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.