Before I dive into 2018, I took a little inventory of some of my UFOs from 2017 and will show a few (these are certainly not the only ones).
I am still enjoying the rug hooking. I did finish a couple of projects and have a couple that need finishing. This is one that I had delayed starting because I don't like the base cloth that came in the kit. I like the design by the talented Nancy Rink. It will get finished.
Pokey Bolton, who coordinates Craft Napa, is putting together a fundraiser for pet rescue. She is asked for 6"x6" pieces of art to be sold and I experimented with the piece above. Traced from a photo of my pup, thread sketched and colored with Inktense pencils. Not sure how to finish it.
I started a mixed media fabric collage last winter using some rust dyed fabric for the background. And there it stayed.
I am still working on my hand pieced, Lucy Boston inspired wall hanging. I really do enjoy the hand work. Love the precision, with I could do it faster.
I took a class with Bonnie Hunter in September and it was AWESOME! She is one cool lady and superb instructor. I started Jamestown Landing in the workshop and finished a block. I have some more components pieces and lots of fabric gathered and cut.
Houston Quilt Festival in October had some awesome opportunities for me to see and hear some top rate quilters. I crossed a Judith Baker Montano class off of my bucket list and enjoyed this crazy quilt type stitchery project immensely. I don't think it needs too much more stitching - but will definitely need a finish.
I love to dye fabric at home. This linen duster got a bit of shibori folding and was dyed a denim blue. I hand painted the white that was left with a lime green dye. It needs some stitching, patches, buttons - something.
Punch needle (with floss) has also been in my hoop this past year. I finished the punching part but didn't get the backing on this holiday ornament in time for Christmas 2017.
Speaking of Christmas, this project has been off and on my hoop since 2014. I make a little progress each year. BOY is that wrinkled!!! It is call Shiny and Bright and is a Crabapple Hill pattern that was first colored with crayons. When I do finally finish it, I hope it won't be too much of a bear to block. Those wrinkles!
And these are things that are NOT finished. I had many that were. So even if I don't finish a project but I work on one I considered that creating for that day. Let's see what I can creatively accomplish in 2018. Want to join me and share what you create every day?