Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Visit from a UFO!

With the Autumn Quilt FINISHED, I had nothing to do with my HANDS while watching TV last night…I couldn’t relax…I couldn’t concentrate…I felt almost NAKED!!  So I rummaged around in the UFO cupboard and pulled out the bin that held my JAM ‘Basket of Life’ quilt blocks.  It felt SO good to have something small and light to work on after that heavy wool quilt!

So I stitched on the wool stars and then finished off the French knot berries…


And before I knew it another block was done!


Zooming in for a close-up…


Then I did the same thing with this block…


I was so happy that EVERYTHING was in the JAM Basket bin… needles, all the threads and hoop and wool…even a wee pair of scissors…all I had to do was…


STITCH!  Ahhhhhhhh!


I’m loving these baskets…maybe this quilt will get finished this year!!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P

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  1. I just love your blog. I am glad someone else has the same feelings about stitching. Sometimes when I pick up a hand-stitch project I feel like a junkie who just took a puff or shot or whatever they do. Your work is beautiful!

    Cheery wave from

  2. Wonderful stitchery and glad that you started it again, you will be happy when it is finished. I love doing stitchery, find it relaxing and nice to do while I watch tv.


  3. Looking pretty darn good there! I agree... it's always relaxing to have the hands busy while watching tv in the evenings. I just rediscovered one of my needleturn applique BOM that's been unattended for about a year now... lol! There's just so many new designs being released all the time... it's hard to "pick just one"! lol!

  4. Paulette, you 're so funny! Sure have got a lot done this Summer, too! Enjoy the Fall weather.

  5. OMG, you've described exactly how I feel if I'm sitting for any extended period of time. I can't stand it. In fact, I pulled out a UFO last week to do the same thing.

  6. Love the basket quilt squares......I also love hand stitching....what is the name of the pattern I think I would love to do it......

  7. I had to giggle when I read your post. I know the feeling. I'm glad to hear someone else can't concentrate and looks to find something to stitch. You're my kind of gal!

  8. I love hand stitching and your projects is gorgeous.

    I have some Ufos thad need to be finished and hope to give them a try this fall.

  9. These blocks are so sweet , nice to have some handwork isn't it , I too need something in my hands seems like a waste of time to just sit there ;-)

  10. LOL - I know what you mean by feeling naked with nothing to stitch - how awesome to have that project right there, it's looking wonderful!!!

  11. Hello from Germany!
    Your stichery looks so nice, it would have been a shame to leave the patches in the cupboard. i really like your blog and will visit again (of course to see the finished basket-quilt!)
    Many regards from Bettina from Bielefeld in Germany

  12. I just love those baskets, I'm on a mission myself trying to line up ufos to finish up. Opened up a storage box the other day and found three. I also must update my blog I have not blogged since my brother passed. Need to put up something happy and pretty.