Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!  I am posting some last minute finishes that I have had for 2009. 
This is a baby bib that I made for my great nephew Carter for Christmas.

This is a quilt square that I just completed.  This is for the group Quilts for Older Children.

This is another quilt square that I made for the group Quilts for Older Children and Adults.

Here is my newest project I will be working on.  This is the yarn that my daughter picked out for her afghan.  I am going to try and start on it tomorrow on New Year's Day.  Hopefully I have enough yarn.  We bought 11 skeins of the variegated and 3 skeins of the solid color but they solid color are pound skeins.  My daughter is tall so I need to make it long enough for her.  Our Joann's did not have a large selection to choose from - should have gone to a larger Joann's but would have to drive about 30 miles to get there.  Our weather is also not too cooperative today as we are under a winter weather advisory so I really wanted to stay close to home.  

For cross stitching I am starting a new project - Amazing Grace by My Big Toe Designs.  It is a very large design being 291 stitches wide x 431 stitches high.  I am doing it on 18 count aida - tan color - so it will be 16 1/8" wide x 23 7/8" high.  Due to the size it will be my project to work on at home.   I will post pictures later of what it should look like and my progress as I go along.

Do you all remember that secret project that I was working on?  Well here is!  Friends of mine made a quilt out of cross stitch squares for Donna at Stitching for a Cure.  Donna was the coordinator of a raffle for Relay for Life that consisted of two Christmas trees full of cross stitch ornaments.  All the money from the raffle went to Relay for Life.  If you look further down in my blog you can see pictures of some of the ornaments that I made  for the trees.  Below is a picture of the finished quilt that my friend Mary did.  Mary put all the squares together and did all the quilting .

As 2010 comes along I have set some stitching goals for myself.  I have made a list of things I would like to accomplish in 2010.  A few of the things that I want to do are:  1.  Make at least one quilt square a month for charity  2.  Stitch at least one ornament a month for gifts for Christmas 2010.  3.  Complete at least 1 of my WIP's but hopefully more than that.  4.  Complete the afghan for my daughter.

2010 is the time to begin again
With needle and floss
All projects that have been lost
In my hand is my material
and I vow not to be a serial
starter that is
Just a wiz
in completing all my UFO's and WIP's


  1. Everything looks absolutely wonderful Janet! Good luck with those goals, also when you get a chance can you email me privately with info on the Quilts for older children please?? It sounds like something I might be interested in too.

  2. That was a very cool thing you did for Donna. I know that something like that will warm her heart for years to come!

  3. Great stitching - love that quilt! Happy New Year to you, Janet!

  4. Hey, I think you will probably have enough yarn, but I was concerned that the solid color looks like a baby yarn, that would be a lighter weight and might make for some frustrations as you work wit it, unless you are doubling it up....sorry just me being nosey. It looks like it will be wonderful. I love that veriegated yarn, I am using a remnant ball of it in a blanket later this month. You blog makes me want to put up my WIP's on my own blog!