Sunday, 1 January 2012

Building Houses

A new day and a fresh new year and I have started it with a new project. If you want to join in then the details can be found at Jeanneke's blog. I am not sure yet if I will make all 366 houses and if I can stitch them all on time but I will have a jolly good try. They are tiny blocks and I am hand stitching them. One down, 365 to go.



A few days ago I managed to finish this pair of socks. They are for my sister and only 10 months late. I am sure she will be pleased to see them though.



No resoultions this year. I fail miserably to keep them. What I have promised is to just go with the flow of things and to not worry if things don't go to plan. Does it really matter how many UFO's I have or how many more I start? One thing is for sure I am going to enjoy every stitch and I am also going to enjoy seeing everyone else's stitches and maybe with a more relaxed attitude some of those projects will become finished ones.

Happy stitching.

Love Shirley.

16 comments:

  1. Your little house is sweet! I am going to give it a try too and hoping to make it to the end.

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  2. Wishing you a wonderful 2012

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  3. Good for you avoiding resolutions that way there is no room for failure. Lovely house, you could have your own village if you do them all.

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  4. I'm thinking of joining the house building fun too, but can't manage 366 houses. So I'll make one house per week, but I will make them bigger. I love yours by the way. How long did it take you to stitch it together? Love the socks too and I'm sure your sister will love them too.

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  5. Its been a long time since I have made a New Year's resolution as I too never manage to stick with them.

    Your socks look great and better late than never.

    I am going to enjoy watching your little houses grow and am definately not going to commit to this one as I still have Klosjes and clamshells to do!

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  6. So may houses...veru cute,there's going to be a population explosion.
    No resolutions for me either..no point, just go with the flow is a good idea.

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  7. Great start to the New Year. I love the socks. I bought a book with lots of sock patterns during the year and haven't made anything yet. But not something I want to do in 40C weather that we are having in the next few days.

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  8. The socks look lovely and the house block is so cute. I think you and I have the same attitude, the pleasure of taking some stitches and enjoying the process.

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  9. Happy New Year !
    I love your house block.
    365 houses to go,OMG!
    And I love the socks too.

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  10. That sounds like a perfect idea. Good luck with the little houses.

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  11. Cute house! I think they would drive me nuts to make though lol!! Love the socks soo.

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Love your first house - I have started mine and will put up a photo tomorrow (I mean later today). Take care.

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  13. Love your little house...I must admit I'm tempted to have a go at these little gems :o)

    Happy New Year!

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  14. 3" you are crazy!! but you always were.
    Here's to the projects in boxes! Quilts, that are finished take up too much room, make this your mantra...

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  15. Love your houses Shirley. I'm aiming for 2 a week to keep the pressure lower...but mine are slightly bigger!

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