I've been following a few members participating in A Lovely Year of Finishes for over a year now. This year, I thought why not join in and see if I can get more projects finished.
I began the year so well! Made a goal, completed the goal, posted my progress. Awesome! I was starting and finishing things I really wanted to make - and adding a few extra projects along the way.
Then summer started. Schedules changed - more time for sewing - right? Uh, kind of. I tried to sew from when I first wake up until my son demanded breakfast. Some days that was 3 hours of bliss, others more like 5 minutes.
So what's in my sewing space today?
You might look at this goal and say - the table runner? Again? For the second month? Wasn't it almost done last month?
Yeah. I'm recycling this goal. And I know I only have to find 3-4 hours to get it completed.
There's the challenge! Can you believe I spent a whopping total of 3 hours on a sewing machine the Entire Month on October? Nope, I can't either. And not one of those hours was sewing on the runner.
Instead, I made a personalized gift for a birthday boy, and finished a bag for a friend (that I'd promised to her back in April!)
October got really busy - I picked up some extra shifts at work, I started doing some free-lance work, I volunteer at my son's school twice a week - then there's the no-end-in-sight kitchen renovation.
But I did take one small step forward on this goal last month. I found two batting scraps that I cut to the approximate length (they need to be basted together to make the width), and I cut fabric for the back and binding. I also decided no borders are needed on this - the binding will be enough of a frame.
My pledge to myself is to finish this little project. I miss my sewing machines - all three of them!
Wish me luck :)
My latest memory quilt was delivered last weekend, and it's a cute one!
A new applique technique this month really challenged my fabric folding ability!
Starry Night QAL January blocks complete! Our group made 12 blocks last week for our new quilt along :)
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!