You may recall that my goal for 2013 was to complete some of the UFO's sitting around in my craft room. In the first couple of months I completed three of those UFOs. As we were away travelling from April to June, and then house-sitting in Tasmania from June to August, I was a little restricted with the type of craft I could work with in that period. However, it was a perfect opportunity to work on any hand-stitched projects that I had aimed to complete.
The first of those hand-stitched UFO's that I completed was the Nikki Tervo teapot stitcheries that I had purchased in 2010! Once the stitcheries were completed I then, of course, had the dilemma as to what I would do with NINE individual teapot stitcheries. My first thought was a wall hanging, but then where would I display it - certainly didn't want to leave such lovely work in a drawer! Then I had a brilliant idea and this was the result - finished by the middle of September. Six placemats and a central table runner - Perfect solution.
|Six placemats & a runner|
|Redwork on Canvas|
Following the completion of the Redwork challenge I had set myself, I was indeed more motivated to work on more challenging projects than just my applique and that forced me to look into my very large bag of "goodies" that I had been receiving from "Faeries in My Garden".
In 2012 I signed up for the "Gift of the Month" club with FiMG, then re-signed in 2013 despite having only completed ONE of the 2012 projects - silly me you might say. But not so - all the special stitched gifts I made last year, and showed in my last post, were actually from that bag of "goodies". Out of 18 projects I have now COMPLETED EIGHT. You have actually seen photos of seven projects - project number eight was completed last week - this one is for ME. Photos in my next post, along with photos of my current quilt project.
I have also been working on the Toowoomba Quilters 2014 Challenge - which is a banner. I might just give a sneak peak in my next post but can't reveal all until it has been completed and submitted to the organisers.
|My last RR project for Mazz 2013|
But following that sad decision I decided that in 2014 my goal would be to direct my efforts into completing some of my "unloved" cross-stitch projects hidden in the cupboard whilst continuing work on those three applique quilts still in progress.
A PERFECT goal for me, as we will be away from home for most of the year with travels north, south and west, and hand-work will be easy to pack and carry.
|RR Xmas exchange - Wendy UK|
Before I close this post, I would like to share with you some of the beautiful handcrafted cards we received from family and friends over the Christmas period. There are so many talented people in our lives and I would like to acknowledge their efforts.
|Alice - RR stitcher UK|
|Friends - Denise J. (L) and Carmel P. (R)|
|Family - Donna (cousin) & Freya (grand-daughter -7yrs)|
Until next post ----- HAPPY STITCHING ALL.