Friday, January 25, 2013

Fantastic efforts today

I'm doing my best to be organised this year.  What with finishing UFOs, Birthday stash, and 1 Christmas Item a Month, there is no excuse for being disorganised, but we will see how things are at the end of the year.  It will be good to look back over the year and see what I have achieved.

This is my first time of being involved in 1 Christmas Item a Month, organised by Narelle at Pins and Whiskers.  My first item of the year, which also happens to be a UFO, is a Christmas table runner.  I had hoped to have it finished for Christmas 2012, but it didnt happen, so it became my first goal for a Christmas Item for January.

I was given a fat 8th bundle of blue and white Christmas fabrics while in UK in October, and have used some of it to make this table runner  - so this year I will be able to gift it to someone special.  I will be able to make another project with the rest of the bundle.
The pieces were cut to make a different project, which after I started, I knew wasnt going to turn out right, so I rearranged the pieces and made this design.  The colours show more contrast in daylight, rather than in a photo.

Every year Sew This and That, our LQS, organises a sewing day to make breast cancer bags and pillows.  Throughout the day there were so many people coming to help cut, sew, press, and finish off the bags and pillows.  My friend and I stayed for both the morning and afternoon sessions.  This year we managed to produce a record number of finished bags and pillows - 157 of each.  (a small number of those were made beforehand by people who were unable to come on the day.)  Even so, it was a brilliant day, and we were very pleased with our results.

Now to organise myself for Friday Night Sew In.  Tonight I am going to make chair bags for some "back to school" children.  I also have a quilt binding to finish if I finish the chair bags quickly enough.


De said...

Lovely table runner! There is no excuse for us not to be organised! Im hoping it will last past February for me!

AnitaS said...

A lovely tablerunner you made.

Elyte said...

A lovely and creative decoration for the table.
Great work to you all for sewing all those bags and pillows.

Kerryn Marshall said...

I spy you and Dawn... Partners in crime!!

creations.1 said...

Love the colours and the design - a little different for a change!! will make a great talking point.

Fiona said...

Great table runner... I am always so 'organised' at the beginning of the year!!! well done with the bags and pillows... great effort to all of you....

Wendy B said...

what a great effort you gals put in Marilyn...our group does breast cancer drainage bags too....what a great country we have when everyone pulls out the stops for each other!!!
Love your table runner too...colours look will be organised this year!!! *wink*
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Narelle said...

Great tablerunner ... I love the colours and the design :)
Welcom and thanks for sharing ... I've finally been able to add your pic to the "1 Xmas" page.