If you wish to join please email us your details and we will send an invite if we have space to, if no space available we will add your name to our waiting list and we will email you to join us as soon as a spot is available.

Thanks Dawn and Wendy
x


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Take two....

Well, I don't know about you, ladies but I didn't achieve my goals of UFO finishes for 2011, and after talking to Dawn, she didn't either so........

we've decided to keep our blog running this year to see how we go!    Let's just say last year was a warm up, a trial run, so to speak and this year we'll 'take two'!!!! 

With that in mind, we will need to begin with a new blog button for 2012 won't we???

Here it is for you to copy and paste onto your sidebars with a link back to our SEW IT'S FINISHED blog for others to come and look at your amazing finishes, which is sure to inspire them to achieve what you lot have this past twelve months!


Remember, even ONE ufo finished is one less than you had before, so don't be hard on yourselves if you didn't reach your target.

I've started already, with one UFO that was begun in 2010 and has been sitting there, at the safety pin stage for most of last year, ready to be machine quilted.  I'm quite proud of myself as the quilting has begun and I figure it will be finished by next week if I keep plodding along!!!

We have another member to our blog too......welcome Kathleen from Rose Prairie Quilts .  I'm sure we'll be seeing a few finishes from her in  2012, along with all of us! *wink wink*

Motivation is a huge encouragement on our blog.....you ladies are fantastic at motivating each other so it got me thinking about a 'blog motto'.... Now I know this is pretty bad, but there are not too many words that rhyme with 'twelve' so, here goes......
Our blog motto should could be........

Let's delve, not shelve in two thousand and twelve!


....told ya so!!!!  Let me know what you think?!

Looking forward to seeing many more completed UFO's in twenty twelve...

Sew Many Hugs,



39 comments:

Fiona said...

haha... great motto Wendy.... wellcome Kathleen .... lets get a start on our delving....
Hugz

Maria said...

I agree good motto Wendy and I hope to do more delving and less shelving.
I am sure you will Fi.You are great motivator for us.

Wee Little Birds said...

Love the motto. I have pledged to finish many UFOs this year. Have them organized in drawers for quilts and a basket smaller item next to the sewing table. Finish #1 is well under way.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Talk about UFO's - I joined and didn't even list them- that is a UFO in itself " how embarrasment" LOL
Promise to do better and will list the little sods very soon.:)

Serenata said...

Would love to join in as this is on my list of challenges to do this year...finish all my UFO's!

miss~nance said...

Love the new motto and have updated the button on my blog.

Blessings

Gail

Stitchin' time said...

My UFO's are still listed on my blog patiently waiting for my attention. I like the motto as I've been delving and found some smaller projects that also need completion.
Cheers,
Robyn

Wanda said...

I've started my list on my blog and started sewing already. Hope to have more than 4 this year.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Narelle said...

I'm more than happy to 'delve' instead of 'shelve' :)

Kaye R said...

I would love to be a part of UFO 2012. I have a list of some of my UFO' s on my blog, I am ashamed to say they are not all listed, it would be great to have support and seeing others finish would be great to be apart of.

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

I just found your lovely blog and wanted to pop in and say hello! Happy New Year! God bless, Jennifer

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Can I come and play too?
I have some UFOs that I really want to finish ;-)

Marilyn said...

Ahh Wendy and Dawn, I am soooo pleased you are continuing this blog. I was checking my list, and although I finished a number of UFOs from years past, I didnt achieve much on my priority list. Hopefully this year will see a few of them done.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

That's a fun motto. I have been shelving too many projects lately. Time to finish them up!

Susan said...

I am pleased to see you continuing this - I have a few things to post & mark off my list - and will get to it as soon as they are on my blog. Thanks Dawn & Wendy and have a great 2012!!

Cindy said...

I just tried to leave you a message, but it wouldn't accept it...sooo, I wanted to say that I love your collage and your inspiring words for the New Year. Happy New Year to you and Happy Creating!!!
XO
Cindy

Susan said...

and PS: I love the new banner - and thanks for including 2 of my projects!!

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Great idea, I just don't know where to start. Perhaps a huge clean up of my sewing area.

Lida said...

Succes with your plans, my first finish is already reached, tonight starting with number two! Bye,
Lida

Serenata said...

Funny, I thought I'd left a comment to say this was very timely and could I also join in please. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

Counte me in, in fact I finished my first UFO for this month already!

Raelene said...

Hi,
Would love to join this group.
Please count me in.

rubyslipperz said...

I'm really exCY-tated about your super-duper motton!! I'm gonna put this up in big/bright letters in my sewing loft...to motivate me for 2012!

Thanks for ALL that you gals do to keep this blog running!! It has really helped me to see others successes. =)

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Stacey said...

Hi, Can I join too? I have a list on my sidebar. I better get quilting. I am gonna put the pedal the to metal this year. I just finished my first UFO yesterday. Whoop Whoop!

Happy Quilting.

Valerie's Creative Studio said...

Love all the work ,the colours are beautiful

daisy and jack said...

Hi there - I'd love to join in this year - I was looking at my (draft) ufo page on my blog last night - I started my UFO list in January 2011 of projects from the years before and didn't manage to finish one item on that list and of course now I have items from last year to add as well - so thought some motivation might help :)

Monika said...

I had 10 UFOs at New Years and have started turning them into WIPs - three are finished now. Would love to be part of this to keep on going, even when my school holidays are over, so that by the end of the year few or none of these UFOs are left. How do I join? THANKS!!!

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Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

I would love to join....I have many unfinished projects to finish and maybe this will motivate me. I like you motto, I've been shelving too much lately.

miss~nance said...

Today I am going to compile my list of UFO's & WIP's and see if I can work out how to put it on my side bar. I also want to prioritsie and make a plan on how to get as many finished as I can. I thought I had around 19 projects but as I was cleaning up my room I kept finding more. It seems as though I am addicted to planning and cutting out projects but not sewing them. I have baggies and baggies of labelled projects waiting to go.

Barb said...

I am with you.....Love it....so let's delve!!

GittaS said...

Yes, yes these UFOs.
I'm also from there and they work.
Greetings Gitta

KimZeee's Sewing Room said...

I have been reading your blog for the last year now & so impressed with what you get finished. I had decide this year I would not buy anything new until I finished what I have started. I have so many UFO I was only writing a list yesterday to see how I could get them finished...including my daughters wedding quilt( she got married last July) I would love to join your group.

Raelene said...

Hi Wendy, Still can't blog on your site :-(
Please refer to this blog link
http://raelenesramblings.blogspot.com/2012/01/wip-sew-it-finished.html
Also first project finished for 2012
Christmas Book Covers
http://raelenesramblings.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-finished-for-2012.html

Carol said...

Wendy I want to join too. I have so many UFO's and I really need to get some of them done this year.

Carol
carolscraftblog.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Hi Wendy, I would love to join! Have soooo many ufo's. Just tell me what do I need to do to join, Thanks Mary

Phyllis said...

Thanks for keeping this up for a while longer. I managed to finishe a couple of things but not all I had hoped.

We'll get there!

Dianne Mitzel said...

I love it, delve, not shelve. I refolded my fabric last week, a sinful amount..I won't live to get it all made up, but I promise, I will get what I've started finished this year..and quit buying fabric...yeah, yeah....

Mary said...

Accountability....This is a good idea. I used to post my UFO's each year to encourage me to work on them. I am always starting new projects without getting the old ones done....especially if they require hand quilting, or applique! I try to finish at least a couple each year. My orange quilt this past year was my happiest finish for the year. I just loved it when it was done....finally.