Friday, January 27, 2012

JANUARY 2012--

Well-- another year to do more projects--
Here is my first hand quilted finish--
Then about the first thing I did was join a 15 day counted cross stitch challenge--
we had to pick 15 projects and each day start stitching a new one--
I did 16 days worth--
This one I actually got done all in that one day of stitching--
another days worth--
Another one--
another one--this one is being done on a 6ct cloth--
another one--love this one--
and now this one is finished--
Yes---now I have 3 more seasons to go on this series!!!
first day---
another one all done--
Not sure where the other beginning pictures are for some of these--
So you can see that I will be doing alot of cross stitch this year!!!!!

Bom's for 2012--
Hannah and Harrington blocks by Shell--
Scrappy plates by Bunny Tails--

I am using the line--Cape Ann and some 30's prints--
Cottage blocks by Shabby Quilts--
I have a challenge going for the year--
Christmas sewing for a couple days each month--
my days are the 24,25, 26th of each month--
Here is what I got done this month--
Was finally able to use the 60 degree ruler and made some table runners--
and made these 2 small mats up--
also did up some applique--
Have had this fabric tucked into this 3 pillow set for 3-4 years now--
so the time consuming work is all done now--

this is the quilt that I am working on hand quilting now--
This is from a Quilt club bom at Sue's a couple three year's ago--

finishes for Jan--

Word play for January-
Small lamb pillow--
another small pillow--
Not sure how to finish--pillow or frame--
Santa ornament for a Christmas though the year challenge!
New fabric organization of the shelf units--
top made and basted ready to hand quilt--
top done and basted for hand quilting--
Schnibbles pattern for the month--

and on the knitting front--
I got 12 dish cloths done for my gift tote!!!

guess there was not alot of finishes in the sewing/quilting area--
but lots of works in progress!!!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Really got back into the 'groove' --
yet it is still fairly nice outside!!!!
Knitted a red collar shawl for the holidays--
was toooo warm to wear it--
Did red and white for Christmas here-
Knitted more tiny socks and mittens for gifts to go in the Christmas cards--

Found the missing knitted project pictures ---
Shawl--love this one and wear it everywhere--

Did not like this one--did donate it to the Odessa Library

each block on the scarf was a different pattern--

and the gold mittens above went with set--think this one also went to Odessa--
did a scarf for this set too--sent it to Shell at Raspberry Rabbits for Christmas
This is a Stephen West shawl--wear it alot tooo-

This scarf went to Alice for Christmas--
baby booties for a class project-

Got the second stocking stitched--but did not get either of them finished--
Here is Hitty in here Christmas scene--
This quilt was started in the fall and is now all finished even the hand quilting--
started this--but unfinished as yet--
started knitting dish cloths and still am at it--
Oh look, Hitty has a new pretty red shawl and lap robe--for the holidays--
Hitty also sent Carolines Hitty a red shawl--
And this quilt is all finished and hand quilted--
the new SAL first row of blocks is done--
Well--I may have forgotten some things--
especially some knitting finishes--
as I know I have 3 beautiful shawls made that I wear all the time--
and I gave some hat, fingerless gloves, and a scarf to a friend for Chmas--
if I find those pictures I will add them--
It seemed like it wasn't a big sewing/quilting year--
yet I do have a nice list of finishes--
Good bye 2011!!!