Dec 2, 2019

Monday Update

I scheduled the Blog Hop post to post way way early this morning. Now we can do the official Monday update. Since I just did the #24HOCS updates you really seen what I worked on last week already I guess. I focused on finishing up the red Christmas Jar. I'm so happy to have it completed. Also every day last week I worked on the Snowflake SAL from Stitchonomy...
Reminder this is a SAL from the Stitchonomy Facebook group. It's the Winter SAL for 2019. There was a time limit to sign up by for free. Now you can purchase it from her store. It's a collection of 27 little snowflakes. I'm stitching mine on 36ct Solo Molino from Silkweavers. The required DMC is 6 different blue threads and white. This is after Day 9. So 18 left now. They are released each day around noon and take just a few minutes to stitch up. I love how cute it's looking already.

After finishing up the Christmas Jar Saturday I got started on Mom's December Nautical piece. Perfect timing since Sunday was the first of the month. Here I got after the first day of working on it...
Reminder for anyone who doesn't know already. These are from Sand, Sea & Cross Stitch book. I seen them on Instagram and just knew mom needed them for her side of the house. They don't really have a name but I've called them Nautical Year. I found out last night I have stitched a few of them on 18ct white aida and several on 14ct aida. But you really can't tell unless you look really really hard.

I was forced to purchase something new today. I seen this one on Durene Jones Facebook page...
I guess it's a SAL from Stitchingly. Go here to find out more. At the end it will have 6 parts to it so there are two parts still to be released. I immediately thought how cute those inside squares would be as individual little pillows. I hurried and bought it in honor of Cyber Monday haha. I don't think I will start them till 2020 but at least I own them now haha.

Speaking of 2020 how fun is it to make plans? My brain is going to explode. Then I remember shoot I better wait and see what Santa brings before I make final plans. Then I guess Jen from the #24HOCS group is making a year long planner. I can't wait to see what that is all about. It will be available as a PDF and we can print it ourselves. Funny thing is I already started a folder for my "homework" so it will work perfect for my official planner too probably.

I hope everyone reading has a great week. We are going to start the Christmas decorating. We have the Christmas tree up and Fall/Halloween decorations on our shelves. How confusing haha. So just have to fix that. We have a fun weekend planned. Going out with friends Saturday and having a sleep over together at their house. We are really looking forward to that. So let's get this week out of the way.

7 comments:

Cathy said...

You had a good stitchy week, Katie. Have fun decorating for Christmas. I really like the SAL, but have too much else going on so decided not to participate this time. I know there will be more SALs coming. I agree the internal squares would make good pillows.

Rachel said...

Love your new stash and, I agree, I think I'd split them up too (mentally more satisfying regarding the number of new starts and finishes!)
Good luck with your planning and fitting everything in! No doubt there will be a number of new starts but hopefully lots of finishes too.
I'm also waiting excitedly for Jen's pdf to be released but a little nervous in case she comes up with something else which I just HAVE to join in with! There's still time to alter those 2020 plans if need be! :)

Faith... said...

I almost bought that chart too but went shopping at Stoney Creek instead for a couple things on my wish list. I have been watching your Snowflakes on FB and they look great!

vintagerose said...

Hi Katie beautiful work my friend ,have fun with the decorating xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I like the Durene Jones SAL, reminds me of the Quotes to Live By one from a couple of years back.
I'm thinking about my goals for next year. I've chosen my Sampler for the 12 Days of Stitchmas, now trying to work out which medium designs I want to include!

Carol said...

Pretty stitching and I love that you were "forced to purchase something new"--too funny!! You'll have fun with that one, I'm sure :) Have a great week, Katie!

Astrids dragon said...

Those forced purchased are rough! Nice choice though!
I have all the snowflakes and the floss picked out, I think I'm going to stitch it in January. Hopefully we'll actually get some snow by then. Yours looks great so far.