Friday, September 30, 2011

When September Ends

September Goals:
  1. Finish-finish one project--yes! (pictured) Funnily enough, this is one that Siobhan thinks marks the point where L*K jumped the shark.
  2. Complete That Dern Parrot--no. Put aside for seasonal stitches
  3. 10 hours on Owl Winder Pocket--yes. (pictured)
  4. 10 hours on French Country Pumpkin--completed!
  5. 10 hours on Frost--nearly completed. I ran out of midnight GAST and Strawberry Sampler was out too. I really enjoyed stitching this one, and I think I might do the other design that comes with this pattern ("I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion") next year.
  6. One page of the marquoir--I did put a few stitches in, but nothing like a page's worth. My stitch night was given over to knitting a baby hat I ended up not even needing! (Pooh)

October Goals:
This is the time I traditionally turn my crafting time over to making Christmas presents. But I've already bought two. And found three more in an online shop that I am seriously considering. I'm wondering if this is the year I don't make things. It would seem frivolous given my underemployment. (I've signed a new freelance contract but have done precisely one hour's worth of work for them so far.) I'm going to think about October's goals for a bit.


Nancy said...

Beautiful Stitching!!!

Christine said...

A "finished finish"! Don't you just love it that we all understand that?! Beautiful work on all!

Mouse said...

well we all know the best laid plains of mice and men .. glad you have managed to get some of your goals done :) and I think made gifts for stitchy friends are soo much nicer :) love mouse xxxx

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the finish and the WIP progress! Hey, different strokes for different folks, right?! I just think L*K started thinking that they'd save the good stuff to print out as charts and use the JCS ornament issue as free advertising.

Giovanna said...

I also like that LK ornament (it's in my stitching plans, for whenever) - it's lovely!

Susan said...

Love the pumpkin! Congrats on the new contract.