My sidebar memory jogger for February so i could try and keep on track of everything i wanted to achieve this month seems to have had an much better effect, its most definately worked to make me more productive.
What did i plan to achieve when i filled in the memory jogger at the end of January?
Make progress on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow
YES - i finished Block and 9 and have made this progress on Block 10
Wednesday SAL in the Parlour - CCN Santa Village
YES - finished Santas House and have started Poinsettia Place
Friday Stocking-A-Long with online stitchers
YES - This started 1st February and i stitched every Friday - Friday again tomorrow, so a progress pic next update.
Monthly Challenge @ NH
YES - This month it was Threadwork Primitives - showed my finish in the last post as reveal day is the last Sunday of the month.
Monthly Christmas Ornament SAL @ NH
YES - I chose the freebie Xmas Time from The Primitive Hare - this was actually the Nov/Dec challenge but didn't get done. It was stitched earlier this month but only made up just in time to still be in Feb .... talk about leaving things till the last minute!
Speciality Stitches RR
YES - post out was beginning of Feb and it went on time, it was stitched late January.
The next one belongs to Angie (no blog) and will be heading home all finished. It's stitched and send out is beginning of March - will post pic when it's been posted on.
I've also manged some things that were not on the list. Miss Valentine bunny went to Kate in the valentine draw and a cardigan for Isabelle that had been a WIP was finished and of course the Whitman Tin finish that was for Barbs birthday.
Reading comprised of just one Agatha Raisin adventure - There Goes the Bride and also Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult, both of which i thoroughly enjoyed.
The Book Borrowers continues to thrive and this year we've joined the local library as a group. We can then have enough copies of the same book to all read at the same time. I've delegated some jobs to group members and the lady responsible for our library services made the first choice herself for our bi-monthly selection.
February's choice was Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah.
None of the group had read this author before. Unfortunately i dont think we will be reading her again either. One lady read the whole book, i persevered and only managed to get half way through and all the others didn't want to continue after the first few chapters. Has anyone else read her books? What did you think to them? Lets hope when the next member chooses the book for April we have more success.
The months inbetween the library choice we'll be having the mystery book in a bag again. Books have been found by myself this time. As the ladies are using their book bags for their ongoing reads every week, i have wrapped up the books in newspaper and they will get to choose one at next Tuesdays meeting. This was very successful last year and means you get to read authors you might not usually take off the shelves. I'll let you know which one of them i came home with.
At the moment i'm reading I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I've also seen this recommended on a few blogs in recent months. It's an enjoyable read so far and a vintage classic book being first published way back in 1949 and selling over a million copies then. That is some book sales for that era.
I've also been lucky to receive a lovely RAK in the post this week. Gaynor over at Stitcheranon sent me a large squishy envelope containing all this lovely wool. Thank you so much Gaynor for your kindness. If you haven't been over to her blog, please do, she does the most amazing craftwork and is an inspiration to us all with her positivity and enthusiasm for everything.
Just goes to show if i am organised and not pondering and dithering about what to do, i can get lots of quality time in with my crafting and reading.
Let's hope March is just as good, i'm about to update the 'memory jogger' again for next month lol.
Wishing you many happy hours enjoying your hobbies during March.