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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Pies and Tarts (an update)

Tarts at the top, pies newly appliqued in the middle and pies waiting to be appliqued at the bottom.
It turns out I am still doing the pies and tarts quilt. (See posts in 2009 and 2010 to see my previous struggles!) My excuse for not having finished it is an interesting one. I lost them. In April 2010, I think. The pies and tarts that is. I took them away with me and promptly lost them when I returned home. I searched high and low for them (A little frantically at times! I had spent so much time on them!) but to no avail. Then, in January 2011, as we packed for the big move to Melbourne, I found them in the bottom of a bag I was sure I had searched a million times. (I am nothing if not an exaggerator!) Phew! What a relief! Then I packed them, little knowing that I wouldn't see them again until July 2011 when I finally unpacked them in Melbourne. I am not quite halfway there yet with the pies, and as for the tarts, I am barely started. So this really is a long term project. L  O  N  G    T  E  R  M!!!!!!! Anyway, I took heart from all those people doing the 15minute per day sewing challenge and other such similar schemes and thought, "You know what? I CAN finish this!" Of course, I have set no date. (I am still me you know) My goal though is to work on them a little each week. I have set up a stitching basket which lives in my bedside table and I am ready to go! I'm sure I will do more some weeks than others, but my plan is just to plod along. I will update you with my progress as I make some!

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

I think that is the way to go with long term projects...a little bit here and there...look forward to seeing your progress.....weren't you stitching pies and tarts when we went away for our holiday to the beach (otherwise knows as the Doc Martin/Closer holiday) which saw the death of your iPhone?? That was in Feb 2010 if my memory serves me correctly!

Life's little stuff said...

I too have those types of projects and in fact my first hand sewn quilt was a three year project which Ma helped me finish in the end because it was so long term. but use that quilt everyday and know there is lots of love and time put into it. Tell the girls i am with them and total over second semester and can't wait for holidays even the mid term ones. Oh and love the cupcakes very cool. seems the creative gene was passed down. Hugs to you all MnM

Pip said...

Slow and steady will do it, what you've done so far looks great.

Leanne said...

I am just about to embark on the pies and tarts journey. Blogger is playing silly buggers as I can see your Hetties mail in reader but not on your blog. I noticed your name on the BOM list.

Sarah said...

Good on you tackling the UFO pile!!! Yes a little each day and wa la!

I am tackling a project at the moment which has caused me a headache. Want to throw it away but am persisting. I dont think it is going to work out as I dreamed...