Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Post 2013

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2014 - may you be blessed with more happiness than sadness, more projects finished than started and more income than expenditure!

Thanks for tagging  along with me this year - I have appreciated each & every comment and for all the blog friends I have met in person - I am glad to be able to meet with you from time to time and I hope I get to meet more in March!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

The last FNSI for 2013

Still lots happening in this household - including getting DD#2 to the airport by 5.30am to go to Canada/USA for 2 months - its going to be very quiet here for a bit - poor dog will be totally confused...but I digress.   It had to be something simple...I was a bit tired....so I put together one of the hexagons from This Goes With That by Sue Daley.  This is one of those projects I work on from time to time and has no specific future...not even sure what I am going to do with them,  I had already prepared the papers so it was easy enough to sew together whist watching TV.

I am in total wind down now...still some shopping to do for "The Big Day", but I am now on holidays until 13th January....might be able to get in a bit of sewing????

I would like to say:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Plans for 2014 and a McKenna Ryan Self Help Group

I had great plans for 2013... I linked up with Sew It's Finished and Aunt Marti's challenge to do 13 quilts in 2013.  It went well...until the end of October and then I just dropped the ball - perhaps the impending deadline of Christmas...perhaps just got over it - or was snowballed under it?? - or I discovered Candy Crush (NOTE:  If you haven't started on it - DON'T!!! - what a time waster!)
So, already for 2014 I had a few ideas...and now I also have a backlog from this year

My preliminary list for 2014 goes something like this:

Left overs from 2013

  • Donna's Dreaming (top finished - to be quilted)
  • Stitcher's Garden (top finished - to be quilted)
  • Best Friends (top finished - to be quilted)
  • My Town (from Homespun) - 4 blocks to finish and then put together and quilt
  • I Spy - group blocks to be put together and quilted
  • Christmas Table Runner (pattern given to me last Christmas...maybe 2014 Christmas on the table???)
  • French Connection (1 block to stitch, put together & quilt)
The "to be quilted" may not be such a problem - if I get them done professionally - all I have to do then is bind and I don't mind that)

New things....
  • QQ Challenge
  • Mrs Beasleys Sampler
  • RQ Best Friends Forever BOM
  • Fiona's Framed Hexagons 
  • Green Sashiko blocks done - put together & quilt
  • McKenna Ryan - Sea Breeze - blocks are done - to be put together & quilted
  • Row Quilt for Sunday Stitchers
  • Stitch-A-Long...if it happens
And I decided to do:
  • North Pole

That might be feasible - if I don't sleep - or if I can give up work - both unlikely scenarios for now...so realistically - may not happen...and its unlikely that I wont find other things to add to the list . . . 

One of the reasons I have barred my soul over this....I plan to start a McKenna Ryan "Self-Help. Motivating ...etc" group blog.  A bit like Sew Its Finished, where you can post your plans and progress for a MR project.  i am sure a lot of us have started a MR project and then put it aside or have a hankering to do one, so this might help get you going.
I'll do another post when I have it up and running - maybe between Christmas & New Year and anyone who wants to join in can do so. - put your thinking caps on - start planning....or just comment if you are interested.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Travelling Treasures returns to Australia

The TT parcel is probably already on its way back to Australia from its quick trip to the States.

Marti has selected a winner - Pinnylea Creations - so stay tuned for her giveaway in January.

I wonder what's in the parcel now???

Monday, December 9, 2013

Friday Night with Friends - very late

Ooops - it was such a  busy weekend - I forgot to post my meager efforts.
Friday was our work Christmas lunch - didn't really feel too focused by the time I got home - but I did do a bit with these...

I had to add cards to some of them, ready for Saturday's sewing Christmas get together, count a few more, stitch out a few more and generally just organise myself....
That was all I felt like on Friday night..certainly no need for any special treats apart from a coffee...

Better luck in January - gosh another year almost gone.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Travelling Treasures is ready to fly away again!

Remember I sent Travelling Treasures to the USA to Marti??

Well she has posted and is ready for comments - so if you want to win TT back or just get it for yourself, pop over here and leave a comment.