Monday, 6 February 2012

Oh Good Grief...And Now It's February Already!!!...

And I'm up to blog post number 2 for the year...this is not a good start....good thing it is the beginning of February so I've got all month to get caught up (yeah like that is ever going to happen).  Aside from anything else it proves that I've managed to achieve very little in the sewing room for weeks and weeks...there was of course the quilty adventure to Blackheath, but aside from that I could probably count stitchy days on my fingers without the need to remove socks and include toes...so in an effort to get back into the whole stitchy bloggy thing (reading and commenting went out of the window as well)...here is what I made in January (I'm a bit late for OPAM reporting oh well)...

...felt serviette rings (no sewing required)...the serviettes are still under construction because apparently it is way hard to stitch around two squares of fabric!

I have managed in the last week to get some actual stitchy progress made on My Favourite Things quilt for the Some Kind of Wonderful Stitch-A-Long...

I had an hour to spare Sunday morning last week before going around to the fire station for Sunday stuff and got the itchin' for stitchin' on this project and I was certainly not going to ignore that itchin'...it was time to act...I've left the project box in the lounge in full view all week and it has resulted in the applique part of the blocks getting underway.  Sure, the stitchery part isn't done, there is a bit missing from the suitcase (the name tag label...oops! seems I forgot to include that bit when preparing the block) and the patty cakes need their cherry decorations but hey, it's a start and not too shabby for a week that also included two new working environments!...


The take-a-long project for craft group/friendship group when I've actually managed to go in the last few months has been the snowball borders for Bumb'le Bee.  One border was completed and stitched on in Karen's class at Summer School (it is one of her quilts).  Today between one job and the next I went to Monday Group for a while and managed to get the second border almost stitched on, I was about two snowballs from the end when I had to leave for the next job...guess what took priority when I was home from work for the day...the second border is on!
The project box for this one is also sitting on the lounge room coffee table mocking me and it seems that has worked...OK it probably helps that my working circumstances have changed again and is currently more regular hours with much less travel (well as from last week anyway - let's see how long it lasts!) so I'm not getting as tired and I have the head space and energy to stitch.

I'm trying the same methodology with my TAFE assignment, so far the mocking hasn't been loud enough but it really does need to start yelling as it is due at the end of the month...gulp!...mmm, maybe the stitching isn't going to be centre stage for a few weeks yet.

Happy Stitching...

5 comments:

Fiona said...

so much going on and one blog post a month is fine.... we can keep in touch - I love how you are doing you SKoW with the different colour backgrounds.... It's going to be lovely...
Hugz

Michelle May said...

We've all had those kinds of months girlfriend. Time is flying by so darn fast! Love what you did accomplish. It's a new month and you'll get lots more done. I know it!
xx

shez said...

whow Annette that quilt is awesome,well done.xx

Shay said...

Oh my ...your some kind of wonderful blocks are gorgeous.

Im a sucker for hexies of any kind and I love that snowball border.
I feel like Ive been spinning my wheels as far as progress goes too. Maybe it's something in the air.

Good luck with the TAFE assignment. Im done with studying . Including school I spent almost 21 years studying and that is enough for any person!

Chookyblue...... said...

good to see some SKoW progress........I like the quilt your working on too........good luck with the less stress job........