A very serious Bridget wearing her Christmas dress is contemplating taking a cookie from the tray. Just so you know, she didn't want one and ended up eating a cheese stick instead. Or rather, playing with the cheese stick. I'm not sure how much actually went down.
I have a great many projects for this year, and am listing them in order of priority:
- Finish my son's new bed quilt. When I last posted about it, I was piecing it together. Well I finished the piecing and the unfinished top has been hanging over the upstairs banister ever since. Now it is time for borders, then quilting.
- Finish my Stumpwork Initial that I started at Beating around the Bush back in October 2009. I have actually made some progress on it, and will post about it eventually.
- Remember my Elizabethan Sweet Bag? I actually have another one that is almost completed. I just need to stitch the borders and the cords.
- Finish the Bullion Wrap Dress in time for Easter/Passover. And make a matching jacket for it. If you recall, I was having issues with the fabric wrinkling under the bullions. Most of those are now taken out, ready for rework.
- Organize the sewing room. I started this in September, but work is stalled for a variety of reasons. I need to get this back on track.
Now for those items in no particular order:
- Work the Embroidered Snail, along with all the other little projects I've collected from Thistle Threads.
- As my granddaughter will be graduating to a double bed this year, she will need a new quilt, along with embroidered sheets/pillowcases, an afghan for the winter, and all sorts of things.
- Finish crocheting an afghan in my youngest son's school colors. I started this a few weeks ago to have something to do while watching our new TV.
- Finish my other Beating Around the Bush project, a lovely embroidered blanket which I have yet to post about.
- Stitch some sort of gray cat ornament for my Christmas tree, which has all angel ornaments. When our Labrador Retriever died 9 years ago, I found a black Lab ornament which we hang every year among the angels. All three of my children and my husband reminded me we now need a cat ornament.
- Design and stitch something completely original! This may be a stretch, as I'm a firm believer in stitching from patterns and kits.
- Sew a garment for myself. I really want to get back into garment construction.
And as if all this isn't enough, list all my UFO's and post in a prominent place so I can see what needs to be done. I hope that this will prevent me from buying and starting new projects, but I doubt it.
Whew! I'm tired just writing about all this. I will now get to work, and throw the fabric for the son's quilt into the wash. It's a start!