… on my UFOs!
Considering how long some of these projects have been unfinished I think they’d be better named:
U F Uh-Ohs!
Oh my goodness, check out when I finished stitching this one! 2008! Eek! And I still haven’t made it into a cushion!
This beautiful sampler was designed by Lynette Anderson O’Rourke. I’ve got the borders… just need to “do it”!
Oh dear… this Santa doll goes back even further! I reckon I started this doll five years ago!
I’ve done a bit of cutting, a bit of piecing and a bit of stuffing.
Here’s the head, legs and boots!
I told a dear friend recently that I’d never pieced a block before… but I have! I’d just forgotten about the little Christmas trees that appear in this Santa’s jacket! Isn’t it a lovely pattern? Click on the pictures to enlarge it if you’d like to see clearer. The pattern is called North Star Santa, designed by Cotton Way. And he’s quite a big fellow, standing at 34ins tall.
Another Lynette Anderson O’Rourke design (I love her work!) Okay so here is one I finished earlier… I made this one for Lizzie and thought while I was making one, I may as well make two! But this one still sits in my drawer! Tut, tut Vik!
Okay, this one isn’t technically a UFO, because I haven’t even started it yet! it’s a USP (un-started project!) But I’ve had the bag of fabrics for (ahem) 9 years!!!! One of the things I love the most about creating from patterns is gathering together all the fabrics, trims and embellishments. When I’ve got the kit all together I refer to them as “job bags”, and I have many of them stored for future USPs!
Here’s the contents of the job bag for “Petulia” by Sparkles n Spirit.
Another UFO… and another doll!
Probably my all-time-favourite doll design by my all-time-favourite designer. “Radical Rachel” by Patti Medaris Culea.
LOL… Poor ole’ Raddy Rache in an un-compromising position! But I couldn’t get all her bits and pieces into the shot without turning her into a gymnast! I stopped with the pattern because I didn’t understand it… but I really must study it again. I just love this doll so much and I can’t wait to get to the stage of drawing her face!
Alrightee… you get the picture… I have quite a few UFOs! But I think the next two are probably the ones I’m most “named and shamed” about – because I published pics of them on my blog almost a year ago now – and their progress is a big fat juicy NIL!
I need to turn this teddy, which is painted on fabric, into a wall hanging. This sweet design is by Luanne Wykes and I found it in Australian Bear Creations Annual Vol.11 no.1.
Last but not least, this gorgeous “Madame la Chat” doll designed by Stephanie Novatski.
She needs a bit of construction work! Why have I procrastinated? She has an elaborate costume and I got sidetracked. Excuses! Excuses!
So now, I am named, shamed and in need of some help… I don’t know where to begin!
So what do you reckon?
What project do you think I should finish first?
Whatever you choose by majority vote, I promise to finish that project before the end of July and have it posted on my blog!
Would you like to join me? Too many projects and don’t know where to start? Why don’t you “spill the beans” too? Let me know if you do! :-)
Until next time – happy stitching! Vikki x