Whew, it's coming up to summer, so it must be time to review the Winter Stitching List and see how well I did compared to my original list.  Just before I start though, you may have missed me mentioning that I'm heading to Sewing Summit this year with the nutty Laura, Laura, Danny and more.  Laura #1 is my roomie, and Laura #2 will be doing a mad road trip with me after, in fact she's written all about it, and a new project that she and Danny and I are starting... ;o)

Anywho, back to that list!  Here's everything I created since the start of the Winter Stitching List back on the 19th of October that was on the original list:

Original Winter Stitching List Creations

My list started off pretty long, and then grew o.O  But here's how I did with the original list:
  1. 1 commissioned teddy bear - almost completely sewn and ready for jointing and stuffing - DONE 04/11 
  2. 1 teddy bear for a raffle at GYTBE - marked out on the fur and ready to go - DONE 17/11 
  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 this weekend!  - DONE 23/10 
  4. Bee blocks for Piece Bee With You for October, November, January, February and March - October is 2/3 complete - All DONE 
  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 - All DONE 
  6. Wall hanging for the Table Runner and Wall Hanging swap - fabric is pulled, and wall hanging designed - DONE 30/10 
  7. 4 redwork blocks for a special project - patterns are traced, and fabric and thread bought - DONE 22/12 
  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 - DONE 20/12 
  9. 1 bird mobile for my granny for Christmas - birds are cut out and ready to be sewn, twigs still need to be collected - DONE 27/12 
  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 - DONE 05/02 
  12. 2 skirts for me - fabric already on hand, pattern to draw using the Sew What Skirts book and notions to buy as requires  - not done, as I wanted to lose some weight first, and they're winter weight fabrics, so these can now wait til later in the year 
  13. Panda girl to finish  - Not done, poor girl! 
  14. 1 lunch bag tutorial - as this came 2nd in the poll I ran, although this might be a new year project! - Not done, been a bit tuted out this year so far!  Maybe soon though... 
  15. 1 skirt and tunic for me - another cord one, this time in burgundy, using a Burda magazine pattern, and a tunic that I already have all the fabrics etc for, and even have the pattern traced, from Sew Serendipity  - Not done, see point 12 
  16. A large pile of bags.  I have loads of patterns etc drawn out, and piles of fabric, so I may be having a very merry January and February working on these :o) - I've worked on lots of bags, but not finished any of my own pattern ones yet :o/ 
  17. 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 - Yeah, never had a chance! 
Okay, so that's 10/17 done, which doesn't sound that great, until you consider that I also did:

The alternative winter stitching list


(and there's 7 things didn't make in here, but there's a 36 photo limit!)
  1. Amy Butler Sew Along bags x 2 for January, plus a snappy purse to go with one of them, then series was abandoned by Bree, who was running it - Done 13/12
  2. Fixed Tedster's sore back - Done 08/11
  3. Made another sewing kit for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day in December - Done 10/12
  4. 4 stocking fillers for the family - Done 23/12
  5. Pattern tested for Sara - Done 11/01
  6. Made a Kindle cover for dad - Done 12/01
  7. Make Green Bag Lady tote for SAL - Done 04/01
  8. Make a scarf for granny for extra Christmas pressie - Done 03/01
  9. Make 5 Japanese x and + blocks for the Flickr swap - Done 15/02
  10. Make a cushion and 2 scrap buckets for my FTLOS partner - Done 04/03
  11. Participate in the Sew Happy Quilt QAL, making all 12 blocks into a top - Done 11/03
  12. Participate in the Stained QAL - Done 17/04
  13. Make a double decker iPad cover for dad - Done 02/02
  14. Make a teacosy and stand for mother's day for mum - Done 17/03
  15. Do 6 tutorials for a series on Foundation Paper Piecing For The Terrified - Done 02/04
  16. Participate in the Modern Mini Challenge - Done 06/03
  17. Make 2 phone pouches and an iPod pouch - Done 22/04
  18. Make a design notebook for myself using the bud design from Rachel's curves class - Done 22/03
  19. Make a wee bear (Wee Jock) for my dad to take to India - Done 29/03
  20. Make a clutch and write up the pattern/tutorial for Rhonda's FAL Quarter 1 roundup - Done
  21. Make 2 24" blocks for Stitch Tease - Done 06/04
  22. Make 4 Zakka Style Totes for the Fat Quarterly Retreat Sample Swap using up my block 2 from FPPFTT - Done 11/04
  23. Make a cushion from block 5 from FPPFTT - Done 12/04
  24. Write a tutorial for a NYB block for the NYB QAL - Done 14/04
  25. Pattern test for Joanna - Done 20/04
Not too bad after all then ;o)

28 comments:

  1. Show off! ;-P

    You did absolutely fantastic and I am really impressed. Love those teddies in with the quilting stuff.

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  2. Um, how many lists did you make?

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  3. I thought I was a list maker but.......

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  4. Lots done, you should be proud! Love those quilt blocks. And the teddies are super cute :-) Thanks for linking up!

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  5. You completed ALL THE THINGS! (It's a reddit joke if you are puzzled) ;) Nice job on your list(s). Now get back to finishing those last thing up! lol

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  6. Our project is going to be Legen--- wait for it --- DARY!

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  7. I lost concentration with all your `DONE`s...congrats Katy1

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  8. Good god woman, not bad?? Not BAD?? There werent much you DIDNT do... WELL DONE!!!

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  9. Crikey, your extras list was longer than your original to-do list. Are you just a girl who can't say no! ??

    Just think what you could have done if you had really put your mind to it :0

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  10. You always amaze me with your output. I think you mustn't sleep.

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  11. Um, agreeing with the very first commenter. Do you never sleep??

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  12. Of course I am biased. The teddy bears are the best. Well done I love it all.
    hugs

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  13. Lovely projects Katy - I really love your paper pieced blocks!

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  14. Wow, this is just amazing! I've not been nearly so productive...

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  15. Crazy sewer, super crazy....does your sewing machine ever shut off? :-)

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  16. I have a sneaky suspicion that you may actually be an alien and never sleep! No seriously - HOW DO YOU DO IT?????

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  17. Sorry just picking my jaw off the floor, FANTASTIC amount of gorgeous work! Love it!

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  18. I'm not at all surprised!! You get more things done in a month than most of us get done in a year and then you find the time to put together a fantastic post like this?? Now, that's really impressive!! What's more, you do flawless work and have excellent taste. Yep, you're pretty darn amazing! ;o}

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  19. WOW! Incredible! I was thinking, haven't you done well about the original list but all those other things too?!! I want to call you a sewing machine but that's just not quite right!! haha x

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  21. Gorsh, that's a long list! I'm tired, now. :D

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  22. ok, I have one thing to say...show off. I am afraid to do my recap. I don't think I reached my goal.

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  23. ok, I have one thing to say...show off. I am afraid to do my recap. I don't think I reached my goal.

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  24. Flippin' 'eck, you did well!! Wow, I can't believe how much you've achieved in a few months...and it's all blooming fabulous!!! My favourite is still Wee Jock though!

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  25. Busy little bee aren't you. As a recipient of several of the completed items, I can say that not only are you busy, you're also talented and a fine craftswoman.

    Wee Jock had a whale of a time in India, and he and Lily are now getting over the jet lag.

    Lot's of love,

    Dad

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  26. Fabulous job on your list. I just love that little orange and purple bear.

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