Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE

Image from Tales of Cloth

Image courtesy mmmcrafts

I have been thinking a lot lately about the projects I want to make/create and what I need to finish next year.

It sounds like something I learnt at primary school - wants vs needs.  Needless to say the want to make list is very long, and the need to make and finish list, substantially shorter. Unfortunately the majority of my 2018 projects will be off, the need to finish list .

So in no particular order (except for the item at the top of the list) here are my plans and projects for 2018:
  • EPP Mandolin Block, this was a free offer from Jodi @ Tales of Cloth, basically advertising her new Block of the month project for 2018.  I'm going to turn this block into a pillow cover, using some of the liberty from the ones I've just made, however it needs to be completed by 31 January.
  • The making of two Drummers drumming decorations in time for Christmas.
  • Sea Glass Sampler Quilt - this needs to be finished, and  I mean the quilt top pieced, sandwiched, quilted and bound.  I have a vague idea of getting it made in time for Miss B's 16th birthday, which is at the end of April.  I bought batting, backing and binding fabric the other day,so I have no excuse not to get it done.
  • Solstice Dream - the new felt applique and embroidery project I am doing with my sister throughout the year - start date is January 1 and we have a year to complete our own versions of these.
  • Midnight in the Tulip Garden - I would like to get this quilt top completed.
  • Ice Cream Soda Quilt - all  EPP blossoms completed and joined.
  • AMH Quilt - sandwiched, basted,  quilted and bound.

Now it's your turn to share, it doesn't matter if it's embroidery, a quilt, applique or epp, or some other stitched or sewn project, even plans for 2018 projects as I have done.  It can be a start, a finish or just a wip.  All we ask is that you follow these guidelines when linking up:
  • Link up any post from the past week that features  a sewing or stitching project you have been working on.
  • Somewhere in your post, please link to this one.
  • Also please take the time to read and comment on some of the other linked posts, it is always nice to know that people are reading what you have written, and we are trying to encourage people to keep blogging and reading blogs.
This will be our last link up for 2017.  With the Christmas season well and truly upon us, and then the following summer holidays for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Linda and I have decided to relax and enjoy them.  We are anticipating starting Sew Stitch Snap SHARE again on 7 February 2018.

Thanks  for joining us these past few months, it has been wonderful being inspired by so many talented quilters and finding some new and interesting blogs. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

Julie and Linda


    1. You have some wonderful projects on the go! It really is hard to balance the wants and the needs--occasionally it does get out of control. Thanks for these great linkups. I have really enjoyed the format, the no-pressure results and the friendliness.:)

    2. I love the idea of a list......but I'm afraid, if I put them ALL on paper I will start to freak out! I type this from my tent near my mail box as I wait for my Tales of Cloth parcel.....Solstice Dream looks amazing! Such a fun idea to stitch along with your sister. The mustard, blue and white flower fabric for your sea glass sampler.....loving that one.....who's fabric is it please? Happy wishes to you and your family, many of hours of peaceful stitching and creating. Looking forward to the day when we catch up again for a cuppa and baking.

    3. I love the look of the Solstice Dream project Julie! I will be checking that one out. And I think I need to make a list for 2018 too, especially as I am probably not going to get much done with what's left of this year now: Two quilts to be quilted, two quilts to finish piecing, clambake shapes to hand piece........etc, etc, etc!

    4. Your projects are so wonderfully colourful. I hope you will share the Drummers drumming ornaments when you finish. I am most intrigued. Thank you so much for hosting this year!


    5. Love your projects, especially the mandolin block and the drummer! Thanks for hosting the share posts! I hope to participate more regularly during 2018!

    6. It's nice to see the Sea Glass Sampler again. The drummers are awesome, as were the birds in the last post. And I'm really drooling over that Summer Solstice project. It will be a good year at your place.

    7. Oh my, I am in awe of the Solstice Dream. Lovely!

    8. Some wonderful projects, especially the 'solstice dream' one! And did I read that you have finished all your ICS blocks, well done!

    9. A lovely list there Julie and when you get through it maybe you'll be able to start one of the wants! I too need to focus; determine my needs and wants...hmmm...(PS Thanks to you I have bought my first Larissa Holland ornament to make - am hoping to get it done before Christmas this year!)

    10. What a list of fantastic projects. I find them all inspiring and lovely.


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