Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Christmas/New Year Break

I have been back at work for a week now and realised I didn't post about what I did over my break.
This Christmas / New year I had 3 weeks and 2 days away from work.
I always use this time to catch up with my sewing and also to try to do a lot of preparation for the next year, since I find it tedious to have to pull fabrics out and cut at night after dinner.

So, in this break period I have managed the following:

  • Made a sewing machine cover for DD#1 (Christmas present)

(shown with the Tidy Bag I made her last year and the Thread Catcher I made as part of the Stitch-A-Long)

  • Made 14 coasters
    See the last post here
  • Made a 9 patch block for a KQ member
    (Sorry, forgot to take a photo of that one)
  • Cut a heap of green squares for me and a KQ member to make into a Christmas Tree wall hanging
  • Cut some more novelty/I spy and funky fabrics to make more blocks for my KQ Disappearing 9 patch
  • Made 4 blocks for that quilt
  • Made up the last 3 blocks of Journey of a Quilter (one still to stitch)
  • Prepared 8 Projects for the SAL Blog
    (All kitted up and ready to go)
  • Made one of them (5 Thread Catchers actually)
  • Composed a list of projects that I expect to complete in 2013 - at a minimum
Well, it doesn't really seem all that much, and a not a lot of finishes to show, but I am a lot further along in terms of organisation and I really do hope that will help me get lots done in 2013.


  1. Talked about being prepared. Well done. Now you have all the fiddlely bits out of the way. Some times that's the worst part. Look out for a creative year ahead.

  2. Getting organised is a great use of your time away from work. Lots ready to go on with throughout the year.

  3. cutting out takes time, I think you got a lot done.

  4. i think you got a lot done as well.xx

  5. Glad you enjoyed your break and got all set for another great year of stitching.

  6. sounds great... I love the matching set you madeDD#1.... I know it sounds less but that prep work takes ages... and is lots of decision making, slicing, planning etc.... great tohave all that prepared now...

  7. Wonderful to be organized Susan. That's what I need to do,get lots of things ready to go, stitcheries etc. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs....

  8. That list must surely be smaller at the end of the year, my friend. Or, if you are like me, I work on things on my list and sometimes finish one or two but during the same time I find other projects that I just have to start. Mustn't get bored, must we...great to be organized, you are wonderful xox

  9. I'm sure it will Susan.....and i don't know about you, but that list looks like a long one of achievements to me!!!! expecially over only 3 weeks!!!! Well done....and you'll be wonderfully organised for the year ahead!
    xox sugary hugs
    wendy :O)

  10. Susan I think you've been doing the opposite of 'not much'!
    Being organised will help you enjoy your stitching so much more during the year, well done

  11. You have done heaps! I have done NOTHING this year so far.
    Thanks to a flood in me house. *sigh*


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