Monday, 30 June 2014

June Review

June hasn't been too successful in terms of my craft goals.  Actually, June hasn't been too successful overall.  I've suffered a lot this month with my illness and can't seem to get on an even keel.  It doesn't help that my meds mean I've got a head full of cotton wool where there used to be a brain.  BUT, I don't care if I don't achieve my goal, there's no self-beating here!  


This month was a design topic - Line.  I said I'd skip this month and just work on my blackwork, but the host, Elizabeth, pointed out that blackwork is a form of line!  I haven't completed the piece - I've just finished block 2 out of about 3,654,891 (perhaps not quite that many), but it's a long-termer.


Sew Kitschy paper piecing bom 

This month we had a jug and glasses.  I can assure you that it's beautifully printed out and sitting on my cutting table... does that count?


2014 FAL 

A quick reminder of what's on the Follow Along List:

1. Chair cushions for dining room - done in April

2. Finish the latch hook - so close!  I ran out of red wool in June.  I ordered some more and it does, sort of match.  Unfortunately it was 6-ply, rather than the 3-ply I'd been using, and about an inch longer, so it got a haircut.  It doesn't quite match, but it's not that noticeable!

Sad to say, I didn't get round to binding it this month, I just couldn't face it.  This is going on my Q3 list.

3. Silhouettes x stitch - done in May

4. Jacob's quilt - done in May

5. Mosaic tray - finito!

4/5, pretty good going! 

It's around here that I come grinding to a halt...

Something Old, Something New

"Old" - the latch hook. So no, failed.

"New" - I said I'd make a start on my stained glass quilt, and I did!  I got all the blocks done, and was about to sash it when I thought I might make it bigger and make some more blocks...


Something New for 2014

I failed to learn any new skills this month.


A Lovely Year of Finishes

I planned on making a bag from a kit.  I failed.  Didn't even get started.


Craft Book Sew along

I did manage to make something from the book Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! which I reviewed here.


Rainbow Scrap Challenge

June was yellow, I made the blocks and put them together, but didn't get the scrap bucket made.  Let's call that a half a point!


Smalls SAL



Overall that gives me a success rate of 7.5/14.

Related Posts

June goals
May review
May goals
April review
April goals
March review
March goals
February review 1
February review 2
February review 3
February goals
January review


Sarah in Stitches said...

That's not bad. You did more than half! I've gotta tell you, I stared at the picture of the latch hook for a while trying to find the new red wool, and I couldn't. It really doesn't show that it's two different shades!

Joy said...

Your latch hook piece looks good Wendy, and I can understand you not feeling like binding it just yet. You sure do have a lot of projects on the go but really, the main thing is that you be well and happy. Have yourself a really good week doing what you enjoy, xoJoy

Celtic Thistle said...

I think you should be happy with that, more than 50% is always good in my book!

Hope you are feeling better soon too.

Rachel said...

Slightly better than halfway - that's pretty good if you have been going through a period of cotton-wool-for-brains! I've been there, and achieving anything at all can be a real struggle..

JoJo said...

You're still getting lots accomplished! I can't see the difference in the red at all.

Jane Galley said...

That's still good going, not a bad month at all.

Sandra :) said...

I don't see a problem with the red wool, and I think you got a lot done, so YAY!

Jo Ferguson said...

You're doing great. I understand what meds can do so I'll be cheering you on for a little extra encouragement.