I had my first finish of the year actually on New Year’s Day, the Garden Tiger Moth needlepoint.
It’s now been made up into a little pillow and sitting on the settle with the others quite happily.
With the lovely news of friends expecting a baby I went into baby blanket mode. Not knowing the sex I chose some really soft and neutral grey, white and pale yellow colours for a ripple blanket. It’s coming along quite nicely!
There’s ages until the baby is due but there’s nothing like striking while the urge takes you! Makes a change from skidding over the finishing line.
I’m not sure what I’m making next so in the mean time I thought I would do some more on the Kraken bag. According to Instagram it is actually a whole year tomorrow since I last did anything to it!! That is terrible! It’s been sitting blocking space on my desk that whole time.
I found I had cut the backing marginally short, well it is actually the exact size but with stitch pulling it will be smaller when finished. I decided to cut it into two halves so I can gusset the bottom and it won’t notice. The moment I did that I found this antique button for the back centre which fits in absolutely perfectly.
I’m going to try to keep track of what I have been making this year so I’ve made up a table in Word with the items and the parts it involves so I can see how far along I am on each project. I have lists. Lots of lists. Lists don’t actually show the progress. They also include lots of UFOs and they look very scary. At the moment I’m keeping the table to just things I currently have ‘live’ as it were. If I add the UFOs it would be too long and look very daunting. Besides, who says some of those UFOs will ever see the light of day again?
So here’s the chart, quite small and workable and in no way as daunting as a looooong list
Blue is completed and the finished ones will drop to the bottom which gives me hope of actually getting on and finishing some bits!
Have a great week!