Monday, 9 June 2014

In progress

I am crap at progress posts.  Really, really crap at them.  I never post them.  Must try harder.

Remember this?


Yes, that's right, it's my Union FLAG rug.  It's on my  2014 FAL list, and also is this month's Something Old, Something New goal.  I want it finished.  


Not doing so badly so far!  The random bits of wool aren't so random.  I marked them out every 10x10 stitches to give me something to mark my progress.  There were 52 squares to fill.  Now there are 33.  

Speaking of the  2014 FAL.  I actually have very little to nominate for my quarter 3 projects.  I have several WIP needlework projects, but all of them are large and so I'll only want to nominate one or two.  I know that I have a massive list of what I call WIPs, but in reality, most are just kits, or supplies I've bought for particular projects.


The solution?  I'm going to start a load of projects!  Yep, start, not finish.  Above are 2 bag kits, a bunny softie pattern, the scraps from the dining chairs to make placemats with, a reindeer kit, a stained glass panel using fusible bias and my Cuzco bundle for making a Stained Glass quilt.


Like the good girl that I am, I got started cutting out the fabric for the stained glass quilt.  Cutting.  Lots of cutting...  Don't hold your breath on any of these projects, it's going to take at least a month to get them all started. Am I crazy??

17 comments:

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great progress on the rug! Can't wait to see your progress on all your new starts :D

Ella and Nesta said...

You're not crazy or we're both crazy! I try not to list what I'm making so I don't scare myself!

moira said...

I am a slow crafter but you make me seem positively glacial! #lovingyourwork

Rachel said...

I like the way you've marked out the union flag to give yourself a sense of your progress. It is much easier to persevere if you can see that it is making a difference!

JoJo said...

The flag looks so awesome!!! What will it be when you are done? A small rug? Pillow? Wall hanging? Mercury is retrograde the rest of this month and it's supposedly not a good time to start new projects, if you believe in that kind of stuff.

Celtic Thistle said...

Of course you are crazy, but we wouldn't have you any other way :)

Sue Daurio said...

LOL I LOVE starting projects. Isn't that the most fun?

Cindy said...

Your UJ is really coming along! I can see the progress even if you can't :)
I too am pretty bad at progress shots. I don't know why that is b/c I love it when people show projects mid-way to finished.

Sandra :) said...

Your Union FLAG rug is coming along nicely - it looks soft and fluffy! I'm happy to start a new project whenever I feel the urge - sometimes even TWO projects - but I haven't ever made a goal to start 7, LOL!

Sasha said...

I love seeing latch hook work! It looks great!

scraphappy said...

Maybe a little crazy, but you can't finish what you don't start. Have fun!

Val Spiers said...

Sorry I am a no reply blogger but I just had to say that I love your idea of starting lots of projects. It is so much fun. Who cares if we ever finish anything!
Valspierssews

Joy said...

You really are funny Wendy, but if you're crazy then so am I and I suspect many others are too when it comes to crafting - so why stress over unfinished projects - do what makes you happy at any given time and enjoy the process! Your union flag is coming on a treat and I'll be looking forward to seeing your stained glass quilt .. .. .. .. in a while! xoJoy

Jane Galley said...

yes, but we love you for it, lol. I shall look forward to seeing them all appear

Christine said...

Not crazy, no. Ambitious.
Great progress on the rug

Stacey @ bakercourt said...

Am loving this rug! It's amazing - and what a LOT OF WORK! I have so many unfinished projects but can't seem to find the energy to get to them... not when there are a zillion new and exciting things to start :) Looking forward to seeing your progress x

Jo Ferguson said...

Starting is good. I like to start projects, too. It's finishing them that I find hard. These all look lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing the stained glass piece and the bunny looks adorable. Have fun cutting!