Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Tidbits....

 What a difference a day rain, but lots of wind, and the mood of the landscrape is changed. Shades of November on an October day. No evidence left behind, Madame Wind removed all traces of those lovely leaves.
 And for me, a new perspective...moonrise and sunset playing among the clouds across the street. Pure magic!!
 A recent finish. I've hand quilted this Peppermint table square with perle cotton. Got it bound and ready for the holidays. I'm very pleased with the outcome.
  And a look at the backing I chose, a splurge for me. Using a whole yard of a new Aunt Gracies reproduction fabric because it goes well with the top, and makes the quilt reversable.
Regarding last evenings post, I am DEFINITELY going to host another New Years Eve UFO Countdown! Several of you have indicated an interest in joining me, so consider it a "done deal". Put on your thinking cap and decide how many you hope to finish up. I'm asking for your "challenge" number again. We might be a small group this time, and we are definitely working in a shorter time span.
In 2008, we began on August 25th, giving us 4 months and 7 days. 72 of us pledged to finish 300 projects.
The count on January 1, 2009 was 256 finished!!
Last year we began on September 19th, giving us 3 months,13 days. 32 of us pledged to finish 175 projects. January 1, 2010 found that 24 of the 32 finished 148 projects. The numbers don't really mean as much as the personal satification we each felt about our success.
For what ever reason on my part, we are getting a late start this year...BUT....we have 2 months and 10 days. Choose your goal accordingly.
I will be posting the Challenge on my sidebar as usual, and will add your finishes as you let me know of them. I'll post some additional details for any newcomers. Just let me know you are participating and I'll add you to the list, along with your goal number. Feel free to email me at with questions, amounts or concerns. Happy UFOing!
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Dolores said...

What a bright, festive table square. Nice that you hand quilted it too.

quiltmom anna said...

I love your peppermint quilt Finn- it is just so happy- it makes me think of the fun of the Christmas season.
Love the fabrics and the design.
Thanks for sharing.
I will think about your UFO challenge-just not sure how much time I am going to be able to make to quilt- that is why I am thinking...

Angie said...

Ooooh, I LOVE your Peppermint topper, Finn! It is just yummy!!

Magpie Sue said...

I've got to figure out a way to put that peppermint square quilt somewhere where I'll see it frequently... until I make one for myself!

Rather than a UFO challenge I think I need a challenge that will motivate me to make one or more of the quilts I keep saying I want to make someday. ;- )

Stephanie D said...

Love that peppermint quilt! It looks so festive and holiday-like!

I don't know if I dare join your UFO challenge this year; I almost flunked the last one.

On the other hand, I could make the rest of you look good by comparison.....

Gotta think about it.

Judy S. said...

What a pretty quilt your peppermint one is! I love the colors and pattern. Don't know if I dare join your challenge as I really pooped out the last time. I should though.......