Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Already?

It's time to post a couple finishes, and my UFO plans for October.  I seem to do better when I write down my UFO finishing plans and link up to Carrie's blog.  I haven't done that the last couple months, and my finishes have been pretty slow!

I did get a couple things done --
My Civil War Cross Stitch from the Country Sampler Grand Old Flag Gathering is framed!  I found a wonderful framer - she did a great job and is reasonably priced, too!  She helped pick this frame  - it's black with a dusty gray finish on part of it, and looks very old.  It fit just right with the time frame of this sampler.  I'm really happy how this turned out.  It has glass in front of it, so a little challenging to get a picture without reflections.

I finished another quick little project -
This is an antique sugar mold.  When Barb and I were in Marion, we picked up kits for this at Cottage Rose - it's one of their patterns.  It was really quick to make up.  There is also a strawberry pincushion to go with it, but I don't have that sewn yet.

I have lofty goals for October:
Get Hocus Pocus Ville quilted and ready to use for THIS Halloween!

Get Sampler Stars quilted and bound.  This is my final project from Grand Old Flag.  My "deal" with myself was that I couldn't go next year unless this year's projects were done, so I'm motivated to finish this!

Get the Summer Block of the Week Freebie Blocks trimmed and set together.  I have the finishing kit, so I'm ready to go on this when I get a little time.

Get the rest of the Summer Block of the Week Blocks trimmed and set together.  I ordered the finishing kit but don't have it yet, so this is on hold until then.  All 13 blocks are ready to go, though!  There are still no words inked on them - I'm still on the fence about that part.

So that should keep me out of trouble for October!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Kathy, I always love each and every one of your projects! Especially love your cross stitch and Halloween quilt. Looks like a very busy month ahead of you, but I know you can do it!

  2. Awesome finishes! Love the Chessie sampler and the Grand Old Flag quilt! The Quilt applique on the block is cool too! :-) Every year, PG's Summer series get better and better! I'm still waiting for my finishing kit for the freebie tho...

  3. I was determined to get my Baltimore Halloween quilt quilted and hanging for this Halloween. Unfortunately, it's obvious that's not going to happen. I hope you manage to get yours done and up! I love that quilt.

  4. Wow! you did great to keep up with the BOW.
    Is that rick rack around the blocks of your Hocus Pocus? If so that is a great trim for that top. Good luck on your goals.