Saturday, January 18, 2014

Christmas / New Year break

Usually I take a break from work over the Christmas / New Year period.  We are forced to take about 5 - 7 days each year and I usually take an extra week.  I ended up with 3 weeks off work.
Last year, in particular, I used a lot of that time to prepare sewing projects for the coming year.  I planned to do the same for last Christmas.  And I must have done that - I didn't do a lot of other things, just sewing "stuff"....but it's hard to see what I actually achieved.  Last year I ended up with at least 8 little projects ready to sew during the year (for the Stitch-a-Long blog).

Whatever I did this year is not as visible....oh well thats how it is.

So - what did I get done??
  • I traced  the vliesofix for all but one block of "Welcome to the North Pole". 
  • I pieced and traced the stitchery for block 1 of Mrs Beasleys sampler (and although I am very keen to get my hands on the next issue which has been delayed MANY months, at least I still have a chance of finishing block 1 before Block 2 is available)
  • I sorted through all my drawers of fabrics, so they are all neat and tidy (for now) and each "colour" fits in the drawer....LOL....BUT I need more drawers....
  • I just about finished all the machine stitching for the "My Town" blocks that I plan to finish this year
  • I re-made some angels for a friend who has misplaced her collection
  • I made a list of what I want to work on this year
  • I started my McKenna Ryan group blog and got a few recruits
  • I made two small wall hangings for some young girls I know who have each bought a unit


There were at least 7 other things I wanted to do....as usual my plans far exceed the time available.
Not to worry there is almost a full year ahead... plenty of time to finish all those projects.......NOT!!!


10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous projects....and we think there is heaps of time, but...hope you find some...

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  2. Wow I think you achieved heaps .... my Mum always said "time goes faster as you get older" and I think she was right. Your wall hangings look terrific too.

    Helen

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  3. wow Susan you achieved alot ,well done and have a lovely weekend.xx

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  4. You did such a lot Susan. Well done! I love the wall hangings. That little design I one of my favourites. Happy stitching ahead for you in 2014.

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  5. Wow you achieved a lot of prep work and it sounds like you have a busy year ahead... Look forward to sharing it and seeing your projects

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  6. Some lovely projects to do.. I am always amazed at just how long the prep work takes ...
    Hugz

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  7. You have certainly achieved a lot there Susan!

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  8. prep work always seems to take up a lot of time, so you did achieve plenty to keep you going for a while. (or longer than a while???) Those weeks seem to go so quickly dont they.
    by the way, my mission is definitely to start checking out (buying) batiks ready to start the owls.

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  9. You've been busy :)
    I sorted my fabrics too but I can't say they fit in my drawers :))

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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