50 Projects in 2020

@poetrylover828, I think that fabric will be perfect to back a quilt I have plans to make. Thank you again for the info, it looks like that fabric is in very limited supply, but thankfully, I was able to find a shop with enough for the backing!

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That’s great! I’m happy you were able to find it!

My dinoroar disaster quilt is finally done! I spilled coffee over the fabric in December, washed the partially pieced top and ended up with an unravelled, partially shrunk mess. I ended up unpicking everything and sewing it back together. It’s going to it’s new home today and I’m going to work on my big hexie top from the hexie swap in the old place next.

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oh that is incentive for me to cut you a few more fabrics and just ship what I have…lol…I love your hexie project!

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Thank you so much in advance! I need to finish up a few Halloween advent swap items first but my goal is to put the hexie quilt on my bed this winter.

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I changed leggings to a tank top!

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Woo another project. All the way up to 4 now :laughing:. It’s a cross stitch of birds at a feeder that my MIL gave to me. I’m not a big cross stitch person, but she had a few that her mom had that were passed on to me. This one will be going back to my MIL since her mom had started it before passing.


Also, does anyone who does do cross stitch have advice on how to get the hoop marks to relax?

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I love the older cross stitch patterns…nicely done…I just iron the creases out…I put a tea towel on top so that it doesn’t crush the stitching…

Here is one I finished recently:

I wonder if it is the same company? The colors and style are similar!

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Guess I’ll show off some stuff here! It’s in… some kind of order.

  1. Heliotaxis shawl (2019 WIP) - 9/29/2019 - WIP

  2. Arachnid hat and mitts set for friend - 11/18/19 - 2/18/20
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  3. Flickering Pullover (2019 WIP) - 9/7/19 - 3/29/19

  4. Slytherin vanilla socks (2019 WIP) - 12/2019 - 4/9/20
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  5. Heartnut socks - 12/9/2019 - 3/21/20
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  6. Sockhead hat - 1/2020 - 4/10/20

  7. Fingerless mitts to match sockhead hat

  8. Appia cowl - 2/4/20 - 2/29/20

  9. Bamboo Stitch Alpaca cowl - 2/5/2020 - 2/15/2020

  10. Little Sock Arms baby sweater - 4/30/20-5/6/20
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  11. Gen Tee sweater - 3/30/20 - 4/30/20
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  12. Astrantia socks - 4/4/20 - 4/24/20

  13. Barley Light hat - 4/11/20 - 4/13/20

  14. Summer baby sweater - 4/15/2020 - 4/23/2020
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  15. Cliff walk socks - 5/1/2020 - WIP

  16. Wool diaper soakers - 5/10/20 - 5/19/20

  17. Soleie Shell tank top - 5/27/20 - 6/10/20
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  18. Birds of a Feather shawl - 2/15/20 - 5/27/20
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  19. Ripple socks - 6/1/20 - 6/20/20
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  20. Rainbow vanilla socks - 6/15/20 - 7/8/20
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  21. Halloween vanilla socks - 7/1/20 - 7/23/20
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  22. Fingerless mitts to match Halloween socks

  23. Autumn Pairfect vanilla socks - 4/13/20 - WIP

  24. Coffee cross stitch - completed 7/18/2020
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  25. Mike’s Custom double knitter scarf - 7/20/2020 - WIP

  26. Wash your hands cross stitch - July 2020 - WIP

  27. Scrubby dish cloth - 7/11/20 - 7/15/20
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  28. Socks for fiance - 8/1/2020 - WIP

  29. Vintage Halloween Swap items

  30. Small piecework/“quilted” item, mug mat? (new to me crafting)

  31. MASKS. For me and family.
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I know I am suuuuper late to this thread, but that’s a really great idea! I might go through my craft books and pop a sticky note in one project from each :slight_smile:

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Ha—late doesn’t start until November at least! If this is providing motivation or accountability for you, it’s all good. :grin:

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Never too late to join…it is just a place to keep a list if you are a list maker like me!

I a very scatterbrained in many ways so a list helps me focus…

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You have to iron it. Put a cloth over to of it to protect the stitching, and lightly steam iron.

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I usually soak the fabric in hot water first and then iron it. I only use detergent when there are visible stains.

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So many fun and pretty things!

I have been in a crafting stall since May 31st. (I know the date only because i took a photo and it’s date/time stamped) So much mental exhaustion from too many avenues. I named 8/1 as my “back on track” date and at least managed to make dinner! (The poor budget was breaking under the weight of too-frequent take out.) hopefully today i will pick up some yarn (but, Lordy, it is humid out!) and add that crafting time back into my daily rhythms again.

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Welcome back…I think a lot of people fell into a slump…general 2020 weariness…good that you set a goal to get back on the horse, so to speak…I go in waves and now I feel super creative (joined some swaps and zoom meetings to help!)…can’t wait to see what you have lined up! Hang in there!

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I use Q-Snaps instead of hoops for cross-stitch, and don’t have a problem with deep creases in the fabric. They cost more than a hoop would, but if you stitch regularly they might be worth it.

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I have had some on my Amazon shopping list for some time…I just wasn’t exactly sure how they work…is there a size you recommend? I see they have extensions for them as well…

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I have two Q-snaps, a big and a small one. It’s very easy to use but it’s not always easy to take the stitching out when you’re done. They are easy to use, you put the fabric over the frame and then use the clamps to stretch the fabric. It’s just that the clamps are difficult to take off the frame afterwards.

Thank you. It may be the same company, I already recycled the chart so I’m not sure who it was. :grinning:

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