Sunday, August 28, 2011

PHD update

so i have been a pretty poor blogger of late, but i have a good reason
i have been stitching.....trying to meet my PHD deadline so.....
with 18 days to go i am thrilled to say i have made real progress

i was a little worried though 
i pinned my already bordered blocks up on my design wall
( a already completed quilt, hung back to front)
and decided that the red i had used it my blocks was to dominant and was 
detracting from the stitching 

so i unpicked the blocks and re created them

then i finished the blocks that were yet to get their borders

and not only have i finished the first of my goals
but i am very close to finishing the second and third

the stitchery is all but done and will only need one good night of stitching

My Knitting is also progressing very well and i hope to be posting here soon  about another completed project

hope your hands are working on something that you love


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

30 days to finish my PHD

Wow i don't know what 's been happening in my life, but all i seem to have done lately is work, eat and sleep. I often look at my sewing machine which has several projects there ready to go some only requiring 10 or 20 mins of stitching to complete but somehow i just haven't felt motivated.

So i thought what better way to amp up the motivation then to set a goal
so this is it 30 days to complete some 
Projects half done (PHD)

this list is as follows

complete my last stitchery for  the stitch a long

put all the borders on all the stitcheries already completed and the one yet to be finished

finish my ereader cover

and finally to finish my jumper, which i started before Easter

so by the 15th of September 2011, i hope to have all these projects completed

as if setting this Goal wasn't enough of a push out of my self imposed hibernation 
i have also got myself up and back to the gym
i joined up about 8 months ago and was going several times a week 
but then got a bit ill
and decided to rest my body for a while
unfortunately that rest lasted 3months
so this week i am back at the gym and my ultimate aim is 
just to be a lot fitter, but
losing 10 kilo's would be great as well

anyway glad that i have broken out of my hibernation state
and am back online

hope your hands are working on a project that you love