Saturday, August 31, 2013

August NewFO

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Boy, another month just flew by!  I really don't need someone to tell me I can start another project, but I love Barbara's theory and instigation for the NewFO Challenge.  Yes, it is OK to start something new - yes, it is OK to set it aside unfinished - yes, you can pull it out some time down the road with no guilt to any of it.

 


My August NewFOs were some fun play with scraps and hexies - two Christmas runners - my Monthly Doll Quilt Swap (9-patch theme) - and another mini from Konda Luckau's "Simply Charming Minis".

And some flimsies of former NewFOs were the Lantern A-Long, Star Surround, , and Catalicious quilts.


And I had some finishes - a July NewFO - Willow Weave with Aunt Reen's Place and an older UFO - Large Twister pattern for layer cakes - as well as the Forest QAL.

Yes, I can hear some of you - that's a smaller number than other months. WELL, I did a lot of hand stitching during August which you will get to see at the Pin It Blog Hop.


And I played a lot with apples - apple chutney and apple sauce.  Do any of you use Red Hots in your apple sauce?  Love these little red cinnamon candies - they are great to add a little color and some spice.  I remember popping a handful in my mouth as a kid, now one is enough!

September NewFO I am looking forward to a challenge with my Monthly Doll Quilt Swap, another Simply Charming Mini, the Everything Blue hop looks interesting (I have a LOT of blue fabric) as well as the Moda 'Size Matters' hop.  And a couple of former NewFOs are at the finishing stage.

I will be linking up with  Barbara over at CatPatches - be sure to visit and see what others have been up to.

EDIT**had to share this as it gave me a much needed chuckle when I came home today**

  
"Moe in a Box" - this big guy stuffed in a 8"x12" box (my Nabby's Diary project)

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon




19 comments:

  1. wow Sharon you have been doing lots of beautiful work there ,well done and had to laugh when i seen your big cat in that little box,lol.xx

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  2. Hope all is well with your family. Thanks for posting about your new project.

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  3. I think Moe's decided that's a Nappy Box and it's his. I hope things are looking better today, please keep us informed if you have a chance.

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  4. Lovely projects and all very different from the next one. Love Moe's choice of bedding - cute picture.

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  5. I like knowing that I should have no guilt when I start a new project over another one. Your projects are always so inspiring, Sharon.

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  6. Moe definitely knows how to be a cat. My grandmother used to add red hots to her applesauce. I should try some applesauce or apple chutney. The apples are good right now. Your projects all look great!

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  7. That is quite a bit of work you've started and finished! All pretty things! Love that handsome boy!

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  8. Such wonderful projects! Love the Christmas table runner! ~Jeanne

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  9. Wait, someone is going to think you did not do a lot! I could never do that much in a month. Love the twister. I am so sorry I missed this challenge. I love her thought process, work on something you like not what you have to. Have a nice weekend.

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  10. A lot of wonderful projects on your plate, Sharon. Christmas already?

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  11. I've visited your post several times to see your August projects, yes, BUT mainly to see "Moe in a box". He's so funny.

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  12. Lots of cool NewFOs for August.

    Such a cute kitty!

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  13. You are doing some beautiful work as usual. I love Moe in the box, ihave a cat called Zeus and he loves to try to get into boxes smaller than him and he is big.
    I hope that your family are all doing well. Blessings Sandra

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  14. You've got lots of lovely projects! I laughed too when I saw your big cat in that little box. My cat does the same thing. He's a fairly large cat at 15 pounds and tried to fit into a shoe box that was sitting on my bed! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great projects. I really love those string hexies. Fun and bright!

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  16. As always such great projects! You always get so much done in a month's time. Great organizational skills. Love Moe in a Box!

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  17. Moe takes the cake! What a fun post of all your work for August. Great!

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  18. You really have a lot going on. Great stuff. Both starts and finishes!!!

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