Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all, lets hope this is a happy healthy year for everyone.

I thought I would share a few of the things that I have been busy making through this first year of "My Blog".

I finished this in March.   I had been saving the fabrics, which were a gift, for ages, then saw this pattern and decided that this was what the fabrics had been waiting for .....

The next project took a bit more work to just get the pattern, but once I had that in my hot little hand I spent a few happy hours making it....

Still a favourite of mine

May time brought an internet friend over from America,  it was such fun meeting up with her and some of her family.  We took time out to visit Blenheim Palace and what a wonderful day we had..

Dee  and  Me    

I had a little time to play at making my own pattern, and felt very proud that it turned out so well that I decided to try to make it into the button for my blog.  Making the button took a few days to get my head around,  but I got there in the end 

Meet the button
 June saw the completion of my Birdie Block Quilt.  I followed Little Miss Shabby's block a month 

My friend then asked if I would like to make up this little gem........she had no time, so decided to sew by proxy....

Cute don't you think?

I then joined one of the 'flickr' swaps.  I made this for my partner who had mentioned that she loved owls and fresh coloured fabrics..... girl after my own heart.

Dancing Ribbons was the next on my list to make.  

This one is for me
One of the other swaps I joined on flickr was a Round Robin, where we started by making a block which could be any size from 12" square to 36" square.  Mine started as a 15" square and I thought when everyone had added their round I would get back a lap size quilt, well - that was the plan!  As my quilt toured the world it became very obvious that when it returned home it was going to be a bit bigger than lap size.  In fact when it did get home, I decided it was going to fit the double bed in my spare room :
After.. looks great don't you think?
Remember the friend that "sews by proxy"?  This was the next project she would like to have made, but again no time,  so, sew jo stepped in and had fun re jigging the pattern (the original was made with a layer cake, and I only had a charm pack, so its much smaller) and ended up with a lap quilt, just what I wanted!

There have been many more things being made in my little room, but I don't want to bore you, so I will just finish off with this little man that was completed just in time..

Two men actually 

Hope you all had a great holiday and happy sewing in 2013.


  1. You have had a very busy year Jo, I am sure that you will find time for a few exciting projects this year too.

    Happy New Year from your "proxy" friend!! (PS Thank you! I have had such satisfaction from all of our ooops your finishes):)))

  2. Awwwww....getting to hang with you and Mr. D was a highlight in our year too!

  3. Congratulations on all YOUR finished items Jo. All you need to do now is buy a calendar!!!(haha)x

  4. What a wonderful display of exciting projects. Plus all the other things you have done. What a busy year and I am sure you are ready to start another year with more projects.Or have your started ??????