To-Do Tuesday 2-21-17 | A Lazy Weekend

Stitch ALL The Things | Conversation Heart Project Bag

Hello, friends! A quick post tonight as the Mister and I just returned from a 9 hour travel day picking up the kids from their holiday weekend visitation with their dad. I did finish sewing a few bags this past week. Another Mermaid (love her!), a navy and a purple tiger bag, and this adorable Valentine-themed conversation heart bag. I also quickly whipped up an 8 x 11 grime guard for my travel cross stitch WIP. I love Alexander Henry Roses and Skulls Tattoo fabric, and since this WIP is “I Cross Stitch So I Don’t Kill People”, this is the perfect fabric to protect the work. It also matches my needle minder!

Stitch ALL The Things | Skulls and Roses Grime Guard

I finished all of my work by Thursday afternoon. I was so happy to have Friday morning to catch up on emails and blog posts. Friday afternoon was a travel day to bring the kids to their dad. Saturday and Sunday were LAZY days. The Mister and I slept in, and then vegged out on the couch. I stayed in my jammies ALL DAY on Saturday and worked on the Stitchrovia I Love You So Very Much WIP. I felt guilty on Sunday for staying in my jammies on Saturday, and so I got fully dressed and made up. By noon I was back in my jammies chillin’ and stitchin’ on the couch. It. Was. Wonderful. I made some decent progress, although I took the following picture when I moved my QSnap, so it doesn’t show the bottom banner and words “So Very” that I was working on.

Stitch ALL The Things | Stitchrovia I Love You WIP

I have a few bags scheduled this week, but not much else. So I may have an easy week of sewing. That can change pretty quickly though, so we’ll see!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Work on Project Bag commissions
  • Create Project Bag page

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up using the InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. Don’t forget: you can link up Instagram photos! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
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To-Do Tuesday 2-14-2017 | Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! This is not a day that I used to celebrate, but the Mister is slowly bringing me around to not dread/hate it as much as I used to. I’ll be up early to make two bags today so that we can enjoy a date night. We’re excited to see John Wick: Chapter 2 and have dinner out!

My apologies to you all for the late replies and comments on your blog the past couple of weeks. This recent week was spent trying to get over a nasty cold (it’s still hanging around…oh joy!), and getting the large 12-bag order done. I finished the bags today, and have four more due this week. After those are done, I’m not taking any more orders until next Tuesday, the 21st. I’m ready to have a couple days off!

I also need to apologize for the lack of diverse projects. Everything really is focused on these bags right now, and I just haven’t the time to work on any other sewing and/or quilting WIPS. I’m sorry if these posts are becoming boring. When I catch my breath and can get caught up around here, I hope to get back to finishing the Mister’s quilt and starting the Bargello quilt.

I debated whether or not to show the bags I made this week. Since they were made for resale, I will not be showing them. And there are some AWESOME bags there. I’m actually sad not to share! Once I see they have sold elsewhere, then I will share a couple of my favorites!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Work on Project Bag commissions
  • Create Project Bag page

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up using the InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. Don’t forget: you can link up Instagram photos! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
  3. Include a link back to my blog. Feel free to grab the blog button from the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
  4. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do decide to follow me… thank you! I appreciate it!
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To-Do Tuesday 2-7-17 | February

Stitch ALL The Things | Halloween Potion Bottles

Happy Tuesday, friends! Not too much to write about this week. Last week was busy with some traveling and my grandmother’s memorial service. The trip to my hometown and back was really quick and I brought a cold back with me. Blech! I did have time to sew a fun Halloween themed bag before I left, and then when I returned I made two grime guards and another Tula Pink bag that was ordered before I left for my trip.

Stitch ALL The Things | Project Bag Tula Pink Astrea

This week I have a twelve bag order and a single bag order that I am currently helping a customer decide which fabrics to use. So a busy week ahead! I hope you all have a great week, and I can’t wait to see what you are working on!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Work on Project Bag commissions
  • Create Project Bag page

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up using the InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. Don’t forget: you can link up Instagram photos! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
  3. Include a link back to my blog. Feel free to grab the blog button from the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
  4. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do decide to follow me… thank you! I appreciate it!
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To-Do Tuesday 1-31-17 | Cross Stitching Update

Hello, friends! Happy Tuesday! I am actually going to talk about something other than Project Bags. What??!!! Well, kind of. I did end up completing 9 bags, as you can see in the Gallery below. Big thanks to Amy and Dyani for their orders! The one thing I will say about the bags is that I plan on setting up a page for just Project Bag pictures. Since this is becoming a real thing, I need to have images of them all in one place to refer potential customers to. One of these days I will catch up and have some bags in stock to sell!

My evenings have been spent cross stitching. It has really helped me relax after some super busy days. A few weeks ago I said I would talk about my current WIPs, but didn’t really get around to it. I thought this week’s post would be a good time to write about them, since all of my recent posts have been centered around the Project bags and I think ya’ll would enjoy me talking about something different.

The Burlesque Zombie Portrait from the book Twisted Stitches is my oldest WIP. I started this in 2014 and stopped stitching on it for about a year, picking it up in October of 2016. This is my progress from October of 2016 to January 13, 2017. I work on her the first two weeks of the month, Monday (if I have time after blog writing) through Friday.

I did get the Glendon Place Sleepy Hollow chart, fabric, and specialty threads for Christmas. Yay! I had most of the rest of the DMC floss in my stash. I work on this chart the third week of the month, Monday through Friday. I got so excited working on this chart that I actually bumped my weekend WIP and stitched on this for one weekend instead. Super love this one!

Stitch ALL The Things | Ship's Manor Mystery Town SAL

The fourth week of the month is spent working on the new Ship’s Manor Mystery Town Stitch Along. The first month’s release was the landscape for the mystery town. I am trying to get the landscape around the first building done so that when that is released I can start right in with stitching it. Which means I bumped my weekend WIP for a second time! I am planning on spending the rest of Monday night and Tuesday night stitching it so that I can be ready for the next installment.

My weekend WIP, that I’ve bumped for two weekends in a row, is I Love You So Very Much by Stitchrovia. I really do want to get this one finished, but it does seem the easiest to bump from my rotation.

Care Taker is my BAP (Big Ass Project) that I work on the 5th of every month. This is a very large chart and this is my progress from January 5th. It doesn’t seem like much, but that’s about three hours of work. And I have to frog it all and restart it. It wasn’t until today when I went to take a picture of it that I realized I started on the long side of the fabric, rather than the short side. UGH! So part of my day on February 5th will be be taking all of those out and redoing them. I am so looking forward to that. Not.

Finally, my last WIP is I Cross Stitch by Clouds Factory. I only work on this one when we travel. It’s a lot easier for me to stitch on white aida when I’m in the car and I don’t need my magnifier LED light for this one.
Stitch ALL The Things

Those are a lot of WIPs for me, but I am looking to see where I can add in Santa’s Village from Country Cottage Needleworks. I just got all of the patterns and the JABC buttons for it, and I have the fabric and specialty flosses coming from 123Stitch. I am so loving this one, and I can’t wait to start it! So much to stitch, so little time!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Work on two Project Bag commissions
  • Create Project Bag page

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up using the InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. Don’t forget: you can link up Instagram photos! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
  3. Include a link back to my blog. Feel free to grab the blog button from the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
  4. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do decide to follow me… thank you! I appreciate it!
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