I can happily say that once again I have achieved all the stitching that I wanted to during the month of May.
My Pixie Shawlette has grown and won't take too much longer to finish. This could have easily been completed by now, but there is no hurry. I continue to love this yarn. What a great find in the op shop for $1.00.
Not only did I complete my One Monthly Goal and WOOFA Challenge projects, I also continued to make my blocks for Moda Blockheads 3 and Splendid Sampler 2.
I've managed to keep up to date with Blockheads 3. The middle block is six inches, while the other two are eight inches. This takes us to twenty blocks completed so far. I must say I am really enjoying making these blocks. Some are relatively simple, while others test your skills. The fresh colours also make it fun.
I shared two Splendid Sampler blocks earlier this month.
When I started making the blocks for Splendid Sampler 2 back in June 2018 I knew that I wouldn't finish them in the time frame of four blocks a week in the stitchalong. One block a week would be much more realistic, which meant that I would be plugging away for two years. And, I've kept plugging away, not letting the project become a UFO.
Having said that, the few remaining blocks were becoming more intricate, or weren't appealing to me. I was just about over it.
As the two years is up next month I considered making a few of my favourite blocks from the original Splendid Sampler, but they were going to take time too. So, I kind of, but not really, cheated by making a couple of the bonus blocks that were released.
I decided to put my big girl pants on and get the last blocks made this month.
97. Winter Sun. This is one of the original blocks and is EPP.
98. Winter Beanie - one of the nice, easy bonus blocks.
99. Magic Square - another bonus block.
Wait for it.....
If I have counted correctly.....
Block 100. - Lots o' Hexys - one of the original blocks.
It is a huge relief to have all the blocks made.
I have already added the green or white borders to 72 blocks, so now I just have to add the extra borders and sew all the blocks together into a flimsy.
Getting to this stage has re-energised my enthusiasm for the project. Guess what I will be working on next month.
As I've said before, making these mini goals each month is really working for me. Mind you, staying home due to COVID-19 has helped quite a bit. If our planned trips away had taken place I don't think I would have kept up with everything.
Bring on next month.