Wednesday, 14 January 2015

FAL A New Year And Mini Roundup

Last year was still quite a productive one, considering the extra person we welcomed to our family, and my FAL dropped down to 10 by the end of the year.  I started last year at 18, and 8 of those are still outstanding, so still some work to do then, and I have managed to add a few on, over the last few weeks, so here goes with the FAL for 2015:

1. Hexy 2 Started: December 2013.
 Current Status:  Widening it slightly, just 4 rows, and the top will be finished.  
Plan: No fixed deadline for finish, but would like to finish by the summer time.

2. The Weekender Started: Spring 2013  
Current Status: Taken back apart.  Reduce size of the base, re-sew together and then fix the lining  

Plan: Just finish it, and never, ever talk about sewing another!

My wrestling partner for the morning! Just the lining to do tonight. #weekenderbagiwillbevictorious

3. Plus Quilt Started: Summer 2013
Current Status: Central section completed, need to make lots more pluses!
Plan:  Keep going

4.  Stitch Tease House Quilt 2
Started: Nov 2013
Current Status: Just needs to be quilted and bound
Plan: Easy finish, get it done!

5. Simply Solids Quilt
Started: August 2013
Current Status: Just blocks
Plan: Make into a quilt/picnic throw for summer in the garden

Simply Solids August Block, finished.

6. Star/Bright Sampler Blocks
Started: January 2013
Current Status:  Just blocks
Plan: Piece into a quilt!

12 blocks from grp 11 & 13 of 3x6 Bee

7. Hand Hoop
Started: Early 2013
Current Status: Needs hoop finishing off
Plan: Finish and hang!

Hand Hoop WIP
 8.Crochet Blanket
Started: End of 2012
Current Status: All blocks finished, need joining and lining
Plan:Sew them together and get them made into a little blanket

9.  Christmas Quilt 1
Started: December 2014
Current Status: All pieced, just needs basting, quilting and binding
Plan: Finish this quarter

10.  Christmas Quilt 2
Started: December 2014
Current Status: Strips pieced, need sewing together, basting, quilting and binding.
Plan: Finish this quarter.

11. Secret Squirrel Quilt
Started: January 2014
Current Status: Basted and ready to quilt (the picture is a reference to the fabrics only)
Plan: Finish before end of month. 

12. Messenger bag 1
13. Messenger bag 2
14. Messenger bag 3
Started: December 2014
Current Status: All 3 cut out
Plan: Finish this quarter.  

Well, that should keep me busy, best get back to it
Ange x

Thursday, 1 January 2015

A Big Year...
There is always a sense of excitement and trepidation when one year ends and another starts, and in our household, this has never been more true.  2014 was on the whole a very good year for us, the birth of our beautiful second daughter really set the tone as a family year, and we really enjoyed a Christmas Day, just the four of us together. And in 2015 we'll be formalising our little family, and finally getting round to getting married.  
Alongside that, we have plans for a single storey extension too, to make best use of the garden, and move our lounge to the back of the house,

and plans for the baby to be baptised,
all before the end of August.  So you can see, lots going on this year!

With all that in mind, you'd think I wasn't expecting to fit in much else, but I have loads of things I want to sew this year, and finish off, so I will be making a big list to start me off, and give me something to aim towards :o).

First off, I want to get my WIP's down to 5 at any one time, it's currently about 10, with a few close to finishing, so with a bit of a push, I can knock these down by 2 or 3.

Things I want to sew/techniques to try in 2015
  • Sashiko/wholecloth project
  • A metal framed purse
  •  Moomin embroidery
  • Right Round pattern
  • Aviatrix Medallion Quilt
  • Another Sew Together bag
  • Double Goosed Pattern
  • Princess And The Pea Embroidery
  • Oakshotts Quilt
  • Doe Fabric Quilt
  • Basic understanding of EQ7
I think that may be enough to be going on with, it will be interesting to see how far along the list I am at the end of the year...

Ange x