Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Look back at the January Finishes

I'm doing a quick post while away on my annual girl's scrapbooking trip in Washington.
Here are my finishes and works in progress for the month of January.

  1. I was so happy to finish the drapery panels for #4 son. They were easy but not the fun sewing I like to do. I will be happy when I see them hung in his loft. 
  2. Two more blocks finished for Katy's Swoon-along. Now I have 5 completed of the 9 needed to make this quilt. You can still join the QAL. For information just click the button on my sidebar.
  3. I made and have sent off 15 + and x blocks for a  Flickr swap.
  4. 6 bee blocks sent off to my 3x6 bee. I did a block called Linda's Star. 
  5. I chose my fabrics for the Mouthy Stitches swap. (see sidebar) And finished the pouch.
  6. Started Jeni's BOM half-square triangles. I love the first block. (see sidebar if you want to join)
  7. I also made my first English Paper Pieced block in the Rose Star group on Flickr.
  8. I chose my fabrics for the For the Love of Solids swap. So far I have tons of positive remarks on the color palette from loads of people, all except my partner. Partner oh partner, where are you?
  9. I made two honey cowls. This knitting thing is becoming a fun night time, tv watching project.
  10. And my first quilt finish of the year. The Strawberry Fields quilt for my sweet friend,  Mim, whom I am visiting right now.

Mouthy Stitches swap
My zip pouch for my Mouthy Stitches partner 
While here in Washington I have been working on my digital scrapbook album from a vacation in 2009.
Here are a few of the pages that I completed.
I am doing this album pretty minimalist because it's not easy working on the laptop, the screen is too small to really do a lot.
But, I think we are having more fun talking, eating,  and drinking wine anyway.

I'm linking this post with Lynne and Lee.
Thank you both for doing these monthly link up parties and allowing us to be inspired by so many beautiful creations.
Thanks for stopping by,



Carla said...

So happy to have found your blog! I love your x and + blocks. I plan to start one soon. How many sons do you have? I have 5 and 1 girlie : )

peawink said...

I love your log header!! And that list is inpiring ... I must keep better track of my starts and finishes!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Love your makes - sounds like you are having a fun time away x

ScissorsandThread said...

Wow what a busy month, really like the X and Y blocks and swoon and love the pouch.

Svetlana said...

Wow, you've been BUSY!!! I love all your finishes, they are all so pretty.

Geri said...

It must be weird scrapping after all this time! You should be proud of your January accomplishments--well done Di!

Abby said...

Loving the fabrics you picked for swoon. I started mine for the quilt along out of Hometown but have been buying up Joel Dewberry's line to make blocks like yours. They look wonderful! Strawberry fields is one of my favorite lines - love your quilt!

Katy Cameron said...

Love all your creations from this month, sounds like you're having a great getaway :o)

Sandra Kaye said...

Love the swoon blocks!! Great job!! Hugs

Leanne said...

Such a great month! I hope you are having a great vacation too.

Annabella said...

How did I not manage to comment yesterday? Lovely makes Di and hope you and your girlfriend are having a great time!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Wowza Diane! Your mosaic is beautiful! I love the pouch for your swap partner too. Thanks for sharing.