Sunday, January 06, 2008

Push Push - "January finish it up month" progress

Christmas is over. And it was time to throw out the christmas tree. And it was time for it to go, as you see almost all the pine needles is laying on the floor. Frida is supervising the whole process. Think she is happy that the tree is out of the house so she can have her spot in front of the window back. She is always sitting there watching "cat tv" (looking at the birds outside)

Push push............I can't only push you girls to finish your WISPs. I have to be a good example too and finish some of mine.
So this weekend I have worked on my four placemats. It took me just one hour to quilt them. The top, backing and batting was already in the box. I know remember why it was abandoned. I only had backing for three of the placemats. But looking throug my fabrics, I found one that was almost the same. No one is going to look under the placemat when they are eating LOL, so it doesn't matter that they're not alike. And for the binding I looked through my box with leftover bindings, and I found enough red, green and yellow bindings to put around. It looks very good with this kind of binding. So I both finished one WISP and I used fabrics from my stash!!!!
I also finished a makeup purse. It took me less than half an hour to finish it. So tell me why haven't I finished it before. I took it outside on my porch for a photo. Here you can se how much snow it came last night. The makeup purse is standing on my pillowbox. And it's still snowing.



I already got some reports from ladies that have finished WISP's and I think several of them have mentioned that they were amazed how little time they used on finishing them. Like me LOL. WISP's we have hided in our sewingroom just needs binding, a little bit of quilting, some seams here and there aso. Why did we abandon them?? I think we all got to eager starting a new project and we forgot them.

I got a comment yesterday from Peggy (can't link to her blog as it does not show) saying: I smiled when I read your saying for the day. I'm not so sure quilting is cheap therapy for all of us! With all the WISPs we have, there is a fortune spent on fabric. Your challenge will make us spend less--for a while :)

This is so true :) If we were going to make inventory of our stash ...............OMG think I have fabric, books, patterns to open a quilt shop. But it's mine, I love it, I want to use it , I want to play with it, I'm getting inspiration. I LOVE MY STASH :) But one goal for 2008 is to use from it. See the badge on my sidebar.

But do you feel as happy as me now when you've finished one WISP.

So look through your sewingroom and see if there is a WISP you want to finish. And then join my "January - finish it up month" challenge

These ladies have mailed me a report on their WISPs:
Tiriltunge have finished two beautiful tablerunners and a table cloth.
Sigrun have fininished a georgius quilt called "Rhaposody"
Nancy have got her binding done on her christmas log cabin quilt.
Christine have finished a christmas stocking so she's ready for next christmas.


Anyone else finished some WISPs by now??


Please mail me and get registered for my "January - finish up mont" challenge. There is a prize for the one that finish the most WISPs. And I will also draw one that will get a little prize just for joining this challenge. As soon as you've finished a WISP post it on your blog and mail me about it.


Saying for today:
Quilting is a gift you give yourself

45 comments:

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Flotte greier! No har eg publisert på min blogg også. Svært godt initiativ frå deg!

Jodie said...

Well done May Britt, your place mats are gorgeous!
As for your snow, I can't imagine that. We have had strong winds and torrential rains here, since the end of last year, all around us are flood waters but thankfully we are safe and under no threat. Happy sewing.
Jodie

Angelika said...

Flotte resultater :-)
Quiltehilsner
Angelika

Laila said...

Hello. You are so clever and your place mats looks great. I have been working on my WISP's but none are done yet. Have a fun day in the snow. May be make some "snow angels" ;-)

Guðrún said...

I want to take part, I have already decided on what to finish this month (only two projects). Yes it is a special feeling when you finish a project, you find yourself proud, relieved and happy. You are a good example for us finishing those projects.

Juliann in WA said...

Thanks for the push. My WISP's are so big that I fear I may be lagging in this challenge but I am working on some things that have been waiting oh so patiently.

hortenzita said...

Dear May Britt, first of all Happy New Year! Your place mats are so cute.

mreteveian said...

Så flotte de ble! Skikkelig spreke med farget stoff i kanten. Det der med å la alt bli liggende fordi vi bare mangler en liten sak/ har akkurat litt for lite tid der og da.. vel, det er en stor felle å gå i!
Jeg håper å få slengt meg med nå i neste uke når symaskin, syrom og jeg er sammen igjen.
Ps. sjekk innstillingene dine om du kan endre på hvem som kan legge igjen kommentarer. Blogger har hatt en del oppdateringer der nå.

Sweet P said...

I would love to finish a WISP this month. However, I packed away all my UFOs getting ready for our upcoming move. Originally we were supposed this weekend, but no we won't be moving until the end of February. So if I want to sew I have to start a new project. :(

debijeanm said...

I am new to your blog. Just want to say hello and thank you for your generous tutorials. I have promised to teach my sister-in-law to do hand applique. It has been a while since I did some and I appreciated the freezer paper review.

I assume you are in Norway? Here in Southern California USA we are having the coldest, wettest winter I can ever remember (which is OK because last year was a terrible drought.

Congratulations on your finishes. I LOVE your placemats! And you're so right, the "scrappy" bindings are perfect on those mats!

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations May Britt! Your placemats are adorable. And I love your little bag -- especially sitting in all of that beautiful snow!

Gail said...

Those black placemats are striking,great job. I'd love a set like that, but I don't need to create another WISP just yet!

Eileen said...

May, I want to report that I finished my first one and forgot to take a picture of the finished runner.Have it packaed already to send to my Niece.You can see it before it was quilted and bound on my blog.

Susan said...

I love the binding on the placemats. I don't think I ever turned one over to see what was on the back. =)

Cat tv - I love it! You can keep the snow, but the make-up bag looks cool sitting on it. =)

Beth said...

Hi May!
Beautiful works! My cats are always "supervising" my works too! I think that they know everything about quilt!
Happy New year for you!

Sølvi said...

Kjempeflotte spisebrikker

Tiriltunge said...

Det ble virkelig flotte spisebrikker. Lukkekanten passet jo kjempebra til de. Har sansen for de fargene du har brukt i disse. ha ei fin uke.

Chookyblue said...

so you got something finished well done......you are certainly getting people inspired in blogland......

aliena said...

Precioso!!!!!
Me han encantado. Felicidades!!!!!

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful placemats and bag! I love the challenge and it’s great to have projects finally finished! I love the snow!!

Lise said...

Brikkene ble fine. Flotte farger, og jeg likte lukkekantene!! Har tagget deg, som du kan se hvis du stikker innom bloggen min,
Lise

Grazia said...

Your placemats are gorgeous!!! I like them!!!
Grazia

Noelia said...

Hello :)
I like very much the place mats, the dark fabrics with this binding

Karrin Hurd said...

You've been tagged by me for the "You Make My Day" Award. The rules are on my blog:)

http://ocean4karrin.blogspot.com/

Carole said...

Wow, you're really going to town with your wips! Keep it up and you might be the winner your own prize! LOL I found a solution to one of my dilema, which will probably help with the lack of quilting mojo! lol I just need time to think it all out! ;o) Well, I should get off my computer and get working on a wips! I do want to finish my Winter Sentry quilt! Just a bit more of machine quilting to do! Love the snow! Ours is melting! Warm weather for the past couple of days! It's actually humid in the house so I have a fire going in the wood stove! Have a great evening or day! Keep well and happy quilting!

Carole said...

Geez, where are my manners, I forgot to mention, lovely work! I agree with Guðrún, it's a great feeling to finish a wips! Perhaps I ought to think about joining!

Sigrun said...

Så flotte spisebrikkene dine ble, også er det så hyggelig å se hvor forskjellige de blir avhengig av fargevalget. Mine er i daglig bruk på en studenthybel hos sønnen min i Trondheim.

G'G'ma said...

Love your place mats.

I am raising my right hand now and,
"I pledge on my honor to diligently work on my WISPS"!!!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for pushing...I really need to pull out some forgotten WISP's.

The placemats are great and I like the scrappy binding.

nicky said...

What a great idea for the bindings!

atet said...

Ooooh -- I love those placemats. They are so cheerful! I love the idea of the WISPs challenge -- I wish I had more of them lying around, but most of my projects havne't even been started yet. I do have one or two though -- so I may play along after all. I love the stitcheries you've been showing, those advent calendar pieces are such fun and so are the Leanne Beasley ones as well. You've been so busy already!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

love your placemats....the sun is blazing here and we are all around our air conditioners....

Stina said...

Wow...You´re in some good flow now...with finishing a lot of WIP´s...good on you!! Keep up the good work I will pop in later to check you out ;D
Loved your placemats and the beautiful stitcheries...they are so nice...
Have a nice day!!

Bea said...

Love your placemats.. great combination of black and colour!
Happy quilting
Bea

Silvana Gonzalez said...

May es un placer entrar a tu blog, estoy admirada de tus trabajos, muchas felicitaciones, soy una visitante diaria, me gustan tus frases al final del dia.Te dejo un gran abrazo Silvana de Argentina

Tracey in CT said...

I love your placemats!
I blogged about the THREE projects I finished over the weekend.

Nina In Norway said...

Push push!? Thank you. I got my self started. I won’t get far, but I sure hope it give me god conscious staring new projects :o)

Judy S. said...

Thank you! I really need a huge PUSH to get busy on my WISPs (I love that term, much better than UFOs, and not just quilting ones either!

Beautiful placemats! They're so cheerful looking on this grey, rainy day.

Our cat Ginger had an interesting kitty tv experience you can read about on my blog. We were really glad there was a "tv screen" separating her from the action!

Happy Wisping!

teodo said...

May Britt your placemats are wonderful ........for the flower, for the colours........
and the bag on the snow very very nice.......
ciao ciao

Tonje said...

Your placemats are GORGEOUS!!! Love the colour, love the style... I want some too. Will have to dig through my fabric stash and see if I can come up with something...

Lynette Anderson said...

The place mats are really gorgeous, I think you will get a lot of pleasure from using them and from knowing they are no longer in your WISP's bag! I too have lots of WISP's, they are still packed from when we moved a couple of years ago! My January task had better be to unpack them, wonder which box they are in!

Anne Ida said...

Great finishings on those gorgeous placemats!

I've given you a "You make my day" award :o) Have a look at my blog.

Hugs!

Teresa said...

Hi, this is my very first ever post to a blog. I just created my own - Stitchinfriends.blogger.com and am still trying to understand what to do. I love your side and enjoyed reading the tutorials. I definitely want to make one of the thread catchers. Your cat is beautiful too!

Suhe said...

Hallo May Britt,

what wonderful place mats. Great!

And also your other things you did are sooooooo wonderful.

I´m happy to find your blog.

I hope, my english is not to bad.
Greetings from Germany

Dawn said...

Oh those placemats are sooo cute! I love them!

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