Baby Celebration Celebration!

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Hooray! My Baby Celebration is finished!

I added the last name after the picture for privacy. Fortunately with such long first and middle names the last name is short! And now on to the November goal: Random Thoughts.

October 2018 Smalls SAL

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I finished up Mr. Nutley Owl by Just Nan for this month’s Smalls SAL. Here he is! Isn’t he darling?

I can see why these designs are addicting. It is just SO cute!

I also finished up my Christmas Ornies SAL project for this month’s theme “O Christmas Tree.” This is the Christmas Tree Scissors Keep from The Victoria Sampler which I will finish as an ornament. I used the Just Cross Stitching 2009 Ornaments pattern but I believe it is also available as a chart now. It was so fun to put on the beads.

And lest you think I’ve neglected my goal for this month, here is my Just Nan Baby Celebration! I need to add 3 bugs and the name. It’s “due” Wednesday, right? It will be done!

My Three Big WIPs

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I went into this year with 3 bigger projects: Random Thoughts by The Drawn Thread, Heirloom Nativity by Victoria Sampler, and Baby Celebration by Just Nan. Now do you even remember those first two?!

Of course I did make good progress on all of them but none are quite finished! And they all could be! So with 3 months left in the year, here’s what I’m going to do:

1) Finish Baby Celebration in October so it will be done before baby’s 1st birthday on November 10. Here is it as of today:

You can see how close I am! No problem with this goal!

2) Complete the center design of Random Thoughts before Thanksgiving. The “Z” represents the bottom right corner of the center section. I’ll do the border and hem stitch in 2019 (!) because there will be a learning curve!

Also very close! My delay is all the over one bits-there is a cat and a flower-and then I have to chart my name…well, it’s not the straightforward stitching. I can do it!

3) Stitch down to the hardanger portion of Heirloom Nativity before Christmas. Again there’ll be a learning curve with the hardanger so I’ll save that for 2019 too.

This one has the most work on it, but also the longest time to get it completed. And it will be nice to stitch the Nativity in Advent.

What a lovely plan!

Somehow within this stitching I have 2 little gifts to make and I’d really like to get one small done a month to keep up with the Smalls SAL and possibly Ornies SAL (especially because I have pieces picked for those). Anyway, we’ll see-I don’t want to put off the big pieces anymore in order to do the little ones this year. Wish me luck to persevere and succeed with my lovely plan!