Thursday, March 31, 2005

March/April Goals

OK, here's an update on my March goals, and my goals for April.

March -
Finish cottage on Crystal's RR for Nutty Stitchers - FINISHED
Mail New YeaRR (Tammy's piece) - DONE
Work on Carly's piece (New YeaRR) - only just received
Mail Nutty Stitchers RR - DONE
Make a start on Suzi's piece (Nutty Stitchers) - not yet received
Complete Parts 6 & 7 of French Marquoir - DONE
Complete Parts 1, 2 & 3 on Alter Echo Sampler - FINISHED 1 & 2
Complete Feb and March bands on Heart Sampler - BOTH DONE
Make a start on 2 photo charts - BOTH STARTED

April -
Part 8 of French Marquoir SAL
Parts 3 & 4 of Alter Echo Sampler SAL
April Band of Heart Sampler SAL
Do more work on both photo charts
Start - and post - new RR (Battling Beginners)
Finish and post Carly's piece (New YeaRR)
Finish and post Suzi's piece (Nutty Stitchers RR)
Maybe a couple of small pieces so I've got some finishes!

Friday, March 18, 2005

A small finish

I finished this last night, just something small by Lizzie*Kate, and just so I could say I'd finished a project this month. I might do a few more of these and give them as little pressies.

Monday, March 14, 2005

And another!

I'm really cooking on gas now! Last night I finished the March band of the Heart Sampler that I'm doing as a Stitch-A-Long with a few friends from Aion. I'm certainly getting through my goals for this month quite fast!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Another goal fulfilled

This week I've completed two of March's goals. First off I finished Part 7 of the Marquoir SAL that I'm doing with a few other people from Aion.

And then last night I finished Part 2 of the Alter Echo Sampler, another SAL on Aion.

I'm now going to try and sort out my Heart Sampler that I've made a complete mess of and will have to unpick.

Thursday, March 10, 2005


On Tuesday night Craig and I went to see Riverdance at the Newcastle Arena. It's their final UK tour and also the 10 year anniversary since it first started. The dancing was just amazing - I can't dance to save my life - and the music and singing weren't bad either. It was well worth the money that my daughter Kate paid for it. Mind you, she wouldn't have needed to have spent as much if she'd just bought us the DVD, but not half as much fun. Think I might have to put the DVD on my Christmas present list, that and Lord of the Dance.
I've just realised that I should be making a note of what my goals are for each month, sewing-wise. These are my goals for March:
Cottage on Crystal's piece for Nutty Stitchers - DONE
Work on Carly's piece for New YeaRR - not received yet
Work on Suzi's piece for Nutty Stitchers - not received yet
Complete Parts 6 and 7 on French Marquoir - DONE
Complete Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Alter Echo Sampler - Part 1 complete, 2 almost, 3 not out yet
Complete Feb and March bands on Heart Sampler - frogs are attacking so not quite
Grandparents I Photochart - need threads
Grandparents II Photochart - need threads
2 x Tatty Ted kits (inherited from daughter) - made a small start on one of them
I've been naughty today and ordered some more Weeks Dye Works threads. I want to get a good collection of threads, from various places, not just DMC or Anchor. I already have all the Dragon Flosses thanks to my trip to the Pins & Needles show a couple of weekends ago, and I haven't stopped drooling over them since. I'll have to stop though or they'll be too soggy to sew with. Mind you, I'm going to hate breaking into a skein to start a project.
Craig and I went to the gym the other day for an assessment. We've been referred to a scheme at the leisure centre called Health Start to try and get us a bit fitter and to lose weight. Hopefully, once we start in April, it'll help my shoulders and back problems, as well as get us fit and healthy. But don't hold your breath! LOL!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Mother's Day

Well today was Mother's Day. I had a good morning - breakfast in bed, three cards and three pressies - vase decorated in hand-made paper, some new embroidery scissors and a huge bunch of flowers.

After dinner we trooped to the old folks home where my Gran lives as today was also her 89th birthday. There were us five, my parents and my brother Kevin. I don't think she really knew what was happening, but she opened her cards, with a bit of help, liked her pressies and her choccy birthday cake and especially the Bailey's Irish Cream that she had to drink. It was interesting to note that although she has three children, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, there were only cards from us lot, her sister Vi and her niece Mary. She didn't even have cards for Mother's Day from my Mam's siblings, which I thought was a damn shame.

Still, Gran enjoyed herself that was the main thing.

I found out about a week later that Gran did get visitors later in the day so she got more cards and presents. Apologies to my "anonymous" relative who took umbrage at what I wrote above.