Thursday, July 26, 2007
Yay!! I actually finished it last week, but haven't got around to uploading the photos until now. Laaaazy, that's me. I have to say that I LOVED this piece. It was so fun to do. Stitching a little bit each week was a great way of getting it done (fairly) quickly without getting bored of it. Thanks so much to Nicki for stitching-a-long with me :D So is proof (with some relief photos for your viewing pleasure!)

Don't forget to click on the pics to see them much MUUUCH bigger.
Sorry if the pictures are dark, it was late at night when I took them.
So, I was going to start Noah's Sampler Reborn by Just Nan, but I decided to wait for a while before I do, see if I can knock off another WIP first. I did start my HAED RR, and I'm hoping to get it finished before I go back to uni on Monday!


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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Area 7 and 8 - Vertical and Horizontal pattern couching.

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Friday, July 06, 2007
The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie represent some amount of work on your part).

Start Date: 5 July 2007
End Date: 1 April 2010 (My 27th birthday!)
  1. Finish Firefly Fairies and start Rose of Sharon
  2. Finish Toccata II DONE!!! 26/07/07
  3. Finish Japanese Octagon Box
  4. Finish Snowdrop Fairy DONE!!! 22/11/08
  5. Finish Tranquility Sampler
  6. Finish Mystery X
  7. Finish the first row of pages of Boreas
  8. Post my PIFs
  9. Get at least one thing professionally framed and hung on my wall
  10. Buy a sewing machine DONE! it cost me $15, and I don't know how to use it yet, but I did it! July '07
  11. Make a bourse
  12. Try at least 5 other finishing techniques
  13. Join the SBEBB
  14. Do at least one Charity Quilt square
  15. Buy the materials for and start Nova by Genny Morrow
  16. Start either Queene Besse's Chesse Board or Medieval Majesty by Leon Conrad (or another large piece of blackwork)
  17. Make a hardanger doily for my bedside table
  18. Design x-stitch covering for my stitching box
  19. Stitch something for Dad Started TW ship thingy
  20. Stitch something for Mum Started Sarah Elliott Sewing Box - Christmas 2009
  21. Organise my fabbies
  22. Make an online stash catalog
  23. Set up my 'stitching corner' in my bedroom
  24. Chuck out my desk and buy a stitching chair DONE! Got a chair for my birthday April '08
  25. Keep my webshots album updated monthly
  26. Keep my blog updated twice a week
  27. (Re)Start setting monthly and yearly goals for stitching
  28. Join a fabric/floss of the month club
  29. Switch to 100% Green Energy
  30. Take the train to the city instead of driving NO!!! I DROVE ALL THE TIME :(
  31. Make a conscious effort to reduce energy usage at home
  32. Continue my sponsor child program
  33. Do the 40 hour famine every year
  34. Find other ways to make the world a better place
  35. Encourage others to do the same
  36. Aim for at least 3.0 GPA at uni
  37. Finish my degree and become a registered nurse Not done. Dropped out.
  38. Join the union no
  39. Do a year of rotation no
  40. Sit the GAMSAT no
  41. Figure out what I want to do with my life
  42. Make concrete plans for moving to England
  43. Become a British citizen
  44. Improve my French
  45. Buy a proper guitar
  46. Get piano/violin/guitar lessons
  47. Play piano more often
  48. Drive to Melbourne
  49. See Phantom, Miss Saigon or Les Mis live DONE! Saw Miss Saigon in October '07 DONE AGAIN! Saw Phantom July '08
  50. Go to the Opera
  51. See a play
  52. Go to RHPS night UPDATE. It's cancelled!!! But, I did go to the Rocky Horror Show in April '08 so I'm ticking it off as DONE!
  53. Join a choir Done! Joined Macquarie Uni Choir in beginning of 2009, but only went for a few weeks
  54. Read 101 books
  55. At least 25 of these must be classics
  56. One of these must be the Bible DONE! I listened to the 1 year daily audio Bible podcast which finished December 31st '07
  57. Get over Harry Potter by the end of the 2007 DONE! I am over it.
  58. Expand my vocabulary, and improve my grammar
  59. Buy a book of quotes
  60. Write more (eg. 1 x 15 minute drabble a week)
  61. Take part in NaNoWriMo DONE! wrote an extraordinarly bad 12,000 word story in November '07 DONE AGAIN 2009, but didn't finish again.
  62. Draw more, just for fun Done! using DS Semester 1
  63. Resurrect my journal
  64. Keep up with science news (either magazine or podcast) In Progress - Listening to Science Friday, Scientific American, and Skeptic's Guide Podcasts
  65. Watch the news
  66. Do the 3 unit maths text books
  67. Eat less chocolate
  68. Eat more fruit and veg
  69. Lose wight (aim for 90 kg)
  70. Go to the gyno DONE! well, actually, it was the endocrinologist, but same thing! April '08
  71. Get my eyes checked DONE! got glasses in March '08
  72. Get private health insurance DONE! April '08
  73. Keep up the mortgage
  74. Have $5000 saved
  75. Do not get Foxtel
  76. Sell/donate all of my unwanted books, CDs, and DVDs
  77. Make an online catalog for all of my books, CDs and DVDs
  78. Clean my room!
  79. Learn to chuck stuff away, and not keep things just for emotional value
  80. Have a party at my place DONE! on Phantom Night July '08
  81. Be a better friend
  82. Be better at making friends
  83. Scan in all of my photos
  84. Write to my brothers regularly when they're away
  85. Walk Chess every day, take her to the park once a week
  86. Finish Kingdom Hearts
  87. Finish KH: Chain of Memories
  88. Finish Kingdom Hearts 2
  89. No more car accidents!
  90. Get a tattoo
  91. Get a brazilian wax DONE! July '08
  92. Learn to cook a few meals for Dad In progress - so far bangers and mash, stir fry, honey mustard chicken, spaghetti, shepherd's pie, chicken kievs,
  93. Buy 3 more decent bras
  94. Regularly backup everything on my computer to my megaHD
  95. Subscribe to Norton Antivirus
  96. Get absolutely soaking wet in the rain
  97. Try to do the right thing every day
  98. Stop wasting time!
  99. ***My very special secret one***
  100. Keep this list updated
  101. Set another 101 things to start on July 4, 2010, and finish on my 30th birthday!


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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"B" and Area 1 - Broad diagonal, tied ray stitch, satin stitch and cross stitch


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Monday, July 02, 2007
It's been a while since I made any goals, but I really wanted to start this up again, as I like to have some way to measure my progress.
  • Finish Toccata II
  • Finish a PIF gift
  • Start another PIF
  • Plan the other two PIFs
  • Start the next round of HAED RR when I get it
  • Finish part 2 of Mystery X
  • Finish up to page 8 of Tranquility

I also want to make some non stitching goals

  • Clean my room
  • Organise my bookshelves
  • Toss my horrible desk
  • Look for a chair
  • No sickies from work!

hmmm, I know there are lots more, but I think that'll do for now :)


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