Sunday, 30 December 2012

SKoW progress @ 2012 EOY


Although I wish I could be “standing up there” with all the diligent ladies who’ve finished their SKoW quilt to at least their top, I am unfortunately *not* going to be one of them.  This past year has been an insane rollercoaster of heath issues, emotional fragility at times (aka apathy &/or depression), and a host of family and personal issues … leaving me lacking in the having-finished-my-SKoW-quilt department, despite my desire to have it completed.

At last update (beginning of November), I had … 

  • 7 blocks completed,
  • 7 prepped for needleturn,
  • the rest of the blocks’ background fabrics cut out along with their corresponding pieces of pellon,
  • and all my pattern templates & guides prepared for use.


Since then, I have been able to complete the needleturn on all prepped blocks, and finish the stitchery for five of these … with two (the ‘presents’ and ‘sun’ blocks) to complete.
** The stitching on the "hot chocolate block" is finished ... just a hiding in the shot! 
I am currently down in Adelaide for a couple of weeks holiday with my mum’s parents, so I am a touch restricted on the amount that I was able to bring down to work on while here … especially since I’ve started back in with my uni over this past month, with an assessment due yesterday (done), and an another (1500wd essay) due Friday coming … so I’ve had to be realistic on what I might be able to can achieve while down here.

As I have the full third & fourth rows to work on (plus one on either end row … sweet things pavlova, and chair wine & cheese), I decided to go with those in the third row (house, “gardening” flower garden, tree to sit under, and rainbow) and the ‘shoes’ block.  As I only had a half hour to collect everything together, I have also only gathered up the background pieces (already cut), and a collection of fabric choices (separated in little baggies) in addition to my small cutting mat, 14in ruler, rounds of threads and pencil case of cutters & pens.




I am determined to, at the very least, have the basic pieces on the blocks, and the needleturn begun … Dawn, can you guess what I’ll be working on @ the sewing group next Tuesday?!!! LOL!

I am determined that this will be my first “big” finish this coming year - and preferably in January … though, realistically probably in mid-February.

I am looking forward to seeing what Chooky has decided to select for the coming SAL.  I’m sure it will be perfect - and that I’ll probably join in ‘sidecar-style’ *wink* once this one is finished.  Thankyou Chooky for *ALL* you've done to encourage us along this project ... and thank you for deciding to continue the SAL - it really is inspiring to see everyones progress!!



6 comments:

Dawn said...

so can't wait to catch up don't forget Wed this week too...
Hugs Dawn x x x

Josie said...

Your SKoW blocks are looking fab! It's a beautiful project. Wow! I was just reading your last post too... you have some awesome projects on your 'to do' list for 2013! Have you found a supply of Kryptonite by any chance? If you have can you send some my way! ;o)

Chookyblue...... said...

just keep working away and you will get this finished and be so pleased with yourself once you do.........

Patchwork and Play said...

Don't be hard on yourself Larrissa- you do incredibly well for someone with your commitments! Your blocks look lovely! And remember...it's not a race! Enjoy the journey!

Narelle said...

Stitch by stitch it will grow :)
Keep up the good progress and I look forward to seeing your finish.

Susie said...

I think your blocks look fabulous. small and steady progress is my motto. A little stitch here and there. Its the only way I manage to do it too (but still got a while to go on my quilt too!). Have a nice break in Adelaide (with your books!)

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