Sunday, January 11, 2009

Week one and off to a good start

I'm finally getting arount to my first post of 2009. Seems like it's been more than a week basically since New Year's. I really enjoyed my 2 weeks off work during the holidays. I finished quilting 3 lap quilts and finished off my Prairie Schooler trio of angels. I mounted them on a black taffeta ribbon. They weren't ready for Christmas 2008 but I'll put them out for next Christmas. That was the last stitching UFO I wanted to get done last year. (excuse the shadows in the picture....)

I started 3 new projects last weekend, - the Peppermint Twist SAL, Beatrix Potter and my Pride & Prejudice Neighborhood. I had so much fun finally working on something new! Here's my progress on my Neighborhood and Peppermint Twist. Haven't take a picture yet of Beatrix but I'm on my 3rd motif for that.


I made a few goals just for January and will see how I do. I haven't touched my French Alphabet Sampler in over a year so that's what I've chosen from the UFO pile to work on for awhile.

1. Pride & Prejudice Neighborhood – finish bottom and left borders, work on tree with Jane & Elizabeth under the branches
2. Beatrix Potter – finish 4 medallions
3. Peppermint Twist – finish Pointsettia block
4. Book quilt – finish Donna’s section, get started on Betty’s chapter 8
5. Complete page 3 of French Alphabet Sampler. Here's where it's at presently:



17 comments:

  1. they all look great Jeanne! I made a bit of progress on my peppermint twist and now have to frog it. GRRRR i miscounted one of the boxes, luckily i was just stitching in that one and realized it before i made another box. whew

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  2. Beautiful stitching! Looks like you are using the exact same border as I am for your Neighbourhood RR. It's from The Drawn Thread's Good Neighbour if I am not mistaken. It's a good start.

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  3. All projects look beautiful! I like your finishing of the PS Angels...very pretty! I'd be tempted to keep them out all year.

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  4. What FUN new projects :) And I absolutely adore those angels!

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  5. The angels are gorgeous Jeanne, congratulations and the rest of your wips are lovely.

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  6. I love the angels - what a wonderful idea!

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  7. Everything looks wonderful--you could leave the angels out all year, they are so gorgeous! Mounting them on a ribbon is a great idea!

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  8. Beautiful stitching! You certainly are off to a great start!

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  9. Wow Jeanne! You have been busy!
    Your PS trio is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful finishing job!!

    And what wonderful new starts. Love all of these patterns! Great progress on each:)

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  10. Oooh I love how you've finished the PS angels. What a wonderful idea and so pretty!

    Your WIPs are looking lovely.

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  11. Wow your wips are great. I love the french sampler. Great projects. xx

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  12. Wow your wips are great. I love the french sampler. Great projects. Oh and those angels are wonderful. xx

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  13. Your WIP pics are wonderful! I love the border for your Neighborhood RR. Great job on your angels!

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  14. If I ever stitch the PS Angels, I'll be mighty tempted to finish them the same as yours. Lovely!! Also, I really like the border you chose for your neighborhood piece. Great progress pics!

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  15. What a fabulous way to finish your angels.
    Love the WIPs too esp. the Peppermint Twist.

    Margaret

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  16. Beautiful finish on your Angels! As Jennifer said, what a wonderful idea. I might have to try it some time :^)

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  17. Jeanne, love your work. What is the name of the PS angels and is the chart still one that is available? I have a sister who would love them? Thanks for sharing with us.

    Deborah

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