Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas ...in July :)

At the beginning of each year, I make a list of the projects that I would like to complete before the end of that year...some are new projects and some are UFOs (unfinished objects) from years past. The list has paper crafts, as well as stitching and fabric projects that I would love to get finished. For at least 5 years, the "Christine Book Christmas stitchery" has featured on the list, so it is with much excitement that I show you this...

TA DA!!!!! It's finished! (edited to add: and actually straight in real life hahaha) I know you've been seeing some bits and pieces of this over the last few weeks, but now the binding is on...

...and the pretty turquoise beads are stitched in place...

...the colouring-in is redone (it rubbed off a bit when I was stitching)...



...it's quilted and ready to hang when December rolls around....



...well, it would be. If I had attached a rod pocket by which to hang it. LOL....but my dear friend Linda reckons blu-tac works just as well....isn't that right Linda?
So that is the very first item to be crossed off my list for 2010, and it is now July. Yikes...I had better get crafting!
TTFNxxx

P.S. Do you have a crafting to-do list? I would love to hear how you're going with it!

12 comments:

Sonya Thair said...

Wow as always youre on top of things. Its gorgeous and Hello stranger hope alls well xx

Kirsty said...

ummmmmmm yes thanks! I would like to order one of these Thanks lol OMG!! it is gorgeous!!!! Is it a pattern or did you make it up as you went?

Kirsty said...

Oh hang on derrrrr I just read it again sorry!

gnee said...

Congrats! It's absolutely beautiful and to have it complete is a thrill. I am making 5 Christmas quilts for my kids and am cutting right now!

Deb said...

LOL, looks great Suzie. Your list must be similar to mine, that pattern is also on mine-oh one day!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely......I love Christine Books designs........

Leisa Barwell said...

Oh thanks for giving me a sneak peek at my Christmas present! x

Shiree said...

Suzi, it is gorgeous, well done, I love it!!! I don't think I have seen any Christine Books designs, so must go have a looksee

Hope said...

Looks beautiful Susan, love the colours you've gone with.

Linda said...

Ahem, blu tak is ok for short term but tends to fall of in a while but as it will only be up for christmas i think you should be ok and that way you can put it where ever you like. Its gorgeous. On to your next ufo.
xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a great finish! I bet you can't wait for Christmas now.

You are making such great progress lately.

I have two projects on the go but hope to get them finished this month.

Hope Term 3 has got off to a good start!

Janellybelly said...

Just gorgeous sweetie, especially as it has lots of your signatures colours!
My to do list is out of hand...