Also, I completed a doll quilt for the January Doll Quilt Swap.
Then, I decided to participate in this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I'm making blocks from the "Little Red Dresses" pattern by Barbara Weiland Talbert. This month's color was pink, and here's the first block for this quilt:
And finally, this is my son Matthew's lucky month because I started two quilts for him. (I kind of like him, so what the heck.) This is a wall hanging that I've decided to call "Perfect Harmony" in celebration of the way life is treating him since he moved back to Portland. This is from the Acoustic Montage pattern by Maureen Erhardt. I bought this pattern years ago with Matthew in mind, but I'm only just now getting around to making it. It still needs quilting and binding.
So, I basically went hog wild (emphasis on the hog) in my sewing room with January starts. But you only need one start and zero finishes to link up below. Everyone who links up is eligible to win this month's needle nanny. Here's the little cutie I'm giving away this month:
And if you don't know what a needle nanny is, it's a little gizmo with a strong magnet that you can fasten to your stitcheries, or your clothing, or whatever! I stick my needle to it whenever I finish my embroidery for the morning, and that needle will not get lost no matter how much it tries to get away. Proceeds from their sale go to a good cause. They are handmade from copper, brass and nickel in a small village in Thailand, where proceeds contribute to the health, education, and welfare of the community.
Here's what you need to do to be entered in the giveaway:
1. Please link-up with your newly started projects from January, finished or not. If you feel like it, show us the progress you've made on any other previously posted NewFO projects.
2. Please link back to this post from your blog. Also, please link to your blog post, not your blog. To do that, just click on the title of your post to isolate it from the rest of your blog. Then copy the URL and use that to link up. Folks who are clicking on your link want to see your NewFO's, but they don't want to go hunting for the right post. Links to blogs will be edited or deleted entirely. Also, this is not a place to link to your Etsy shop or some other event. Inappropriate or unrelated links will be deleted.
3. Finally, don't have a blog? Upload an image to my FlickR group and link to that. If you have questions about how to do that or about how to link up, please email me. If you're having trouble posting your image, email it to me as an attachment, and I'll be happy to do it for you.
4. Obviously, I need some way to contact you no matter how you link up. No email address and no other way to contact you equals no entry in the giveaway. Email me separately if you need to.
This giveaway ends one week from today. Winner of the needle nanny will be announced on February 7, 2013! I will ship internationally, and so this giveaway is open to all residents of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Now, show us your new stuff!