Tuesday 31 July 2012

July's A Wrap

Time almost vanished completely this month and sewing time was reduced to night time relaxation. Here's how my list of goals went for July.

Join BISS BOM Blocks

One Xmas Item

TTS - Christmas Reindeer

Complete Workshop Top

Work on a UFO

Seasons of - June Block
Extra - TTS - Santa's Boots
I did eventually manage to cut 400 x 2" squares for a swap ... they're ready to post and I've traced the next TTS block. Only 3 to go and I'm really going to try and have Tis The Season finished and hanging on my wall this December.
Collage for July

Would you like to know my secret?  I make small goals and then I feel like I've made big progress :)

Happy Creating

Saturday 28 July 2012

Block Finishes

Outside the wind is howling ... inside these 2 are cosy ... not too often they come together like this unless it's cold!

Meanwhile my machine has been motoring to sash these blocks.

Seasons Of - June Block

TTS - Christmas Reindeer

TTS - Santa's Boots

Finally able to post. The wind is playing havoc with my internet. 

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Polishing the Sled

Oh what a month! Here it is the 25th already and I haven't posted since the 1st ... have managed to visit a couple of blogs but my unread counter is through the roof.

A little knitting or embroidery at night is all I've had time for this month and luckily I got in early with my 1 Xmas Item.  After knitting both 'Love' and 'Joy' washcloths I thought I could draft one with DD's name and I'm pretty happy with the result. Another for August is also drafted ready and waiting :)

Time once more to visit all my fellow elves' workshops and share their Christmas delights on our 1 Xmas Item page. Hope your stash of goodies is growing and you're looking forward to displaying or giftwrapping when December arrives. Thankyou for joining me in this merry little venture.

It's never too late to make a start so if you haven't had the time yet then perhaps August will be your month.

My other finish early this month was .... another scarf. This particular ball of yarn was purchased last year so does this make it a UFO finish?

I've had a couple of goes trying to get some 2" postage charm squares cut for the next swap ... this is just over half.

Last Wednesday I spent a beautiful day out with 2 lovely friends at a quilt show and these 3 fat 1/4's begged me to buy them.

May the sun shine for you today.

Sunday 1 July 2012

July Goals

Firstly here are the results for my list of June goals. Happy that I'm keeping on track with the TTS wall hanging and 1 Xmas Item. Not so good for the BISS BOM but I'll keep it on the list as I'd like to get it into a top at least and another ufo bit the dust :) 
**** JUNE ****

BISS BOM ~ I'm sure it will happen ... one day :)
TTS ~ Christmas Angels
One Christmas Item ~  'Joy' Washcloth
Cut Fabric for workshop in 2 weeks
Finish Cream UFO Scarf
Work on a UFO ~ Fishpond
Make a Gift for a Baby Boy
Seasons Of - May block

***  JULY  ***

Join BISS BOM Blocks
One Xmas Item
TTS - Christmas Reindeer
Complete Workshop Top
Work on a UFO
Seasons of - June Block

Happy Crafting