Friday, 7 January 2011

Itchin to stitch!

I'm so glad I didn't make any new year resolutions-I'd be totally disillusioned by now at my failure so early in the year. A sure resolution would have been- not to start any new projects until I had at least some of my multitude of UFO's completed! But guess resolutions...... a new project guilt!????? Not so sure about the last bit!lol!

All over the holidays I kept stopping by this kit I bought in PG last summer-just look at all the little packages of wool yumminess, calling for my attention (I assume they had it as a BOM once upon a time) all wool applique unto PG's beautiful muted plaids/homespun etc.

Anyway, as soon as the decorations were put away I gave myself a lovely prolonged day and got to cutting, cutting, cutting! This is what I have appliqued so far using a combination of blanket stitch and primitive whip stitch. They are not positioned properly as I still have a number still to do, but it gives an idea-didn't want to bore you with a pic of every one!lol!

This is the actual pattern, though I think PG's choice of fabrics are more prim in real life.

I'm thinking this year (not a resolution) of trying to get a few quilts made. Last year I seemed to make smaller projects and I think I only made one quilt, but we shall see how time permits and what BIG temptations are out there by way of patterns/kits from all those talented designers!

Trust your year has got off to a good start and I am looking forward to reading more of all those inspiring blogs that are out there.

Thanks so much for stopping by-I really appreciate you popping in to my little world:)

Shazy x


  1. Wow, Shazy you've gotten a lot done already! You'll be done in no time! Just in time to enjoy for Christmas 2011. It's going to be so beautiful!

  2. I was so lucky to see this one in a quiltstore when I lived in VA. Back home, in the Netherlands, you bring me those memoiries back... it's such a pretty quilt...and love you're version of it. Greeting from Holland

  3. I love it! It's going to be wonderful when you have it all completed!!

  4. Hi Shazy and what a very productive day cutting and stitching!
    Already it looks soooo lovely!
    Hope you do get to do more quilting - just think, there's a whole year before you!
    Best wishes

  5. Great job so far! Can't wait to see it finished. I had the itch today too. :)

  6. You've got quite a LOT of stitching done already! Wow! Looks great! Can't wait to see it finished.

    I've been slowly plugging away, but think I've lost my stitching mojo as of late, ugh!!!

    Here's to lots of wonderful hours of stitching this yr!


  7. Love your attitude! No resolutions for me, either. This year I finish what i finish and have no regrets.

    Beautiful choice in the kit. Good luck finishing it.

  8. Lol, no resolutions for me either! I very much dislike that word.

    That is going to be a beautiful piece when you are finished! It is wonderfully prim and the colors are so pretty. I love it so far!

  9. Hi there! :)
    Wow! You got alot done in one day...I wouldn't get that far in a!
    Its coming together well and looking lovely.
    I'm not big on the NY Resolutions thing either..I can't cope with the guilt of failing...hahahaha
    Take care,
    Hugs Wendy x

  10. Shazy, it looks lovely! and you did all that in one day!! oh my God!!!
    I love the colours!!! I also want to start a big project. I have been doing so many little things that I think it is time for a big one!!!

  11. Thanks for you're reaction Shazy....guess what..I love you're work with the woolies!

  12. You are very talented and creative... Everythings so pretty!!!