Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends! I’ll wish you a Happy Halloween now too, although I’ve been so busy the past week I’ve hardly had a moment to get ready for the day! We’ve been so busy and I ended up scrambling to get my sewing done in the past four days. With that, I will quickly jump into what I accomplished this past week.
Since Thursday I have made two project bags, two coordinating clear vinyl front accessory bags, and two other accessory booklets (not shown). I still have the cross stitch scroll frame cover to sew. I was really nervous about cutting into that Hard-To-Find and Out-Of-Print material, so I saved that one for last. I will tackle it first thing Tuesday morning.
As far as stitching goes, after 15 total stitching days, this is where I am with my Poison Garden piece by Chatelaine Designs. I think that’s a great amount of progress and I am setting this one aside now.
After stopping work on Poison Garden, I picked up the Patriotic Sampler by Jeanette Douglas Designs. I wanted to get this piece finished, and I was able to do so with two evenings of stitching. I absolutely love how this one turned out. I need to find a frame for it (the one I planned on using is just a bit too small), stretch it around some foam core and have this one fully finished off!
I also started working on a new stitching piece. There is going to be a new needlework shop opening in Windsor, CA very shortly. It is called Threads Entwined. The shop owner put out a plea for help with some sample stitching on Instagram and I offered to help stitch whatever she needed. She noticed that I had the coffee charts from the Cool Beans series by Hands on Design. She asked if I would stitch two of them. She sent me all the threads and the fabric; and even a needleminder as thanks! I got started on this piece on Sunday night. I hope to finish it as quickly as possible, as well as the next chart, so I can get them sent back to her right away.
So this week will be busy for me as I tackle sewing the scroll frame cover, and work on getting these items stitched up for the shop. I am sorry that I wasn’t able to catch up with you all this past week. In the middle of the busy-ness of the week, I also ended up having to wipe my computer and reload Windows 10 from scratch. That is a long, drawn-out process in its own right, but I also ended up having to learn new video editing software. Most of my free time was taken up by the computer, and not fun time. Blech! Hopefully this next week will be much better and I can see what you’ve all been up to! Happy Halloween!!
This Weeks To-Do List:
- Sew scroll rod frame cover
- Stitch Coffee charts for shop samples
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6 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 10-30-18 | A Productive Week”
Hi Christine! I just love that Riley Blake fabric – the bags turned out SO well. Your customers will be very pleased. How nice that you can help out a new cross stitch shop owner by stitching some models. Gosh, we have tons of models left from when we had to close our shop but they are all older patterns. We had to close in the late 90s, but we have so many framed pieces that we can’t hang them all – they have to rotate! Ugg, I feel your pain on the computer issue and learning a new software program. Here’s to a better week ahead! ~smile~ Roseanne
Hi, Roseanne! These fabrics are just great! I’m doing some barter sewing with the owner of a cross stitch shop. She picked out her fabrics and sent them to me to sew up into bags in exchange for some cross stitch patterns. I couldn’t say no to that! Oh, I can only imagine how many samples you have from your shop! I would imagine some of them are even coveted OOP Blackbird Designs too! How dreamy to have enough to rotate them out! One day I will stitch enough to have that same issue. LOL!!!
love all your stitching – do you try to work on something different every day to make progress?
Thank you! That is my core plan… To work on one different WIP per day. Sometimes there are certain themed stitch alongs that throw a monkey wrench into my plans. For instance, October is known as Dark October stitching in some parts of the stitching community so I worked on Halloween/Dark themed projects for October (mainly Away We Ride and Poison Garden). I’m trying to reduce the number of my WIPs, so for November I will be focusing on some smaller Christmas themed WIPs to get them done before I go back to rotating to one WIP per day. That is, after I finish the coffee samples for the shop…LOL! I always have a great idea for a plan, and then tend to throw it out the window for the next stitch along or theme that crosses my social media. When it comes to stitching, my motto seems to be, “Resistance is Futile”. Haha!
What neat bags! And the stitching projects are just lovely, great finish!
Thank you so much!!