SAL Update 3.21.21

Happy SAL Day and Happy Spring! I completed one more sunflower on Block 17 Bee Happy. This one is definitely taking more time than I thought… so many petals! Here’s what it looks like now with a more cool-tone yellow next to the warmer one:

I need your hep deciding which color to go next. Either the warm yellow again, so two flank either side of the bright one… Or another burgundy one, then the warm yellow after? I’ll tally the votes and hopefully we’ll have completed sunflower petals for the next update!

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

February 2021

Yikes, half way through March already, what is time?? Well, better late than never. Here’s what I accomplished in the month of February!

Cross Stitch

The stitching continued on the Funky Menagerie by Lindy Stitches. This is a monthly Mystery SAL that is being released in 4 parts. Part 2 was a quick stitch and I just love the critters we saw this time around! My favorite has to be that rhinoceros beetle. Which is your favorite so far?

Here’s my Wipgo challenges for Feb and what I was able to accomplish!

The first piece I worked on was Things of Winter by Alicia Paulson. My goal was to complete 3 motifs, so I decided to stitch the snowflake, tree, and sweater. I started this as a stitch along with some lovely ladies on instagram:

BEFORE
AFTER – GOAL COMPLETE!

The second piece I worked on was Autumn Nodding by Tempting Tangles that I started with a good friend in celebration of our Fall birthdays 2 years ago. My goal was to complete Page 1:

BEFORE
AFTER – GOAL COMPLETE!

Quilting

I was able to complete the Frozen quilt I was making for my niece. In Jan I had started quilting so it was very early into Feb that I completed this first quilt of 2021!

Once I completed the Frozen quilt, I was commissioned to make another one, but this time with Minnie Mouse as the focus. These fabrics are precious and I really love how it came together.

Gardening

Oh February weather… In January I told you that spring was on the way! We had lovely temps and blooming hellebores, but then Texas decided to throw in a winter storm, which I know many of you also felt. For us however, winter storms are not the norm and Texas was unprepared for the historical negative temps we endured. We received around 5 inches of snow and were without power for 24 hours, then spotty power 24 hours that followed. I know many faced even worse situations than us with longer time without power or loss of running water! Luckily we still had heated water. We piled up in bed with double sweaters, a duvet and 3 quilts. Even my cat Neko curled up in between my husband and I under the layers of blankets. This photo was the last day we had snow and not reflective of our coldest day. I wouldn’t dare open the doors to capture that photo! I did have that raised bed covered to protect the onions and garlic, but I was to lazy and cold to secure it around the hoops. They survived and are doing well.

I hope you all had a safe February and a productive one as well 🙂

SAL Update 2.28.21

Happy SAL Day friends! I’m still on Block 17 Bee Happy and not much has changed since you last saw it. I’ve been focused on my wipgo goals and shop orders, that the only stitching I completed on this were the petals of the second sunflower. For this second sunflower, I selected a warm cheerful yellow DMC and here’s what it looks like now:

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!