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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

August Stitching Goals and a Few More Freebies

As you can see from my posts, so far my summer holidays have been quite busy, so I haven't gotten near as much stitching done as I had thought I would.  But then who would rather be cooped up in the house on their own when they can go have adventures with good friends?  So far I think today is going to be a quiet one... but then one phone call or text message could change that quite easily.

We're into a new month now ... summer is starting to wane as September gets closer.  I suppose I should review my stitching goals from July and share with you what I hope to get done in August.

July Goal Review

Work on Enchantment of Winter - for sure!
Work on The Accolade - a wee bit
Stitch 1 Ornament - I stitched three!
Stitch 1 Quilt Block - I stitched two!

August Stitching Goals


Work on Enchantment of Winter -- In an ideal world I'd like to finish the over one section
Work on The Accolade
Stitch 1 Ornament
Stitch 1 Quilt Block -- I'd like to get two done

Over the last few days when I've not felt like working no the over one section of Enchantment of Winter I've been stitching up some freebies I came across that I really liked, that and the colour combination piqued my interest!  Someone had shared a link to Kincavel Krosses on their blog when they stitched up one of her freebies, and the below two caught my eye when I went to take a look.

After a dig through my overdyed flosses I found just the right shades for the freebies since floss brands/colours weren't specified.  Which was fun, isn't stash diving always fun???  Its a great way to discover things you may have forgotten!

On the weekend I finished up this first freebie.

c2011 Kell Smurthwaite

Last night I finished up this second one


c2011 Kell Smurthwaite
Both stitched on : 28ct White Jazlyn
Stitched with :  Pink - Unknown handdyed cotton
     Orange - DMC 4124
                Green - GAST Spring Grass

Today's plan is to work on that last over one section on Enchantment of Winter.

15 comments:

riona said...

Those are very cheerful looking little designs ... must have been great fun to stitch. I look forward to seeing more of your progress on Enchantment of Winter.

Nicola said...

Very pretty finishes Dani.

Shebafudge said...

Congratulations on the finishes. They are so cute. The colours are gorgeous!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your goals for July. Love your finishes - gorgeous colours.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Good Luck with the goals.
Sweet little freebies too, lovely colour choices.

mdgtjulie said...

Great job Dani. I love the colors you used. They're fab!!!

Karen said...

Excellent job at exceeding your goals for July! Good luck fo August!

I really like those freebies. I'll have to check them out. :)

Jeanne said...

You look like you've been having a great summer Dani - the lake pictures look so refreshing especially since it's about 116 here!

I like your quilt square project and know you will finish it in no time at all. :)

Lana said...

Life happens, when yu have the chance, go out and enjoy it! Your stitching will wait patently for your return =) Love the freebies! I really like the thread you are using for them, so pretty! Good luck on your monthly goals!

Christine said...

Those are really pretty! Great finishes.

ollie1976 said...

love the colors!
-Jen

Lynn said...

Pretty colours! Thanks for the link.

Beatrice said...

What a nice link ..Thanks.
The colours on your little pieces are sooooo pretty!
I've been following all of your summer travels ..looks like you are having a great holiday. See you soon in Brighton!

Giovanna said...

Very cute finishes, Dani - pretty colours!

Sally said...

Oooh they are lovely Dani! Love the colours.