Monday, 1 June 2015

May Achievements and June Goals - It's time to clear the decks!

I know I have a few things to update you on (Threadporn, Jodyri Butterfly Quote - which actually it turns out I didn't stitch much on after last Monday), but you have to have a goals post on the first day of the month don't you!

May Goals
  • Complete Block 3 of Box of Delights (outlines already completed) - DONE!
  • Stitch on Plum Pudding from 1st - 7th May as part of my SAL with Nic - PLUM PUDDING NOW COMPLETE!
  • Continue stitching on Golden Daisy - aiming to work on it at least once a week instead of the few hours I've put into it in two months! - bit of a fail on this one in more ways than one, I only managed a day on it.
  • Complete parts 10 - 14 of Confetti of Hardanger - DONE!
  • Jodyri Butterfly - Complete at least the first two lines of text - DONE and more besides, just the word "world" and "butterfly" to go!
  • Stitch the May Hardanger square for Operation Threadporn - DONE!
  • Stitch and finish my Operation Threadporn freebie project for the month by Le Chalet des Perelles - DONE!
  • If I feel the need for a new start, pick from one that is fully kitted from this list - I started Milady's Blossom Garden, the new SAL over on The Stitch Specialists and completed the first two parts
The graph representation............
May's Stitching
9 days with no stitching this month!!!  You can tell we've had nice weather.......!
June Goals
  • Complete Block Four on Box of Delights
  • Complete Part 3 of Milady's Garden (Part 3 due out towards the end of the month)
  • Stitch the June Hardanger square for Operation Threadporn
  • Stitch and finish my Operation Threadporn freebie for the month
  • FINISH Golden Daisy
  • FINISH Confetti of Hardanger (only 1 part left, a pretty big part though!)
  • FINISH Jodyri Butterfly
  • Then and only then can my care free easy summer stitching plans be embarked upon!
  • June will be a NO SPEND stash month, I was lucky enough to be the winner of an awesome needlework prize in May so there is no excuse (unless I use the last needle I have on the planet of course!)
Public Service Announcement :)
June sees the arrival of my first Vlogaversary (never in a million years did I think I would end up with 1500+ subscribers!).  I've not filmed a video for quite a few months, but will be filming one this week to catch everyone up on what I've been doing these past few months if they are interested (some stitchers hate blogs - can you imagine!).  After a lot of toing and froing, I've decided to make a return to vlogging, but very much on my terms - my stitching, my way.  The focus will be needlework (although cross stitch will of course be included!) to better reflect my stitching and the path my work is taking me.  Videos will be more frequent, shorter and topic focused - that way you can pick and choose what interests you as I appreciate that not everyone will want to hear my experiences with Goldwork, but they might want to know how a recent cross stitch project turned out.  This way I hope I can please both my blog followers and vlog subscribers, whilst keeping myself engaged and interested in both at the same time :).
If you are reading this as someone who is 100% blogger then don't worry - my blog won't change, I will still report on all my stitching endeavours here.  If you ever wanted to view the odd video, they would be like the "bonus material" on the DVD that is my stitching journey :).  Of course if you are not one for vlogs at all, then feel free to ignore any links to videos that I post on my blog, I am happy to have you here regardless of your preferences - you are under no obligations to cross over to the other side lol!
I shall return tomorrow all being well with an Operation Threadporn report and a proper update on my Jodyri Butterfly Quote!
Happy Stitching!


  1. beautiful plans and love to see your vlogs and blogposts ♥

  2. Congrats on your win! Hope you reach all your goals for June :)

  3. Congrats on your goals, and your win! I cannot tell you how excited I am knowing you're going to do more videos. You my dear have certainly made my Monday!

  4. Huge congrats on your win and of course you won purple threads. :) Great work on your monthly goals and good news about your vlog too!

  5. You've made good progress on your goals. What a fantastic prize I am not jealous of the purpley goodness at all! I am really looking forward to seeing your videos back again on whatever topics you choose.

  6. You've done really well in May and I am really excited to hear you are going to vlog again !!!

  7. Congrats on your win AND your goals! :D

    I think watching vlogs would be nice but we have Very Awful Internet with low data caps. Video watching is very hit or miss (and mostly miss bah).

  8. I am so impressed with how you accomplish your goals each month! I wish I could say I am as dedicated to goals as you are haha. And I am very excited to hear that you will be making videos again. You could talk about writing computer code (which I have no knowledge or am interested in learning) and I would still watch your videos, well listen actually as I could just listen to you talk all day :) And I think it is wonderful that you are making videos on what you want to make them. I recently heard a quote from Sam Smith that said "It was only until I started being myself did the music start to flow and people start to listen." And I thought that applied to more than just music. :)

  9. What wonderful progress you are making! Would that I were as prolific. It will be lovely to see and hear you again. I do enjoy your blog, and watching your various stitching adventures unfold.

  10. Nice pie chart! I enjoy doing mine too.
    Congratulations on the Vlogaversary too, great subscriber figures.
    My young son enjoys YouTube and watches the same clips over and over again. Some people must be wondering why their viewing figures leap in one day LOL


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