Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Stash Enhancement and November Goals

Well, the craft fair is over for another year!  I had a great time working there, as well as shopping there ;)  I also loved the quilt exhibition-no photos were allowed but I got lots of inspiration from seeing the quilts.  Here's a picture of some of my stash enhancement efforts:

I picked up a couple of other things (thimble, hexagon papers, small couple of kits) on some of the other days, but no cross stitch or knitting as I have more than enough stash in those crafts!  Some of these purchases I have plans for, and some are waiting for inspiration.

I mentioned in October that I wanted to set myself some goals for November, and even though it's over a week into the month, I'm still going to set some, just for some focus.  I have an exam on the 22nd, so that will be a priority, but I will still be making time for some craft.

November Craft Goals

  1. Finish stitcheries for my 'Tis The Season' quilt
  2. (Re)start this cross stitch 
  3. Finish knitting second sock of pair for Caitlin
  4. Start my Favourite Things blocks (maybe 2?)
  5. Dig out some finished cross stitch Christmas ornaments & make them up as ornaments
  6. Sew/piece quilt top using jelly roll from craft fair
  7. Sew up one of the small kits/patterns from craft fair   
Also a few family updates-Ron is participating in 'Movember'-I'll upload some pictures soon. I think he's going for something like this ;) (this is actually pretty close to what he's started-not sure it'll be quite as bushy....)

After enrolling Caitlin in the same high school as Luke for next year (it was her second choice), she was offered a place yesterday in her first choice.  We thought it might cause a bit of a dilemma as it is the school a lot of her friends will attend, but she has stuck with the same school as Luke as she feels it will be better for her academically.  We're proud of her mature decision making, and relieved it didn't cause too much anguish!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Craft Fair

Just popping in for a quick post.  It's craft fair time here in Adelaide, and I'm going to be there for all four days working at the Stitchabout stand.  I'll only be there until 2pm each day, so I'll get lots of time to wander the rest of the stalls.  I've got a list of a few things I'm looking for , and I'm sure there'll be things I 'need' that I haven't discovered yet. 

I participated in my first Fat Quarter Swap in October and my partner was Barb.  The theme was 'swapper's choice', and I let Barb surprise me-and she picked beautifully!  The fat quarters were from Riley Blake, and I also got two skeins of Cosmo Seasons floss-I will be keeping these in mind when I tour the craft fair to find a pattern to use them with.  Thanks Barb :)  I'll also be able to look for fat quarters for my swap partner for November's swap.