A quick update


Here is how August is shaping up for Joyful World. I am very happy with it! I swapped some colors around and am working on my lazy daisies! Do I have a finish this week? We’ll see!

Done and done!


I finished the Prairie Schooler 2001 Santa! Yay! This one is a gift and so I will definitely be making it over again for myself. Not this year though!

I finished Santa a week or so ago and today I finished Spring Arose by Blackbird Designs. This turned out to be really enjoyable and I love the color palette. I have to track down the right size box at Hobby Lobby and I will finish it as suggested.

I’ve also been working on August for Joyful World:

It is my car project this week. The border and straight lines is easy to do while I’m waiting. I like the border style but I am becoming “bored” of it.

Because the flowers are all lazy daisies those will be my special stitches in this block, and I’m doing the ground as charted. This one will be completely done when it is finished this month.

My SALs for this month will be done on time!

As a reward I have been kitting up a bunch of things I DON’T have time for. Maybe they will be my projects for next year!

And I got this…

My first biscornus


For the Christmas Ornies SAL last month, the theme was blingy ornaments. I could have stayed safe and done one of my numerous very blingy Mill Hill kits. But, I have really been wanting to do the Victoria Sampler Biscornuments and this was a good excuse. They were fast to stitch up so I made 2. Here are the parts, including the tassels and hanging cords (these were a cinch compared to what came next!) 

After the stitching and prep for finishing, the first one took me a good hour to construct. The second was a tiny bit faster. My, but they were fiddly! (Probably especially because they are SO SMALL- I substituted 32 for the called for 28 ct.) Worth it, however. I am not turned off of biscornus, and a good thing too as I have a million charts for them. The shape is so appealing to me. Really, who could not love them?

I am very nearly done with the Prairie Schooler Santa. I “cheated” and made myself a border so I don’t have to keep referring to the chart as I fill in the Expanse of Red Coat. It is not so bad. 

For the rest of the year, even though I long to pick up and start something new, I feel like I really need to concentrate on finishing the things I’ve started already. That includes this one; I can’t even remember when was the last time I worked on it-Blackbird Design’s Spring Arose. I don’t dislike it, I think it was just one too many things going on. I’ve picked it up again and am making some small progress. I can get it done this year.

I started August for Joyful World (what a joke, starting with only 2 days left in August!) I’m going to do August here in September then do September in October. I love the barn owls. Then I will probably be done for the year…I might have known it would be a 2 year project!

Oh! And I got a picture of Fraktur Friends. Isn’t it NICE? Just need to frame it!