It’s time for a check in of the Winter Stitching project:

I’ve tried to update my Winter Stitching List tab as I’ve gone, but let’s see where we’ve got to:

1. 1 commissioned teddy bear – almost completely sewn and ready for jointing and stuffing Done – 04/11

Hoagy 2
Hoagy 1

2. 1 teddy bear for a raffle at GYTBE – marked out on the fur and ready to go  cut out and tacked 09/11
Done – 17/11

Jimney Thistle

3. 1 zippered pouch tutorial for my guest blog post on Sew Happy Geek next week – I have most of the bits, and a plan, just need to make it and take photos 27/10  Done – 23/10

35 Final-Pouch by rowarriorktc

4. Bee blocks for Piece Bee With You for October, November, January, February and March

October is done 23/10

Piece Bee With You October Block

November is done 30/11

Piece Bee With You November Block
Piece Bee With You November Signature Block

January is sketched out and ready to be tackled



5. Bee blocks for Sew Bee Joyful for October, November, January, February and March – I have fabric pulled for October, and a plan, but that’s it so far

October is done 31/10

October Sew Bee Joyful Block

November is done 30/11

November Block
Sew Bee Joyful November Signature Block

January is sketched out and ready to tackle

6. Wall hanging for the Table Runner and Wall Hanging swap – fabric is pulled, and wall hanging designed

Done 30/10

Wall Hanging For Swap

Added extra included:

Little Added Extra Coffee Cup Wrap

7. 4 redwork blocks for a special project, aka dad’s Christmas pressie – patterns are traced, and fabric and thread bought Stitching is under way


Done 22/12

Dad's Wall Hanging
8. 2-4 cushion covers for my gran for Christmas (I’ll need to see how easy they are) – thread for Big Brother’s Little Brother (aka the overlocker) and cushion blanks have already been bought


Pintucks are done 16/12

Done 20/12

Gran's Ruffled Cushions


9. 1 bird mobile for my granny for Christmas – birds are cut out and ready to be sewn, twigs still need to be collected 1 bird sewn 20/11


Done 27/12 (forgot to take photo)

Granny's Bird Mobile Cut Out
10. 1 dress for me for the Christmas party – I have fabric, and am planning to use the Party Dress book for the pattern  Abandoned due to change in party plans
11. 1 skirt for mum – all the materials are ready to go, just need to draw up a pattern using the Sew What Skirts book

In progress, muslin is complete, needs a little tweaking

Fabric For Mum's Skirt
12. 1 skirt for me – Liberty pincord already on hand, pattern to draw using the Sew What Skirts book and notions to buy as required – Abandonned for this winter until my porkier waistline diminishes, oh well, winter 2012 stitching list anyone? ;o)
Liberty Pincord WSP

13. 1 skirt for me – grey and yellow patterned fabric already bought, pattern to draw using the Sew What Skirts book and notions to buy as required – Abandonned for this winter as per #12

Hexie Fabric WSP
14. 1 skirt for me – another cord one, this time in burgundy, using a Burda magazine pattern – Abandonned for this winter as per #12
Burgundy Cord WSP

15. 1 skirt for me – another other cord one, blue polkadot pincord, already on hand, pattern to draw using the Sew What Skirts book and notions to buy as required – Abandonned for this winter as per #12

Blue Polkadot Pincord WSP
16. Panda girl to finish

17. 1 lunch bag tutorial – as this came 2nd in the poll I ran, although this might be a new year project!

18. 1 tunic for me that I already have all the fabrics etc for, and even have the pattern traced, from Sew Serendipity

19. A large pile of bags.  I have loads of my own patterns etc drawn out, and piles of fabric, so I may be having a very merry January and February working on these :o)

1 in progress so far

20. 3 Amy Butler Sew Along bags for January, February and March

January done, twice 13/12

Large Everything Wristlet Outer
Large Everything Wristlet Inner
Small Everything Wristlet

21. 1 coat for me – this may be totally pie in the sky!  I’d love to be able to make a coat from the pattern in Sew Serendipity in this fabric – – Abandonned for this winter as per #12

Additions to the original list:

22. Fix Tedster’s music box and his sore back

Done – 08/11

Tedster Finds His Voice

23. Sewing kit for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day  


Done 10/12

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Sewing Kit

24. Collection of stocking fillers:

Done 23/12

Mum's Scarf

Mum's Pincushoin

Gran's Mug Rug And Hostess Tray

Dad's Iphone Cover

25 Pattern tested for Sara at Sew Sweetness, details of which you will have to wait for until September!

Done 11/01

26 Make a Kindle cover for my dad:

Done 12/01

27 Make 5 Japanese x and + blocks for the swap on Flickr:

In progress, 2 done:

28 Make swap goodies for my FTLOS partner.

I’ve done a sketch for the main item, and totally know what I want to do for my smaller items too, but now I need to wait for orders to get in so I can get started…

29 Participate in the Sew Happy Geek QAL, and get my top done by the end of March to enter into the prize draw, and so I can send the top to Kat as a charity quilt for Blankets Of Love:

First 5 blocks done, and on time too:

30 Take part in Sarah’s Stained QAL:

It starts in February, and I’m kind of vacillating around which fabrics to use.  I’d thought of Morroccan Mirage, but Hadders got there first, but then Sarah’s comment about using her Little Apples bundle reminded me that I have some layer cakes sitting there, for which this could be perfect, including Little Apples:

Stained QAL

31 Organise monthly meetings of the West Central Scotland Modern Quilt Guild – the first meeting is this Wednesday, so exciting!

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