Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I have gotten maybe a dozen cards so far this year. I think many have given up on me since I haven't sent cards for the past few years. I always wanted to but my crazy job took all of my time. It is nice to see who is thinking of you at least once a year. After sending all these cards I hope I fall back into the good graces of several and get back on their mailing lists! Of course there are many that, due to age, I no longer expect a card but want to let them know I am thinking of them. I don't really expect a card, I rather should say I HOPE for a card!
Now, that looming thing I mentioned yesterday. I have always wanted to knit and will be the first to tell you that knitting needles are weapons in my hands! I inherited some yarn from my mother in law when she passed away many years ago. In my decluttering endeavors I culled a lot of yarn that I got from her. There was this white nubby yarn I could not let go. With the desire to use this yarn in mind I kepy my eye open for something to do with it. I happened across Knifty Knitter Looms last November or so and bought them. I made myself a hat and scarf on the looms using that yarn and have been hooked ever since! Here is my list of knitty accomplishments.
Loom Knitted Items for 2006 (2005 included as well).
- White boucle hat and scarf set for me
- Purple sock/slippers for myself
- Red shawl for my boss (she didn't seem to appreciate it....)
- Blue hat and scarf set for Mom
- Green shawl for my friend Beth
- Red shawl for Donnamarie
- Blue shawl for Judy
- 1/2 dozen bangle purses for many happy little girls in my life!
- Orange slipper socks for Gavan
- Various swatches on new looms I got for my birthday
Currently on the loom. I have a blue shawl for myself on a knitting board. I need to put it on my list of things to do so that if gets the attention it deserves!
I have just tons of things I want to do next. So here is the challenge. I am a multi crafter. So which craft or item do I work on next. I think this is how I got away from quilting. I was overwhelmed with all the stuff I wanted to do. Because of this I plan to keep a list of prioritized items to work on next. The realization that I won't be able to do it all in my lifetime is on the verge of my conciousness. This has really caused me to stop buying so much. I find myself admiring a lot more and buying a lot less.
If you are a member of Stashbusters you will see me post reminders about 15 minutes of sewing a day. This is my way of motivating myself to do a little something every day. So with my list in hand and my push to do something for at least 15 minutes a day I should accomplish a lot in the coming days, weeks, months and years! Here's hoping!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
- had 10 UFOs
- completed 2
- started 2 new quilts that were not finished
This means I start 2007 out with 10 UFOs. 2006 has been the most productive sewing/quilting year for me in a very long time. I decided I needed to get back to it and have been very successful.
- tote bag swap completed
- finished my Chicken applique quilt
- fixed my friends parallelogram quilt
- designed and appliqued/embroidered a block for "12 Days of Christmas" swap. I had day 2 and created 2 Texas Wildflowers
- participated in my first mystery quilt "Chain Events". Great experience.
- created my first crazy quilt piece. A Christmas stocking swapped off to my buddy ozicutsnake in Australia
- made 4 placemats for Mom for Christmas
- made fleece socks for Dad for Christmas
- various clothing mending projects. Ick
There are probably more. I picked up loom knitting and have a list of completed knitted items as well. Will post those another time.