Thursday, January 06, 2011

Please don't laugh :-)

I plan, I pick projects, I take photos, I make to do lists, and then……..

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………. I end up working on something totally different………. I guess it never happens to you ?? …….or what ?? :-)

This little stitchery from the cute Bareroots book I started before Christmas. It just did not make it into the gift box this year. It is intended for a pin cushion, so it will be done shortly.
It was not on my to do list for the week though…………

P1070336I must admit I was a bit embarrassed by not working on my to do list, so I worked on the kit for the ladybug pin cushion + drawstring bag for a couple of evenings. I changed the mini yo-yos called for in the pattern with black wool felt circles. It turned out cute in the end.
I have later given the pattern to a friend who is making things with her granddaughter. I hope they will enjoy to make ladybugs :-)

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The Christmas Heart table cloth top is done too, tonight :-)
It turned out much bigger than I expected from the beginning, 51" square.
If I use it on my coffee table the corner tips will touch the floor.
What I loved most about this project are the 4 different corner heart stitcheries, which I most certainly will use again in other projects.
I must admit I am not one for mystery BOMs really, as I like to plan more ahead. This one I bought as a kit, and even if it is very coordinated, I am not to happy with the colour balance in the finished top.
One can hardly please all I guess :-) Maybe it helps if I put on a deep red binding ?

Last year I gave up swaps, this year I am cutting back on BOMs.
I am doing the ones that I have going and will keep on having the one from Lappemakeriet - I love the style, the kits and all :-)

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The top is cat approved though :-)

brln1b

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.  ~Arnold H. Glasow

Hanne

15 comments:

LeKaQuilt said...

Heia, er bare innom og titter litt jeg, på alt det flotte du holder på med - og selvfølgelig koseligt å hilse på Pelstrynet, altid trivelig å se henne :o)
Klem fra Hønefoss

Messy Karen said...

i just love your Christmas Heart cloth. and just had to tell you so. perhaps the color balance could be fixed by switching out the white inner space with the more colorful squares. love the stitching squares.

ranette said...

Oh Hanne I end up working on different projects than intended all of the time....lol It's what I call my quilter's ADD! :0)

I the heart table topper is very pretty and yes I do think a red binding will do the trick.

Shannon said...

I agree a red border will help bring out all the red. The might help the flowers on the edge to not look so pink.

May Britt said...

HA HA HA....sorry for laughing, but I do recognize myself. I have already got sidetracked a bit from my focus list. But guess what....we are having fun and then it is allowed.

Med kjæleik til livet said...

Heisan ;)
ein lite tur innom for å ønske deg og dine fortsatt godt nytt år
-- Håpa alt er bra hos dere.

og som vanlig har du mange fine bilder av ting du jobber med ;)
liker --- eg er ikkje så flink, men jobber med saken ;)

smil fra monika

Beverley said...

I think a wide red binding will balance it up beautifully.
Bev in Britain.

Elin said...

Dette var bra! Vi er ikkje maskiner, vi må ha lov å sidetracke litt. Eg ser du har eit poeng med duken. Kanskje han høver best på eit mindre, kvadratisk eller rundt bord?

Solveig said...

Jepp! Det er meg du beskriver!Så jeg ler ikke. En må jo ha en have-to-do-list, men innimellom må en jo bare ty til reserveløsning B; altså en gjør det en vil!
Nydelg duk:o)

Nicola said...

Oh hanne me too - I try to be so good, organising my projects then WHOOOPS - another new pattern jumps out at me and I start something completely different!! I love your tablecloth - guess what - mine is still unfinished hehe!!!

Lori said...

It is hard to follow a list when so many besutiful quilts and projects call us. I love your finishes!

HegeT said...

Jammen har du lov til å "skeie" ut innimellom du også, så strukturert som du er....
Jeg er også god til å lage lister, men klarer aldri å holde meg til de, så egentlig er jeg blitt "spontan" på mine gamle dager...Men klarer "nesten" å gjøre ferdig ting før jeg begynner på noe nytt....

nyttårsklem
HegeT

LuAnn said...

Your Christmas Hearts tablecloth is lovely. I think a dark red binding would be nice. Also love your "mouse" mug rug. And, I sometimes make a blog post and then find something else that looks more fun to work on.....

Sølvi's blog said...

Hm, ser ut som du holdet på å dra forbi meg på juleduken igjen. Kanskje jeg får sette inn en liten innsats på denne i dag.

kreativehaende said...

Hello from Germany,
I made this christmas table cloth, too. However I preferred more red fabrics. I think a red binding would work very well.
kind regards,
Waltraud