Saturday, 30 January 2016

Last Update of January

I know I'm a day late, I had family over yesterday.

I only worked on one project this week, and that was The Ballet on Sunday and Wednesday.

Here is the before and after:

I'm quite happy with my progress because it's visible XD

Have a great stitchy week :)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Quick Update

I didn't do any stitching this week. I did hardly anything at all.
I have one week left of school holidays so I've been getting things ready.
Hopefully I'll be able to stitch next week but it's unlikely because I have to find my math homework T_T

Have a great week :)

Friday, 15 January 2016

2 Finishes and Some Decent Progress

I finished another book (Yay) and started the next in the series (as you can see on the side). I'm a little disappointed with my lack of reading but I'm still 2 books ahead of schedule so that's good I suppose XD

This weeks stitching:

Sunday: I made a new start! Castle Ridge by Teresa Wentzler. I didn't make much progress because I had to frog some of it due to colour mix-up. Sorry for the useless photo, I had to use my useless phone camera instead of my Mums slightly better phone camera XD

Monday: I stitched on both Try to be the person your dog thinks you are and Anime Girl.
Try to be the person... 

After, it's FINISHED :D

Anime Girl

After (Officially past halfway)

Tuesday: I stitched on the sewing box again, another thing finished as well :D Sorry for the many pictures, it is difficult to take pictures of a 3D object. Sorry for my thumb photobombing all of them too XD
Last of the squares stitched 
Sides 1 and 2

Sides 3 and 4

Lid of box

Wednesday: I stitched on The Ballet, I wanted to stitch on Indian Dresses but I lost my bigger frame and couldn't hold it comfortably.


I got no stitching on Thursday

Friday: I got some stitching done on the Orchid

I haven't done any stitching today either, I was going to but then I made dinner instead and I was so sore afterwards that I couldn't be bothered hunting something down to stitch on.

Have a good stitching week :)

Friday, 8 January 2016

First Week of New Rotation

So I only stitched four times this week which I suppose is alright. I did read 2 books this week as well, Divergent and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. According to GoodReads that is 1 book ahead in schedule for the 50 books I have planned to read this year. I did start reading Insurgent before the first Percy Jackson but then my book order arrived (Heroes of Olympus: Mark of Athena, and Heroes of Olympus: House of Hades) and I was eager to reread all the Percy Jackson books in my possession.

Anyway my stitching (which is what most of you are here for)

I didn't stitch on the Saturday I made the rotation as I didn't feel like frogging.

Sunday: Whatever I feel like day
I stitched on Anime Girl because after I found it again I couldn't wait to stitch on it again
Monday: Anime Girl, Try to be the person your dog thinks you are, or Shells.
I chose Try to be the person your dog thinks you are.
Tuesday: Small projects/ornaments
I chose the 1998 freebie box thing. I don't know where it's from as it was made before I was born but here it is: 
After (Last square started)
I didn't stitch on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, but I did get in some stitching today :) 

Saturday: Princess Aurora, Hand Bags, or any other thing that needs frogging.
I chose Hand Bags as I seriously doubt I'll ever pick up Princess Aurora ever again. I am adding Hand Bags permanently to Saturday ,even though it needs no more frogging, for days when I don't feel like tackling the frog. 


Any way that's it for this week :)
Have a good week :D

Friday, 1 January 2016

2016 Goals and January Goals

Hello :D I am in a fairly good mood at the moment despite being incredibly sun burnt. The new year has made me particularly ambitious as well, giving me a rather long list of goals for January. I won't list them all but here are some:

1. Read 10 Books- I want to read all the books I own which is around 117 with more planned purchases.
2. Read 10 Wattpad Books- There are 132 completed books in my current Wattpad library and I want to read them all this year as well.
3. Read 10 Blogs- Before I follow anyone, I read the entire blog from the beginning and that has left me with over 115 blogs book marked (way more but I only left 4 pages to write down the list so the rest couldn't fit)
4. Start a cross stitch rotation- Maybe I'll make more progress this year XD
5. Finish Math Homework- I was given an entrance assignment for Level 2 Math but it is so easy it is boring and I leave it after a few minutes.
6. Watch Season 6 of Doctor Who- I know I am behind. I had to start watching it again because my family wanted to watch it too.
7. Finish Watching Avatar: The Last Airbender- My Dad really likes that show and we are currently half way through the last season before we start watching The Legend of Korra.
8. Finish Season 3 of Glee- I watch this with my Mum
9. Finish Season 2 of Cake Boss- I also watch this with my Mum
10. Finish Season 1 of American Idol- I started watching this with my parents but they got bored and I can't stand leaving something half way through
11. Finish Season 1 of Supernatural- I'm watching this with my Dad and my sister, they are trying to prove to me that I can handle horror. So far it's working.

And the rest I can't be bothered typing XD

As for my 2016 cross stitch goals (The pictures are going to be according to my last picture on my laptop because I can't be bothered with taking new photos)

1. Anime Girl

I want to finish this. It is so simple and it should be a quick stitch so I think I should be able to finish it. If not I'll settle for half way. (Goal: finish)

2. Try to Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

I would like to finish this. I know I am actually further along with this one, I think I have another word done. (Goal: finish)

3. Shell Duo

My goal is to finish one of the two, so I suppose 50% if you count them together. I got so bored with this one just because it is hard to remember where I'm at because I didn't highlight. (Goal: finish 1 out of 2)

4. Dresses

My goal is to finish one dress which is about a quarter (Goal: 1 dress)

5. Cat with Fishbowl (and the other two in the series that haven't been started)

I would like to finish this one. I stopped originally because the backstitch is the same colour as the cat itself meaning it was so hard to work with. I would like to finish it though and then maybe finish the second one in its series (Goal: Finish 2 of these cats)

6. Cards 

No point adding pictures as there are 10 in the set and I have finished 5 (some are unavailable as they were given away). I would like to finish all of them though. (Goal: Finish)

7. Ballerina Shoes

I want to get at least half way through this (Goal: Finish)

8. Christmas Village Ornaments

I've actually only got the backstitch left on the one in the picture. I just keep forgetting to take pictures. My goal is to finish all 6 of them (Goal: Finish)

9. Needlework Box

This was a freebie from a 1998 cross stitch magazine which is older than me and it STILL isn't done. I dug this out of my Mums stash years ago and started it and for some reason I haven't finished it. I think it has something to do with things I don't know how to do. (Goal: Finish)

10. Rabbit

I need to finish this. There is only a little bit left (The butterfly, the grass at the bottom, and a bit of backstitch) and it is taking forever. (Goal: Finish)

And those are my stitching goals. Of course I'm probably going to not going to stick to them and work on different WIP but I can wish.

I also want to start a rotation. I'm thinking

Mondays: Anime Girl, Try to be the person your dog thinks you are, or Shells
Tuesday: Small projects/ornaments
Wednesday: Indian Dresses, Garden Shed, Flower Fan, or Ballerina Shoes
Thursday: Projects that are nearly finished (Cat with Fishbowl, Rabbit)
Friday: Orchid, Thanksgiving Bow, or Cottage
Saturday: Princess Aurora (probably not because I hate it), Hand Bags, or any other thing that needs frogging. Also blog post day.
Sunday: Whatever I feel like day.

Well that's it for today as this post is rather long.

Until next week :)