A diary of all my mad projects.

I am glad that you stopped by - welcome to my world. Its a little mad and hectic as I sew, knit, embroider and generally craft my way through life. My newest resolution is to spend more time sewing - less time dreaming about it. I love to read comments so I am looking forward to hearing from you all.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lists, Projects, Goals and Bucket Lists - did I mention lists?

Are you a list maker?

I am fond of lists and tend to make lots of them - the housework chores, things to do in town, reading lists, shopping lists and recently ideas for DD's 21st.  Did you know that there is even a website devoted to lists -  listverse.  Who would have guessed that - you can find out 10 strange facts about Pizza or the 10 most famous people who never lived - Barbie made that one.  But I digress...

My latest list making efforts have been an attempt to support my goal of sewing at least 10 minutes each day.  I figure by listing what projects I might like to undertake or projects that have to be done I might acutally find it easy to met this goal.  The second reason to list a project wish list is an attempt to pin down and confine my butterfly-like flitting from one idea to another (pun intended).  This  is beginning to spin out of control as I buy the materials but never get to begin let alone finish!!  Virtual dressmaking has its place but it is now out of control and spread to virtual quilting (never quilted in my life!!), crochet, embroidery, knitting and scrapbooking.  This would not be a problem if I could keep it to the virtual realm but then I venture into the shops!!!  So without further ado here is a short version of the list.

Part One

  • Complete Burda cascade jacket class programme

  • Bernina 780 Club - Embroidery Pillow Project

  • Patchwork - Complete DD's quilt logcabin chintz started 20 years ago

  • Quilted Book Cover - all materials purchased

  • Sampler quilt - all fabric's purchased

  • Motorcycle covers for DH's babies - 2 cut out and ready to sew

  • Marcy Tilton Travel Pouch for cell phone - pattern purchased

  • Sewing Class Holdall - for tools to take to classes - Bernina Club pattern

  • Handbag - all materials purchased

  • Ottobre Tunic - Model 1 pattern adjusted, muslin to tweak fit, fabric purchased

  • DS's Merino Tshirts - patterns Burda 7916 and fabric in stash.

Already crossed off my list is several items of mending that have been hanging around the sewing room for eons.  They were completed in my first three days of 10 minute sewing - a pair of gloves with seams coming apart, hems put up on some trousers and some shopping bag seams repaired and finished.  So far so good with the 10 per Day project.  Tomorrow it is onto that Burda Tshirt for the boys as they are both home on holidays and I can catch them for measurements.


  1. Really looking forward to seeing Burda 7580 made up. I have this pattern and then thought - why on earth did I buy it as it wouldn't suit me - but would love to see it on someone else.

  2. Hi Jacquianne! That's a great plans. Looking forward to see your quilted project. And I am sure your Burda outfit will turned up pretty:)
    Have a great day!

  3. Opps! So sorry to write the second comment. I nominated your blog on the super sweet blogging award. http://velvetribbonsew.blogspot.com/2013/07/super-sweet-blogging-award.html#more
    Happy sewing

    1. Hi Hana - I am not so sure that I am so sweet - I will have to think on that but thank you very much for thinking of moi.

  4. Oh lists. Yes I am a list girl for everything but sewing! I have decided that lists and plans are something I keep to myself more or less just because I can lol.

    I do however like your list and will be interested to see how you get on. I am also rather impressed that you are trucking through the mending pile.

  5. Wow that is an impressive list. I like lists too, but mine is more vague for my sewing. I am constantly changing my mind and paper fitting different patterns before I commit and cut fabric. I have been playing with my pattern paper all week trying to find a party dress pattern that I can commit to! sewingforme.wordpress.com