It's time for a check in of the Winter Stitching project:

I've tried to update my Winter Stitching List tab as I've gone, but let's see where we've got to:

1. 1 commissioned teddy bear - almost completely sewn and ready for jointing and stuffing Done - 04/11

Hoagy 2

Hoagy 1

2. 1 teddy bear for a raffle at GYTBE - marked out on the fur and ready to go  cut out and tacked 09/11
Done - 17/11

Jimney Thistle

3. 1 zippered pouch tutorial for my guest blog post on Sew Happy Geek next week - I have most of the bits, and a plan, just need to make it and take photos 27/10  Done - 23/10

35 Final-Pouch by rowarriorktc

4. Bee blocks for Piece Bee With You for October, November, January, February and March

October is done 23/10

Piece Bee With You October Block

November is done 30/11

Piece Bee With You November Block

Piece Bee With You November Signature Block

January is sketched out and ready to be tackled

5. Bee blocks for Sew Bee Joyful for October, November, January, February and March - I have fabric pulled for October, and a plan, but that's it so far

October is done 31/10

October Sew Bee Joyful Block

November is done 30/11

November Block

Sew Bee Joyful November Signature Block

January is sketched out and ready to tackle

6. Wall hanging for the Table Runner and Wall Hanging swap - fabric is pulled, and wall hanging designed

Done 30/10

Wall Hanging For Swap

Added extra included:

Little Added Extra Coffee Cup Wrap

7. 4 redwork blocks for a special project, aka dad's Christmas pressie - patterns are traced, and fabric and thread bought Stitching is under way

Done 22/12

Dad's Wall Hanging

8. 2-4 cushion covers for my gran for Christmas (I'll need to see how easy they are) - thread for Big Brother's Little Brother (aka the overlocker) and cushion blanks have already been bought

Pintucks are done 16/12

Done 20/12

Gran's Ruffled Cushions

9. 1 bird mobile for my granny for Christmas - birds are cut out and ready to be sewn, twigs still need to be collected 1 bird sewn 20/11

Done 27/12 (forgot to take photo)

Granny's Bird Mobile Cut Out

10. 1 dress for me for the Christmas party - I have fabric, and am planning to use the Party Dress book for the pattern  Abandoned due to change in party plans

11. 1 skirt for mum - all the materials are ready to go, just need to draw up a pattern using the Sew What Skirts book

In progress, muslin is complete, needs a little tweaking

Fabric For Mum's Skirt

12. 1 skirt for me - Liberty pincord already on hand, pattern to draw using the Sew What Skirts book and notions to buy as required - Abandonned for this winter until my porkier waistline diminishes, oh well, winter 2012 stitching list anyone? ;o)

Liberty Pincord WSP

13. 1 skirt for me - grey and yellow patterned fabric already bought, pattern to draw using the Sew What Skirts book and notions to buy as required - Abandonned for this winter as per #12

Hexie Fabric WSP

14. 1 skirt for me - another cord one, this time in burgundy, using a Burda magazine pattern Abandonned for this winter as per #12

Burgundy Cord WSP

15. 1 skirt for me - another other cord one, blue polkadot pincord, already on handpattern to draw using the Sew What Skirts book and notions to buy as required Abandonned for this winter as per #12

Blue Polkadot Pincord WSP

16. Panda girl to finish

17. 1 lunch bag tutorial - as this came 2nd in the poll I ran, although this might be a new year project!

18. 1 tunic for me that I already have all the fabrics etc for, and even have the pattern traced, from Sew Serendipity

19. A large pile of bags.  I have loads of my own patterns etc drawn out, and piles of fabric, so I may be having a very merry January and February working on these :o)

1 in progress so far

20. 3 Amy Butler Sew Along bags for January, February and March

January done, twice 13/12

Large Everything Wristlet Outer

Large Everything Wristlet Inner

Small Everything Wristlet

21. 1 coat for me - this may be totally pie in the sky!  I'd love to be able to make a coat from the pattern in Sew Serendipity in this fabric - Abandonned for this winter as per #12

Additions to the original list:

22. Fix Tedster's music box and his sore back

Done - 08/11

Tedster Finds His Voice

23. Sewing kit for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day  

Done 10/12

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Sewing Kit

24. Collection of stocking fillers:

Done 23/12

Mum's Scarf

Mum's Pincushoin

Gran's Mug Rug And Hostess Tray

Dad's Iphone Cover

25 Pattern tested for Sara at Sew Sweetness, details of which you will have to wait for until September!

Done 11/01

26 Make a Kindle cover for my dad:

Done 12/01

27 Make 5 Japanese x and + blocks for the swap on Flickr:

In progress, 2 done:

28 Make swap goodies for my FTLOS partner.

I've done a sketch for the main item, and totally know what I want to do for my smaller items too, but now I need to wait for orders to get in so I can get started...

29 Participate in the Sew Happy Geek QAL, and get my top done by the end of March to enter into the prize draw, and so I can send the top to Kat as a charity quilt for Blankets Of Love:

First 5 blocks done, and on time too:

30 Take part in Sarah's Stained QAL:

It starts in February, and I'm kind of vacillating around which fabrics to use.  I'd thought of Morroccan Mirage, but Hadders got there first, but then Sarah's comment about using her Little Apples bundle reminded me that I have some layer cakes sitting there, for which this could be perfect, including Little Apples:

Stained QAL

31 Organise monthly meetings of the West Central Scotland Modern Quilt Guild - the first meeting is this Wednesday, so exciting!


  1. LT's Mum, she did it again. No picture of me when I was adopted in 2011. Nobeary even knows about me, well now I have a column that I share with my sister, Flora so at least bears in the USA know me, humans too.

    So there, LT, I have my own Blog column on Prudence's Blog - so there!!!!

    Hugs to you, LT's Mum.

    Hi Jack, Hi Clan - I love you.

  2. holy crap! you have been super busy!

  3. Oh my goodness your list is INSANE! And you are ticking things off left and right. Good for you, busy girl :)

  4. Oh my goodness! Your list is LONG! And you've got so much of it done!

    I reeeeeally like the yellow and grey fabric and the blue polka dot cord. :)

  5. WOAH! You've done a ton! I need to get busy!

  6. I love that hexagon wall handing and the red work embroidery, and I'm adoring that Echino purse! You must have been sewing full time, you've gotten so much done! Wonderful work!

  7. Sorry, I have to go lie down after reading that. I am exhausted!! And I love No 20 bags. LOVE!!!

  8. I`m exhausted = well done on getting so much done. Do you have a sewing machine in your office??

  9. Phew! I thought the list would never end. So many amazing projects!

  10. i'm bowing down to your amazing productivity and awesome sewing prowess...we're not worthy!

  11. Really productive! I just love that orange and purple teddy bear. What am I saying, I really like ALL of your projects. Great job!

  12. Wow and I thought my list was crazily long, you've made some fantastic stuff. Good luck with the rest of it!

  13. I ADORE I do mean ADORE (is there a stronger word for adore?) that wristlet with the birds on the flap. What pattern is that? Not that I think I can pull it off quite like you. It is gorgeous! Oh and my daughter would flip over a panda! but not quite like me with that wristlet!!!

  14. Hi, Lulu, thank you for the sympathy and good wishes and you're just right to strike out on your own I think. Feisty females are what we need more of in the world!
    I have to say that a couple of those stocking fillers came my way, so I was very lucky - the scarf and pincushion are both lovely but I need to get some shiny new pins to treat it with the respect it deserves.
    Can't wait to see the next items off the production line :-)
    Hugs to all,
    LT's Mum

  15. Katy, what fun looking at all your accomplishments AND I think you should go for sewing that coat ... what is life if we don't have a few pies in the sky?! Enjoy! xoxo, Janice

  16. Flipping heck girl! At first I got depressed about the post title, are we really only half way though winter, then I got really depressed about how little I'm doing at the moment!

  17. Wow! Look at you, you big acheiver! Thats an awful lot to get accomplished in that time.

    Gotta say I love the redwork project for your dads christmas pressie. The pintuck cushions are so beautiful too.

  18. you are one busy gal! good for you! lots of loveliness here today! :)

  19. Show off!! I'm just jealous because I can't keep up. You're just too darn productive. When you do a post like this and includ the photos of what you've gotten done it really is amazing that there's been any time to do anything else. I've finally decided that you must be a "Time Lord" as there is no other explaination. :^)

  20. Wow, you sure get alot done at your house! I don't know where to start. I must say, your bears are super cute. How did you get into that hobby? Also, the Amy Butler clutch purse is so well made - bravo.

  21. wow, everything is so perfect. I didn't realize you were such a good paper piecer. Well done. Those bee blocks are fabulous

  22. Wow. Just Wow.

    And you're rocket ship block is still one of my favourites ever!

  23. Dear God, I thought my list was big! You've done so much and its all fab fab fab! Love your teddy bears, they are so adorable. And your QAL blocks are looking great too :-)

  24. OMG! You have been super busy,your list is insanely long! How do you manage it? Awesome work :)


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