Saturday, 1 December 2012

December Fresh Sewing Day

1. Katherine's Wheel Spring Carnival EPP, 2. Front of Salma's Tote, 3. Blocks for Hurricane Sandy Help!, 4. We Bee Modern Too Block - November, 5. Monochromatic Union Jack Quilt Top, 6. Front of Christmas Tote, 7. Strip for Danny in the Stitch Tease Bee, 8. Liberty Spring Carnival Blocks for Celine, 9. Bathroom Tile Block

November was the month that my year old Janome moaned and groaned and decided enough was enough...at least for the time being until it is repaired all being well later this month.

Last month, there was...

...a lot of EPP
the usual bee blocks
a quilting disaster with my Curious Nature Stained man quilt
a favourite make of the Union Jack quilt top (although unlikely to be made up in time for Christmas)
progress with my orange, aqua and grey hexies
little progress on my mum's quilt
participation in Katy and Laura's Travellin' Picstitch blog hop (still time to link up your entry here)
splurges on bundles during the Black Friday sales
and secret makes for...shhhhhhh

It's ridiculous to think this is the last Fresh Sewing Day link up for 2012! There is so much to do and so little time.  I'm admitting defeat for the rest of 2012 and only doing what I have to do until my machine is repaired.

Zaki is better but his fever was a symptom of a vomiting virus which reared its ugly head on Wednesday.  I'm hopelessly behind on my blog reading and emails so I'm sorry if I have been a little quiet! I'm disappointed with my progress this year.  I made and finished very little in reality and am already working on my sewing resolutions for January.   I am definitely planning to be in less bees and sew more for me and my nearest and dearest! What are you promising to be better at next year?
Lily's Quilts

24 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Happy Fresh Sewing Day - I'm really intrigued with your Carnival blocks... very pretty!

Heidi Staples said...

Those Liberty blocks are heavenly!

Sunnybec said...

Hope Zaki is fully recovered now. You have done more than me! I really lost my mojo this year. Next year I won't be doing as much either as we are planning lots of camping trips including one back home....yay!! Hugs xx

Leanne said...

Hey, I think we get December too this year and I am not going to worry about next year until this one is over. I love all your makes and I hope your machine is better soon. Also, I hope you little one gets better, the colds and flus we are seeing this year seem to linger and linger.

Archie the wonder dog said...

A gorgeous mosaic! Hope Zaki feels better soon xx

memmens said...

What lovely stuff - hope Zaki is much better soon, sick children are no fun

Catherine said...

You have done lots of lovely projects. And you should definitely do more sewing for yourself

Susan Standen said...

Gorgeous stuff, and I am the proud owner of one of those makes. Ever so lucky me! Thank you again. I showed it off at the get together last weekend.

Isisjem said...

I think if you feel you're not getting the quantity you should certainly be pleased with the quality of your gorgeous makes. I haven't made any sewing resolutions and probably won't - although I've already decided to reduce even further the number of swaps I take part in. I think there might be a lot of life changes for me in 2013. Hope Zaki is feeling better soon.

Sarah said...

Poor Zaki, its a horrible bug. Shame its a necessity, but you're really rockin the EPP!

audrey said...

Your EPP is lovely! I'm glad I'm not the only one already working on 2013 resolutions! :) Good luck!

Charlotte said...

I love your bathroom tiles block - it's such a great design and lovely colours. I hope Zaki is all better :-(

diane said...

for having a broken sewing machine and a sick little one I'd say you did quite well. My New Year plan is to sew with the fabric I have...and it's a lot! Not buying anything is going to be tough

Flying Blind... said...

I am only just getting my head round Christmas, so don't you go mentioning New Year already!

Hope Zaki gets well soon, and the machine follows suit.

Katy Cameron said...

You had a pretty good month considering the machine refused to play for a chunk of it! Hope the vomiting has gone now...

Kirsten said...

Beautiful projects last month Annabella! Hope Zaki is felling better too.

Dianne Neale said...

I'd say that was a pretty good month myself. I agree with making more stuff for myself, although I will start the year with 2 quilts for other people! There's no helping some people!

FleurBleue said...

So glad Zaki's feeling better.

You've had a busy year, relax now and start again refreshed, and raring to go, after Christmas.

F x

Sarah said...

Hi Annabella, don't be too hard on yourself. I think you've achieved a lot in a month. I know how busy life gets with kids. I've got three aged 3-9 and work 4 days a week as a teacher so I get no where near enough time to sew!
I've been reading your blog for a while now and love hearing about your home. The climate sounds like parts of Australia. I live in South Australia where we have hot dry summers and mild wet winters.

Tamie said...

Please don't be so hard on yourself. Celebrate what you were able to work on. You have finished so much more than I have.

Debbie said...

wow - too bad you've had such troubles lately! Nice what you got done though...

Jenelle said...

November looks lovely! I hope everyone and everything, from Zaki to your sewing machine, gets back to feeling 100% soon. :) As for my 2012 sewing goals? I think I'll just have to carry over a few into 2013! ;)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous makes - hope this month is trouble free x

Anonymous said...

hello annabella, I am a friend of trudis, and am coming out to marakesh next wednesday, trudi says- do you wantb us to bring anything out to you? from sweetypie50