Nothing like digging out an OLD UFO, from 10-12 years ago! I made this top to practice my machine quilting skills. Well, now I'm onto a long arm and need practice again.
|outside and folded|
|close up of quilting|
|Aren't the colors wonderful?|
Some good news and some bad news….which do you want first?
Ok…some good news……
I have the pattern all ready to send out to all of our January finishers, with requirements, cutting instructions, assembly instructions for one of the blocks and the stitchery design to get you going, but…..
some bad news……..
I can’t do the monthly tally nor email it to you until next Wednesday because life’s just getting in the way again and I’m testing your flexibility!!!!! LOL We have to fly to Brisbane tomorrow early, as my son has a procedure on his eye at the hospital tomorrow afternoon. We wont be coming home till next Tuesday evening as they will be checking his progress Tuesday morning….it’ll will give me some mother-son time and some Wendy-stitching-catch-up time too, but that just means you’ll have to wait…..SORRY!!!!!
but still, some good news comes out of any bad…………
it DOES give you a few more days to get your first month finishes in, if you haven’t already done so….We’ll tally up on Wednesday, so if you’ve got your post up of your January finishes before then, you’ll get your Free January BOM block….If you’ve already got January finishes though, and you post about a February finish in that time, don’t worry….you’ll still get counted in February’s finishes so you’ll still get the Free February BOM block at the end of the month!!! Confused????? I hope not!
Just remember….February is a short month, so make sure you’ve got a little finish organised for Feb. so you don’t miss out! *wink*
Sew many hugs
Wendy :O) xox
remember we told you that we had some surprises in store this year??
Well, if you missed out on some of the blocks from our ‘Seasons Of” BOM, you have another way of getting them!
Dawn and I will be releasing the blocks on our blogs each month, under the guise of…..
Being Australia Day yesterday, we thought we’d release the first block (the summer one, at the beach), and seeing as it was one I designed, it will be on my block HERE.
Next month it will be Dawn’s block, so you’ll find it on her blog and we’ll be releasing each block on the 10TH OF EACH MONTH…..don’t worry if you don’t remember…we’ll remind you!
So grab the button, add it to your sidebar to remind you…and to let others know, and stitch along…we can’t wait to see your finished versions.
Mine’s still at flimsy stage…..well, I’ve sandwiched it and it’s ready for quilting but that’s where it sits at the moment, but I can show you what it will ‘sort of’ look like finished!
That will give some of you girls a UFO to go on with, especially those of you who only have a ‘couple’ of UFOs and don’t know how you’ll keep going all year!!!! (giggling under my breath!!) After all, this is a BOM from LAST year, so I think it should qualify, don’t you???
Now, our BOM for 2013 will follow the same routine as ‘Seasons Of..” did last year.
So, housekeeping first……
to get a block, you must have finished at least one of your UFO’s for the month and posted about it on our blog by the last day of the month.
after the count of finishes has been tallied for month, Dawn and I will send you a copy of the block of the month for that month. A new month, a new block, so we continue all year around. If you miss a month of UFOing, you miss that month’s block….so it’s a good idea to plan your finishes so you can get each month’s blocks. In December, you will receive the finishing instructions with the last block.
Now, I guess you want some more info as to what it is you’ll be getting????
Well……..this year our BOM is a pieced and stitchery only BOM (no applique) called “A Year Full of Blooms”…..each month will be a stitchery block of the birth flower of the month….now I know, after much research, that birth flowers vary from country to country so I’ve gone with the consensus.
Here’s a sneaky peek….
I’ve used Little Black Dress, by Moda for my fabric…just love it! I hope you enjoy it too!
Sew….go forth and sew many hugs, let’s reach for the stars in 2013!
500 finishes for 2013
Count to date: (30/4/2013)