Thursday, January 27, 2011

Getting the Valentines Ready

No matter what my intentions, it seems that I just can't make myself post regularly.  Well, I 'intend' to post again tomorrow, but we'll just see what happens.
I've been busy with lots of sewing and cross stitch.  I'm working on a small Easter sampler and have it more than half done.  I'll show you when it's done.
I've been working on a table runner and candle mat for Valentines day.  I've used Sandi Andersen's candle mat pattern that she posted last fall.  I had intended to applique a heart in each corner, but when I got it all put together, I liked the look of the plain corners.  The fabrics are so busy that the plain white seemed right.  By the way, I won the fabrics in a giveaway at seventhsister in a giveaway in August.  When I saw Sandi's pattern, I thought it would be perfect for these fabrics.

I've also finished up a heart table runner that I started last year.  It's not very well made, but that's ok, it's for me.  Whatever, it's another UFO off the list!
I love basket blocks, and recently made one for a swap partner.  It makes me want to make more of them.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year

I know, I know ... we're almost 2 weeks into the new year, but as usual, I'm a little way behind.  Another year has passed, and I always look hopefully to the new one. I always hope I will finish up some of my UFOs, and so last year joined OPAM with high hopes for some finishes. Well, I had finishes, but they were almost all new projects. As far as I remember, the only UFO was my Christmas table runner which I started in November 09.  This year I've joined Myra's PhD (projects half done) challenge. I've only signed up for 2 finishes - a half finished charity quilt, and my Dear Jane.  The challenge only runs until June so the chances of me actually getting it completely done are zero slim.  I'm planning to make it my top priority, but I seriously doubt that I can get it completely hand quilted by June. 

I've finally gotten back to sewing, and have completed 2 more triangles.  I can now count  the number of pieces left to do without using all of my fingers!  I can't believe it - 8 more to go.  

I'm also trying to catch up on the Moose on the Porch quilt along.  I had only made one of the blocks, and the 6th  was put up this week.  I printed them all out and made the 2nd one today and hope to do one a day until I get them done.  I made the blocks in last Moose on the Porce quilt along, but wanted to make a large quilt. I'm making these blocks with the same fabrics so that I can put them all together into one project.  I may remake this block - it's just too white.  We'll see...

I volunteered to 'angel' a mugrug swap for Aunt Pitty Pat.  I still have to get a couple of things to send with the mug and mat, but I really enjoyed making the mugrug.  I'm going to have to make a few for myself.