Saturday, January 3, 2015

Check on 30 Days of New Starts

I had planned on making new starts every day from 12/25 - 1/24 in honor of Deborah Faris Bryant who passed away earlier in 2014 unexpectedly. She was the first blogger I came across when I started blogging and wanted to do something to honor her memory. I wanted to check in on the things I have worked on/completed since Christmas:
12/25 - Dishrag (easy travel crafting for me)
12/26 - Dishrag (again easy travel crafting)
12/27 - Table runner - I started piecing together the block following a pattern from Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt company.

12/28 - Santa's Office - I worked on this one from 12/28 until today so far. I really enjoy it so I am keeping it on the Q-snaps. This is the picture as of Today. :) I have had this one kitted up ready to go for over a year.
Joan Elliot's Santa's Office
World of Cross Stitching Magazine from my stash
16ct. White AIDA and called for DMC
12/29 - Dishrag

12/30 - Dishrag - I decided to start working through a dishrag pattern book from Leisure arts that are quilt block patterns. This is the first one that I completed - Amish Diamond

Amish Diamond - Lily's Sugar and Cream Yarn
12/31 - Dishrag - Block #2 from the book. - 9 patch
9 patch - Lily's Sugar and Cream cotton
1/1 - Dishrag - Block #3 - Dutchman's Puzzle
Dutchman's Puzzle - Lily's Sugar and Cream Cotton
1/2 - Dishrag - Block #4 - Variable Star
Variable Star - Lily's Sugar and Cream Yarn

I have a few things in the plans for the upcoming days. It will be a lot harder when I go back to my real job on monday but I am really liking the production and seeing my cotton yarn stash reducing.

Happy stitching Everyone!

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

Great progress on your goal for new starts as well as reducing your cotton yarn stash. I love the idea of quilt block patterns for the dish rags. I will have to look for that book.

Linda said...

Congrats on all the great finishes.

Linda

Carla Eldridge said...

I love your dishrags! I have quite a few so when someone comes over and asks about them, I just hand them one and say "try it out and tell me what you think"....next thing I know they want 10 more :D