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.




11 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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...
    Hugz

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  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....

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  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

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  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)

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  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

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  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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