Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This and that…

Progress has slowed on the the stitching front this week as we prepare for a new school year. I will be homeschooling three teenagers this year!

Monday was spent organising books and curriculum a job I am pleased is done:o)

Yesterday we took a trip to New Plymouth, checking out all the sales, and I managed to sneak in a visit to a quilt shop where they were having a sale too;o) I bought a few more pieces for a quilt that’s in the planning stages and a couple of other pieces just because!

Today I am spending the day at home catching up on chores, tonight though I plan to sew!

There has been more organising going on in my craft corner, DH made this spool holder to fit this drawer, cool huh? And no that is not all my threads, I have more we just run out of dowel to make another one.

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I am still waiting for some containers to arrive that I ordered the other day so I can finish sorting projects.

Here are some photo’s of 2 UFO’s I dug out from the depths of my stash…

100_7738 (451 x 600) I have only made 3 blocks from this BOM that I joined 3 years ago…

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And two of them still need a bit done to them to get them finished. Going by the statistics on this one I sure hope it doesn’t take me 12 years to finish it, Lol.

And a leaders enders project, I still love and I’m not sure why it was relegated to the depths but is  now sitting on my desk waiting to be continued…

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It’s also time to update my List of goals…

Goal One – Finish two skirts

Goal Two – Paint the little wooden cabinet

Goal Three – Pillowcases

Goal Four – Give Thanks wall hanging

Goal Five – Log Cabin quilt top.

I haven’t added the above UFO’s yet I’m kinda thinking about making the blocks I’ve done so far into cushions and adding the leftover fabric to my stash. What do you think? And the Half and Half quilt is a long term project.

I have also decided to get one quilt a month quilted by a LAQ, I really hope to get through a good chunk of my UFO’s this year. I need to as I have been ordering more fabric online this week and it will help my case to actually have something to show for all my purchases.

Well I better go finish the ironing now, I have it set up in front of the fan to keep me cool, Lol

Happy stitching



rubyslipperz said...

Oh! That's a beautiful BOM! The colors are so yummy. Where is the pattern? The butterfly and, well all the rest are so pretty, maybe i could add just one more thing to make the list a bazillion and one things to do? ;P


Lis said...

You're really in organisation mode aren't you? Love the thread holder. The BOM with the butterflies is really pretty, I would keep working on it and get it finished, using it as cushions would lose the overall effect of all that prettiness imho. Go girl and good luck with the new term.

Farm Girl said...

What a gorgeous BOM - love the butterfly block esp.
Isn't it great to make a list and then actually cross things off it too!

Bev C said...

Hello Michelle,

Oh you must finish that pretty BOM. It is great to organise what you are going to do this year. Now tell me why are you ironing????
Good luck with the homeschooling.
Happy days.