Monday, February 23, 2009

This week I have been fighting the flu, again. Seems like with 3 kids working in restaurants and DH working at the prison it just keeps coming back. So, I have been focusing on finishing...part of the resolution. I only worked on bit on the doll from last week. Got her dress together and her hair made. Pinned it on and her little yo-yo apron. I unstuffed her arms and legs and gave her some bead joints. Still need to make her pantaloons and sew all down. But at least this week she is a bit closer.

I showed you all some fabulous yarn that I bought a while back and paid a ridiculous price for. I also told you that I had picked out a poncho with sleeves and started knitting it. Well, I stopped. There is a pattern in Annie's Attic of Herrschners, or someplace (I can't find it right now cuz I was going to put in a link) for a poncho with sleeves that I really like. Problem is you have to buy the kit not just the pattern. I finally decided that it was silly not to make what I really liked with that yarn and quibble over $35 for a kit against what I paid for the yarn. So, that is on hold. I found this freebie pattern and thought this was pretty cute just to throw on over your shoulders. It is really just a long rectangle, but looks pretty cute on the model. So, I started that this week, in between working on finishing stuff.
I also worked on my cathedral window quilt and got all the blocks done that I have made so far. By next week, I will sew what I have into rows and take a picture for next Monday. Then I need to go buy a bunch more muslin and do it all again. I'll probably put that off a bit to continue on my finishing stuff.
Here is an embarrassing list of UFO's. I have at least one challenge doll to make before the end of March. A wizard that I started last fall. Two class dolls that are each in some phase of completion, pajamas that are cut out for GD, a shirt for me that needs a sleeve and hemmed (that is it! and I let it sit). Then I went and bought fabric to make myself 4 shirts for work so even tho they aren't UFO's, I need to get them done.
It's also been a week of worrying myself sick about the economy and the state of everything. I have finally decided that worrying about things I really have no control over is really counter productive and I am just going to deal with what I can and pray.
So, good friends, God bless for the sanity you represent and have a great week.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb 16 Phot of the Week

In keeping with my resolution for this year, I am trying to finish projects I have pushed to the side for whatever reason. This doll is one of the projects. I started this so long ago, I can't even remember. I don't do many rag dolls, and at this point you have to really use your imagination. I think I would prefer her in pink, but guess I'll just finish her in these colors. She had long very straight arms and legs, which I really didn't care for, so I unstuffed them and am going to add bead joints so they will bend...or not. I really think she has a cute little face tho. Her dress isn't sewn together, so I just sort of laid it on her and sort of gathered her skirt. She has a little apron made of yo-yo's. Perhaps next week she will be done. Been doing a lot of babysitting tho and that leaves very little time for crafting. Oh well, guess they are only little once and I best enjoy it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Feb 9 Photo a Week

Here is Kamden really trying to get out of baby jail. This pic just cracks me up every time I look at it. Probably isn't really that funny, just strikes me that way.

Okay, I just couldn't resist more grandbaby pictures. This is Kamden having his first tootsie roll pop. (left) All in all, this was about as messy as he got which I thought wasn't too bad. He didn't leave one bit of it either, just the stick. DD and I lifted him, seat and all, upstairs to the tub and gave them both a shower. He wasn't too thrilled with the shower part. A bath is ok, but forget the shower.
These are 2 quilt blocks that I agreed to make for Rivkah. She saw an antique quilt with this pattern and has always wanted to make one.
If I got it right, she got a lady at a
quilt shop to help her draft a pattern to make the blocks. I guess she had been collecting fabrics for the tails for quite some time. Well, she put out a call for help in making the blocks, realizing that it would take too long to do them all herself. Being a quilter, all be it not a really really skilled one, I volunteered to make 2 blocks for her. They have to be mirror imaged too. I mean, really, how hard could it be? Well, let me tell can be pretty darn hard. This block was not easy and I can honestly say I will never make another one. I cut them oh so carefully and marked the 1/4" SA on every piece, sewed them by hand, then by machine. I mean, after all, I wanted them to be perfect for her. Well, they aren't perfect even after all that, and I just hope they are usable for her quilt. I would feel horrible if I wasted her fabric. Anyway, they are done, (THANK GOD) and I can put it all behind me. I even threw the pattern away, and I never throw away a pattern. That is how sure I am I will never do it again. LOL Have a great week everyone.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Feb 2

My friend Rob sent pictures of 3 of his cross stitch that he has done. The Lord's Prayer was done for his mom and the eagle for his dad. I believe they also have the wolf. Just thought I would share some more of his work. It is snowing here....again....but at least the newest storm seems that it will miss us and go farther east.