Besides the great prizes, like this
and these lovely polka dots...
this giveaway also gives us an opportunity to really think about what we want to achieve in the sewing room in 2012.
As opposed to "resolutions" as I am, I do love a good list so here's my list of quilting projects I hope to complete in 2012:
1. Swoon...of course. I'll have to let it out of prison sometime.
2. A Ghastlies quilt,
shamelessly copied from admiringly inspired by Anna's beauties. I've had the fabrics for a while and the OnlyChild kind of claimed the yet-to-be-started quilt as her own. She might get lucky. Maybe.
3. Christmas stars quilt - I received some fabric in a giveaway from Crystal and then I got the perfect pattern from my Mum for Christmas so that's going on the list.
4. Then there are the two ongoing projects - the bow-ties and the strings quilts. I work on them in between other projects or when I need to do something that doesn't required too much prep. I'd at least like to get the tops done this year.
5. Finally, there are always holiday projects in the works. In fact, I finished one last night:
This was one of the possibilities for FNSI tonight, but I felt like sewing last night and actually finished it. It will hang up on my stand in the front hallway (when I take down Snowdrops at the end of the month - even though winter's nowhere near over).
I've also got a couple of other sewing projects - garments - to make this year. I bought the fabric to make a Paris Jacket from Sew Serendipity. I really wanted a deep, mustard yellow but I couldn't find anything in the right weight (and price range) so I got a goldish-coloured corduroy. Since I haven't cut into it yet, there's still the opportunity to shop for what I want and use this fabric for a skirt or something else. More on that later...
So, there you have it: my Resolved to Sew 2012 list. Go over to Very Berry Handmade and enter their giveaway. I'd love to see what's on your list!