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!


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.


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" thing I know they want 10 more :D