Saturday, 31 January 2009

January Roundup

Saturday, 31 January 2009
Stitching Goals
1. Work on Scream House - yes, loads done!
2. Work on Joyful Summer (hopefully complete) - yes, it's all finished
3. Complete Alphabet Baubles A - yes
4. Complete Lizzie*Kate - Spooky - yes and I did Treats as well.
5. Complete two Snapperbets letters - even better, I managed 4 plus lots of border!
6. Work on Grandma's Thread Minder - yes and made good progress

Stitching New Starts:
Alphabet Baubles A
Lizzie*Kate Boo Club

Stitching Finishes:
CCN - Joyful Summer
Alphabet Baubles A

Books Read
Lessons Learned - Melissa Nathan
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Swallowdale - Arthur Ransome

January Quilting Goals
1. Finish up my outstanding quilt tops and quilting - nope
2. Make bag - yep!

Other Quilting
Worked on the Quilter's Friend Sewing Kit

New Stash Arrivals
Lizzie*Kate Boo Club - Spooky/Treats, Black Cat/Spiders and Eek!/Creepy
SamSarah - Alphabet Baubles C
Just Nan - Snow Tin
Bent Creek - Frowzen Men
Bent Creek - Snapperbets 5
Bent Creek - The First Fall of Snow
Picture This Plus - FOTM
SamSarah - Shimmers and Sparkles, Trimming the Tree
Quite a large amount of fabric!

So not a bad month for stitching stash, the new arrivals were mainly my 2009 autoships (Lizzie*Kate Boo Club, PTP FOTM, SamSarah's Alphabet Baubles and the Just Nan Tin) plus the final part of the Snapperbet series. My only extra purchases were two new Bent Creeks but they were ordered in 2008 so they don't count as a Wagon slip (Honest Gov) and the two SamSarah's but they were on offer at the fabric sale I went to.

I'm actually enjoying the rotation more than I thought I would. There's enough new stuff in there to keep me enthusiastic and I'm enjoying the satisfaction of working on WIPs and seeing my progress - I was never that good at taking progress pictures before but it really does motivate me so I shall make a real effort to keep up the habit.

I know that come the summer months I'm unlikely to get as much done which is why I'm pushing so hard right now. I'm stunned that I got so much done on Scream House and Grandma's Thread Minder that I may well finish all the stitching for both of them in their next rotation slot!

Roll on month 2 as I'm already ahead of the game with Snapperbets and Lizzie*Kate and hoping for a second finish from the WIP pile...


Sheila said...

Oh WOW! What great lists of everything - no wonder you are Top of the List! Congrats on all your stitching... your stitching and sewing needles have been smoking. I loved Swallows & Amazons as a child - was it as good reading it as an adult?

Paula said...

Well done on lots of progress this month.

Kathy A. said...

Holy smokes girl! You did accomplish a great deal this month WAY TO GO!


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