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2011 – The Year of Getting Things Done

Way back in January, I realized when doing my after the holidays sort through that I had several small and some not so small unfinished craft and sewing projects, not to mention a novel in need of a big push to get it finished.

It was then that I decided that 2011 would be my year of getting things done.

Projects Completed So Far

Several Christmas gift bags and furoshiki (this will be an ongoing project to ensure a nice selection to choose from come Christmas time.)

New fleece bathrobe for me  (My old one fell apart in the wash just after New Years.  It was 7 years old so it was time for a new one anyway)

Green Teddy Baby Quilt (finished quilt donated to the Quilts for Japan appeal.)

One large secret Christmas Gift (After Christmas, I’ll reveal what this was, complete with photos.)

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Top (The fabric had been waiting for a couple of years for me to find the perfect quilt pattern.  Once I found it, I spent the last half of February and a good part of March completing the quilt top)

Bedding for Doll Cradle (that Dave refinished)

Canadian Quilt of Valour Quilt Blocks (this wasn’t on the to-do list but the call went out asking for blocks and since Dave was in the Canadian Army for 25 years, I wanted to contribute)

Wonky Cross Blocks (again not on the list but a request for blocks was made and answered)

35 QAYG Blocks and a roll of quilt binding (enough to make one quilt)  sent to Jan Mac of Oz Comfort Quilts in Australia to be made into a quilt for the flood and earthquake victims in Australia and New Zealand (added to list after flooding in Australia destroyed so many homes.)

Flying Zebra Baby Quilt donated to Bama Bound Quilts.

5 lawn chair cushions recovered

Surprize Gift – Nancy has received her gift.  Click here if you want to see what I made for her.

3 Sewing Companions with Matching Needle Books

Crocheted Beaded Tree Garland

Flying Zebra Child-Sized Quilt (to be donated locally)

Four “Surgical” Face Masks (for our daughter who is teaching in China)

Three Hot Pads (made from sampler quilt blocks)

1 Small Clutch Frame Coin Purse

2 One Hour Table Runners

2 Patchwork Scarves

This year’s Christmas ornament for each of our children

50th Anniversary Gift for My Parents (will be revealed after their anniversary in December)

Christmas gift for Oldest Daughter (will be revealed after Christmas)

2nd Christmas gift for Oldest Daughter (will be revealed after Christmas)

Christmas gift for Middle Daughter (will be revealed after Christmas)

Christmas gift for Youngest Son (will be revealed after Christmas)

2nd Christmas gift for Youngest Son (will be revealed after Christmas)’

Stocking stuffers for Youngest Son

2 Small Christmas gifts for oldest daughter’s partner

Unfinished Projects

Flying Zebra Child-Sized Quilt for our home to use when little ones visit (basted, needs to be quilted and bound)

Nine Patch Quilt Top (needs to be quilted and bound)

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Top (needs to be basted, quilted and bound after I’ve used the Nine Patch to practice on)

One table topper  (I’ve decided to take this apart and change the sashing, add borders and then it will need to be basted, quilted and bound)

Paper Pinwheel Table Runner (basted… needs to be quilted and bound)

Paper Pinwheel Table Topper (basted… needs to be quilted and bound)

Unfinished snowman cross stitch kit (done on light weight plastic canvas)

Redwork embroidery pillow top (center is done, need to decide what to embroider around the outer edges then turn it into a pillow cover.

Smiling Sunflower quilt top (needs border, then to be basted, quilted and bound)


Writing Projects (on going or in need of completion)

Blog related

3 different Gift Bag Tutorials (one finished and posted)

Christmas on a Budget Series (completed)

Weekly Recipe Series

Fiction

Work on Novel

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