"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Friday, December 31, 2010

Needlework 12 Days of Christmas - 7th day...

On the 7th day of Christmas...

...a cup of tea? *grins*

My mother got the Prairie Schooler chart called Button Up from me and I keep pestering her to start stitching it. She never did but sent me a card with this one section of the chart stitched up. She stitches me things and gives them to me to finish myself. I do have a rather silly mother. *wink* She had done this but the sky was not stitched. Since I knew what I wanted to do with it, I told her she had to stitch the sky in a grey blue for me while she was visiting in November so I could finish it.

I used a small unfinished wood box I already had in my stash which I treated with antique wax. I then glued the stitched on to the front of the box with a trim around the edges (also from my stash) and I now have a cute little tea box to sit on my drainboard for my winter afternoon cup of tea.

Care to join me for a cup of tea?

I was looking back at my list of finishes for 2010. I lost time during September, October and November due to moving but am still pleased with what I accomplished this year. I set out to get 6 UFOs finished but finished 11 in total among the new projects I did this year. I am continuing with the same idea in 2011. I am going to review my UFOs tomorrow to set a new goal for which ones I want to finish within that year. You will hear more about that in the future.

Here is the list of my finishes for 2011:

2010 Quilt/sewing finishes

  • Sewing bag with spool pincushion, scissors and fob for Bep
  • Wool felt scissor holder and fob for Marsha
  • Blues large friendship bag for Marsha
  • Eliza Jane's Nine-Patch doll quilt
  • Pumpkin Fields quilt
  • Strawberries, Cupcakes and Sweets needlebooks - giveaways
  • Strawberries, Cupcakes and Sweets quilt
  • Large friendship bag for Caroline
  • Wool felt scissor holder and fob for Jenny
  • Blue star needlebook - giveaway
  • Little cottage thread holder
  • Teapot Wallhanging
  • The Hand Me Down doll quilt
  • Friendship bag - blue/brown fabrics - giveaway
  • Pollyanna's Pinwheels doll quilt
  • Friendship Bag - summer fabrics
  • Becky's Block doll quilt
  • Pride and Prejudice Quilt - top finished
  • Nutcracker tree
  • Two By Two - Noah's Ark

2010 Stitching finishes

  • Button Up tea box (stitched by my mother and finished by me)
  • Winter Comes Gently
  • Santa Button sampler
  • Ambiance Jardin
  • Nobody Loves Me sampler
  • Good Morning pillow
  • Peppermint Twist
  • Autumn Quaker Row sampler
  • Makkum Flower Sampler
  • Pursue Your Passion saying
  • French Abecedaire sampler
  • With My Needle sampler
  • Enjoy Your Time saying
  • Morton Salt double sided pinkeep


Nancy said...

Wow, I am very impressed with what you made out of just a little design.
I did it so you would stop bugging me, hahahahaha.
It is perfect with what you made out of it. Great job again.
Love you, Mom
Happy New Year to you, Jos and Dagi

Elizabethd said...

What a lot of things you have planned for 2011 Heidi!
I do wish you a very happy new year.

Christine said...

That is an impressive list of finishes. Your Mother and Daughter collaboration box is beautiful

onlymehere said...

You're so creative with your stitching and always turning them into such beautiful keepsakes! I love how you made your mom finish the sky for you, lol! You both do beautiful work. I hope you have a happy new year!

Jenny said...

Heidi you continue to amaze me with all your clever ideas! The box for your tea is just adorable. I too have a winter afternoon cup of tea so I especially love this idea. How neat that you and your mom worked together on this.....what a treasure. I really have to laugh.... I have my projects planned, am working away on them... and bingo Heidi has another great idea so now my mind is thinking of all the fun little boxes......grins......I agree with your mom in one of her last posts... I need more hours in a day!!!!!...wink....Happy New Year dear Friend! Hugs from CA.

Anonymous said...

ola Heidi... I started to wish Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year ... Leonel

AnitaA said...

Wat heb een boel gemaakt en ga je nog maken in het nieuwe jaar !
Ik wens je een heel gezllige jaarwisseling en een goed 2011 !
Groetjes Anita.

Catherine said...

What a sweet finish!

Love all your cat things in the last post - Dagi is a handsome kitty! Have you seen the Boris pattern that goes with Olga?

Happy New Years to you!

angelasweby said...

My goodness, what a lot of projects you have completed this last year, Heidi. You keep so busy all the time. I hope that next year is as good. It sounds as if it could be even better.
I love the little PS winter design Nancy has stitched you and simply adore the way you have finished it. What a lovely little picture to greet you everytime you make a cup of tea. Such pretty trimming too.
Warm wishes Angela xx

Blu said...

What a cute box finish! You've had a lot of gorgeous finishes this year!

Susan in SC said...

Nancy did a great job stitching and you did a great job in finishing! I know you smile every time you look at your sweet tea box!

DonnaTN said...

The tea box is so cute and another clever finish. Hope this New Year finds you and Jos both happy and healthy!

Ginny said...

Your tea box is great, and special since your mom did the stitching and you did the finishing. The trim you used around the edges is unusual, and works well. I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2011!

Wrought By LaDonna said...

Happy New Year! Cute finishes.

Carol said...

How nice that you can share your love of stitching with your mother, Heidi! I love how you finished her Buttoned Up piece :)

Hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful new year--looking forward to more inspiration from your blog!

Saskia said...

Well, there is a saying in Dutch; 'baas boven baas'. You have finished a lot of UFO's Don't think I want to bet with you again...
Like I told you two day's ago, I started with 6 UFO's and this year I start with 9 UFO's!
I just finished two teapots of tea. I had 'rooibos aardbei slagroom'
Love you little teabox, and a great job your mom did with the cross stitching.

Sue said...

I love how you finished what your mother started. It's really cute.

barbara said...

Oh my gosh, Heidi, what a brilliant finish!!! :D

Brigitte said...

What a list of finishes. You accomplished a lot during the past year. May the new year bring you as much precious stitching and sewing time as the last. Happy New Year!

Jantine said...

This is an impressive list! Very well done! I am curious what your plans are for the next year!

Tanya Willis Anderson said...

Heidi ~ that finish is adorable, just precious. Love the finishing.

Best wishes to you my friend in this new year!