Saturday, October 6, 2018

A semi-secret project: October OMG

I should be honest, I do best when I try to focus on one project at a time. Maybe a side project, like the scarf I bring along to crochet by the fire when we go camping. But CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!

So when I heard about the "One Monthly Goal" link-up, I thought it might be helpful. The challenge, of course, is that the intended recipient is a reader of this blog. So we'll see how this goes. The link-up provides group motivation by encouraging you to focus on, well, one monthly goal. So my goal for October is to actually get started on the secret project, prep my fabric, get it on the frame, and stitch the center section. This section isn't challenging to stitch -- not a ton of counting, no color changes, though the stitching is pretty dense. Still, getting started is the biggest hurdle!

I do still really want to make progress on my big Swan tapestry -- if I can finish the outlining on the right-hand swan plus the center leaves before the next stitch-a-long check-in on October 21 I will feel like an absolute ROCK STAR. 

Here's a closer look at some of the outlining, along with a bit of "proof-of-concept" filling. Doing these little patches has shown me that I can just do the outlining and save the white and cream stitching until last. 

There's still a little time to join Elm Street Quilts's October One Monthly Goal link-up; click on the link below to learn more!


  1. Pretty stitching project! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  2. I love the idea of one goal a month. Though in my state I’m not sure I can even achieve that! I look forward to seeing what you stitch up.