Saturday, 31 May 2014

May review

It's the end of the month (already?  Who has been stealing the days from my month?), so time to look back at what I got accomplished, or not.

Needlequest - the challenge this month was blackwork.

I started, or rather restarted my Save the Stitches sampler.  I have actually got quite a bit further than this photo (blog post coming up soon), so I'm declaring this a success.  


Sew Kitschy paper piecing bom 

Arghh!  What is wrong with me?  I love paper piecing and I love Kristy's designs, this  food mixer was destined to be a trivet - alas, it didn't happen.


2014 FAL 

A quick reminder of what's on the Follow Along List:

1. Chair cushions for dining room - finished in April, see my post here

2. Finish the latch hook - not a single piece of wool put in this month.. better getting moving

Edited to add: Please, please, please, please do NOT refer to this as a "Union Jack" in my earshot.  It is NOT a Union Jack.  I have NO plans to take this on a ship and hang it from the mast.  This is a major bugbear for me.  It's called the Union Flag.  It is only a Union Jack on a ship

3. Silhouettes x stitch - done!  See my blog post here

4. Jacob's quilt - done!!  yay!

5. Mosaic tray.  Ermm... not yet... 


Something Old, Something New

"Old" - This was to finish the Silhouettes cross stitch - done!

"New" - I started my Bluebird Park quilt - see below


Something New for 2014

I had a go at curved piecing...

...and completely failed.  You can have a laugh at my expense here.

I also made my first beaded bead.


A Lovely Year of Finishes

For this month's challenge, I wanted to chose a design and make my first 6 blocks of my Bluebird Park quilt.  I made 8 blocks, but still haven't chosen an overall quilt design.  I'm making it up as I go along!  See my post here.


Craft Book Sew along

I made projects from, and reviewed Adding Layers and The Art of the Beaded Bead.


Rainbow Scrap Challenge

This month was green.  I did a Jelly Roll Race styple panel and made it into a scrap bucket.  


Smalls SAL

I made a Harry to go along with Mr Colin.


Sampler Along

I'm dropping out of this one.  I just don't have the time.

So that's a total of 12 projects for 13 goals, bloody good going!

Related Posts

May goals

April review
April goals
March review
March goals
February review 1
February review 2
February review 3
February goals
January review


Sarah in Stitches said...

Yay! Great job this month, Wendy! :D

Rachel said...

That beaded bead looks intriguing - and what a successful month!

JoJo said...

I was thinking maybe you could add another row to the bottom of the second bun so that he'd be on the same row as the other? And add a row to the first bunny's ears?

Michele said...

Hi Wendy! Jacob's quilt looks amazing! I love the latch hook too! You have lots of great projects going on.

Michele said...

Hi Wendy! Jacob's quilt looks amazing! I love the latch hook too! You have lots of great projects going on.

Sandra :) said...

You got Jacob's quilt done - I'd say that whatever your goals were, that was a good one to complete!

Jane Galley said...

A very good month, I can't wait to see what's on the list for June

margaret said...

you have certainly achieved a great deal this month, some lovely pieces and so many different talents you have shared with us

Jo Ferguson said...

It seems that May has been a crazy month for a lot of us. You've still managed to stitch your way through some beautiful pieces. I'm looking forward to seeing how you arrange the blocks in the Bluebird Park quilt. I love the colours.

Rhona said...

Good going....I'd say great going!!! We all need a few extra hours in each day to be able to accomplish all that we want :)

Joy McD said...

Wow! Very well done!!! You have been so busy and the projects are a lovely variety of yumminess! xxx

Ella and Nesta said...

Wow! You've managed to get so much done! Jacob's looks really good.

A Nudge said...

Wow you got a lot done! Love your projects - especially Jacob's quilt.

Kate said...

Lots of beautiful and fun projects!