Thursday, 28 February 2013

February NewFO


Oh Nooooo the end of the second month of the year and I don't seem to have got started on any of my big projects yet. Maybe March will be better.

It's time to link up with Barbara at Cat Patches for her monthly NewFO linky party. You don't need to finish anything to link up but you must have started a new project this month. So let me think what have I been up to..........?

I took part in the 'It's all about me' blog hop over at Sew We Quilt. It's the last day today so if you haven't been following it go and visit as the whole schedule is available there. The creations have been amazing and so different since we all started with the same pattern.

I made 'me' into a folder cover for my projects folder. For some reason I couldn't get into making this pattern up. My day for posting was the 21st and I finally got my act together late on the 19th so  I cut it very fine. However I am pleased with the finished product and it makes my folder very easy to spot among the other folders on the shelf. I took it to work and a couple of colleagues have asked if I will make them one.

I also started my project for the Nancy Drew blog hop which starts on March 6th. The fabric is cute. My project involves cutting the charm squares into quarters and I also needed white patches. It is almost finished which means for once I'm well ahead. Just need to check what day I have to post on. Sorry no more sneaky peeks until the hop.

I picked up a piece of cross stitch my son had started many years ago and I hope to have it finished in the next few day. I'm counting it as a NewFo because it is new to me.

As you can see from this photo quite a bit of work had already been done on one of the birds. The photo below was taken a few days ago and I have added a couple of leaves and quite a lot of the second bird. The piece has moved on from this picture but I didn't want to take another photo until it is all finished.

I also started another knitting piece, this time making a baby blanket using some of the baby wool I was given. I've got another 12 rows to knit and then sew in all the ends (not one of my favourite jobs). The basket weave pattern knits up very quickly.

I had to put the knitting on the floor to take the picture and Scamp thought he'd like to join in. He loves sitting on my lap while I'm knitting this as the yarns is so soft but very warm. It's not a problem as everything gets washed before being sent off to its new owner. This blanket will go to Project Linus.

This month I have also done the 'enabling'  works for the new projects to start next month or in April. I have now got all the fabric I need for the top of my Double Wedding Ring quilt  and I am copying the templates for the arcs. I have decided to make a swoon quilt for my friend and I have got the pattern for that but still need to decide on fabrics and I have drawn out the patterns for the items I want to stitch for the 'Stitch me up' blog hop.

On the 8th March I am taking part in the beat the winter blues Blog hop party at Quilting gallery. The button is on the side bar. This party involves give aways.

Connie from Freemotion by the river is also having a give away of two different fat quarter bundles of Pleasant Summer House by Heather Mulder Peterson. The fabric is gorgeous so pop over and take a look and get a chance to win. The give away closes on March 5th.


  1. Love your "It's All About Me" piece! I too enjoy knitting - great looking blanket for Project Linus. ~Jeanne

  2. Your photo of scamp is adorable as the Project Linus project! Cute project folder!

  3. I love your mini me. That's a pretty little cross stitch piece, and your doggy and knitting are adorable. Thanks for linking up this morning, Lyndsey.

  4. Your new folder is really cute.

  5. Awww He's so cute. That was a fun blog hop to watch folks do, and I really loved Nancy Drew while I was growing up! I finally figured out that's the reason I always thought 17 was the end-all-be-all best age to turn. ;D

  6. Love the start of the Nancy Drew - and stitching of any kind with a furry friend is always rewarding.

  7. The picture of Scamp is so cute. He looks like a great project inspector. I like the stitch you are using, it has a great textured look.

  8. Your cross stitch is lovely! I like your little helper. They always make sure your projects don't run away! :) The blanket looks really soft and soothing.

  9. The blanket and your knitting friend are just to cute!

  10. Love your folder and your embroidery!