Wednesday, March 28, 2012

wip wednesday

it must be crafting spring fever because it's always this time of year that seems to get me in a frantic mood to make stuff. with baby four months old and somewhat close to a schedule or at least to the point where i'm not consumed by her needs every minute of the day, i found the time to do some blanket stitching to finish up that gift blanket. it got me back in the saddle, so to speak. i promised myself i was going to make time each week for at least some small bit of sewing.

when my husband announced two weekends ago that he was going to take several of the children on a two day camping trip, i got all excited for a big block of sewing time. then, we found out there was finally going to be snow at our closest ski resort and decided to do a spontaneous trip to a cabin for four days so the mr. and older kids could ski. i figured cabin time was the perfect opportunity to do a bunch of handwork - how cozy!
unfortunately, we were so spontaneous i had no time to prepare any handwork to take with me. i was dying over the missed opportunity. when we got home late thursday and the girls had sewing class friday morning, i thought to myself, "no sense trying to have school today. i'll just declare this a bonus spring break week. and if the girls are going to sew today, so am i!" i vowed never to be without handwork at the ready for any chances that might come along.

i completely amazed myself by knocking out two 4sq tops and then a small quilt top by dinner time. now i actually have a wip report for this week:

-4sq blanket #10

under construction:
- ollie's 4sq, back attached and edging started
- hailey's 4 sq, top sewn
-oopsy daisy baby quilt, top completed, sandwiched, and pin basted

in the wings:
-lanee's 4sq
-charity's baby girl's 4sq
-ladybug softie for daughter #3
-at last's top embellishment

trips to the store:
- one to joann for flannel and floss for 4sqs (and a book or two. hee,hee) discovered mollie makes british craft mag - very cool

online purchases:
-barnes and noble book order (for more new ideas and to read while nursing)
-fabricworm, some monsterz, woodland tails, and saddle up to celebrate the fabric i used up this week (and because i couldn't resist the coupon i got in my email.)

-securing corners for blanket stitching
- six and half dozen quilt pattern

i'm raring to go on the three projects. can't wait to start the hand quilting, especially. in the hour i sat at my kids riding lesson today, i was able to complete half of ollie's blanket stitching. almost there! maybe i can even get lanee's (my newest niece) blanket done this week before she comes.

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