Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July Goals

Thanks so much for giving me the month off from the drawing--or rather redirecting the attic giveaway. Now to get my sorry ass to the post office. Which is across the street. Did I mention I have become incredibly lazy? If you want evidence, I present

The June goals list:
  1. Anniversary present for the dude--about halfway
  2. Complete Flea Market Souvenir--nope, but we're getting close
  3. Finish-finish one project from the to-be-finished pile--nope
  4. Make an anniversary giveaway--Done but drawing pushed to July
  5. Use up the red paper scraps--I'm a month behind, just finishing up the white scraps.
See? I didn't complete one item on the list. I've decided to extend the month of June to the end of the holiday weekend. With any luck I can get the first two crossed off the list.

The rest of the month will be "Christmas in July." My stitching will focus on the Christmas pieces in my WIP pile.

  • Shepherd's Bush, Reed's Stocking
  • Shepherd's Bush, Anna's Stocking
  • Mirabilia, Christmas Elf
  • Heart in Hand, Monthly Mania, December
  • Bent Creek, Snowman Stocking
  • Heart's Content, Merry and Bright
  • Dimensions Kit, Santa
I think I'll stitch one-at-a-time again and start at the top of this list and work my way down. Snowman stocking, don't hold your breath. This focus will also serve the purpose of getting on with #64 on my 101 list.

I cannot close without a shout out to Barbara for making me a little treat in thanks for the birthday present I sent. Completely unnecessary but deeply appreciated all the same.

Barbara writes that this is Five Birds by Barrick Samplers stitched with HDF silk. It is stuffed with wool roving to keep my needles and pins sharp. The backing fabric is outstanding, though you can't see how orange those gold bits are. I love it. Someone else loves it too. She's always trying to put her mouth on it--pretty much her answer to everything in the world. In homage to Barbara who always leaves us with photos of one or all of her brood, I give you Stella's "glamour shot."


Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Maybe no finishes, but halfway, getting close and still had 4 prizewinners. These sound like accomplishments to me. The Christmas in July stitching sounds like great fun, I may join you starting next week. Barbara's thank you pillow is sweet and Stella looks like she is relaxing into the place. CJ ok;-)

Annemarie said...

Oh, as long as you're enjoying your stitching (you are, aren't you?), who cares about goals?

Barbara's pillow is to die for and since I have been ofline for a bit, I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting Stella. She's quite adorable, but is she, perchance, keeping you from meeting those goals?

riona said...

It must be in the air ... or, in the case of NY, in the rain ... but my June Goals list has the same spotty results. Well, July is another month and I am going for a change of pace just as you seem to be doing ... so that should help.

Caroline said...

New dog = crazy making. I have 2 little kids, dog, fat cat, husband etc - I like to think of goal making as just a suggestion of where I'm headed.

I used to have a lab with ears like Stellas's - my mum always said that the ears on her would've made the most comfortable bra.......... so soft and silky.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your goals.

Stella's a beauty queen. Let's see a full figure shot. I'm curious how big she is.


Bronny said...

Happy Holiday Weekend Anna!
I've left you a gift on my blog!

Lelia said...

Stella is charming! What a baby. Our lab went thru the chewing stage, too --- I wasn't sure anything was safe around him.

Lovely stitching by Barbara, too.

Enjoy the holiday week-end

Carolyn NC said...

Love the pic of Stella! The pillow is adorable, too!

Anna van Schurman said...

CJ's right. And I'm the one supposed to be looking on the bright side.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Stella is gorgeous, and I am sure she is full of love. Stinky doggy farts are the worst!!!!