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Fettle Those Finishes 2023: The List II

For this list, inspired by Dawny and Penny, I thought I’d try a brief table as well as my usual list to see if that helps me keep everything straight as I add things update it through the second half of the year (green means they’re finished, tap to see their ta dah post).
 ProjectNew additions
 LV scrappy trip quiltDishcloths x15(?)
 Summersville quiltShawl
 Winterkist quiltPouch
 Jeans Socks for a friend x2
 Luna Lapin jumper x3
 Socks for others (2 on 1/7/23)
 Long-sleeved tops
 Sock lucky dip (60 on 1/7/23)
 Pointy Points quilt
 QAYG cushions
 HWB covers - 2 
 DPN cases
 Door stops x2
 Banjo & Blue (koalas)
 DP quilt re quilting 
 Bargello cushions x2/3
 Fabric box labels
 Toglet theatre
 Woodland garland
 Tunnock’s art
 Tea towel something
 Pin pennant

The List (AKA Things Which Have Been Started)

Low volume scrappy trip (2017) Status on 1/7/23: dormant

Summersville (2012) Status on 1/7/23: dormant 

Winterkist (2017) Status on 1/7/23: dormant

Jeans (2018) Status on 1/7/23: dormant

Luna Lapin jumpers (2023) Status on 1/7/23: active Status on 2/10/23: finished!

Socks for others (2023) Status on 1/7/23: active Status on 30/9/23: finished!

The Waiting List (In no particular order)

Long-sleeved tops


Socks - every time I finish a pair of socks, I ask Mr Random Number Generator to choose a number for me and I identify the corresponding ball/selection of balls in the sock lucky dip album and then locate it/them in The Cupboard Of Possibilities. This all the balls of sock yarn I have and I spent a few days at the start of 2021 creating scrappy sock bags from the balls of leftovers which is (partly) why I have so many socks in waiting.

Dishcloths - I have four skeins of beautiful cotton to turn into dishcloths. Now, it might feel like a bit of a waste to use such gorgeous yarn on something so utilitarian, but what better than to turn them into something I’ll use all the time and which will make me smile? So dishcloths it is. Status on 21/10/23: finished!

Shawl - I also have some beautiful laceweight baby alpaca (honestly, I could sit and squish it all day long) and I think it needs to become an enormous shawl. Pattern yet to be decided. 


Pointy Points quilt

QAYG cushions from these LV scraps. I have the wadding scraps set aside so all I need is the time/energy/motivation.

Hot water bottle covers Same fabric as this one and perhaps with a penguin a piece but with different binding (as I don’t have enough of the pink gingham) 

DPN cases Probably one for each size and labelled in some way so they’re obvious without opening them. Perhaps stamped numbers? Or little tags? No decision on fabric, but I think it’ll be lightly quilted and then made in the same way as the hot water bottle covers.

Door stops for the kitchen as the two I have are looking a little, um, worse for wear. I think I’ll make them with removable covers so they can be washed. 

Banjo and Blue A friend in Sydney sent me the pattern for these gorgeous koalas and then sent some ear fur with a mutual friend from Canberra who was coming over. That friend also gave me some fabric and I think they’ll make perfect koalas - I even have enough fur and fabric for both Banjo and Blue!

Drunkard’s Path quilt. Again. Yes, despite finishing this quilt once (with diagonal quilting) in 2014 and then again in 2019 after quilting in all the ditches with a heavier weight thread (in the hope of stabilising it enough so that the original quilting would stop snapping), it needs quilting again. I’ve been using it quite a bit in the last few weeks and I keep hearing threads snapping if I move/pick it up ‘wrong’ so I, going to have to unpick all the diagonal quilting and re do it. Unfortunately, I’ve somehow destashed the heavier weight thread I used (I no longer by that brand because I don’t trust it) so I’m going to see if I can find an alternative. 

Pouch A yarny friend loves teapots and teacups so this fabric (or some of this fabric) will become a pouch for her. Not decided on pattern yet, maybe a Bloem Basket?


Bargello cushions 
Two or three cushions based on this bargello purse (not these colours or necessarily this pattern) using gorgeous blue velvet for the back (a gift from my friend Salley)


Fabric box labels
The fabric boxes need labels which don’t fall out (Dulux changed the size of their paint
charts between me getting the white boxes and the black ones) - I’m going to sew scraps to pieces of card.

Toglet theatre
This is going to be a Toglet Theatre/display unit for tiny knickknacks. 
It needs sanding (which has started), painting and a new backing board and fabric.

Woodland felt garland kit from Pretty Fabrics And Trims which a kind friend bought me to do while recovering from covid

Clock - this little clock sits behind my sewing table and is a very handy wee thing when you just need to glance up to check the time. Unfortunately, after several years sitting on the sunny windowsill, the background is badly faded so I’m going to replace it. Not sure whether that will be paper or fabric but when I find the right thing/print, I’ll know. 

Tunnock’s art - I’ve been saving the wrappers from teacakes and caramel wafers and have a couple of canvases I’d like to create some pictures on. I’m not in the least bit artistic and can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, but would like to have a go at some simple collage with fussy cut details. Need to narrow down the options and choose a theme/topic. Mini Archie would quite like it to be Sticks I Have Luffed, which at least sounds straightforward.

Bag - I’ve tried to destash this bag numerous times but it just won’t leave the house! Every time I go to take it to the charity shop, something stops me (very probably the Oakshott it’s made from) so I’ve decided to see if I can rework it into a pouch.

Tea towel - I couldn’t resist this tea towel in the sale so I bought it for the fabric. Not sure exactly what I’ll make but the obvious thing seems to be a pouch or bag.

Pin pennantMini Archie has his own pin pennant and I need my own. I’m thinking about a mini quilt or banner or hoop rather than the traditional pennant shape.

This is mine pin pennant from mine luffly chum Lock.

2022 End of year report (Fettling score = 20)