Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hi, My name is Anne...

and I am addicted to wool!   There, I said it.   I can't help it and actually don't care if I ever get treatment for it!   Tee hee.

I have been a "wool prepping fanatic" in the last month or so. Only problem with all the prepping is....someday these projects have to get stitched!!!    I just keep telling myself....baby steps, Anne, baby steps.  

Before I share these projects with you tho, I have a couple of belated thank yous.  The first one is to Merumo from pleasentree blog.  She sent me this adorable little purse and binding clips that she made.   She actually sent them to me as a thank you for winning my giveaway last fall.   How sweet is that? Thank you Merumo!

The second thank you goes out to Pat from Silver Thimble Quilt Co.    I won her giveaway last month and love the giftys.    If you remember, Pat designed the Comfort and Joy quilt pattern that we just finished up in our quilt-a-long.   Thanks Pat!


The first project I'm gonna share is the Primitive Banners quilt by Lisa at Primitive Gatherings.

The first part of the quilt is the "frame".   This will be the background for 4 seasonal little quilts.  


The one for spring is this cute little bunny.   Isn't he cute smelling those wonderful flowers.  I can't wait until we can ALL be smelling spring flowers!



It's hanging on the wall where I used to hang the sheep with all the monthly blankets (which I finally finished and will show you later)


Here are the rest of the banners.  I'll be making prepping ALL of them!!!


The original pattern can be found in this issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects, or you can order from Primitive Gatherings directly.  


Isn't that a cute way to display it?   Maybe I need to find myself a big basket like that.  


Next up is one that is actually almost finished!   It's called "Merry Merry" by Heart to Hand.   See that strip on the bottom?    That's all that's left to do, but I'm thinking of not adding that part.   It's just a vine with holly and berries on it but I'm not sure it adds that much to the design, so ....


I'm thinking of just leaving it off.   What do you think?   Do I really need it?   Right now it measures 20"x30".   If I do it the way the pattern calls for, it will be 20"x36".   Oh, decisions, decisions.     (I tried to add the photo of the pattern and for some reason, Blogger is fighting with me on that.  If you click the link, you can see the finished pattern)


Here's another project that's almost complete.    It's a pattern by Cheri.   It still needs a bunch of scrappy squares to add to the final border.    I need to get cutting!  (and sewing)!


A couple of close-ups.



But wait...there's more!    I prepped this project from Primitive Gatherings and loved it so much that I immediately started stitching.   Got it finished last week.   I just ordered the frame from them so will show you the completed project soon.  


Next up is a wool Christmas block of the month that I prepped in 2 weeks.   Maybe it WILL get finished by Christmas.    Stay tuned!

So, do you think I need a 12 step program or should I just keep going?  :)

Hugs, Anne

30 comments:

Julie said...

I say keep going! "Prepping" is better than what I do--I don't like to disturb the kits with all the pretty wools so nicely arranged, or cut in to that pristine piece of fabric!
All your projects are wonderful!

Linda said...

All your projects are gorgeous, Anne!!! Just gorgeous! Yep, prepping is much better than I do!! LOL!!! I need to just sit and prep a bunch of projects, so there ready to go. I love the Merry Merry. You could add some pennies along that strip on the bottom to match the top. Or leave it. Either way...beautiful!

WoolenSails said...

Those are wonderful projects and I love the bunny. I do have that issue and still plan on making the crow piece.

Debbie

Florida Farm Girl said...

OH, I'm loving all your projects. You could leave off that bottom row if you want, but I like the vine. Hope you're doing well.

Nancy said...

12 step programs are for addictions you want to be cured of..I don’t think you need to be cured of your wool addiction.
Love all the projects you have prepped.

paulette said...

Wow, Anne!! You are incredible!! I WANT your sickness...you get things DONE!!! Love them ALL!!
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Karen said...

Oh, such goodness! I really don't know what I like best. All good stuff and I want one of each. I think I have the Cheri Santa pattern in my Cheri pattern stash.

Julee said...

I'm in the same club with you, addicted to wool...I need to buy another container for it...YES, keep going with wool.

Sue said...

Oh I do love all of your wooly goodies! Just beautiful. It inspires me to pull out some wool!

Kindred Quilts said...

Beautiful wool projects... such fun eye candy for all of us to see! I especially like the seasonal banners from Primitive Gatherings!

Ronda Walker said...

My name is Ronda and I'm also a wool addict. I just spent the morning surrounding myself in recycled wool. I don't want to be cured!

Angie said...

W.O.W. wow wow they are all wonderful!!

Michelle said...

Well...if people go over and look at the archives (if you will) of Anna's blog - Woolie Mammoth, they will find a picture of your wood addiction. :o) So I would say that yes, you have an addiction..but so do I...and I have maybe an 1/3 of what you do. :o)

I got that Heart to Hand pattern when we were there on the 1st/2nd...it is my next project to work on...I just need to finish the ones I have already started! yeah...right.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Colleen said...

Hey, you have inspired me. I am going to start prepping all those kits I have in my cabinet... about 90% wool :o)

merumo said...

You've been really busy! Love all the projects, and you reminded me of some of my UFOs (I have Cheri's Santas and one the other need to be quilted.). I especially like the seasonal banners project a lot :) Beautiful work!!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Love, love, love it all! I need to ge that Merry, Merry pattern. I say - keep them coming in! Enjoy!
Pat

Friendship Crossing said...

Sign me up for the same 12 step treatment! LOL I am a huge WOOL lover too!!
You have really outdone yourself w/all of your wonderful projects!

I have a SALE going on in my Etsy shop and psssssssssstttt, there is some wool on there, plus I'm adding a bunch more in the next couple of days. (just sayin') :))

Tanya

Yvette said...

I vote to keep going!
I love all of your wool projects. LOVE THEM!!
I really am intrigued with the banners that you change with the seasons. I guess I need to head over to the Primitive Gatherings site.

Yvette said...

OH! One more thing. I say to leave off the bottom.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Wow! So fun to see all these! I read your post earlier and went right down to my sewing room to start on finishing up one of my woolies! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lori said...

I must get started on a beautiful wool project! You've inspired me.
I think the Santa looks great as it is. I LOVE all your wool applique!!

Kaaren said...

You've been busy Anne.

I too am addicted to wool and if I lived closer, we could attend the meetings together.

Love all the projects you're working on. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

What a wonderful post Anne...I say skip the 12 Step program...you don't need a cure...you're having way too much fun to stop. Just keep enjoying. Love all your projects...I vote to leave the bottom off...I like the way he's just standing on that bottom strip, a bigger strip might make him look like he's suspended in mid-air.It looks wonderful just the way it is! Just keep having FUN!

moosecraft said...

Oh just keep it going!!! Wool addiction is such a happy state of mind!!! lol! And, all your projects are looking fabulous! :-) Thanks for sharing! You're quite the inspiration!

Kathie said...

no no no 12 step program for you
I love seeing your projects . ok that last one really got me, I have always had a thing for the alphabet and just love this, beautiful. wow am I impressed
Kathie

Karen said...

Beautiful work Ms. Anne - your always inspiring to me on what you get done. I think there would be many members in a help group like that lol - me included. You go girl.
Hugs - Mrs. Farmhouse

The Joy of Needlework said...

Hello, I truly love your blog and have added a link to your blog from mine so others can enjoy you wonderful work. Have a magical day. LenZie

Candace said...

What a great addiction, Anne! No calories, yet all the flavor ;>) Love your seasonal banner! I'm so glad I've kept all my issues of the mag!
Cheers!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Right there with ya girlfriend! Love your projects. All of them are wonderful!
xx

Karen said...

By the way, I think the basket you admired for display is a tobacco basket. I have seen them in antique shops.