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Fettle Those Finishes! 2024: The List

Having a table at the top of my list for easy reference made things easier last year so I’m making another one this year. (Hopefully there won’t be too many new additions to this one!)

 Project New additions
 LV scrappy trip quilt Tiny nine patch challenge 
 Summersville quilt Five sock lucky dip yarns (65)
 Winterkist quilt Sophie scarf/shawl
Four sock lucky dip yarns
(69. Oh dear)
 Long-sleeved tops
 Sock lucky dip (60 on 1/1/24)
 Pointy Points quilt
 QAYG cushions
 HWB covers x2 
 DPN cases (number TBC)
 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
 Pouch for a friend 
 Socks for a friend
 Socks for others (10 on 1/1/24)
 Hat (Christmas Eve box)
         Green means it’s finished, tap to be taken to the ta dah post               

The List (AKA Things Which Have Been Started)

Low volume scrappy trip (2017) Status on 1/1/24: dormant

Summersville (2012) Status on 1/1/24: dormant 

Winterkist (2017) Status on 1/1/24: dormant

Jeans (2018) Status on 1/1/24: dormant

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. (I’ve spent a while going back through them recently and making new socks in-waiting kits from the leftovers created since 2021 and…the total keeps going up *sighs*)

Socks for others - there are currently ten socks (for seven different people) on the waiting list, not all have yarn assigned to them but they all have a confirmed place on the list.

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.

Tea towel - I maybe a tote bag? 

Pin pennant - Mini 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)
2023 End of year report (Fettling score = 41)


  1. What a lovely collection of projects!!! Wishing you the best of luck with your 2024 work and Fettling!!!!!


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