|Small display of completed cards|
It has been quite awhile since my last post on this blog and a great deal of activity went on in the Woman's Cave leading up to Christmas with the completion of a number of gifts for family and friends.
|Baby boy pop up card|
With the help of the OWO's iPad, Youtube, and Pinterest tutorials, I have just about mastered five new techniques since the beginning of the new year.
However, yesterday I put away my cardmaking supplies and prepared myself to undertake some stitching. No ordinary stitching. This was the start of my plans for 2016, to complete some of the PiPs/UFOs in my craft stash.
There are a multitude of unfinished/incomplete projects hidden away in the Woman's Cave, so where to start? Couldn't decide, so thought I could make a bit of a "lucky dip" and get my DH to make the choice for me.
|Six drawers of craft|
So the idea of the "lucky dip" was to write a drawer number on small pieces of paper, add a few more pieces with the word "quilt" and a number, and a couple of pieces with "your choice" written on them. They were placed in a small bucket and then I asked my DH to draw out two pieces. He gladly accommodated my request knowing full well that it would mean some of those UFOs/PiPs might finally be completed. Well of course, the first ticket he drew out was for the dreaded Drawer No. 3 and the next was for Drawer No. 6 - no "your choice" for me today!
There are about 12 different projects in that dreaded Drawer 3 - enough to keep me going for the next six months - so here goes - the task begins today!
List of Projects in Drawer 3: ( In no particular order)
1. Sashiko square - 12x12" - Dragonflies
2. Purple Elephant applique wall hanging
3. Redwork Heart - cushion front
4. Candlewick bears x 4
|Candlelight Creations projects|
6. Bareroots, "Written in Thread" wall hanging
7. Mystery Runner from AP&Q magazine
8. Aussie Xmas Swag from Country Threads
9. That Raggedy One "Miracles by Appointment" wall hanging
10. Candlelight Creations embroideries x 4 - 17x17"
11. Grecian Urns - Xstitch blocks from a RR to make ?????
Projects in Drawer 6 are a little less complicated consisting of the unfinished blocks for my "Love Letters Quilt" BOM by Faeries in My Garden. These blocks are embroidered and appliqued with Broderie Perse applique - the latter being the reason this project has not been completed! (This quilt by the way was started in 2007!!!).
|Box of Projects for travelling|
Regardless of location my "stitching journey" begins today. Let us see where it takes us and what can be achieved in 2016.