Sunday, 30 June 2013

FAL Q2

As life has been interesting of late I fully expected to not have done well for the second quarter of the Finish-a-Long. I didn't care - much - because life happens. I've made stuff, mostly not on the list. I've had lots of fun living my life, and sewing. So I didn't finish what I predicted. So what.

Well, imagine my surprise to check out what I predicted I would finish only to find that in actual fact I managed three items on said list. I'm not even going to tell you what I failed at. They will reappear soon enough on another list, in another blog post, I am sure. Meanwhile, I will sit here quietly pleased with myself. I am easily pleased, and this is no bad thing. It means I manage to make myself smile more often than expected.

So what did I finish, you ask? Thank you for your interest. Here is what I managed to complete.

1. Siblings Together Quilt


2. Four FMF placemats for my mum, which I handed over as I finished stitching each one and promptly forgot to take the finished photos of, but they were done - honest!


3. One epp experiment in less colour cushion, given to the lovely Ange. 


There you have it. Three finishes. I am going to reward myself with a Baileys, or something. Imagine what I might accomplish next quarter. Probably not anything on the list, but what the hell. It's fun trying.

Susan

27 comments:

  1. And beautiful finishes they are too! Give yourself a pat on the back! Enjoy your baileys! Jxo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mmm. Lovely D9P quilt and I love the pop of pink in Ange's pillow x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yay for finishes and Baileys xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Any finish is a good finish in my book! Go on, enjoy your baileys!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cheers and three finishes is good. Di x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous Siblings quilt - is that the Impromptu quilt???

    ReplyDelete
  7. 3 finishes is good going. I can't remember what I put down to finish, so not sure how I have done

    ReplyDelete
  8. All beautiful projects ...go you!

    Love the siblings together quilt - seriously beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What great finishes - I especially like the place mats. I always do exactly the same as what you just described - if I finish a project that is meant for someone else, I immediately bundle it up and forget to take a photo. I bet your mum was thrilled with those lovely mats - love the FMQ'ing and the running stitch around the edge x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Smashing progress and finishes! Well deserved Baileys.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Time flies when you're enjoying yourself, another quarter gone and such lovely finishes! But Baileys, seriously? ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Divine finishes. Isn't Baileys a winter tipple?? ...oh yes... its probably still winter in UK (sorry!)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great finishes! I especially love the pillow.

    ReplyDelete
  14. excellent! Baileys it is :-D

    ReplyDelete
  15. Marvellous finishes! Bet the Bailey's went down a treat!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yippee for three beautiful finishes! My non-starters will again re-appear in the Q3 FAL so you'll notice a few repeats too. No worries. We're all just happy to sew, chat, giggle and enjoy the ride, right!

    How about Bailey's ice cream? Two treats in one?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wonderful finishes and good for you to find three done. Enjoy the Baileys too!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I think Pimms is the most appropriate drink right now rah rah Wimbledon and all that. Well done on those finishes, I have got squat for the first time ever. Unless I use this bonus week to finish Wallander. Time will tell, it's possible.

    p.s. Happy Canada Day

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well done! Most impressive!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those are all great makes! Your mom is lucky, the placemats are gorgeous and I just love the EPP pillow! There will be a very happy child wrapped that sweet quilt soon - I have to get my donation done!

    ReplyDelete
  21. well done you! I am going to only put three things on my list from now on. That way there is no guilt or pressure involved and I can have more fun with all the projects I work on.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Brilliant finishes, Susan! I definitely think some sort of reward (or mini celebration) is in order ;o). May a join you in raising a glass of Bailey's?

    ReplyDelete
  23. Well done missus! How much of that bottle do you have left now? ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Creating and crafting aren't about the finish line but about the journey...

    Those are lovely items you've made.. Love the siblings quilt :-)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment. I read them all and I love them all. I do my utmost to reply to comments as often as possible. If you comment and never receive a reply from me there is the possibility that you are a no-reply commenter.