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Monday, March 10, 2014

March Turtle Trot!

The Turtle Trot is still open for signups!  Here's the site and rules.  There are pictures of how each project will look on my Turtle-Trot page.

This month I worked on all ten projects again!  I don't know if I can keep it up but I'm happy with what I've accomplished so far :D

Some of them got a lot more done than others, but everything got a little.

1. Cut-Thru Princess Palace - goal met!  Basket and some backstitching

February:
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March Progress:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April:  More backstitching, and work on the bathroom.

2. Chang Wu Fei - goal met! 1,000 stitches - I didn't count every single little one but it was more than 900 which was good enough for me :D

February:
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March Progress:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April: 500-1000 stitches

3. Angel of Grace - goal not met. Only worked on her one day.  I got a bit of her ribbon filled in, though.

February:
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March:
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Goal for April:  More ribbon!

4. Mary Wigham - goal met!  Frog and restitch a motif.  I got the tiny light brown one done.

February:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April: stitch a motif.  I'm saving the other restitch for next month, although I may frog some of the motif this month.

5. A Whole Lotta Latte - goal not met.  I wanted to stitch the whole teacup, but I only finished off the dark pink and the bright yellow.

February:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April:

6.  Lovers - goal met!  My goal was to work on it during IHSW.

February:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April:  Work on it during March's IHSW

7.  Princess of Sun - goal met!  My goal was to work across the top, even if it was just one row.  That's pretty much exactly what I did, lol!  I also worked down to the bottom of the first stripe, so I can start filling it in now.

February:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April:  Work around the bit of cloud so I won't mis-stitch, then fill in some of the stripe.

8. Funky Cat - goal met!  Goal was to stitch another pawprint and that's all I did.

February:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April: Stitch two more pawprints to finish the left side of prints

9. Yarr - goal not met.  I wanted to do 1000 stitches on this, too, but I didn't.  I got maybe 400-500 done.

February:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April: 500-1000 stitches

10. Frederick the Literate - goal met!  Finish backstitching top shelf and start on bottom shelf - done! The three books are 'Cat o' Nine Tales', 'The Killer Sparrow', and 'Wharf Rats'.  I stitched some of the nearly-invisible one-strand black outlines on the bottom shelf.  You can't see them at all in the picture because it came out blurry.  It's too dark now for another!

February:
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March Progress:
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March Finish:
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Goal for April: Backstitch the bottom shelf - as much as I can, even if it's only four or five books.

I'm going to focus on the ones that didn't get their March goal done first - hopefully I can get their goals done by April 10th this time!


15 comments:

  1. You have made lots of progress !! You have set month wise goals ..that's very organized! I can't keep up with even yearly goal.

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  2. Great progress. Every one stitch is progress. Keep it up .

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  3. Wow! Are your fingers ready to fall off yet? Great job! It never occurred to me to do back stitching before the entire design was stitched. I might have to do that.

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    1. I usually don't, but the Princess Palace has a HUGE amount, and also, I've learned a lesson with Frederick the Literate! He would be finished a long time ago if I had done even a little backstitching as I went XD

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  4. Thank you for the tip to set monthly goals. Think I will do the same; too easy to let the days slip by otherwise.

    Your progress is impressive, too. Please keep us updated!

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  5. Fantastic progress on all of the projects Tama. I stress myself out to much if I try to set goals. Love the backstitching on Princess Palace.

    Linda

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    1. If I don't set at least a little goal, I get distracted! But I also make myself not stress - if I can! So I try little goals. It's working so far - some last month were too big so this month they are smaller :D

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  6. Wonderful progress! Congrats on managing to stitch on so many projects. Great job!
    love Annette

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  7. Great progress! A lot of your goals are met, well done!

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  8. You made great progress. Well done on all the goals you met and on getting something done on all ten projects!!

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  9. Fantastic work on all your pieces!

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  10. Brilliant job for the last month. I believe you met more goals than not and all of the projects got a little love either way and that's just a goal in itself. Good luck with April, they all look great so far!
    Alicia xo

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  11. Wow! What a great post with all 10 of your Turtle Trot pieces! I love the idea of having a goal for each one. I might try that next time. I added your Princess Palace pic to the SAL page. I love the backstitching details!

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  12. Great progress on everything! Looks like a good stitching month :)

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