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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Monday, July 5, 2010

knock a couple off the UFO list!

Yay!! I had a productive weekend.  After getting my 4x6er's postcards done last week, I have now managed to finish off what I believe is my oldest UFO.  I started these placemats at least 6 years ago after taking a Seminole piecing class.  They languished until a few weeks ago when I pulled them out and quilted them, and now this weekend I finished the binding on them. 

Then, as I just had a bit of the blue floral leftover, I pulled out a little stitchery I did last summer, and bordered it with it to make a matching little wall "plaque".
I think the two will go in my giving box so I have an easy housewarming type present available.
Placemats and wall "plaque"

Yesterday morning I received an email from Victoria of Bumble Beans Inc and Say Cheese fame, asking how my self portrait was coming along - had I ever finished it?  Well it was just the kick in the butt gentle nudge I needed, and I'm happy to say that yesterday I bordered, quilted and almost finished binding the little bugger, and now I just have a little bit of the binding left to sew down, which I'm about to take out into the sunshine to finish off!  Can I say "done!"?
Now to figure out what closet this is going to take up residence in!

Hope you had a happy productive weekend of sewing!


SheilaC said...

You've been busy!

That self portrait is cool :)


Beth said...

Nice placemats and litte wallhanging. Want to come to my house. LOL
Your self portrait is really cool. you should hang it somewhere not stash it in a closet.
Can't wait to see what comes next!

a good yarn said...

You must feel quite chuffed to have these projects completed. The wallhanging is super! Ann :-)

a good yarn said...

You must feel quite chuffed to have these projects completed. The wallhanging is super! Ann :-)

Unknown said...

I love the placemats...they turned out really pretty and what a great idea for housewarming gift...someone will love them....
Dont you dare put that portrait in a closet...get a mat and a frame and hang it up! it turned out so fun.....