Thursday, 2 February 2012

2012 Projects

I am determined not to slow down this year, and already have two completed projects to show you.
I have finished Loose Feathers from Blackbird Designs and picked it up from the framers yesterday - very pleased with the end result, and maybe will put some small handles on the sides of the frame so it can be used as a tray as we are running out of wall space! - meanwhile it is propped up in the window looking lovely until I decide:
Some time ago I decided that a patchwork door curtain would look good over our kitchen door, so I had fun picking out novelty fabrics from my stash and making it - however, it has sat in my studio since before Christmas as I am no good at putting it altogether with the lining, inter-lining etc., so I found a lovely lady in Tavistock who was happy to do this bit for me - and I picked that up yesterday too. We found a curtain rod with finials in the workshop so Rod put that up, and now we have a door curtain, just in time for this bitterly cold weather - it looks fantastic - should have done it years ago!

So a good start to 2012 - have taken "Gingerbread Cottage" (Country Cottage Needleworks) to be framed, and I am now busy cross-stitching a sweet Noah's Ark sampler for one of the new babies - plus have two baby quilts to make for expected babies, and then I will move on to one of several UFO's which are lurking in my Studio - I am determined to finish these off before I start something new - I wonder how long that resolution will last?  Watch this space!


  1. I love your framed BBD! It looks great! Very nice job on the curtain--the fabrics you chose are fun!

  2. Your BBD piece looks fabulous!! The frame is perfect.
    The door quilt is wonderful too. I will try and send some warmer weather your way. All the plants and trees here are very confused.

  3. BBD and the frame you chose looks fantastic. I love your patchwork curtain. Interlining makes a big difference with blocking out drafts and I always think that the material looks nicer with the interling behind.

    Wishing you a good weekend xxx