Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Alphabet Club - Y

Another catch up and another skipped letter - no letter "X", so I'm moving on to "Y".  Two Japanese words that are kind of similar as far as this post goes are yameru (to stop doing or abandon), and yasumu (to take a break).  I never really abandon a stitching project, but there are definitely long breaks when I stop working on some.  

I'll start with the projects in my 17 in 2017 that I have not worked on yet this year.  

Midnight Mystery Quilt - This mystery was in 2015 and I haven't worked on it since November of that year.

Silk Ribbon Baltimore Album - I last worked on this when I lived in Hokkaido.

Pansy Stumpwork - not sure, but this class might have been in about 2010 in Raleigh, NC.

Miniature Chair Cushion - I took this class in the mid-1990's in Indianapolis and have worked on it from time to time since then. It measures a little over an inch square.

Paisley Purse - I think I took this class in 2009, but I'm not sure.

RSN Japanese Rice Fields - started in 2014 and not worked on since.

EGA Drawn Thread - started in 1997 and not worked on since.

Then there are some UFO's that I had to go hunting for.  

ANG Band Sampler - This was a year long ANG chapter project,  started in 2006.  I didn't get very far. Now I'm thinking this might be finished into a strap for my crazy quilt bag.  We'll see.

Hexie wall hanging - my plan was nine blocks, four with hexies and five with stitched pictures.  I didn't get started on the stitcheries after doing the hexagon flower blocks in matching fabrics.  This was started in Hokkaido a few years ago.

Hardanger - I think there must be a counting mistake.  Enough said.

Another Hardanger start

Counted cross stich on plastic canvas.  This is really old.

Cat on 40 count silk gauze.  I should finish this.

This was an applique class I took at the Houston International Quilt Show with Karen Kay Buckley in 2002.  It looks like I didn't do anything after the class.

I think this was a class at the Paducah Quilt Show, but I can't remember when or who the teacher was.  Really old.

I have more projects, but these look to be the oldest and most abandoned. Do you have any projects that you have taken a break from (or even abandoned)?

Linking up with Chiara at the Grey Tail.  Check out the posts of other Alphabet Club members!


kiwikid said...

Lots of interesting projects there Pamela...I do have a stitchery that has been sadly neglected, I got it out last month and out it away again yesterday!! I also have a block of the month with farm animals that has been in the cupboard for 3 years, I am sure there are others too. Good luck with your finishes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela,wow lots of lovely projects there,my UFO's are mainly quilts i have started,it takes me years to finish one,lol,good luck with yours my friend xx

Sarah said...

Your mini chair cushion is stunning - hard to believe it's just over an inch in size.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

You've have lots of fabulous projects that you've posted. I have abandoned a few over the years. A couple of years ago my husband and I decided to simplify the "stuff" around our house. I went through old projects and either donated them or took the supplies and re-purposed them to be used in new projects. I found new happiness in some of the things I had set aside. Happy stitching! Andrea

Manuela said...

Wow so many old and very interesting projects.
I hope you will work on them, soon.
Happy Weekend, Manuela

Janie said...

You've done some serious organizing.
I do the repurpose thing too. I use old unfinished
projects in something new or donate it.
I get uneasy with too much unused stuff taking up storage space.

Queeniepatch said...

You are so strong! I would give up on most of these projects if I had not worked on them for such a long time. It also amazes me that you have brought all these old projects with you from the States.
Recently I made a decision not to start anything new until I have completed my UFOs - or toss them out. So far I have not done any tossing. I guess you have not done that either, ha, ha.
Enjoy your various projects.
Yamenaide ne!
Yasumanaide ne!

Brigitte said...

Wow, so many different projects and different techniques. So you never get bored when you change projects. I also have very old projects but every now and then I pull one out and add a few stitches.

Leonore Winterer said...

Wow, so many projects! There are quite a few I'm sure I have never seen before on you blog, and I do hope you find the time and motivation to give them all some love eventually. I have some projects I haven't worked on in quite some time as well...I should get to them!