So what is so special about this group?
We have these monthly challenges. One project will be chosen from a list of ten as the challenge of the month. Should you finish the challenge you get an extra point and are in a pool to win a small prize. And should you get enough points (8) you are in for a bigger prize at the end of the year. This years winner is Strandkorbtraum! Congratulations Leonie!
We had a secret swap shortly before Christmas. Everyone making a cute basket and filling it with goodies, mostly chocolate as far as I could see. Yummy! I am sorry, but I did not take any pictures, so you have to use your imagination.
And we had a couple of virtual retreats. All of us working at the same time at a projects while chatting online with the other ladies. It was great fun! And it kept us going. There is nothing like getting badly needed support while you are slaving away and to know that all over the world your friends are doing just the same as you - finishing UFOs. And getting that lovely glowing feeling of achievement!
The motto for the first global retrat was samplers. You got 1 point for every 10 finished blocks. I did not get very far, but I did get a good start on my Just takes 2 sampler.
|Just takes 2; a project for the next round|
|One of my finishes during one of our global retreats|
|Backside of the scrappy floating stars|
|Another finished UFO|
And what else? Well we did actually finish 132 projects during this year and that is quite an acchievement! You can see in the pictures a few I managed to finish during last year.
But I must confess that the second half of the year went past while I was occupied with other things. But life is like that; you never know what will pop up next. You just have to do what needs to get done and over with.
But I did get on with these two quilts: Joseph’s coat. I finished the blocks, sewed the rows and this one is only waiting for its turn to be basted and hand quilted.
|Handquilting in progress|
Should you want to join in on the fun you find us on Flickr; we have great plans for next year!