Tackling some PASSES

Thursday, April 8, 2010
I managed to finish a quilt this week.  I confess it had been cut out and half sewn for quite a long time.  It had virtually become one of my PASSES - Project at a Stand Still!  It is such pretty fabric - I'm not sure why I stalled on it - probably because I hadn't worked out what I was going to do on the feature blocks.  Anyway, it is now a lovely lap quilt, has been quilted and is all finished.  Instead of a binding, it has a rather unique border, but I've submitted it to a magazine, so can only show you a sneak peak for now!

I had enough fabric over for my next Baseco bag which I am making for myself this time.  While I had all the fabric, cutter, rulers, board etc out, I decided I would also cut out some strips for a little fabric scrap basket that I wanted to make.  An hour or so later, and voila:

It's so much prettier sitting on my sewing cabinet than the big rubbish basket on the floor! 

I'm stitching the embroidery for my Baseco bag at night in front of the tele, so today I was ready to tackle some machine sewing during the daylight hours.  I'm rather proud of myself for not starting something new - even though a project was screaming out: "Start me!  Start me!".  I decided I really should tackle some of my PASSES.  There are so many bits and pieces at a "Stand Still".  It took an hour or two to collect them from lots of nooks and crannies into one place.  And I had a brainwave in the early hours of this morning as to what I could do with lots of lovely cross stitches that have been sitting around patiently waiting to be displayed ...

Quite a few of them are going to be turned into Calendars!  This first one is a Rabbit Ears Orchid which I photographed in one of our gorgeous Conservation Parks.  The photo was then put through our cross stitch converter software.  So, another PASS hits the dust and another present goes in the box.

And I've already started work on another PASS.  I wonder how many I will get done before the two Jelly Rolls I have ordered arrive.  I can't imagine me working on PASSES with new Jelly Rolls sitting in the cupboard!!!  That would require just too much discipline!

Happy Stitching!