Happy Friday! In my last post I shared the massively long end-of-the year to-do list I put together (we can discuss my questionable success with maintaining shorter lists later). ;) With October already upon us, I have been taking some serious inventory of what I would like to accomplish before 2013 arrives and there are quite a few items. I have several projects started that I am working on in bits here and there, so I thought I might show you what I have been up to lately. I also couldn't resist posting a pic of my sewing room calendar. Happy bats and glittery spider webs for October!
I've been hand stitching up a storm lately and watching quite a lot of Netflix--Sea Quest and Star Trek to round out my 90's TV marathon. ;) I finished my FreeSpirit Christmas series project last weekend and have started working on the tutorial (which will be posted mid-November). I won't be able to show you any sneak peeks just yet, but I can tell you that I think it'll be a fun project for those of you who enjoy a little quiet hand-sewing around the holidays (EPP to be precise). Right after I finished working on that, I jumped into a new project for the Travelin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop that is also full of EPP goodness. Here's the bundle of fabric I pulled from my stash to work with:
I'm using fairly large-sized diamonds to make my project and decided to purchase templates this time around from Paper Pieces rather than making them myself. Paper Pieces, which is sponsoring the hop, is currently offering a 20% discount to all blog hoppers and followers using the code PAPER20. If you decide to play along, you can then link up your finished paper pieced projects on November 30th to qualify for some great prizes. Laura, from Quokka Quilts, and Katy, from the Littlest Thistle, have put together more information about the blog hop here if you are interested (including the schedule of posts).
And finally, I'm also hoping to cut up some of these later this weekend:
I have plans to make a few flannel and voile figure-8 scarves for the Etsy Shop. I love wearing mine so much that it's become a wardrobe staple. It's like having the perfect colorful accessory that also feels like being wrapped in a soft, warm blanket--pretty much a quilter's dream! ;) Since I've made these for lots of friends and family as gifts, I thought they would also be the perfect addition to the shop for the holidays.
What fun projects do you have waiting in the wings? Is anyone else getting started on Christmas projects already?
Linking up with Diane today: