Thursday, 17 January 2013

Can You See My Halo?

Oh I feel a bit virtuous...

Yes, I have finished the job of the Clean Up, & I am very pleased with my work!
My Sewing Space is looking much more orderly & spacious (if that's what you could call half a small bedroom) & I am now ready to sew with a smile on my face!

Being that I have joined Wendy & friends this year for Sew It's Finished, part of the Clean Up process was to group together & list unfinished items, & also projects that are ready to start...
I now have a small container of 6 (yes really) unfinished projects, & another larger container holding 40 Kits-And-Ready-To-Start, aka KARTS. Being that I am a small projects girl, that's what most of my KARTS are... table runners, bags, aprons, various sorts of panels, embroideries....
The Sewing Space had got so bad, that I was avoiding going in there, very stressful. But now it's much better organised, & I am really looking forward to crossing KARTS and UFOs off the list... & really truly enjoying my sewing again...

So in celebration, last night I finished the stitcheries for Happy Christmas Cushion...
...and have been playing with this for the Initial Heart Swap...
 Yes, I am the only person in Blogland not making thread-catchers, but I'm fine with that because I have two gorgeous ones already♥
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23 comments:

Christine M said...

I haven't made any of those thread catchers that everyone's making either. So you're not alone there Anthea!

marina said...

it's ok Anthea I haven't made any thread buckets either (yet) hehe
love your stitcheries, can't wait to see them in the finished cushion.

barb's creations said...

Love your Christmas stitcheries and I'm soooo jealous you've got a cleaned up sewing room to work in mine is still a work in progress....a very slow one :) Barb.

shez said...

i havent made any thread catchers either so i am with you and Christine there.Wonder what your secret sewing is? lol.xx

Maria said...

Well I have made ONE thread catcher as I HAD to for SAL....LOL

Melody said...

Love those little Christmas stitcheries. Very cute indeed

Susan said...

I have to confess that I have made three....and I have used them all today in different parts of the house. I too have had a project clean up ready to finish some ufo's this year. Maybe we should reward ourselves with a new project! Hehe.

Michelle Ridgway said...

How lovely to have a clean sewing space. Your stitcheries are great.

Leanne said...

Doesn't it feel good to tidy up your sewing space. You will gets lots done now. Your little stitcheries are gorgeous.

Sharyn T said...

Thechrissie stitching looks good Anthea. Sharyn:)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Well done on completing the clean-up project...I reckon that counts as a finish for January!...the Christmas stitcheries are very cute, looking forward to seeing the cushion...oh and you can count me in as a non-thread catcher maker too! glad to see I'm not alone :)....

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I'm with you, no thread catchers here :) love the Christmas stitcheries. hugs

Susan said...

I wondered what that big glow in the sky was.... your halo!

Kate said...

So you should celebrate - well done! I, too, have some thread catchers but none as pretty as the ones I'm seeing out there this year.! I like the Christmas stitcheries.

Lin said...

What is a thread catcher? Obviously, I have not made any either. I had a mini tidy up of my bookshelf - well it really neede a thorough clean!Good for you - have a happy year of organised stitching!!

Fiona said...

haha... i love that so many of us made threadcatchers and boasted about it... and here we have lots of people boasting about not making them... teeheee....
so good tohave a tidy up isn't it? love those stitcheries of yours...
Hugz

katherine said...

Excellent work! Mine is a little messy today as I have been pulling out fabrics lol. But 5 mins will see it back to rights. Enjoy your sewing mojo.

Anita said...

Well done on your clean up!! Lots of us in blogland seemed to have had the same idea to clean up at the end of 2012. Love your stitcheries, they're cute.
Cheers, Anita.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Yes, I see your halo way up here in Texas! WTG....Love your red stitcheries.....and, uh....is a thread catcher anything like a dream catcher??? LOL....(one more blogger who doesn't have any!)

Wendy B said...

hahaha....glad to be of service Anthea!!! LOL Your stitcheries are looking fab....and yep....I've made a thread catcher too....but it had nothing to do with the ones going around Blogland at the moment....a UFO from YEARS ago...yep, one more off the list!!! tee hee.....mine's a hanging one though!
That mojo will be dancing around in your sewing space now!!! xox
sugary hugs
wendy :O)

Quilt Kitty said...

I'm not allowed to make thread catchers because I haven't finished my SKOW project from 2012.... Six ufo's that's marvellous. Oh dear, are we supposed to count KARTS too. I have kits & fabric brought for about 5 quilts & I haven't made a full quilt for about 2 years. I'm a small project girl too. Polish up that halo, you deserve it! Tracee xx

Shari said...

My thread catcher is an old yoghurt tub. Works well so I won't be changing it.

Love your stitcheries. Very sweet.

Hope you are enjoying your tidy sewing room! It feels good, doesn't it?

Nicky said...

Tehe - I didn't know a thread catcher would be so handy till I made one! You've done a fantastic job cleaning up, and how exciting to have all those projects just waiting for you to grab and start when inspiration and opportunity meet!

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