Sunday, January 04, 2009

Update on challenge and my first finish

As Kris also says in her blogpost of today GOBSMACKED!! I had no idea this challenge would reach this amount of ladies who wants to join. By so far (and I have not compered my list to Kris's righ now) we have 118 ladies with their cupboards/drawers/sewingrooms filled with WISPs/UFOs/Kits/Patterns that they want to finish. That's amazing. And I that believed I was the only one with a lot of projects in my sewingroom.............just kidding..........I knew I was not alone HE HE HE.

Please go to Kris blogpost GOBSMACKED!! and read what she tells today about the rules aso Not necessary for me to write the same over again :)

I have done a little bit sewing this christmas. I enjoyed doing the applique on a new block in BOM Joy of Life.
Now I have finished 3 out of 9 blocks in this BOM. When Bjørg (no blogger) have finished her applique on this block we go forward to next block. We always have a meeting where we plan the progress on next block.

And as a good example for this challenge I had to find one of my WISPs and start working on it. The adventcalendar I stitched before chrismas never got its binding.

But last night I got the binding on and sewed it down. My first finish for this year. And as you see in my sidebar I have put this adventcalendar as a finish in January.

And this is exactly what we want YOU ladies who is in this challenge to do. Make a monthly list like mine and Kris and add your finished project on this list. This is very important because this months finishes is in the monthly draw for a price. In february we start at scratch again and you have to earn your lottery tickets by putting finished projects under February list. And by the end of the year all finished project for the year go back in the lottery. And email Kris and me to tell you that you have finished a project so we can get you on the spreadsheat Kris has control of.

And today I learned a new word from Cathi in Ireland. She said Happy WISPing in a mail. I love this word. So to all of you ladies in this challenge

Happy WISPing

Next WISPs to be done is one of these. The sewingpouch from Leanne Beasleys pattern and two small pouches from one of my Japaneese books. Or perhaps I find something else .....hehehe .....I have plenty of them.

And remember another rule in this challenge........... You are allowed to start any new project without feeling bad. But Kris and I encourage you to work on the old ones!!!!

Saying for today:

Doing the best at this moment
puts you in the best place
for the next moment.
--Oprah Winfrey

35 comments:

Elin "The quilt maiden" said...

I'm working on my January goal today, but I'm caughing and caughing...
Impressing list of participants! Fun!!

Inger said...

Det er en imponerende liste over deltakere. Dere får litt av en jobb med å følge opp dette. Beundringsverdig. Så flink du er som er i gang allerede. Jeg skal se om jeg ikke klarer å få satt opp en liste i morgen eller tirsdag. Ha en fin søndag.

Cybele's patch said...

Well May Britt you set an example so we just have to follow! I'm working hard on my blue quilt.

Fiesta said...

May Britt your Block of the Month flowers are outstanding!
Congratulations on the finish.

Erica said...

Congratulations on completing your first WISP!! It looks wonderful Cheers Erica

Cybele's patch said...

Forgot to thank you for all the time and effort you put into this challenge. Must be very time consuming and yet you managed to finish a project. Super!

Yvette said...

Your Joy Of Life BOM if beautiful. It is on my list of "want to do's". I will be a good girl and work on my Wisps instead.

Nancy in Norway said...

WOW, you sure got something rolling!!

Your block looks lovely.

Finn said...

Hi Mae, I saw the challenge logo over at Sars's Scraps and would very much like to join the 'wisping' this year. I've just finished hosting a New Years Eve Challenge to finish old UFOs and projects, and find I want to continue on in 2009.
Could you please sign me up for this wonderful challenge? I'm email ready and, of course, I'm Finn at Pieces from my scrapbag. That's http://finnleah.blogspot.com/
Thanks a million, I'll be looking for a reply when you gals get caught up. Hugs, Finn

Priscilla said...

I cannot find my name in the list - does it mean that I am not included or my sign up comment was not received/turned down?
I have even finished my January project...
Kristina from Hungary

Joy said...

Yay!! Congratulations on your first finish!!! I've been working on my hexy quilt ... it's definitely a WISP, and has been for quite a while LOL!!! I think it will be a while before you see that one on my "finished" list he he he.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Guðrún said...

Happy WISPing :)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man, I love that latest applique block and that sewing roll from Leanne Beasley is going to be GORGEOUS!

QuiltedSimple said...

Count me in for this challenge - I have LOTS started that I need to finish!
Kris

Ginger Patches said...

Your applique is just beautiful! What a great challenge...hmmm I'll have to give it some thought :)

Catherine said...

Not that is matters...but Wisping came from me I think...Cathy in Tasmania!!
Happy Wisping!!!!!

Carla said...

I'm in! I have WISPS galore and and am so ready to get some completed. Thanks for the inspirational chllenge!

Carla
blog http://sewwhatsnew-carla.blogspot.com/

email carla.rowley4@gmail.com

SewAmy said...

your BOM in beautiful.

PJ said...

OH, this is EXACTLY what I need...as I am working on a long over due project right now. Who do I need to email to get on the 'roll' ? I will putting the button on my blog shortly! Thanks!

Carlotta said...

Hello again, is there any way that I can get the html for the challenge button. I have tried to upload the pic to my blog all day without any luck. Thanks
~Carlotta~

Karen said...

Your BOM is beautiful...I used your pincushion tutorial to make a pincushion today. The directions and pictures were perfect;) There are some pictures on my blog...Thanks for sharing your talents;)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your little zipper bags. They are soo cute.

Cheryl said...

This is so wonderful. Just sent all my info to Kris!! You two have come up with a great idea :-)!

Suzie said...

Hi May Britt, is the challenge still open? I finally made up my mind and would like to sign in. Is it ok?

Purpleflowerpatch said...

I love the Joy of Life block! Also love what you've done with Leanne's sewing caddy. I made two of them about 3 years back, when I'd only been sewing a few weeks. I got so addicted!

Unni said...

For en strålende ide!!! Jeg er ingen blogger, men kommer til å prøve å følge med så godt jeg kan, dette klarer jeg ikke å motstå. Lykke til med prosjektet (eller prosjektene)!

Cara said...

In cleaning up my Nook, I realized that I have way to many WIP/WISP's as well as the ingredients for several 'intended' quilts waiting for me to continue/finish so please count me in on the challenge! This should motivate me truly! Thanks! : )

Cara said...

Oh I just read Kris's blog- an email will follow to let you know my details so you won't need to track me down!

Karen said...

I just love your Joy of Life blocks. The fabric is so pretty.

Carole said...

Happy New Year May Britt! What a lovely BOM block! It's gorgeous, I love the colours! Good luck with your challenge! Cheers!

whitey said...

I AM SO JEALOUS OF EVERYTHING YOU ACCOMPLISH AND ALL THAT YOU DO I WALK PAST MY SEWING ROOM AND SIGH ONE DAY I WILL GET BACK THERE .

Barb said...

I love the applique block your BOM...it is awesome.

I will put on my blog tonight a project I want to finish.
www.thompsonfamilyquilts.blogspot.com

Eva said...

Vilken toppen ide, härmed anmäler jag mig.
Great ide, I am in to it.
No Blogger

Sew Create It - Jane said...

You do such lovely work...I love love love what you are working on!

Mary said...

This is the time of year that we all start looking around at what we didn't get done last year isn't it? Good luck on your challenge. I still have some UFO's but thanks to working on them over the last few years they're not too out of control and for the most part I don't create too many new ones.

Hope you're recovering from the flu by now!

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