Sunday, November 22, 2009

Projects in Progress

WOW! When I said I couldn't get in the groove, I didn't think I'd be taking such a long blogging break! Well, I've been crafting for the past week, but I kind of have crafty ADD. I'm starting lots of projects and finishing very few. But I have finished one skein of my wrap that I'm knitting. And I've made lots of progress cutting felt food pieces that will become yummy play treats for Taylor for Christmas...

And, I started 2 sewing projects, actually feeding my fabric through the machine. Problem was, the upper thread kept breaking, leaving me completely frustrated during the first project, so I ditched it, started a second project, had the same problem and finally realized my thread tension was too high. Interesting parallel between my crafting and my life right now...tension...LOL.

I've got pieces cut for a 3rd sewing project, too. I'm making my first quilt. It's not a traditional quilt, but I've saved all of Taylor's knit jammies from her baby and toddler years. I cut up my favorite ones and am sewing them into a quilt as a Christmas gift for her.

I've got some other random projects that I need to add some finishing touches to before I can call them complete and wrap them all!

Of course, I'm still stumped as to what to make some people on my list. My sister is particularly difficult to make things for. My niece, on the other hand could have a whole house full of gifts from me! At 9 yrs old she has an incredible artistic side. She's very good at drawing, has an eye for photography and wants to get into scrapbooking. I think I should kidnap her and adopt her as my own! Maybe someday she'll at least come to visit!

What are your projects in progress?


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Too many unfinished projects cause me anxiety! Good luck

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Ha! I think true creative minds are always working faster than their fingers are. I have lots of started projects;) Right now I am working on a Christmas Card holder that I am sewing...almost done. I have lots of started ornaments. I have tons more sewing for my little cookie exchange in a week and a half that I haven't even started on yet. Aaah! Such is the life of a creative soul.

I think your wrap looks so pretty. I really want to learn to knit better. I can knit but the whole pearl part throws me.

Can't wait to see what you finish;)