March 1, 2010

Recap of February

With the start of a new month, it's time to look back at last month's goals and see how productive I was. Here were the goals I set for myself in February along with my results as of today:
1. Finish Block 2 of CAHRH - Not Done 2. Finish CHS The Gilded Cage - COMPLETED! 3. Stitch an ornament - Started 4. Finish an item of the Acorn Sewing kit by With My Needle - Never touched!

Despite a heroic attempt to complete Block 2 of C@HRH, I did not manage to complete it. Here is my progress as of last night. There is a LOT of stitching in this block.

And although I didn't finish it, here is the progress on the Christmas ornament I started. I don't have too much to do to complete it so I hope to get back to it soon.

And I have made progress on the Oscar Mittens however I did not take a photo. I will try and do that tomorrow.

We had some incredible weather here on Thursday with torrential rains and unbelievable gusts of wind. The clocked 94 mph about 45 minutes south of here which is above Cat 1 strength! Here is a photo of the front section of the fence that runs between my house and the rental next door. As you can see, I lost the very first section - it is the one not protected by the side of the house next door. It had blown to the left into the front yard but the next door neighbor's son dragged it back to where it started before I had a chance to do it myself. My wonderful neighbors behind me have offered to help me install a new panel this spring.

And this is a photo of a tree in the front yard of a house I pass on my way to work. Many homes were left without power - some just came back on line yesterday evening and the goal of CMP was to have the remaining customers up by tonight. There is still a lot of tree damage to clean up as well. I am very thankful I had so little damage. Isn't the sky incredibly blue behind this tree? So welcome after such terrible weather. But the good thing was that it wasn't snow!


ohiofarmgirl said...

I am working on the same block. I enjoyed it more than block one. I needed the mint frost so I started block three until I got it picked up. I don't like stitching the Blessings. Dianntha

Deb said...

It's so hard to keep up with our goals sometimes, but the main thing is that we keep working towards them.

mainely stitching said...

That was some kind of storm, huh? We were also lucky in that we only had downed branches. My Mom's trash cans blew away, but I collected them for her. LOL. Lovely progress - LOTS of stitching in those squares!

April Mechelle said...

I have The Guilded Cage in my stack to do. I heard about your wind on the News. Sounds like it was stay inside and stitch weather.