Wednesday, 1 August 2012

July month in review

July was a fun month.  I got a bit of Christmas sewing and crafting done so I [hopefully] won't go into panic mode in November!!  I sewed several bee blocks, made a few swap items and joined a handful more quilt-alongs and linky parties!!  All in all, I completed [yes, done with nothing more to add to them] 13 projects (which is a total of 25 items if you count the multiple cards and gift tags).  I started quite a few other things too which are now inevitably added to my WiP list!  Ooops!

Here is my July month in review mosaic - finished and WiP projects:

My favourite item is definitely my Spool Block for my secret partner in Brit Quilt Swap 3, but I really love my Great Granny squares too.  I actually completed the second one on the 21st but this is the only photo I seem to have of it.  There are 7 more already cut out and waiting to be stitched.  They are such a great scrap-buster!

I learned/learnt a couple of new and very useful skills in July too.  I made my first ever frame purse [I love using stinky glue!] and I did my first ever button holes.  Next month I will re-attempt paper piecing... there may be tears [again]!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing what August will bring.  I know I have several swap items to complete and send off and more bee blocks to sew and post so I shall be keeping busy once again.  I only finished one quilt in July so I am challenging myself to finish another in August - hopefully my 'precious' Vintage Holiday quilt!  I love challenges and deadlines!  Oh and I sure hope Mr Toyota comes back soon - I miss him! [that's my sewing machine for anyone who wasn't sure!!  He's been away for a sewing machine MOT.]

Happy sewing to you all!!

7 comments:

Di said...

Amy you productivity amazes me. You have made some lovely items. Di x

Izzy said...

Love the mosaic! You have been one busy and productive lady!

Charlotte said...

busy busy you! Lovely things :-D

Kelly said...

Amy you are like a machine! Gorgeous projects.

Cherie said...

YAY the pouch that sits near my desk is up there! I don't see the sewing caddy though =P

Sarah Ashford said...

So many great finishes, wow you have been busy! Xx

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That's so much!! Great projects, I love the spool block!