Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happenings…Some Finishes..A Tutorial..and Christmas Through The Year News

Sew its finished 2012 Blog Button This is year two of Sew It’s Finished, a group hosted by Wendy and Dawn, with the object to get things finished up that you have started and put away.  This is  so the place for me to be, and with that…..tada005.. my finishes for the month.  A Full House pillow (my finish for this months Another Year of Schnibbles), binding on my Scottie mini quilt, and the binding on my pumpkin table runner. WOOHOO!!!!
Tutorials….what can I say, I just can’t help myself.  Kris at Dandelion Quilts made these two cute projects.IMG_0785  First these sweet clutches.  The tutorial can be found here at Noodlehead.  Next these really cute notebooksIMG_0787

The tutorial can be found here at The Cottage Home.  Check back Monday….there is quite a list of tutorials coming.
Brainstorming with Darlene about the Club has been really fun.  Talking on the phone “in person” has really been great…like we have known each other forever.  Below is what is new with our group taken from Darlene’s blog…with her permission of course!  
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We keep trying to find ways to keep US motivated to make a Christmas gift or two every month. We're really excited about this idea and hope you are, too.
In addition to having a winner every month we're also going to have two Grand Prize winners next December. Cheryl and I are going to set aside an additional gift every month. The number of entries you have for the Grand Prizes will be based on how many months you participated. So if you participate all 12 months, you'll have 12 entries; 6 months - 6 entries and so on.
So...............my fellow Christmas Elves will that help keep you motivated to work on Christmas gifts and make your life easier next December?
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We both are excited, and please know you all are keeping us motivated too!!  Darlene and I have our pompoms raised high and are cheering  you on…quite the mental picture for sure!!  Darlene has a Mr. Linky up so you can have a peek at what others have made this month….wonderful presents being tucked away for next Christmas. Darlene will be drawing a name on Wednesday to see who will be the lucky winnerP1270028 of this sweet gift…..it’s finished, I just don’t have the finished picture!!
Happy end of the month everyone and we really hope you think about joining in…remember, no sign ups, just make a gift the months that you can.  Now on to February!


Jacqueline said...

Keep up the good work..now if I could just steal some of your enthusiasm.

Sue said...

Great job! You are doing so well and I'm proud of you. I need some more shoving, but right now I'm in the middle of organizing all my fabrics by color so that I can get more done!

My daughter was just saying today how much she wants to hand make every one of her Christmas presents for this year and I mentioned your blog to her!!

Darlene said...

Shaking my pom-poms and jumping for joy for you and your fabulous finishes!!! WooHoo!!!!!! Go, Cheryl, Go!!!!!

Doing the Christmas Club with you is so much fun. I would be so lost with you and your enthusiasm! Thank you, dear friend.

Sandra said...

Thank you for posting such a great variety of tutorials! This is very inspiring!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have enjoyed the shared tutes - even if not participating in your group. Some I have passed on to others - so you are spreading the 'thru the year' itch.

Kris said...

Oh shoot! This is the last day of January and I haven't made a gift!!!!

sisbabestitches said...

Brilliant finishes this month, great effort, especially with taking on the Christmas hosting too.

Allie said...

Sweetie, you have some darling finishes this month - love the pillow! I'm so impressed with how you and Darlene are growing the Christmas club, love all your ideas, you've made it SO FUN!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Woohoo!!! My sewing machine is coming home to me TODAY and I can get back to work on my Christmas gifts, along with everything else!

deb said...

Oh I love that little tutorial on the zippered pouch, too cute, on my list!!!!! perfect for holding gift cards!!!! thanks for keeping me motivated!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

What a great post Cheryl...you got lots done...love your house pillow. Thanks for doing this for us...you all are awesome!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great finishes! I love your pillow. And thank you for the tutorials~ I love tutorials too. LOL Have a happy day!

Kathie said...

LOVE that notebook cover, I am always writing notes and to have them all in one place would be a good thing! very pretty.
the purse is adorable something my DD's would love.
Ok that quilt by Darlene is just beautiful, I LOVE the colors , that blue just says winter wonderland to me.
Thanks for the inspiration its working!

Carrie said...

Oh my. I don't know if I can stand it! All this lovely eye candy! You've finished some beautiful projects... so how does someone get on your Christmas list?

Truly ~ I love everything and I look forward to seeing what you finish in February. (No pressure, of course.) :)

Michele said...

Your Full House Schnibble pillow is really cute! I just love it!