Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Birthday Surprise

This year I am going to make as many as I can birthday gifts.  This is the first of the year!
I have made this Birthday Surprise for my Mother-in-Law.  Happy Birthday Pat.  I hope you like your gift and have a wonderful day.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Charity Bags

I was given four precut squares and four rectangles last summer by my local quilting group. The idea was to make them up into quick bags to sale at our exhibition. I forgot to make them into bags. I found the fabric rolled up in my UFO box over the recent holidays. I have french seamed the main bag and finished the bags this past weekend. They will be sold to raise funds for the charity chosen at next week's local quilting group AGM. All offers will be considered!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Finished Project

I finished this bag over the weekend, having started it in 2009 as a Christmas present! I am going to put into my present box. I have a special box in which I keep hand made and shop bought presents for birthdays or Christmas. When I started this project, it was for a special family member. I am going to give it to that person for Christmas this year.

Sunday, 9 January 2011


I have not been a good quilter and blogger. I have not kept you up to date with the progress of the Bag Tutorial, Heart and Flowers Quilt and Angelina Tales.
So over the next few days I will try to update you with pictures of the progress my quilts and projects, plus finishing the Bag Tutorial.
I am also thinking of starting a monthly Give Away! Come back soon.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

My word for 2011

Where did the last year go? 2010 was meant to be my year for finishing all my UFO's. I have many projects that need to be finish, I am well into double figures. Another New Year has passed and the log cabin quilt is still not completed. I have lost count how many years it has waited for me to finish the quilting.
I am going to list the UFOs on the sidebar as I finish them. Why? I need to be open and honest to get me motivated or 'shamed' into reducing my UFO stash.
My word for 2010 was 'clutter'. I wanted to declutter my sewing and studio rooms as well as my house and life. I have not made any progress decluttering but will continue to try again this year.
My word for 2011 - 'Frugal'. Make do and use what I have! No unnecessary spending and selling what I do not use or need anymore. It is no use trying to keep things I do not want or use, it is just plain waste.