Yikes - the end of the year is drawing to a close and I was reviewing my list of those UFOs for this year - hm - we need some intervention here. I'll show you in a minute.
I mentioned that last week, Ronda and I had a sew day. I had taken my good iron in for servicing. I know - who takes their iron in for servicing? The iron is at least 10 years old, it's made by Reliable and YES - they do service them. Granted, these irons aren't cheap and I love mine. Ronda also has one and hers was having a wee problem with steam so I had taken them both in for servicing.
On our sew day, I had dug out my old Maytag cordless iron and while it works OK, there are times when it needs a rest so I dug out yet another iron that I have. This one is also from Reliable. And while I love it, it shuts off and in order to restart it, you have to unplug it. Needless to say, they don't make this iron anymore. My luck - this will the iron that just won't die! It's not that bad and would be perfect for a sewing day when a lot of people are here. Hm - I might just do that.
|Back up Reliable iron|
Speaking of sewing days, I have the list and I'll be sending the invitation out once I refind the list. With the little SNAFU last week, I've put that list in a special spot and while I'm sorting through papers, I haven't found that one yet. BUT I will.
What have I been working on? Well on Friday with Ronda, I managed to get figure out how to sew those blocks together that I've been working on forever. You know - it was a UFO from way back in March. I wasn't even sure how many blocks there were or what I was going to do with them. That's how long ago I started this.
After several tried on the design wall, this is what I came up with.
|Quilt made with half log cabin blocks|
So here is my list of UFOs for the year. I thought it was time to get a move on. Isn't that silly of me to wait?
|List of UFOs for the year|
|Only two items are finished|
One of the projects on the list (I think it's on the list) will NOT get done this year. It was an embroidery project. Look at how intense those folds are - it's been in my project bag forever!
|Half completed embroidery block|
|Can't see the lines made with the blue wash away pen|
|Embroidery floss still attached|
|Washing out the blue wash away pen|
|Standing guard over Mom's embroidery|
I also worked on another magazine quilt. It's on the long arm and I hope to quilt it tonight. I'm waffling between an overall pattern or custom quilting.
On that note, I'm off to spin class. Haven't been in months - will I even remember what to do?
Have a super day!!!
I'm off to sewing!!!! I'm off to sewing for the entire day!!!!