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In progress in August

What I’m up to so far this month:

July 2009 Hip to Hook by you.

Admiring yarn colours from Sarah London‘s Hip to Hook club and working on her Hawaiian Flowers motif.

Sue Ross BOM August 2009 - Whirly Gig by you.

Assembling my first Sue Ross Block of the Month (BOM) from Material Obsession – I nearly fainted when I received it, as it contains curved pieces, templates, needleturn applique and hand-piecing.  Gulp!  I’ve made a start – but I’m piecing by machine.

Crocheting a second (larger) red doily for my contribution to The Quilt Project.

Mod Sampler quilt top cut out ready to piece by you.

Combining the pieces for my Mod Sampler Quilt.

Procrastinating about crocheting this month’s Ravelry afghan blocks – neither of the patterns really inspire me, so I suspect this month will just squeak in once the pressure of a new month comes closer.

August 2009 Craft Mags by you.

Browsing some inspirational craft magazines – and look, there’s a beautiful quilt by Kellie on the cover of Homespun magazine!

Wool/cashmere & coat pattern for Stella by you.

Planning on making this coat from this beautiful green wool/cashmere for Stella for next winter, thanks to a very generous friend.

Drooling as I read the recipes in the Homemade, the Handmade Help Recipe Book.

Dreaming of having the time and energy to do everything I’d like to do and be all that I’d like to be.

How about you?

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15 thoughts on “In progress in August

  1. wow – the BOM from Material Obsession looks gorgeous! I’m a bit scared of curved pieces too.

    I dream of having more time to do everything I want to too – a 36 hour day would be a great start, as long as working hours didn’t have to increase accordingly!

  2. I’m exhausted just looking at your list (especially the block of the month ekkkk!)!

    My to do list this month is:

    Bind 3 double bed sized quilts
    Finish off my mod sampler quilt
    Baste and quilt 2 cot size quilts which are to be gifts for friends
    Complete the ruffler top for Maddie
    Make a quilt for a friends little boy
    Get caught up on the Green Tea and Sweet Beans BOM
    hmmmm I’m forgetting something oh…learn to crochet!

    x

  3. I’m drooling over your yard colour card. I envy everything with colour. I’m also getting ready for Stitches and Craft. I head off shopping tomorrow! Love everything you have going on.

    I’d faint with curved templates too.

  4. Kathy (MO) With all that on the go you don’t like easily intimidated. Dive into those curves…you’ll master them in no time. It was my experience with this block that the outside triangles were super easy to machine piece and the inner circles were doable on the machine but not hard to do by hand where handling is just a bit easier. I love all those old patterns and have some…the thought of them reminds me of flunking out of home-ec! That’s scary! have fun. k

  5. I’m drolling over your coat pattern – aaahhh! It looks in mint condition too.
    I’m creating a list of things I want to do so long that I hardly know where to begin – but maybe by finishing off a couple of little jackets before the cooler weather is gone would be a good start.

  6. The BOM from Material Obsession does look a bit intimidating! But gorgeous!

    There has never been, or ever will be , enough time to finish all we would like to do. I think that is the secret to living a long life (just try to slow us down!)?

  7. Busy girl!!! Love that vintage pattern….

    You know, reading through the HOMEMADE recipe book I decided that I should come around to your house for dinner each night. Your recipes look fab.

  8. I am in awe of that yarn!! I just don’t see those colors here in the States. What is the brand? Do you order online?

    Also, I went to the Sarah London site but don’t see any link to the Hip to Crochet club. I would love something like that! How did you find it?

    I am always inspired when I read your blog! I love to see what you are doing!

    Kate

    dfuller55 at verizon dot net

  9. I love all of you projects i have so many i ave to do and so many UFOs that i must do first just woundering if you still would have the handmade mag Thanks Tina

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