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Sew Much To Do

Wow there is just sew much to do! I’m finding it tough to make some decisions. So many new things to dive right into but a small quiet voice in my head keeps reminding me of the UFO’s! (UnFinished Objects). I’ve been strong, I haven’t actually started anything new, although I have bought a pattern. Or two. My fabric stash keeps looking at me and begging me to come near! Thoughts of the warm fuzzy feeling I’d have if I were to finish some of those UFO’s fills my mind, so I’ve decided to make a list and conquer.

Top of the list has to be:

Charlotte’s 1st Birthday Quilt, her birthday was last week, our daughter keeps telling me “Charlotte won’t know.” But I know.

And I have the pattern from Crafty Gemini’s Alphabet Flash Cards to make. I ‘ve made one set and they turned out fantastic so I’m pretty keen to repeat. When you’re on a good thing stick to it, someone used to say.

Then there is:

My frog quilt, it looked so dull and drab in the photo’s I’m really struggling to get excited about this one. It does look good in reality but I’ve never quilted a quilt that big so it’s a bit daunting, well actually it’s A LOT daunting. It’s been on my mind while I sleep. Does that happen to any one else. I am genuinely stalling on this one. Let’s face it I have a dozen or more reasons… Somewhere from within the deep depths of who I am, is a stubborn never say die gal rising up and I know I must finish this quilt not for the quilt sake but mine. I’ve ordered a walking foot. That’s progress?

All my Crafty Gemini Quilt Along blocks are waiting patiently to be completed. I’ve stalled at the sashing stage. I’m torn between the frog quilt and this one – which to FINISH first? I suspect I will have to re-make a couple of blocks because they are too small but I haven’t been game to check. I have some crazy notion that it’s better to suspect than to measure and know for sure??? Go figure!
Next up: I haven’t actually started yet but I will be needing a very special dress in the next few months. I have designed (in my mind) a one of a kind. I guess I have started. I’ve been planning, looking a pictures and patterns. I now know what I want so it’s time to draft a pattern. Something new for me, kinda, I used to make up patterns for my daughter when she was small and have copied many a pattern from an old favorite piece of clothing but to start from scratch this is going to be something new. This is definitely not a stalling one, I’m actually excited about this one.It’s winter here and I have a stack of fabric, bought to make some winter baby rugs to sell. I have 2 crocheted ones and another on the go. I know I have to do these soon or I won’t be able to sell them until NEXT YEAR. Love love looove this pattern..


Wow is that really all that’s been weighing me down? It seems so little….Do you have UFO’s? Do they weigh you down sometimes? Do you have ‘MUST FINISH’ UFO seasons? Please tell me I’m not alone.

Hope you’re having a great week.


Crafty Gemini’s Quilt Along #12

Here’s my final block in Vanessa’s quilt along. The Quilt Along videos can be found here

 I wasn’t too keen on the centre fabric as its not quite my colours – I’m into pinks but now it’s all sewn up I really like it. I’m going to make more of this one. Please let me know if you have a favourite…