Here it is almost the end of January, the first month of 2012 is just about done and dusted, and what do I have to show for the (almost) 31 days?
Well I’m back at work, but no excuses this year I only have 2 1/2 hours a day to take me away from more enjoyable pursuits remember!
I applied for time off for my Hawaii trip, apparently my leave can’t be approved until the boss checks with everyone else to see what plans they have? I’m sure my 2 1/2 hours a day will really be a big deciding factor!!! Whatever!
On a brighter note, yesterday I found my stitching mojo! It was really only hiding not actually lost!
The two borders added makes this quilt number 8 needing to be quilted, and I have made a commitment to get them all quilted in 2012. note to self: (I must make a side bar list and check them off as I go)
Next was this Friendship Star block. The focus fabric was handed out late last year for those wishing to take part in making a block for a charity quilt. No instructions apart from the finished size, it will be handed in second Saturday in February at the next SCQ GTG. It’ll be interesting to see what the others have come up with and how they’ll work together.
This little pouch is from a pattern that had been sitting on my sewing table since late last year. I used the leftover strips from a jelly roll used in a quilt tops I put together in 2011. It’s about the size of a pencil case and I’ve added a handmade scissor fob to the zip to give it some bling. The fob was a gift from Kathryn, who gave everyone in our LPC one at our Christmas breakup last year.
Another pouch, needing completion, I had been procrastinating when the binding didn’t look quite as it should, but after beginning to unpick I knew it was the right thing to do and the finished looks was so much better.
The jar is sitting on a table runner I have up to the quilting stage, I’d like to experiment with some machine quilting and used some scraps to put it together. Stay tuned for the finished work.
Here is another on going project, I see this particular one taking years and years, if ever to complete. It’s a work in progress that I never get tired of, and enjoy every moment I spend on it, I never seem to lose my mojo where it’s concerned…..
How would anyone get tired of watching this darling little project blossom and grow?
It’s still raining but I do need to leave the house to find a new telephone, the battery has died and can’t be revived on the cordless phone, so must find my galoshes and rainy, rainy coat before I venture outside!
Thanks for visiting…..