Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super day. We’re already three days into this new year. It feels like Christmas was such a long time ago now! There’s little evidence around my house that we recently celebrated Christmas. I’m really looking forward to all the challenges ahead. I’m looking forward to learning something new as often as I can but most of all I’m looking forward to getting together with like-minded crafty people.
Only three days into the new year and I’m raring to get on with all my projects. I started working on this little beauty before Christmas. Although you can’t see it that well this part of a Cathedral Window project that will be turned into a cushion cover. The Cathedral Window part has been finished for some weeks but I added a simple border to bring it up to my cushion size this morning. And once that was done I decided that it needed a bit of simple hand quilting. After looking at it from all angles I decided on half-circles, hearts and leaves. Once the design was transferred I needed to decide what thread colour to use. I chose a variegated teal/green thread. The Cathedral Window technique was on my Gentle Goals list for last year. I prepared by buying a book. I read everything I could get my hands on and then approached the job in bite size chunks.
This year, although I have not made any resolutions I strive to finish more ongoing projects. I have launched the Let’s Finish it Up Club to which everyone is welcome to join. The goal is to inspire each other to finish up our ongoing and unfinished objects. By posting a few photos, whether they are in progress or completed items, we are sure to inspire someone to get on with a certain task. Here’s just such an example; my friend Fran sent me a progress photo of her hexies …..
This is Fran’s first hexagon project. And I do believe Fran is enjoying the whole process. After seeing those lovely hexies I went digging in a storage box in my lounge where I knew I had a hexie project just screaming to be worked on …..
My hexies have been on the go for some five years. Every now and again my hexies come out and I have a good go but then something else more urgent always comes along and these hexies go back into storage until the next time.
So that’s how Let’s Finish it Up works. By posting photos of in progress or completed projects we inspire someone else to get on with something.
On the subject of inspiration ….. a couple of weeks ago I wrote about a snowflake like Dresden Plate.
Well it’s been a really good day in my little world. I never set foot across the threshold today. And once again I got quite a lot done. Some of my accomplishments count as chores but I got some good sewing related bits done in my sewing room as well. I would like to say that I learned a new skill today but I didn’t have time for that. Unlike my lovely friend Freda who worked out how to follow my blog yesterday. With the help of her clever hubby Freda will now receive my daily ramblings in her email box as often as I post. If you would like to receive my posts in your email box just click on follow in the right hand column and follow the prompts.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand quilting. I hope you have a cosy evening doing something relaxing in readiness for the back-to-normal week ahead. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥