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    Archive for the ‘Goals’ Category


    Posted by mcsewing on November 25, 2009

    Well, Here in the US of A we’re celebrating Thanksgiving, so everyone should have lots of time to stitch, right?  At least during the parade…  (That’s also the reason for my early post.)  I’m back to my dragon and enjoying it immensely, so I hope to get good progress done.  Here it is now:


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    Nearly forgot!

    Posted by Stargazer on October 17, 2009

    And now I realise that I forgot to post my progress at the end of last month as well!  I really am an air-head sometimes.

    Anyway, I’ll be working, as usual, on my Happy Cat Trio.  I didn’t even get around to taking a photo of my paltry progress last month so I’ve taken one today and will take another one after the weekend and hopefully remember to post them both early next week.  Going to put a note on my forehead to remind me! 😀

    Right, off to unpack all my groceries that have just been delivered and then some (I think) well-earned stitching time.  Good luck with your progress this month all!

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    I just want to stitch!

    Posted by mcsewing on October 15, 2009

    Well, I guess this is the third weekend again, even though it is an early one this month.  If I can finish a couple of small projects that I have going, I’ll try to get the dragon back out.  He really needs some attention as he’s languishing back at July’s goals…

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    Three Gables 17

    Posted by tropo on September 18, 2009

    Three Gables 17

    Originally uploaded by tropo

    I’ll be working on Three Gable this weekend. In fact I will be working on Three Gables until it is done. I don’t have the button pack with me, but I might be able to get all the cross stitch done and most of the backstitching.

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    Came around quick this month…

    Posted by Stargazer on September 18, 2009

    It really doesn’t seem like a month ago we were doing this!  I’m going to be working on the Happy Cat Trio again this month.  I won’t bother posting a before photo as I haven’t touched it since last month.  I’m hoping to get a decent chunk done but it all depends, Ryan isn’t feeling too well and I’ve got a sore eye that keeps watering for some reason.

    Good luck to all who participate!

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    September’s SAT goals

    Posted by mcsewing on September 18, 2009

    Howdy y’all!  I haven’t touched my big dragon since last month, so I’d really like to get some time in on that, but I’m going to have a very hard time putting my stocking done as it’s very near to completion.  What’s eveyone else working on?

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    Paradise 12

    Posted by tropo on August 21, 2009

    Paradise 12

    Originally uploaded by tropo

    Blue Ribbon Designs Postcard from Paradise with several thread changes, especially adding Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braids.

    I don’t expect to finish it this weekend, but I do plan to work on the border and fill in several more squares. I can probably finish the rest of the numbers.

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    Hello I made it!

    Posted by Rachael on August 21, 2009

    Ok not going to set any goals as such, Just some stitching, any stitching will be good!!

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    Ok, I’m coming this month! lol

    Posted by Stargazer on August 21, 2009

    Hi all,

    I’m definitely joining in this month.  I need to do some stitching to try and get my mojo back on track.  I’m so behind with everything but having gone through all the projects I should be working on, I’ve chosen one which I’m doing for Ryan.  It’s Durene Jones’ Happy Cat Trio from issue 93 (Jan. 2005) of The World of Cross Stitching.  Here’s my progress so far, bearing in mind I started this months ago:

    21st August 2009

    No goals as such, just want to get as much stitched as possible during the weekend.  Hope we’re not the only two Crystal! lol  Good luck with your goals, they’re looking good!

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    I’m Back :)

    Posted by mcsewing on August 20, 2009

    I sent out a few reminder invitations, so I hope I won’t be the only one.  (Stargazer said she’d be here)  Anyway, I hope to get a little done on my dragon, but we may be traveling all weekend, so I’ll probably spend most of my time on my stocking.  Unless of course, my new project gets in, and then, well, PLANS change :lol  Here are my before pics:

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    I sure hate to see this die…

    Posted by mcsewing on July 16, 2009

    Well, let’s see if we can give this another try. 🙂  I actually have a before pic this month and I plan on getting a lot done, so I really hope someone else joins me.

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    Anybody around?

    Posted by mcsewing on June 19, 2009

    Well, It’s that time of month again, don’t know how much stitching I’ll get done this weekend, but I’ll try to participate.

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    Is it me?

    Posted by Stargazer on May 15, 2009

    Or did this weekend seem to come around quicker than usual?  And did I miss the e-mail reminder or didn’t we get one?  My life is rather topsy turvy at the moment so I really don’t know what’s what half the time!

    Anyway, I think to start with I’ll be stitching on EMS Advent Calendar number 10.  If I get that done I might work a little more on my lighthouses picture.  Here’s where I’m at right now with it:

    I love this picture so much, this is the second time I’ve stitched it.  I’m working it on 16ct antique white aida in two strand.

    Good luck to all who join this month, seems to be getting less and less of us these days! 😦

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    Goal for May

    Posted by tropo on May 14, 2009

    I am in the middle of a large twelve part Chatelaine design called Hawaiian Mandala. I actually have two of the four pineapples in Part Two finished, but would like to finish the last two pineapples, and start the volcanoes of Part Three.

    Originally uploaded by tropo

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    May Goals

    Posted by mcsewing on May 14, 2009

    Well, I’m finally getting back to my dragon.  I have had several interruptions, the main one being company and it’s hard to keep this large of a project out and accessible.  I’m way behind on my yearly goal so I hope to do a little catching up, but I kind of think that getting a whole page done this weekend would be just a little over-ambitious!  🙂  So my goal is just as much as possible.

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    Seems like…

    Posted by Stargazer on April 18, 2009

    …it’s caught us all out this month. I don’t know where the time goes!

    This month I’ve raked out a project that I started several years ago. It’s the Roger W. Reinardy kit of lighthouses. My Mum bought me this kit about 6 years ago, I started it but only got one lighthouse done before putting it aside, inevitably to start something else! When I finally found the kit again, the fabric was yellow in places so I gave it a wash in the machine but unfortunately it didn’t get rid of the stain (which I have no idea at all what it was…) So now I’ve decided to stitch it on 16ct Aida and have to hope that I have enough thread left to complete it. If not, I’ll have to pick undone the part I’d already done before.

    But prior to that, I have to finish EMS Advent Calendar number 8. I’m almost caught up and it should be finished today, since I started it in the wee small hours of this morning! Really must learn what sleep is…

    Hope everyone who takes part this weekend makes good progress. Looking forward to seeing some pictures! 😀

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    Comes around again so quickly

    Posted by Rachael on April 18, 2009

    I will be stitching on A Quaker christmas will post before and after pics in my Achievements post. I hope to get lots done!

    I hope lots will take part this month!

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    March Goals

    Posted by Rachael on March 19, 2009

    I will be taking part on sunday, not sure what i will be picking up,but if I get chance to stitch I will.

    Good luck to everyone, I hope you all reach your goals!

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    Good Progress!

    Posted by tropo on February 23, 2009

    I didn’t finish this, but I made good progress. I should be able to finish it by the end of the month. I’m especially happy about my progress since this has been a UFO for years.

    French Noel 13

    Originally uploaded by tropo

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    Bead A Thon

    Posted by Renée Goodvin on February 20, 2009

    Fairy Flora, Progress as of 17.02.09 - Click for a larger image! This weekend I plan to bead some more on “Fairy Flora.” I have had a really hard time getting a decent picture of the beading I have done so far, but hopefully you get an idea.

    If I get tired of beading I will stitch on the “Fall” cat from “Four Seasons Cats.” I started FSC a couple of years ago and it turned into a UFO. I then organized a RR to get it finished, but when it came back to me last week the last square was only about 25% complete. I’d sure hate for it to become a UFO again!

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