Sunday, March 6, 2011

March Madness

Well, my crafting/creating mojo has left me for a little while.  I think that's what's been contributing to my finishitis.

Finishitis (n)
A common ailment afflicting many creative-types resulting in many partially completed projects with nary a DONE in sight. Not to be confused with its cousins Finishitupitis and Startitis
Finishitupitis (n)
A strange compulsion to finish partially completed projects. This is quite a rare ailment in the crafting world. If you ever catch this, enjoy it as long as you can
Startitis (n)
This ailment drives a person to start new projects as fast as they can, often without finishing their current project. It often leads to cases of Finishitis
In the wake of this persistent strain of Finishitis, I've decided that March is for creating without obligations. I'm going to go where ever the muse takes me, not worry about those pesky UFOs screaming for attention or if anything started actually gets finished.  I'm just going to see where the muse takes me.

So far, I'm a little surprised where it's taken me...

First it lead me to <gasp> my February UFO Challenge project where I did the sewing for the vines and the applique.

Now it's lead me to this cross-stitch kit that I've had sitting the cupboard for quite some time.  To me the image already looks obvious, unlike the Nun and the Penguin.  Though, since I know what it's going to end up looking like I'm a little biased.  What does it look like to you?

Anyone care to join me in this March Madness?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Jane

Here are a few more Dear Jane blocks that I've been working on.  With this set, it brings my grand total up to 161 blocks.  That means that there are only 8! blocks left for the centre.  Wow, I can't believe I'm in the single digits!

Of course, after that, it's onto the triangles... :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

UFO Challenge

Let's just say that I'm meeting the spirit of the UFO challenge if not the intent.

This is a little quilt that I started last year.  Looking back, I really can't figure out why I stopped.  I must have put it aside (in the middle of appliqueing the flowers no less!) and gotten distracted.  But here it is all nicely finished and soon to go to it's new home.  (I have just the place on the wall for it)

Now, I've got a debate, should I attempt to finish the February UFO or should I just jump ahead onto March?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bookmark Love

I was lucky enough to receive this bookmark as a gift from my SSCS partner Dawnie in 2009!

I'd always eyed the lovely embroidery that so many people were doing and this little bookmark was just the kick in the pants I needed to actually do it.  So, last year I took an embroidery class and actually finished the project.  <gasp!>  Guess I really did like embroidery. :)  Fast forward another 6 months and I've finished the bookmark!

I love it!  Thank-you so much Dawnie!

(And I'm off to scout out the *next* project....)