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Showing posts with label Sew Its Finished. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sew Its Finished. Show all posts

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Organising myself

This week I took a bit of time to have a bit of re-organisation in my sewing cave. First step was to buy a bunch of skirt hangers for my flimsies. Second step was to find somewhere to hang them....a simple plastic hook that hangs over the top of the door was the solution. I very rarely shut this door so they will be tucked away out of the way (and the sun) but still visible enough to remind me that they are there waiting for attention!
Please note I bought 5 hangers but have only
used 4!!! Grin.
The third  step was to tidy up the storage on top of my (Grandmother's) sewing cabinet. A small bookcase (2 for $25) was a perfect solution.
I even coped with having to assemble it...
Perfect!!
Having a sense of organisation cleared my mind for sorting out my UFO list for my committment to the 'Sew It's Finished' blog.
Here goes - 
1. Breast of Friends - Homespun magazine project 2009 - 5 blocks completed
2. Flirting with Flowers - BOM by Toss's Corner (now the Pickledish Patch) - 6 blocks completed, only 3 to go (I think)
3. Crumbs quilt - this is at flimsy stage so just needs quilting
4. Klosjes quilt - make it up as I go - i.e.my own design (!) want to do at least one more border of spools
5. Reproduction jellyroll quilt - this was intended for the MOML for Christmas - Dad's illness stopped work on this one - just have the last border to do plus the quilting etc.

There now - I have it in print!! Now this doesn't mean I won't be starting or working on other projects but these are some that I REALLY WANT TO COMPLETE!~!!!

See what I mean - another wee project started - this is the start of the stitching for my New Beginnings kit for one of the many crafters who have suffered from the Queensland floods.

Happy stitching every-one, and thanks for visiting,

Monday, January 3, 2011

A backwards look before looking forward...

Looking Backwards — OOPS a few little Christmas things to share now before the box gets packed away for another year!
A gorgeous little Angel I was given

Cute little prairie points finish it off beautifully

 A lovely wall hanging from the lovely Leeanne. This she made using Dawn's 'Flosty Flake' BOM. I think there were 9 blocks altogether so I suspect a couple other friends received a similar gift!!

Here are some more little sweeties... I received a beautiful coaster from Helen, a cute wee decoration from Leeanne (again) and a cute even wee-er decoration from Di. Thank you, generous ladies  :-)
Now Di's decoration got me intrigued so I had a bit of a play; actually I came across Sewing and Beyond with Mary Ann Ciccolelli. I'm not sure if this is where Di got her pattern from, but it has a great tutorial for these 'hexie-flowers'. Once I got the hang of them, they were quite straight forward to make.
Looking Forward — Last post I had a bit of a giggle at the number of projects I had started last year, and on the whole, the lack of finishes - I just cant help myself; there are so many cool things out there to do and try - I have a lifetime of quilting to catch up on!! - ANYWAY, you may have noticed a new button on my side-bar for Sew Its Finished - a place where 'friends encourage each other to finish projects' (ie a support group for compulsive starters of projects!?!).  I have joined this group - when I get myself a bit more organised I will make a list of the projects I really want to finish (first) and post them somewhere. It will be interesting to see of this works for me!!!!!
In the mean time, happy stitching everyone,