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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness

Hi friends! I, along with 21 other stitchers, have signed up for a SAL, called Mega Mini Month Madness. It is hosted by Pull The Other Thread. You can click on that link if you like. I do have to tell you the final date for sign up has come and gone though.

All 22 of us stitchers are going to work on only mini projects for the month of October and see what we can accomplish. :) We each need to post once a week, 5 times in October, to show you all our mini progress. There will be a drawing for us at the beginning of November for a €25 voucher (or equivalent in your local currency) for an online store of your choice so long as they do e-vouchers. whoo hoo! How fun!

So here we go. I thought I would show you what I have kitted up to work on this month. As you know, I just finished Madeleine's  "Winky" Christmas ornament. I will now do one ornament for each of our sons.
I am going with MU for Jacob and CUW for Emerson. Yes, their universities. I am using my 365 Alphabets  book by Donna Kooler  to stitch them up.
I plan to frame them in the 2 inch frame charm squares you see above.

Since I can only stitch on the guys' ornaments during the day while they are at school, I will start on this sweet chart recently given to me by Tricia. I will begin the Thankful String for night time stitching. ;)
I usually make my mother an angel ornament for Christmas. I won't be doing that this year. Their dog died several months ago, and my mom got a kitten. She has now become "crazy for cats". I spied this freebie a while back and knew I had to stitch this for her. I plan to make a flatfold. My mom' favorite color is blue. Not sure what color flosses I will be using yet.
When I received my JCS Ornament Issue last month, I  knew I wanted to stitch up "Just One More Stitch" by Victoria Sampler.
Yes, the fabric is a bit lighter and the colors.... Well, I changed those up quite a bit. I took a long time deciding over the colors. I admire the finish the way it is, but the colorway is just not me. I imagine that little stitcher being me. I would just never make a quilt in those colors. Silly? Maybe. But that's how my brain thinks about things like this. ;)

I am thinking these will keep me plenty busy for October! Besides stitching I want to get some much needed work done in the garden. We will see what I can do. I am not going to get myself injured and in pain for days.

With the cooler weather I seem to be baking a lot more often. Lots of breads. We love bread around here. :) Here is a loaf of challah. I think it is my favorite kind of bread I bake.
Well enjoy the day my friends! I plan to. Even when I am stitching, I enjoy looking out the window and watching the daily color changes of the beautiful leaves in the trees.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

Barbara said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy for the next several weeks. Have fun!
Hugs

cucki said...

Yayyy sweet new stash and sweet project ..yup you going to be super busy :)
Hugs x

butterfly said...

You are going to be busy, can't wait to see what you are going to stitch this month .
My Daughter just had a new kitten too. Big hugs.

Mii Stitch said...

Have fun with the stitching madness!!

Natasha said...

Good luck with the SAL. I look forward to seeing your progress on "just one more stitch"

That bread you baked is beautiful! I am sure it is quit good as well :)
Take Care
Natasha

marly said...

Absolutely not silly! Whatever colors make your needle sing and reflect your taste - that's the way to go. I'm sure you will meet your Oct goal, and let the season change kill the weeds!

Trace4J said...

Oh my friend..
You are a busy girl.
And the bread. YUMMO!
Happy Woolie October

Maggee said...

I'm with Marly! We stitch what we like! NO doubt you will complete all the projects for your SAL... And yes, do not get hurt working in the garden... The weather is going to be changing, and you KNOW how cold affects you! Hugs!

Giovanna said...

That will be a fun SAL - all your plans sound like fun. That ornament is also one of my favourites. Happy stitching!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I can't wait to see your progress!! And that bread looks marvelous!!

Alyssa F said...

Oh, I LOVE that cat freebie you will be stitching for your mother. Do you mind sharing where you found that pattern?

Brenda A said...

Looks like you've got some great choices for the Madness! I'm still figuring out mine, but I think at least one more pumpkin stitch is in order.

Pull the other thread said...

Wow what great projects. I'm really lookong forward to seeing them grow.

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Ann at Beadlework. said...

That's quite a change for your mum, going from a dog to a cat - they are so radically different as pets. Good luck with the challenge.

Margaret said...

You have so many great projects lined up! Wow! I love that cat freebie you found for your mom. So cute! Love the plan for the boys' ornies too! Can't wait to see your progress posts!

Jacquie Morris said...

Oooh you are going to be really busy.. Cannot wait to see your little stitches :). And good luck :)
Looking forward to seeing your new projects :)
Mmm fresh bread :)
Happy stitching ...
Smiles :)

Lillie said...

What an interesting SAL you've joined.
Looking forward to see your finished projects. Look like you've got a busy October month ahead of you with your new projects. Have fun stitching. The cats look adorable. Am sure your mother will be thrilled.

Lesley said...

Mega mini month madness sounds a lot of fun,look forward to your updates Vickie

Carol said...

You have a busy month ahead, Vickie, but a lot of great projects lined up. I love the one from Tricia--looks like a very fun piece to stitch.

I'd be in big trouble if I lived at your house because homemade bread is my biggest weakness--that looks amazing :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Enjoy your Mini SAL you've got some great projects picked!

Lulu said...

I can't wait to see how the uni ornaments turn out. I have been thinking of making something like that myself:)

Michelle said...

You are going to be busy Vickie - love your photos thanks for sharing x

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Mmm love home baked bread, look forward to seeing what you stitch up.

Lumiruusu said...

The Mini project month sound fun -me too like stitch all kind of smalls etc. The bred looks very tasty and I am relly excited to wait my copy Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments -I hope the post will deliver it to mee next week :) I have not been able to stitc AT ALL for a week because of the skinncondition called Lichen Planus..I have that problem in the more serous "erosive" status and it makes my mouth ,feet and finger tips bleed when it is on the agressive stautus... But gladly I can use by scissors and glue so I have been on my cardmaking art :)

Thoeria said...

A great selection of projects for the MMMM . Love the LK charts...and that bread looks oh so yummy....nothing beats the smell of fresh home baked bread :)

Brigitte said...

A real fun thing, this SAL. And your stitching plans for it sound great. Enjoy!

Anne said...

You will be very busy putting needle to thread but I know you will be able to do it in a month! All of the projects look so sweet and I'm sure your boys will love their ornaments. The challah bread looks amazing!! I don't think I have quite the talent to make one like that!! Hugs and prayers!

Sally said...

You are going to be very busy Vickie. Looking forward to seeing all your stitches.

Preeti said...

Great projects for the SAL:)

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

Of course corn is golden!
Could you be a dear and email me the link to the pile of cats chart. I tried to type it in and must have got something wrong! A full stop in the wrong place or something silly. Thank you.
Good Luck with the challenge, I liked the sound of this and may do it another time.