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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Advent Calendar ready - just on time

Well, I don't know how long an UFO has to be left alone to officially be considered a UFO but I feel this panel was belonging to my long UFO list. I bought it at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham In August to make an Advent Calendar for my daughter - Miss Strawberry Shortcake. I was very good and pieced the top in September, thinking that I would have it finished well on time.
And then because Advent Calendar are not put in use until December, it was left on the side for later. So it was only last week-end that I digged it out from its plastic bag as it had become a WIP (work in progress) to start quilting it. I completed the free motion quilting over 2 days and finally on Wednesday (30 November!) I was able to prepare and stitch the binding during the day to finish hand sewing it before going to bed.
All is well in the end, the Advent Calendar was ready on Thursday morning and full of chocolates on Thursday night when Miss Strawberry Shortcake returned home. Although she can't recognise the numbers yet, she has fully understood the concept and work as a great team with her brother to find their daily chocolates in their respective calendars! This is now my third UFO finished this year, will I be able to squeeze another one before Christmas? Watch this space!
Celine

14 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Celine this is just beautiful - it's going to be treasured for many years I'm sure! blessings, marlene

Fiona said...

very pretty and just in time too!!
Hugz

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is very pretty...great job

Lida said...

Lovely! And no that was not an UFO bur just a WIP, an UFO has not been worked on for more than 6 months! But an AFFO it is and beautifyl to! Greetings
Lida

grandmarockton said...

Beautiful

Susan said...

So pretty - I must get some of our decorations up and fill the advent stockings!!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla

Ariadne said...

amei
seus trabalhos sao maravilhosos
parabens

Ariadne

Wenche said...

What a lovely calendar! You sound just like me :) Thank you for visiting my blog :)

Dee said...

Oh how wonderful to be able to take a UFO and finish it and still like it as much as when you started it and to know your children are part of the process and result...heaven!

Fun With This and That said...

Very nice for work is so nice. Laura

Celine said...

Thanks for the nice comments from around the world ladies. Sometimes, I am so grateful for deadlines (and not just at work) ;-)

Eileen said...

Beautiful Advent calendar.

Chris H said...

You have done a very good job! It's beautiful.