We had a lovely surprise birthday party for my youngest brother on the weekend and a lovely catch up with everyone. Then after work I cut my foot which meant I've had to rest up a bit more.
I wasn't able to use the quilting machine until today but I did manage to finish off 3 more QAYG quilts and they are shown on my other blog at Oz Comfort Quilts.
In the meantime I decided it was time to find some of my UFOs and get them done. The first one I've found/chosen was a cross stitch which I bought over 30 years ago. It's a Kate Greenaway Alphabet Sampler and I loved it and planned to stitch it for our firstborn. She turns 31 in November so you can see it's been waiting for completion for some time. Perhaps it will make a suitable gift for our first grandchild instead! Luckily there's no likelihood of one making an appearance too soon so I may actually get it finished before then.
I love cross stitching but I think I stalled with several of the projects because they are so expensive to have them professionally framed. I can make them into wall hangings and I think that may have to be my compromise as I have too many to be framed but I do want to display them. Anyone else have any suggestions? I think finished will be better than to have it languishing in the cupboard.
I also finished knitting a red scarf for myself and that's one UFO finished although it was probably more a Work In Progress (WIP) than an UnFinished Object (UFO). I've also started to knit a hat to match for a winter trip I'll be taking in the new year.
I keep looking at starting new projects but I need to focus on some finishes for me first. I have no problem finishing off quilts to donate but unless I have a specific date and purpose for a quilt, I tend to work on other things. I must remember to chant "Focus" whenever I start to think of new projects. LOL
Time to stitch.
Hugs, Jan Mac