Operation: Tying Up Loose Ends (Week 2)

Well, I’m making good progress in some areas…others, not so much.

The cross stitch is coming along pretty quickly. The nice thing is that there’s no backstitching in this one so yay!

But, this quilt. Ugh. Quilting takes forever. I’ve got ten weeks to get myself motivated.

Operation: Tying Up Loose Ends (Week 1)

And so my accountability begins…I’m currently working on two projects: 1. The Starburst Quilt (during the day when the kiddies are at school) and 2. The Dandelion cross-stitch.  I worked on each of them a tiny bit this week, but hopefully, there will be some significant progress next Friday.

I’m pinning and drawing lines on the Starburst quilt:

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And, here’s the X-stitch:

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Whee! Crafting is fun! 😀 😀

Operation: Tying Up Loose Ends

So, since I am done with TCSTIF, I decided to open my craft basket.

Big mistake.

Dude, I cannot believe how many unfinished projects I have staring back at me. Too many.

So, I’m rolling out Operation: Tying Up Loose Ends which means that, hopefully, by the end of the year I will actually get some of these projects finished. The quilt needs to be done by my little one’s birthday, but I should be able to get a couple of the nearly completed projects done and out of the way.

TCSTIAF (Week 72)

So, yeah, it’s not finished yet. (I forgot how much I absolutely despise backstitching.) But, here’s a pic in it’s completely cross-stitched, but not-yet-backstitched state.

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Next week, it should be done because I’m suddenly going to find myself with a ton of free time since the little ones will be back in school. (sob sob)

TCSTIAF (Week 71)

I told myself when I was able to fit all of the areas needed to be stitched into my hoop, a name change was in order.  And last night, finally, I was able to do it.  So, no longer will my x-stitch be referred to as The Cross-Stitch That Will Never Be Finished, but it will now be called The Cross-Stitch That Is Almost Finished.

It’s still strange seeing that acronym, I’ll tell you.

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Less than a month until my deadline. I can do it! *crosses fingers*

Actually, I went into Jo-Ann yesterday and bought the stuff I need for my next project which is just tempting me to bail on this. Must. Finish. This. Project.