Saturday, January 5, 2013

Project Update

Seems that everyone has lots of resolutions for the New Year when it comes to their projects.  I, of course, would like to finish every UFO, make a dent in the number of kits I have piled away and deplete my stash in general.  That, however, is not my goal for the New Year.  This year, in keeping with my word of the year, BE STILL (yes, I know it is two words, but it is still "my word"), I want to simply enjoy the process.  To touch my fibers, relish each stitch and loop, to sit quietly with my work and not feel frenzied about what I accomplish and what I don't.  It will take a different mind set, but I think that it will be worth it.  After all, my needlecrafts are hobbies, not jobs.........meant to be relaxing and pleasurable.  To Be goal for 2013.

2012 was an extremely productive year, and I am pleased with the 41 projects that I completed.  Not all were large, but finished is good, and each one counts.

Now, for a little project update........

Thanks to buddying with my online friend, I finished Sap Bucket, my third block in the Primitive Garden Quilt.  I do love the look of wool on homespun and the block was a pleasure to work on.

I fell behind on the Kisses from Your Beloved BOM due to missing a few classes.  I still lack two blocks, but it won't be hard to get them done this month.  Next month will be the final BOM, then these nice blocks will be ready to set!

The scroll runner is coming along.........only four more scrolls and some background before the hooking is done.  It has been a long haul, but the result is really exciting.  Eric will be teaching a class in Atlanta next week and I can hardly wait for him to see the progress.

This Turned Twill woven tablerunner was my first project on the sweet Ashford tableloom.  It is not perfect, but it was good enough to become a Christmas gift for daughter, Christi, who wove a bit back in college.

Five of these little Nativity candle mats (pattern by Bareroots) were gifted for Christmas.  I wish I had made one for myself......maybe next year.

First finishes for 2013 are these two pillowcases that I whipped up last night.  They were supposed to be for the granddaughters for Christmas (grandsons had already received team pillowcases), but it just didn't happen.  At any rate, they are done, cute and I think the girls will like them.....particularly since they have their favorite colors........turquoise blue and purple.

As I mentioned, next week we have a three day rughooking workshop in Atlanta with Eric Sandberg.  I already have my pattern and hopefully most of my wool.......everything is all packed and ready to go.  Part of the "enjoy the process" idea.........don't wait till the last minute to prepare and it will be lots more fun.  I am really looking forward to being with friends, seeing Eric and hooking!!

On the quilting front, I plan to get the two blocks that I am behind on in my BOM done and work on a little UFO for a special someone.  It is so cute that I can't imagine why I have never finished it!!  Will hopefully be able to show you soon.  And I will enjoy the process.

Lazy days.
The luxury of a pedicure.
Rose scented lotion, soft and smooth on dry winter skin.

Take care,


1 comment:

  1. So many interesting projects. The hooked rug piece is gorgeous. I have had quite an interest in Nativity designs the last two years. I have not seen the mat design that you did. Makes a nice gift and do gift one for yourself.