Sunday, 21 February 2010

10 things I hate about me

No, that would be an horrible way to start the week - I couldn't do it to you! But one thing about me that I'm frustrated about at the moment is my apparent inability to get projects finished. I get bored with projects quickly, & find myself constantly on the look out for something new to tackle. The fallout is a huge pile of half-finished ideas, languishing in the corner waiting for my attention.
Motivated by my gorgeous friend Peg, the queen of finish-it-up, I am doing some well deserved 'butt-kicking' & declaring war on the huge pile in the corner.
The stitched panel for this baby sampler has been complete for 'some time' (way too long). I have finally made it up into the tiny cushion it was always meant to be, and it is winging its way to its sweet recipient.
Couldn't resist matching polka dots, and white bows at the back.
Did I get the year wrong on the stitchery? Nope, true confessions - it's 12 months late! Perhaps little Macey can use it as a dolly pillow?!

33 comments:

  1. I'm blushing.....now Ros that is just so cute...your stitching is perfect and I am sure it will be a cherished gift......hugs to you Peg xx

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  2. Great finish!! Even if it is a bit late! :)

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  3. Me too!!!! The cushion is lovely. It was well worth finishing.

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  4. That is one gorgeous little pillow, and I don't think it matters one bit that it is 12 months late! It will still be loved!

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  5. I'm the same with my projects but I get a burst of energy every now and then and usually finish several at once. The little cushion is divine.

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  6. Hi Ros, just beautiful. Well done!! Now to the next one......

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  7. It is just gorgeous! I'm sure Macey won't mind it being a little late...
    I can't wait to see this big pile of unfinished projects diminish! Hope you'll blog about every single one!

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  8. It is so cute!!! Great job on finishing a project! I'm procrastinating one at this very moment!

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  9. This stitching is just adorable! what a pretty baby gift!

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  10. So adorable that I'm sure they will not even notice it is late!!

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  11. Yes I must get bored too or I just have too many projects in my head waiting to get out so I start 3 all at once. Love the pillow, just adorable with the polka dots.

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  12. Oh, this turned out so lovely! Great that you finished it. I also start so many projects and somehow it takes so long to finish them. So this year I have the goal to finish one UFO per month. And it feels so good, when the project is finally finished, doesn't it?
    Wish you much fun in finishing your projects time by time.
    Hugs from switzerland
    Martina

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  13. Such a sweet little pillow. Very cute!!

    Chrissie

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  14. Thanks for the encouragement! I too find that I easily get bored, that is why I have so many going all at once.

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  15. This is so cute! I have the exact opposite problem - I can't start a new project until everything is finished. And there are so many projects I want to do. Please keep showing you finished WIP. I also love your garden photos, as we are still covered with snow here.

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  16. I know how you feel Ros, I tend to stitch up a storm but turning it into something else is my problem.
    I should just have a sewing day to complete things.
    You could have saved it for her
    21st. LOL!!!

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  17. When I started reading your post I was nodding my head in agreement, you could have been talking about me, lol. What a great finish, the polka dots are perfect and so is the stitching. It's so cute.

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  18. I have your same disease...of getting bored with a project and wanting to get on to the next one. I am so glad you finished this adorable pillow!! Cuter than cute!

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  19. What a sweet cushion - well worth the wait!

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  20. It's gorgeous! You're not a gemini are you???? hehehe
    XX Sugary hugs Wendy :O)

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  21. always great to have a finish think I was with you when you got that pattern........it looks great........

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  22. Better late than never! Sweet finish!

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  23. I could so relate to this feeling of gettiing bored with projects quickly and finding myself constantly on the look out for something new. I am that way too at times. :)

    This pillow looks really good and very sweet! Congratz on getting it finish! Loving the dots fabric lots!

    Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  24. Very nice and a job well done. I seem to have that same problem...BTW!

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  25. I love, love, love that baby pillow. You do such a nice job!

    Like you, I have a lot of unfinished objects...have fun putting them together, but not finishing! Woe is me!

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  26. OMG..it's the cutest cushion cover I've ever seen..:). I have the same problem here, I hate to unpick when I made mistake, as a result I have few dresses line up to be finished. I guess I better start pick them up and finish it:D

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  27. I love your baby sampler! Great work!! Is it your own pattern? I would love to make a similar sampler for my niece that is expecting in June. Please let me know how I might obtain the pattern. Many thanks. :) Melanie

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  28. I love that little stitchery and what a cute way to make it into something useful. So what pattern is it? I know a certain little girl (my niece) named Lily who might like to get a pillow like that too! Cute! Way to go working on those UFO's.

    Anna

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  29. We love the pillow. Thank you Ros!! Love from Macey Rose and Meredith

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  30. It's really lovely! I love how you've made the cushion. Actually, I'd like to ask you a favour... I've almost finished a piece of stitchery for my best friend and want to make it into a cushion - did you use a pattern for this or do you have any tips for a beginner? I love your cushion and it would be the perfect design.

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