Unfinished Projects

I was going through some fabric and totes this morning to see just what I had and how to use it and I WAS SHOCKED!

Not only do I have some small projects that I started before Christmas, but I have some MAJOR projects that immediately went on my “bucket list” for 2022 that have been waiting for 5-20 years! I’m almost ashamed of myself but I do intend to finish them this year before I start any new ones except for the one I started last night.

These are gnome ornaments I made for family and friends for Christmas this year. I worked on them at night while watching TV. The ones at the bottom are not finished because I had enough for gifts, so I stuck them away. It will literally take me 10 minutes to finish the little buggers.
I love the full front aprons and was planning to make these for gifts but ran out of time. I have the fabric and they will be finished by December 31, 2022.
I have three body pillows in this house and three pillowcases for them. I need to make at least three more and I do have the fabric for them.
My redwork quilt is pieced and all it needs is the backing. I forget about the backing when I’m looking for fabric and that hasn’t happened for over two years now because I don’t shop! One excuse is as good as another, don’t you think! 🙂
In 2011, I retired from the insurance company I had worked for for 17 years and the wonderful ladies I worked with in the county and district gave me a going away party and this was one of the gifts I was presented but I still haven’t got to it yet. I love all of those ladies and we are all friends.
My husband bought me a embroidery machine several years ago for Christmas and I love using it and one of the first projects I started (and haven’t finished) is a snowman quilt. I only have a few more blocks to embroider and then piece and quilt!! I’m thinking a blue fabric with white snowflakes.
I think I’ve blogged about this one a couple years ago and it still isn’t finished. It’s burgundy and green blocks of lots of different patterns. It takes time and my head has to be on right to figure out the correct measurements for the blocks.
I loved these colors when I started it before we moved to this farm. In the move it was packed away and just found recently and I do have all of the fabric packed with it.
I love this pattern and I hope my daughter is patient waiting for it!! The pattern was used on another quilt I made and thought this would make a beauty!
My granddaughter started this quilt when she was a teenager but didn’t finish and I’m going to finish it for her and one for our grandson too!
My granddaughter’s friend Allison started this one but alas it did not get finished either but maybe someday I’ll finish it for her because she does love bear hunting.
These are yards of quilted fabric I purchased to make me some handbags and totes.
The pattern for the handbags is quite simple, I just need to sit down and do it.

And with all of these projects, what did I do last night? I started an English Paper Piecing quilt pattern called “Grandmother’s Garden”. I can get this one done while sitting in front of the TV with hubby every night.

English Paper Piecing When the quilt is finished, I’ll tell more about it.

There’s a few more I found this morning, but it makes me sad thinking about how there is to finish BEFORE I start anything new!!!!

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

5 thoughts on “Unfinished Projects”

  1. OMG, Rita, that’s A LOT of projects!!!! Some of them are over the-top amazing. I think you’re going to need to prioritize all the things you do and then decide what you won’t do! 😏


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