Saturday 31 August 2013

August Finishes and NewFO

This month has been a bit of a whirl wind month due to our two week camping trip with our Guide unit in Switzerland. We got back yesterday and have still got to collect our camping kit and get the tents dry as it decided to rain overnight on Thursday. Because I knew it was going to be busy I only set myself a few goals this month. So here is my round up of what I achieved which I am linking with Melissa at Sew Bittersweet Designs for @A lovely year of finishes' linky party and with Barbara at Cat Patches for her NewFO linky party.

I set myself 4 goals this month. First one was to finish my swoon quilt top. I have now decided to call this Happy Anniversary. Yippee I actually finished this top and I am so pleased with how it looks.

I took the top outside to get a better picture  but this was the best I could do as it was fairly windy. Now all I've got to do is decide how I'm going to quilt it and what fabric to use for the back. I have had some very helpful comments from my followers and will be making my decisions soon.

My second goal was to finish my Hexie Queen project. For this I made a hexagonal table topper to sit under my fruit bowl. The topper is called fruit bowl and I love the fruit fabrics I used to make it. I had to take this to Switzerland with me as I hadn't finished sewing on the binding. This was my NewFO for the month. 

My third goal was to work on my 'It's a dogs life' embroidery. I haven't touched this at all this month. I decided not to take this with me as I didn't want it getting dirty or worse still lost.

My final goal was to work on my 'Votes for Women' BOW as I am rather behind. Unfortunately I didn't get to make any of the blocks. Still I should be able to catch up over September.

I did finish one of my June NewFO's. I'm very pleased with this bag and intend making another one.

Not a great month for sewing but at least I finished the quilt top. Now I need to think about my September plans and some time this year I want to start on my own anniversary quilt. I have all the fabric I need, I just need to get my act together.

Use the links in the top paragraph or the buttons in the side bar to visit the linky parties and see what everyone has been up to. I'm off to stroke some fabric and dream of what I will sew this month. I'm not going to do anything tonight as I know I will make lots of mistakes but I will be fully rested by Monday and will be eager to get back to my sewing machine. 



  1. Love your Star Surround, beautiful! Oh, I have that bag pattern somewheres, how sweet. I think you had a great month.

  2. That grey is a beautiful neutral color!

  3. I think you did great to get all that accomplished with your busy schedule. And all projects are so pretty. Anxious to see how you quilt the Anniversary quilt.

  4. Wow! You did have a busy month! Welcome home and well done!

  5. You had a very busy month. I love the "dog's life" quilt. That's the dog's answer to Love Me, Love My Cat. Very cute.

  6. I love your fruit bowl table runner - very sweet!

  7. Nice projects! I have admired Barbara's redwork cat quilt and love the dog one you've posted! Guess I need to get one of each!

  8. LOVE the colors you used in your Swoon quilt. Very very cool.