Sunday, May 9, 2010

ABC Lessons / 100 Stitch Challenge

First the progress report:
Here is my progress on ABC Lessons. I stitched on it for two weeks since the middle weekend I was in Vegas and didn't get any stitching done at all....getting there, I only have a few words left and a bee hive thing. Might get it done the next time it comes up in the rotation!

And the 100 Stitch Challenge:
Not one, but two of my stitching groups are doing 100 stitch challenges for the month of May. Nothing formal, just the concept of getting 100 stitches done in a day and then you make quite a bit of progress without even realizing it! I'm not sure how other people are working it - my goal is to average 100 stitches per day for the month - I know I won't do a minimum of 100 stitches each day because there are days I don't get to stitch at all. I also set myself another goal of averaging 30 minutes of backstitching per day - my travel project (dollhouse) is down to the backstitching, and I try to get an hour in at lunch time each day during the week (at work).

So far, I'm averaging 76 stitches per day and 21 minutes of backstitching. The first few days of the month we were out of town (in Vegas) so I didn't get any stitches at all done those couple of days. So hopefully now that I'm back to a "normal" schedule I can catch up this week. Although my project for this week is Angel of Cross Stitch, and I'm on the border on it...which means TONS of color changes, so no fast progress! We shall see!!!

And Vegas:
We went to Vegas with our bowling league, as we do twice a year. We bowled badly, and gambled badly (LOL) but we had fun. Met up with Rene from my ILCS group, and had a very nice lunch at Sam's Town. It's the second time we've met, and it's always enjoyable!! I'm mad - I brought my camera, and then forgot to take any pictures!!! Sigh!

And the Thanks:
As always, thanks for checking out my blog! I do appreciate it!
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Jo said...

Your ABC is so close to finishing now, it's a lovely piece. Good luck on your 100 stitch challenge.

MaryT said...

Hello Kathy I love the ABC's it is really coming along. Myself I am finally getting back into the swing of things.

Emily said...

You have progressed nicely. Like the idea of goals for back stitching, especially if you have alot to do or hate it. At least you had a good time in Vegas and got to meet Rene.

Shelley said...

I don't know how you can put ABC down with so little left to do?! I guess that is why rotations never work for me, lol!

Good luck with the 100 stitches and 30 minutes of backstitching goal!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

good progress on your stitching and your trip sounds like you had a good time, that's great!


Vicky L said...

You are almost done. I have put my aside as I am doing some exchanges this month, plus I need more threads and waiting for those to come in. Glad you had a good time in Vegas. I am a lousy bowler unless it is a video game, lol

Katrien said...

ABC looks great

Nancy M said...

ABC is so close to finishing it!! I can't do the challenges either, some days I can stitch for hours, others I get nothing done. I don't like the pressure! LOL

Carolyn NC said...

ABC looks great - not too much more!