Sarah at FairyFaceDesigns is hosting another bout of list writing for Winter projects. (I believe she did a similar thing for the summer but somehow I missed it...) Now, as you know, I do love a bit of list writing, I am always writing to-do lists (not always acting on them, mind, but the intention is there at least!) so, of course, I had to join in with this one. The idea is simple - write a list of the stitching projects you hope to complete over the winter season, share the list on your blog, post your link on Sarah's blog to let her know you're joining in, and then in the Spring we can all look back and see how many projects we've managed to tick off the list. So, what's on my list?
1. Finish the Duo Quilt Along - the piece I made for this is actually almost complete, I have already handquilted and bound it but left the central block which will, hopefully, be free motion quilted once Rhonda has posted the next part of the QAL in a couple of weeks. Finished!
2. Continue working on my heathers quilt. Rows all pieced but that's as far as I've got so far. No rush with this one though. Finished!
3. Re-quilt Joe's quilt. This was the 3rd quilt I ever made and he chose the design - it's just big blocks of fabric, so very simple and he does love it but I was slightly horrified to discover recently that the quilting (which was rather sparse to begin with!) is quite literally disintegrating! (I'll try and show you some pics later) So it needs to be redone. I've made a start already but I want to do a better job of it this time so I'm not going to rush it. Ha! So much for doing a better job - it's finished but has more ruffles than an Austrian blind! But Joe doesn't care so neither do I. (I WILL do a better job on his next quilt though!)
4. Some Christmas sewing. I haven't actually decided on anything yet, so this is a t.b.a. Done - 3 cushions and a fabric tray
5. Likewise, I want to make some more stuff for my etsy shop, but haven't decided what yet - probably some table runners, and maybe some zippy pouches or aprons...
6. Make a new cover for a footstool in our lounge - it's one of those cheap Ikea jobs with a very simple cube shaped slipcover, so shouldn't be too difficult
7. Make some new cushions for our bedroom.
8. Learn some new techniques - I really want to have a go at paper piecing so, hopefully, by including it on here I will finally get round to it!
9. Make and send 3 PIF gifts - 1 down, 2 to go.
10. Some serious scrap busting is in order - hopefully some of this will be incorporated into some of the other items on the list, but a dedicated scrap-busting project may be called for as well. - In progress.
Well, I think that's more than enough to keep me ticking over for now. What's on your list?