Sunday, November 11, 2018

Swan Stitch-a-Long, part 3

Hi everyone! It's been a busy three weeks -- sometimes I really think it can't possibly be three weeks since the last check-in, so I go back and look... yep. Three.

I did get some key stitching done, but it still feels very empty... I stitched the "ground" sections:

I've done most of the outlining on the central leaves:

And done some of the feather outlining on the left swan:

Next steps: finish the feather outlining. Fill in the leaves. Start filling in the pale blue background. Just keep moving forward!

At the risk of sounding WAY more jet-set than we really are, I'm writing this post a bit early as we'll be en route to China for a week's holiday on November 11. So apologies if I'm missing any last-minute changes!

When we return home, I look forward to seeing all the amazing work my fellow stitchers are doing -- but you should take a peek now!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, LindaHeidi, Jackie, Hayley, Tony, MeganCatherineDeborah,  Connie, and Clare.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The semi-secret project continues: November OMG

It's November, so it's time for another OMG! Of course, it's still a little complicated by the fact that I can't actually show the project or describe it because it's a gift, and the recipient reads this blog! So again, apologies for this being a really plain and boring little post.

In October I got my One Monthly Goal done: to just get the project started by prepping the fabric, getting it on the frame, and stitching the center section.

For November it's a little more of a stretch -- I want to do all the double-strand stitching, so that in December I can just do the single-strand accents and beading.

It's extra challenging as I am about to go on holiday for a week, and can't bring my project along. But I do like an interim deadline to keep me moving forward!

The One Monthly Goal link-up is organized by Elm Street Quilts; you can see all the monthly projects on the November Link-up Page.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Tunnel to Viaduct 8K

Long time readers will know that I love running where pedestrians usually cannot tread. I mean, I love nature, hiking, forests, wilderness, etc.... but I also love the built environment. Tunnels, bridges, highways, you name it. I love running on it.

Ever since I knew they were building a tunnel under Seattle's waterfront I have hoped that -- before the opening -- they would allow a run through it.


I don't look at Facebook very often, but today I randomly had it open at work, and noticed a local running store adding an event... the Tunnel to Viaduct 8K Packet Pickup.... we were going to have a race!!!

And not *just* a run through the new tunnel ... it's also a final run across my beloved Viaduct!!!

The race is scheduled for February 2, 2019, and registration is available now. Registration for the race is $35, which includes a t-shirt. Medals are available for an additional $12 ... which, yeah, I ordered one. There are free packet pickup options, you can pay to have your packet mailed, or pay to pick it up on race morning.

Come join us! Learn more about the Tunnel to Viaduct 8K.