this done before the end of next weekend.


This coming week I hope to be to get some crafting done as it makes me happy to see that in the evenings I can sit and spend some time doing that. I have Temperature to try and work on as it is behind once again so that needs some love and attention and I am thinking that there are other projects that I can work on this week.

I have things that I need to get completed for work so now I am off to try and get them done and will see how much time I have for crafting in the evenings this week.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Where did the week go?

Where did the last week go?  I have to admit that part of me is trying to figure out where the week really went. I know that I was busy so I know where the work days went but it is the evenings because I wasn't able to spend a lot of time stitching.  I know that there are going to be weeks like that and this was just one of those weeks.  Now to see what this week will be like as it looks like it might be another one of those weeks where stitching and relaxing time is going to be limited.

Temperature - April 6
Temperature - well this is the only project that got any attention this past week and part of that is because I wanted to get it caught up through the end of the March.  Yes, I was way behind and figured it was time to just sit and work on it and get some of the stitching done.  I am now ready to work on April and see if I can get that caught up quickly.

Temperature - April 15
I love how the design is turning out as it is always fun to see what colour I will be stitching next.  I am hoping that I will soon be able to be adding more of the yellows to this design because I am missing the warmer weather.  This weekend we had an ice storm here in Toronto with ice pellets, freezing rain and now rain.  It isn't something that I was happy about but these things happen.


This past week I was able to get some of the other projects worked on that I have on the go so that is where part of the time went especially this weekend.  ETSY is something that I am really enjoying working on and getting more items up onto the site is what I am now working on so when we were home on Saturday I was sitting at the sewing machine trying to get some more items closer to being added to the store. It feels great seeing that I have been getting some sales and now to see what the sales are like when some of the new colours are added to the site.  I know that for me ETSY isn't something that I can spend a lot of time on so things get added when I have the time to sit and sew and get the items made.

There are projects that are now waiting for me to start to work on them so I better get them moved forward and then I will see what time I have left this week to actually sit and stitch on something.  If you were impacted by the ice storm I hope you were able to stay home and do some of the things you enjoy doing.  If you weren't impacted you were lucky as we are still trying to get back to normal after this weekend.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Things moved forward and a new start

Another week has come and gone and stitching once again wasn't something that I was able to do a lot of.  I was able to find a few minutes most days to get something done but again now as much as I would have liked.  Saturday was my big stitching day and I have progress on one project so that did make me feel good.
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - April 4

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL -  the design was released on March 30th but I didn't pick it up until I had finished working on Squirrel so that meant that I didn't actually work on this piece until this week. The design wasn't very large so it also meant that once I was able to sit and focus on it I was able to get it completed.  Yes, I have already completed the April section of this piece and am looking forward to seeing that the May section is going to be.  I think it will be a large section but will have to wait until the end of the month to see what it is.

Temperature - March 23
Temperature - April 6
Temperature - now here is a project that was sort of forgotten in March so now to try and get most of March stitched as well as try and get caught up for April.  I have all the colours figured out for March so that means that I can just pick it up and stitch which is great.  I am thinking that I am going to focus on trying to get caught up quickly and then hopefully I will be able to keep caught up because having to do four weeks worth of stitching on this isn't something that I wanted to have to try and do.

This week I am thinking that this is going to be one of my focus pieces so that I can see that I have it all caught up and then I will feel a lot better about this again.

Grace Face 3 - as I write the title of this one I think about the size of it and how long it is going to take me to complete.  It isn't the large version of this piece but it is still around 7 x 9 inches and it is a full coverage piece.  I have always wanted to stitch a Heaven and Earth Designs so now I have a start on one of them.

Grace Faces 3 - April 7
I started stitching this piece on Friday evening and then spent quite a bit of Saturday working on it. It doesn't look like I got very much done but at least I have been able to get it started and now to see when I will be able to pick it up and focus on it again.  I am thinking that I am going to try and work on it a bit at a time to see how much of it I can get finished this year.  I am looking forward to seeing this project moved forward as I do love butterflies and I want to see how it turns out.


This week I have things that I need to work on so that means that they need to get done before I can try and focus on getting some stitching done.  I hope to try and stitch most evenings as I know that it makes me feel so much happier when I can even find an hour a day where I can sit and stitch.

Monday, April 2, 2018

A bit of progress

Linen and Threads - Squirrels - March 25
 Where did the week go?

I have to admit that as I look back on the last week one of my biggest questions was "Where did the week go?"  Yes, it was one of those weeks where I am now looking back and trying to figure out what I actually did most evenings.
Linen and Threads - Squirrels - March 30

Linen and Threads - Squirrels - now this is the project that got the attention this week and considering I didn't have a lot of time to stitch I am happy with the progress that I got on this piece.

The Squirrels are now finished and are going to be finished/framed but I am now sure how I am going to be doing that yet.  Just seeing it finished makes me happy because that is another project that is now on the completed list instead of the work-in-progress list.

This past week was a busy week for me and it meant that by the time dinner was over most evenings I really didn't have the energy to sit and do much of anything. Sure, it was the long weekend but that also meant that there were things that still needed to get completed even with it being a weekend.  Jobs don't always stop just because the calendar says it is a holiday or it's the weekend.


One thing that I have noticed is currently I don't have a project that is really catching my attention and wanting me to work on it.  I have projects, that yes, I am working on and I want to get them moved forward but nothing is calling me to sit for a few hours and just stitch.  I hope that through this coming week I will be able to find the project that makes me want to curl up and stitch in the evenings again. Temperature of one of those projects that now needs some attention so that I can get it caught up to the beginning of April.  Linen and Threads Mystery SAL is now ready for the April section which was released on the weekend. I know that I have lots of projects that I could be working on but want I would like is a project that when the day is over that I can say "I want to work on xx" and that is what I work on, and maybe I could mix in bits of some of the other projects.

I know that I will find a project that gets me to wanting to stitch it and right now I just need to make sure that I still find a bit of time each evening to try and put two threads into a project no matter what project it is.  Two threads isn't really a lot of stitching but at least it means that I don't look back at the end of the week or the month and say what did I really do.

It is now the beginning of a new month so that means that there are a lot of work things that need my attention today so that is what I better get to work on.  I hope that this evening I will be able to find a bit of time to stitch, even the two threads and then will see what the rest of the week is like.

Hope everyone has had a good stitching week and hopefully next week I will have a bit more to show for the next seven days.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Some more progress and a new start

Linen and Threads - Mystery SAL - March 18
Here it is the start of another week and I have some progress on things which makes me happy.  I know that there are going to be weeks when I have lots to show and other weeks when I just don't seem to get as much done as I had hoped and this is the latter.

Linen and Threads - Mystery SAL -- I was able continue to work on this piece over the week and actually did more than the two threads a day when I was stitching on it.  See, the reason for the extra work on it was I didn't stitch at all for three days this week and then I also wanted to see if I could get this section of the pattern finished before the next section is released.

Linen and Threads - Mystery SAL - March 24
I am happy to know that I have been able to get the overall section finished before the end of the month.  I am really looking forward to seeing what the next section looks like and once it has been released I will be starting to work on it and see how quickly I can get it done.

Linen and Threads - Squirrels - March 4
Linen and Threads - Squirrels - once I finished Mystery SAL it was time to figure out something else that I wanted to work on and Squirrel got my attention and I was able to get a bit of it done.  I only worked on it a bit two evenings and yes I was able to get two threads done a day as a minimum on this piece.

Linen and Threads - Squirrels - March 25
 I am going to be working on this piece while I wait for the next section of the Mystery SAL to be released and I would like to see if I could at least get the other squirrel started before too long.  On the right side I just need to finish off the tail and then it will be done.  I love how this piece is turning out and how quickly it really stitches up.

Awesome by Stitchrovia
Awesome - Stitchrovia - after finishing Swan I have been trying to figure out which project was going to get a start and finally this week I figured out which one would get the attention and it was Awesome by Stitchrovia.

I don't think this piece is going to be very hard to finish but it does mean that I am going to have to sit and work on it instead of letting it sit around like a lot of the other projects have been doing.  I love the saying on this piece so I hope that I will be able to get it done quickly and then get it framed.

Awesome - Stitchrovia - March 22
This piece is done by the same designer that did "Quotes to Live By" which I stitched last year so hopefully this will also be a nice quick piece.  I am stitching this pattern on black aida so it is something that it a little harder to do but I am enjoying how it looks so far.  I only spent part of an evening working on this so now to see when I pick it up again.


It is another busy week for me so will see how much stitching I can get done in the evenings.  I would love to see some progress on both Squirrel and Awesome but will see how the week goes.  Work needs to be done first and then I will see what I can do to move the projects forward in the evenings.

Have a great week and Happy Easter to everyone.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Another week and moving things forward

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - March 11th
Here it is Monday morning and I am currently looking at what stitching I was able to get done last week and part of me is happy with the progress on things and another part of me is a little disappointed in what I accomplished.  I know that finishing Swan a week ago did mean that I would have to find a new project to grab my attention and that hasn't happened yet.


Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - March 18th
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - now this project was the project that I continued to work on two threads at a time over this week and yes I have been able to make a bit of progress on it. I now just need to do the last dragon on it and finish off the border and this section will be done.  I really do want to get it finished before the end of the month so that is something that I will continue to work on this week.

I am going to continue with the minimum two threads a day on this project as it makes me feel great to see that it moving forward even if it is slow progress sometimes. In this last section I do have a bit more of the lighter colour to stitch as well so that will add a bit of variety.  I have also been thinking of adding some more bling to the pattern but that is going to have to wait until I see more of the design.  With it being a Mystery stitch a long it means that I don't know what the finished piece is going to look like so I don't want to add some glitter or anything else until I have a better idea what the entire piece looks like. 

Tiger Lily - February 12th
Tiger Lily - now this project came up at the beginning of the week and get a bit of work done on it but most of the stitching on this piece happened over the weekend. 
Tiger Lily - March 17th

I hadn't worked on this piece for almost a month so I decided it needed to get some attention so that is what I did.  I pulled out the pattern and thread and started to work on it.  I still have lots of it to finish but at least I am slowly making progress on this piece as well.  I hope to do some more stitching on this piece this month but will see how things go.


One thing that I am thinking about it trying to figure out a cross stitch project that grabs me like Swan did. I have a lot of different projects that I have started so I think over the next couple of weeks I may be pulling some of them out to see if one of them grabs me and wants a lot of attention. Until then I know that I have things to work on and even if they don't get a lot of attention they will at least get moved forward a bit at a time.

Well before I can think about  which project I am going to work on I have some work that needs to be done so that is what I am off to do now.  Hope everyone has a great week and gets lots of stitching done.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A good week and a finish

Swan - March 3rd
 Here it is the beginning of another week and I am happy with the stitching that I was able to get done this week. I was able to find a bit of stitching time each evening and some on the weekend and I have some progress on some projects this week which makes me very happy.

Swan - March 11th
Swan - now this is the project that once again was the focus of most of my stitching for the week. I have been working on getting this piece done and as of yesterday it is now done which makes me very happy.   I am happy to see this piece finished in a lot of ways but I was reall enjoying working on it so am a little sad as well to see it finished.

I am extremely happy with how it turned out considering it was based on a picture and I converted it into cross-stitch so there wasn't a finished picture of it for me to really know what it was going to look like before I actually sat down and started to stitch it.  Sure, I had the original picture but that was it so am happy with how it turned out.  It now needs to be pressed and framed but that will be in a little while.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - March 4th
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL 2018 - I am continuing to work on this piece two threads a day and am happy with the progress that I have been able to make on it. I figure this is gong to be a project that gets a little more attention now that Swan is finished but will see if that really happens.  I still have a plan to at least get two threads a day done on this project for a while to ensure that I can get it done. 

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL - March 11th
I am thinking that the two threads a day will either be on this Mystery SAL or the 2017 version which I would also like to see some progress on soon. I figure I will do the minimum two threads a day on this piece until it is done and then while I am waiting for the next month to be released I will work on the 2017 version two threads a day.  I hope that being able to do that I will be able to see some progress on both of the pieces this year.

Temperature - March 1st
Temperature - after being a little frustrated at the beginning of the month with not finding the temperatures that I needed I have finally been able to get moving forward on it again and am happy with the progress that I have been able to do on it.  I have now got all the stitching up through the 9th of March done and now will be trying to keep up to date on this project.

Temperature - March 11th
At the beginning of this week I was still without a number of days so I decided to reach out to someone to see if they would be able to assist me with the information that I was looking for.  A quick email to a Chief Meteorologist got me a link to a source that I have now been using.  I am now happily working on the project again and am looking forward to keeping him updated on the project.  This project is a lot of fun and there are days when you can really see big changes in temperatuures and other days things stay fairly constant.


Now that Swan is finished I will be trying to figure out another project that will get some attention as I do have a lot of things that are currently sitting and waiting for some attention.  I will see what I can pull out and work on. Before I can pull out a project I have some work that needs to get done so that is what I am off to do now.

Hope everyone is having some great stitching time and remember that even a thread or two being used a day is at least a way to move a project forward.




Monday, March 5, 2018

Some progress

Swan - Feb 25th
This last week went by pretty quickly and maybe that is because there wasn't the Olympics to watch.  I know that I was able to get some stitching in most evenings which made me feel good and I have made some progress on things.

Swan - March 3
Swan - of course, this is the project that I am working on to get finished by the end of April and I am seeing that I should be able to get it done by then.  I am happy with the progress that I was able to make on it again this week so will see if I can continue to work on it this week and maybe I will start to see more of the neck of the front swan.

Once this swan is done, the project is finished, so yes the end is starting to be seen.  Seeing the end so close makes it that I would like to work on this more and more so will see how things go this week.


Temperature - Feb 22nd
Temperature - here is a project that has hit a bit of a road block and it isn't due to me but it is due to the source that I have been using to get the temperatures for this project.  I was going along fine until the 28th of February when no data was provided.  I have been checking each day since then and still no data has been provided so now I have 5 days of information missing and that is getting frustrating.

Temperature - March 1st
When I found that my source was missing the information I decided to check the Government of Canada site to see if the information was there but it is missing there as well so now I am sitting and trying to figure out how I am going to continue with this project. I hope that the issue is resolved soon and I will be able to get the temperatures that I need and then I will be able to get back to stitching on this.

Linen and Threads - Mystery SAL - March 4th
Linen and Threads - Mystery SAL 2018 - this piece is back to getting attention and that is because the March section of the piece has been released and I am working on it now.  I am happy that I can continue to work on this piece and will see what it looks like at the end of this week as I am looking forward to seeing the dragons that are part of this month.

I have actually seen that some people have finished the March section already but considering I have other projects to work on and I don't stitch during the day I am happy with my progress.
Linen and Threads - Squirrel - Feb 25th

Linen and Threads - Squirrels - this project got some attention this weekend when I decided that I needed something a little different to work on. The body of the squirrel really didn't take me too long to stitch once I was able to start working on it.  I feel good about how this piece is turning out because it was designed for one colour and I have selected where I would add the other colours.

Linen and Threads - Squirrel - March 4th
Now the tail for the squirrels are the one area that is a bit more work because it is using two different colour threads together.  I didn't want the tail to be the dark brown but I also didn't want the lighter colour so I am stitching with one thread of each of the browns and am liking how the tail is now turning out.


This week I hope to be able to spend some time working on Swan as I would like to see more of it completed.  Mystery SAL will also get some attention as I want to continue moving this project forward as well.  Other than those two projects I am not sure what I will work on as it will depend if I can get the temperatures that are missing and also how much time I have to actually do the stitching.

It is now time for me to get some work done and will see how much stitching I can get done this evening. Hope everyone is enjoying their stitching time and are getting their projects completed.


Monday, February 26, 2018

A week of Olympics and stitching

Swan - Feb 18
It is another week and the closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics have now been done.  The Olympics for me are a great time to spend most evenings sitting in front of the television and stitching and that is what I have been doing.

Swan - Feb 21
Swan - once again Swan was the project that got a lot of attention this week as I was able to work on it 5 evenings so that was great.  I have put three pictures up this time as I had to move the fabric as I have finished the reflection of both Swans so needed to move it so that I could now start working on the other main Swan.

Swan - Feb 25
 The second Swan is coming along pretty quickly and I have already been able to get to the stitch part of the neck of it and now see the top of the design so that made me very happy.  I am going to continue to work on this piece as I really do want to get it finished before the end of April so will see if that is possible.
Temperature - Feb 18

Temperature - Feb 22
 Temperature - I didn't work a lot on this piece this week but I was able to get all the rows stitched up to and including the 20th of February so that is great.  It was a lot of fun working on it this past week as I was able to add a bright colour which means that we had a temperature over 15C for one day.  Now to see when I will be adding that bright yellow again because it does look nice.  I have also seen that I don't have as many of the really cold colours and right now that makes me feel great.  I am not a winter person so seeing some of the warmer colours start to appear makes me feel good.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL '17 - Feb 18
Linen and Threads Mystery SAL '17 - I have worked on this piece a bit this week and was getting two threads done for the first three days and then this project was put down and I haven't worked on it since Wednesday evening.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL '17 - Feb 21

Linen and Threads Squirrel  Feb 25
I know that I will be able to pick up this piece at different times and it is going to be used as a filler project when I have finished each month of the Linen and Threads Mystery SAL '18 piece.  I know that this week we will be getting the next section for the current year and I am looking forward to seeing what it looks like and will see how much time I will have in March to work on the 2017 piece.

Linen and Threads Squirrels - this is a new start this week and it is from the same company that is doing the Mystery SAL.  This piece really isn't too big and I have been having some fun stitching on it.  This is what got my attention this week and where my two threads of floss have been going. The design was released when the Facebook group for Linen and Threads reached 10,000 members and I looked at it and decided that I had to stitch it and now to see when I will be getting it finished.


Most evenings I was able to find a bit of time to sit and stitch while watching some of the Olympics events.  I did find that I couldn't stitch during the Ice Dancing competition because that is where mistakes were made.  I was able to stitch during hockey and bobsleigh without an issue so that helped me get projects worked on this past week.  I am now going to make sure that I can continue to find a bit of time most evenings and on the weekend to do some stitching as I am happy with the progress that I have been seeing over the last while.

It is now time for me to get to work and see what I can get done during the day today so that hopefully I will have a bit of time to relax and stitch this evening.  Hopefully if you watched the Olympics you also got some stitching done.