Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Big Winter Stitching List & Link-Up!

Hi and welcome! I hope you've come ready with list in hand? Yes? So, let's get to it and get linking up.

FairyFace Designs


I suppose I should set a good example, yes? Well, whether good or bad, here's my list, in no particular order:

1. Finish the quilt for my friend A's baby girl E. I've already started with this one, using lovely pink, red and aqua fabrics and can't wait to get it done!



2. Quilt for my son D. This is a carry over from my Summer list and I really need to do it before Christmas for him. He is obsessed with trains so it shall be a train themed quilt!

3. Yellow and white baby quilt. This is for another friend F's mother and all the fabrics ordered arrived this week.

4. Christmas Table Runner Swap - can't wait to get stuck into this one



 Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap 2011




5. Finish my Skittles quilt - the top is done, needs to be quilted and bound


6. Finish my Tumbling Blocks baby quilt and sell it!


7. This is a maybe! If there is a 2nd round of the Solids Swap I definitely want to take part so fingers crossed for another round in the new year.

8. Make a quilt for my lovely hubbie who insisted I put that in my list! He wants something with trees and mountains. Ideas anyone?

9. Finish the curtains for our bedroom before aforementioned hubbie moves into the spare room in protest at the "waste" of all his (read: our joint) efforts wallpapering (and to be fair, his super painting job).



10. Make a quilt using the Ruby layer cake I just bought to go on the 2nd sofa in the living room.

11. Finish the cardi I am knitting for myself



12. Finish the scarf I'm knitting since last year

13. Crochet a granny square blanket - something like one of these:

                                                        Source: thehandmadehomemaker.blogspot.com via Sarah on Pinterest


14. Make another skirt for myself using the lovely fabric I bought on sale earlier in the year


15. Write some tutorials for my blog! There are 2 or 3 things I've made that could easily translate into tutes - like these:




16. Crochet a wrap for myself to match this skirt I made last year I have the pefect pattern, and the yarn. I just need to do it!


17. Make an engagement gift for my good friend R - I'm thinking a super modern stylish table runner

18. Quilt for another friend A in the New Year. No ideas on this one yet.
 
19. Make a quilt using my Little Apples FE bundle


20. Continue following along Cindy's Free Motion Friday and improving my FMQ skills:


21. Keep up with Sew Bee Blissful and figure out what I want to do for my month as Queen Bee in February.

22. Make some long overdue handbags for some friends.

So, that's my ginormous list! Pretty impressive right? Well, it would be if I was to actually get it done! But, it's good to aim high, isn't it? That's what I was always taught :-) If I even get half of this done I will be delighted!

I can't wait to see what you're planning to get done :-) I forgot to mention on Monday but I have a little incentive - I'll do a little giveaway at the end for someone who takes part from start to finish with a little handmade goodie by me as the prize. So, get linking!

33 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

22!? I only have 20 on paper - need to think of more before I post tonight!!
Great list!

Judith, Belfast said...

Gordon Bennett Sarah, that's a tall order! Despite all my friends taking part, I'm not going to write a list because I know I will faint & no-one's on hand to scrape me off the floor! Good luck! Jxo

susan said...

Good grief, are you mad?! I kept my list small deliberately knowing it would get added to and changed over time. I guess I am not nearly as ambitious as you! But it all looks so good, so good luck!

Trudi said...

And I thought I was the only mad woman! Aim high indeed, we'll just have to giddy each other along!

pippablue said...

Geez that's an ambitious list! You'll put us all to shame! I must the last FTLOS and would love to do it if it came up again, will you let me know if it does, I always seem to be missing swaps!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am super excited about your tutorials. I ended up having to update my list directly after writing it. LOL

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

22?! Woah there over-achiever!! Mine only has 10 (although some of them are grouped, so after counting them up there are 25 individual tasks)... Suddenly a little more worried!

Archie the wonder dog said...

22?!! Not sure I can beat that, in fact I'm sure I can't! Good luck!

Manda said...

Wow that is a long list!! Good Luck with it! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oh tutorials, yes please!! I adore those tumbling blocks and I can't wait to see your Granny blanket :)

Laura said...

I'm so reassured that someone else has a list as long as mine! I only dared write down Oct-Dec, as the whole thing made me look slightly nuts. Maybe I should revise that idea, as getting it all written out and photographed might help me keep it all straight in my head :)

Your Little Apples FE wheel looks so gorgeous. I got myself just 2 FQ the other day and want to find something special to do with them. Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh girl that is a giant list but I can't wait to see you get through it all and see those lovely finishes. I love that cardi you are doing for yourself and if you make that granny square quilt, that just might entice me to learn to crochet- I love the look of it!
xo

Svetlana said...

What a list!!! You are working on lots of wonderful projects. I love the Skittles quilt. Looking forward to your new tutorials.

Helen said...

Don't forget me and my Little Russian Princess :-)

Cindy said...

I can't wait to see you move through this list. You have a fantastic plan!

I want to join in too! I have my list nearly finished, but just can't link up today. Saturday OK?

CityHouseStudio said...

Wow, Sarah!
My list doesn't seem so long, after reading yours!
You have so many wonderful ideas, good luck!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Your list is as long as mine!!! i didn't realise I could put on my five other quilts that I need to finish too! I tried to put the button up but it didn't work for me...what am I doing wrong?

Katy Cameron said...

Oh good, a list as silly long as mine. Though you may get the over-achiever award for adding all the pics ;o) I have added a tab to my blog for this going forward, and I may get round to adding pics there this weekend. After I've struck 3 things off that list ;o)

Miranda said...

Wow, that is a long list. I haven't made mine yet but I sure hope that it isn't that long.. Good luck!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Beautiful projects and fabrics! Looking foward to those tutorials! Fun!

Laura said...

MORE discrimination against southern hemisphere quilters!!! I was just looking forward to the end of "Fall" when this popped up! Boo!!!! (just joking but really you people, it's summer coming up for half the world!)

Shocking Hocking said...

holy cow - i thought my list was ambitious!!

Karen said...

Yikes! That is one major list! If you have time perhaps you can help finish my want to/to do? Lovely idea putting this together!

Carissa said...

Yay! I LOVE your list! thanks for organizing this .. made my list and I'm off to get started on it :-)

Wendy said...

Wow, that is one enormous list!! I really want to join in, but I don't think I'll get my list finished until after the weekend as I want to go through some patterns first... will that be too late to link up?

sydthewyd said...

Wow... that's enormous! This isn't all to have done by Christmas is it?! If so, you are putting us all to shame (well, me at least!)

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I'm in and my list intimidates me! I'm not sure I can get it all done, but I'm sure gonna try. Thank you so much for hosting!

beecee said...

I have taken stock and came up with a short list of projects already underway. It is going to have to be along winter if I am to finish them though! ( it snowed in NY today) Not fair - it in't even Halloween yet!

memmens said...

Just linked up - didn't mean to leave it till the last minute but life (and soft book commissions!) got in the way!
I'm feeling organised and inspired - thanks

Julie said...

Love to see all the lists of folks! Just linked up.

Alli said...

Thanks for hosting this again! I had fun with the summer list. :)

tusen said...

And I'm too late :(
Still, happy sewing :)

SewHappyGeek said...

OOPS! I didn't actually look at the bottom of the list and went ahead and posted my Winter Stitching plans. Oh well, hopefully no one will notice!