Last week's goals were few and modest:
journal quilt for the week (deadline 8/11)- done. sew down binding on Twisted Mystery quilt- finished, and off in the post. hoorah. quilt Holiday Booty quilt- quilted, bound, sleeved. Now for a label and a few small goodies to throw in with it, then it too will be on its way.
This week, we shall also not strive too hard:
- journal quilt for the week (deadline 15/11) - this is the last one, week 52. Wow.
- November birthday block
- coasters for winter swap with Dyehard
- work on Angela's quilt
And now, for some cross-stitch update and so forth.
Last week, I had finished the robins and the nest but for the outlining/backstitching - this week, I have finished the backstitching, so everything is just a bit better defined. I'm going to set this one aside now until after the holidays, and will come back to it then. In this festive period (ha) I am going to tackle these two:
The "Noel" piece I bought last autumn at the Knit and Stitch show and made fairly good progress on - I will finish it this year, barring catastrophe - there's not a lot more to do - it's just the four planters - three have topiary, the other is a birdhouse (the "E", I think). The main boring part will be the rest of the snow, which is probably why I put it aside last year. (They had this sort of pattern with a variety of different words - I resisted "Christmas", which was a lovely pattern, but would have taken much longer to finish - and all that snow!
The angels I started many years ago - not sure how many - and I work on it a bit each year, though often not much. I don't expect to finish this, I just want to make some noticeable progress. Maybe get the blue angel done and most of the green one (there's a third, in the centre, as well).
I also have a lovely Bent Creek piece with an alphabet and the word "snow" with some snowmen - I think it would be a quick one (that one's not started yet at all) to do - I might do that one after Christmas, when I am tired of Christmas things but still feeling wintery. We'll see. I do love the Bent Creek patterns - just the right level of country and naive for me, and very open to stitch, so really quick.