Monday, August 31, 2015

August Achievements & September Goals

Goals for August:
1. Start and finish the next Heart. Heart of New Brunswick! Done and done.
2. 10 hours of Cinderella. Not even a minute
3. Start Boo Club. Yes. Two parts done and a third started.

Unexpectedly This Month:
1. Started Venetian Opulence

Goals for September:
1. Start and finish two Heart.
2. Finish at least 6 of 12 Boo Club sections.
3. 10 hours of Cables and Columns

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Maritimes Again

This month's Small is Heart of New Brunswick, which I apparently forgot to post! While Canada as a nation is officially bilingual (English and French), New Brunswick is the only province that is officially bilingual.

Canada being bilingual means that any government service must be provided in both French and English; how good the service is in the non-majority language varies depending on the area. What makes all the other provinces different from New Brunswick (since they all technically offer both languages) is beyond me. I never paid that much attention in Civics class :)

On the individual level, Canadians are proud of "being" bilingual, but for practical purposes most of us don't speak both the official languages. I think it's something like 20% of the population speaks both English and French. Personally, I took my mandatory high school French, one course in university, spent one month in Quebec and can currently say hello, ask how are you and say goodbye. Use it or lose it, and I definitely haven't used it XD

This design has the Purple Violet, the Black-Capped Chickadee and Balsam Fir (flower, bird, tree). The specialty stitch is the Scotch Stitch

TitleHeart of New Brunswick
DesignerThe Victoria Sampler
Start dateAugust 4, 2015
Finish dateAugust 9, 2015
Total time5 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana
FlossAs charted

Monday, August 24, 2015

Stitch From Stash - August

Month: August
Spent: $6.68
Carryover: 43.32

It was ~7 dollars worth of DMC, none of which are in Boo Club, which is chugging along. The first thing I did when I started the border was realize it wasn't symmetrical. That would have irked me forever, so it was changed asap!

Boo Club - Lizzie*Kate
25ct white Lugana

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

So Much Brown

For something that's a giant purple dress with a red sash, Venetian Opulence sure has a lot of brown!

Venetian Opulence - Mirabilia
25 ct Ivory Lugana

Putting this away to work on Boo Club, though. I can't believe it's almost September already!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Restraint. Willpower. Self-Control. What're Those?

After starting Boo Club yesterday I started something completely different today.

I have no one to blame but myself. Cinderella's pale pinks have been a little boring, so why not go for the bright rich colours of Venetian Opulence?

Venetian Opulence - Mirabilia
25 ct Ivory Lugana

Someone stop me. I'm afraid of what's going to happen this weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

78 Days To Go

Until Halloween, that is!

Unlike previous years, where I started my Halloween project a week before and finished in December, this time I will have a Halloween finish by Halloween! So it has been stated!

This is Lizzie*Kate's Boo Club. I remember how it seemed like every other blogger was stitching this a few years ago. The bandwagon is long gone, but it's my turn now.

Boo Club - Lizzie*Kate
25 ct White Lugana

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Small Start

This month's Heart is crawling along as I'm utterly distracted by my books. I finish one, pick up another thinking I'll just read a chapter and then ignore everything to finish it. On one hand this is great since I haven't gotten lost in my books like this in years and it's such a wonderful feeling. On the other hand, the laundry is piling up :D

Heart of New Brunswick - The Victoria Sampler
32 ct White Lugana