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    #16
    I have the bottom critter border all appliqued down and now am zig zagging the top border. The other two sides have not been laid out and ironed down yet but things in general are progressing. We saw our first robins of spring last week! Then we got some snow yesterday. Bleh.

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      #17
      Hmm, well, I am getting distracted from my list with a surface embroidery stitch a long with Jacobean lattice work and woven stitches. I am really enjoying the woven stitches and all these stitches are new to me, although a chain stitch is the underlying base for a lot of them.

      I do have the top and bottom borders of the Village quilt done and the right side all fused with critters, but not zig zagged. I guess I kinda got sick of that and am taking a break for a while but I will get it done, just not in March. At least I did mention Jacobean stitching below my list.

      We got six inches of snow here this weekend. Blah. Hurry up and melt!

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        #18
        My #1 on my quilting list is done. I just need to hand sew the binding, add label and t will be done. Dissappearing hourglass, with design variation. I rented a long arm for the day, and did it with a pantograph. Not all quilts need to be over quilted and perfect. This one is done and pretty.

        Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

        Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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          #19
          I started feeling sad tonight because I am getting the final side of the Village quilt top appliques sewn down. I feel let down when I complete something I've working on for a long time...two years, although certainly NOT full time, more off than on, but still, it was daunting. I do feel happy that my husband likes it as I'm giving it to him. He has my batik and black Chinese coin quilt, too. The next thing I'm fired up about isn't on my list...it is a Sue Spargo layered wool applique wall piece of butterflies. I guess I could substitute it in for one of those projects I'm not keen on anymore. But in addition to feeling sad I feel very relieved as well. I never want to make a pieced quilt again!

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            #20
            I finished all the appliques and put the last side on the Village quilt top. I needed to add fabric to the bottom of both sides. I guess I measured wrong or else appliqueing it shrank it up. But that is no big deal. It's 85 inches square.

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              #21
              I took a side trip into needlepoint and as I finished that canvas today, I substituted it in for my #8. I sewed a couple of pairs of simple capri pants for summer, too. I have done some hand quilting, big stitch quilting, on the Village quilt as well. So I am doing projects but not the ones I listed...

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                #22
                I finished big stitch hand quilting the center of the Village quilt today. I emailed a long armer to get a consult next week. She's on vacation now. I just can't face any more sewing on this thing. I like the idea of all DIY but back in the old days they had quilting bees, so those women weren't above getting help. I'll just look at the long arm lady as a quilting bee.

                Now I have to figure out what to do next. My #4 is a Christmas counted cross stitch project. I'm not sure if I'm feeling Christmas-y in July. ALso the problem with cross stitch is that I continually have to look back and forth at the pattern which involves taking off my glasses and remembering what the pattern I just looked at said. By the time I get my glasses back on I've forgotten what the pattern said... :P Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

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                  #23
                  Wow! I am tired just reading all you are doing. But did I read something correctly, that you never want to do a pieced quilt again? I admire all the hand work you are doing with your cross stitching.
                  If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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                    #24
                    Yeah, I hate pieced quilting. I can't sew accurate seams for anything. I also don't cut accurately or have a head for "quilt math". I think I am the only person on the forum who dislikes quilting. I don't want to do it again. I have enough pretty blankets.

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                      #25
                      Got the quilt dropped off to the longarmer this morning. The trip up was in driving rain but I was the only one slowing down for it...stressful! My DH was the navigator. We stopped at a Panera afterwards. Fortunately the drive home was clear. Somehow I missed quilting four out of the seven blocks in a column. Not sure how I did that as I sure didn't see it. I can finish that up after she's done.

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                        #26
                        Got the second wise man done just in time to meet the Christmas in July project. Feeling good about that. I have so many neat projects I'd like to do but most of the stuff on my list doesn't interest me anymore...lol

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                          #27
                          It's such a relief to have the Village quilt done. That was my #1 thing to finish this year. I feel confident I can get my #2 and #3 done this year too. I decided to put the Mermaid cross stitch in a wooden display box that will be a lot easier than making it into a purse like the directions suggested. That box arrived yesterday. The floating hexagon quilt top is done and I just need to piece the furry back and tie it. Whew.

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                            #28
                            Got the silk embroidery and beading done on the Mermaid Song linen pieces and mounted them inside the special wooden box lid. I had to reposition them umpteen times...all I had on hand was Elmer's Glue and a can of spray basting glue so it isn't Aleene's Tacky Glued down yet. They look okay so far. I don't know what to put in the box as I don't have jewelry. I wanted to put something sewing related in there.

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                              #29
                              Love your embroidery & cross stitch!!
                              Happy Quilting!

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                                #30
                                I'm relieved to cross off two more things on my list...Jenny's Floating Hexagon fake fur blanket and the Halloween hexagon wall hanging.

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                                About this Group

                                Do you have some UFOs (UnFinished Objects) that you want to finish? Are you having a hard time choosing what to finish next, or are you just not feeling motivated? Do you have some specific goals you want to complete in 2018? This group is for you! We have a fun way to get those projects done in 2018.

                                Here is how it works.

                                First, you create a list, numbered from 1 - 12, of 1) things you want to finish; 2) OR projects you want to do; 3) OR a combination of 1 and 2. Then, you post your list to this group. (You can edit and change your list at any time.)

                                Every month, this group will publish a random number between 1 - 12. We will each work on that number from our list. If you prefer to do your list in a particular order, you can certainly do it that way as well. When you have finished your project, please post a picture here as well.

                                We’re here to support each other. It’s amazing how knowing what project to tackle helps to motivate us to finish what we start.
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