Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January round up

January finishes 
   I'm off to a good start for the year.  That's why I did not take on a big list for the month....I wanted to make sure I could meet my goal.    The table runner is finished and bound, and the Easy Street mystery is a top and ready for the borders.
   And 2 small projects for Project Quilting designed, and finished!
  This wasn't in my original project list, but I am enjoying the challenge and the quick process of designing around a theme....at least so far.  I am counting these as starts and finishes!  I did use scraps and strings, so maybe I can make a dent in using the scrap pile  up this year.





   And a new start for the month....my NewFO is the "ugly" challenge for guild.  I haven't gotten too far along yet.....just some of the nine patch blocks and the backgrounds for the applique.  I do have a small box of applique pieces cut out.  Since I am winging it on this design nothing is fused  in place.   So this has taken over the design wall and will begin to move up the priority list as  it is bigger than I originally planned!

   The Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop is approaching  so right now that is what I have been working on.  I can't show much but here is a peek at one of them.   I am finally at the quilting stage,  so I am sure I can get it finished over the weekend.    And yes, those are small, quite small for me,  feathers.
   Which is great, as we will be in and out of town for the next couple of weeks.......DD and SIL will be finally getting their house packed up and moved.  Sir Old Man has a few small projects to tackle for them before they leave.  I think I am expected to direct and supervise ----read that as, observe and don't step into any holes!  Maybe I will be allowed to paint a little.

 February plans:   I am putting them down and hoping for the best again!
  •  Borders onto the easy street top and get to quilting it.
  •  Continue with the "ugly" challenge.
  •  Project Quilting----that will be 2 small projects.
  •  NewFO----I am thinking it will be the Travel duffle  bag, first because Nicki expressed interest in it, and second because I see a need for it.  I need to shop the stash and see what I can find in there.  
Linking to NewFO at Cat Patches.
Linking to Show and Tell at Pat Sloan's blog.
Happy stitching.   

16 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing your heart quilt, the peek looks pretty good. Are you driving to DD's new house or just helping at the old one, will she be back, are you crazy excited?

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  2. I'm so proud of what you accomplished in January. You really seem to have your act together this year. Your 4 projects are lovely.

    I like the looks of your February plans (especially the duffle bag...;)).

    Have fun with DD & DSIL & enjoy them during that time.

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  3. You had a lovely January! Wonderful projects and great finishes.

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  4. You did a great job meeting your goals for January and I'm sure you'll do just as well in February. Have a lovely trip away!

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  5. Wow! Congratulations on getting so much done. Hope your February is ad productive.

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  6. so far I have only one new FO to go into Feb with but we'll see how long that last lol congrats on youtr Jan finishes they are beautiful!
    Helen

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  7. That looks really cute. I don't know why it's an ugly challenge!

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  8. Way to go! I just love your Easy Street... that yellow is so wonderful. Great projects and nice job meeting your goals too.

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  9. Looks like you're off to a good start on your ugly!

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  10. Love your round up, what a great month for you! Thank you for sharing on my Show and tell day!

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  11. You have lots done! Doesn't that feel good. Your quilting is great on the table runner!

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  12. Kudos for reaching your Jan goals. I also made a shorter list so I can actually reach the goals :)

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  13. You know, I just CAN'T do feathers!! lol Yours are so pretty there. I am going to get that sorted out this year. It just has to happen. Love your Ugly Challenge project there!

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  14. Great January. Keep it up and you will have a better February. Kathleen

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  15. Fabulous finishes. Good luck with Feb. goals.

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