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  • kimsophia
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    I decided to change the ocean wall hanging into two table runner things. Actually they are rather large placemats but we don't use placemats so I'll just use them to sit desserts on for my book club. I have one done and one more to go.

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  • kimsophia
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    This group has been really helpful to me this year. I'm so relieved to have those two big quilts done. I am nearly finished with the final wise man. He needs some metallic thread work, beads and backstitching but that should easily be done this week. I'm waiting to get my needlepoint sit-on frame for Christmas before I do more needlepoint. Then I will be able to do it two handed and thus much faster with the sit-on frame. If you wonder what I'm talking about, it is this: https://www.needlenthread.com/2014/1...oop-stand.html

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  • kimsophia
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    So it's 28 days later and I've bought two new projects to finish...lol I do have the Spring Meadow museum needlepoint nearly done and as a pillow it needs a backing. So what better backing than another needlepoint by the same designer? I bought one nearly finished on eBay. My cousin thinks its weird that I like to buy partially done needlework pieces and finish them but it saves me a ton of work. I see many things I want to have, not necessarily make. Of course usually I am stuck making them but I'm not turning down help and usually they are cheaper than buying them new.

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  • kimsophia
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    I already did my #6 and I don't really feel like anything else on my list at the moment so I'll substitute in my museum needlepoint pillow. I think I'm nearly halfway done.

    I'm so glad for this group. I have not bought any new projects this year although I've substituted in some things I had already purchased the materials for. Maybe by the end of next year I'll have everything I've assembled materials for done! What a weight off my back! My mom would start projects and then not finish them and that bothered me, so I don't want to do that. I do have lovely floral cross stitch patterns that I could start.

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  • Sylvia H
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    Keep up the good work. You are smokin'.

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  • kimsophia
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    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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  • bhaggerty
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    Love your embroidery & cross stitch!!

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  • kimsophia
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    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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  • kimsophia
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    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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  • kimsophia
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    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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  • kimsophia
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    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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  • kimsophia
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    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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  • Sylvia H
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    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.

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  • kimsophia
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    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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  • kimsophia
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    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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Finished is Better Than Perfect

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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