Sunday, October 14, 2012

Project Overload

It is definitely autumn here in mid-Michigan.   
Although lately I've enjoyed all the expected beauties, colorful leaves, pumpkins and foliage, today it is cold, wet and dreary.     Definitely an inside day.     I have some taco soup simmering away in the crock pot, and I'm adding to the mess inside my house.

I am starting more projects, but nothing is near the finish line yet!     This week I received a wonderful package in the mail, a prize I won from Carrie at A Passion For Applique -- a wonderful pillow pattern, fabric, floss AND fuzzy yarn to finish it!    I love applique, I love embroidery, I am getting more confident at piecing fabric, so I can't wait to start this new project . . .

except that I really need to get a few of my in-process projects done first, lol!    My applique throw is moving along -- in fact, I've gotten to the Unknown Territory portion of this project, and will review a million youtube videos this week so that I can sandwich, baste, quilt and bind it.   I can already see that, as I've heard from many experienced quilters, I will look back with dismay at some of my fabric choices, but I'm committed to finishing it and plan to keep moving along until it's done.
I finished one knitted scarf and have a second one underway.    Both simple stockinette stitch, so nothing much to photograph.

I've made 3 little coin purses to fill the 3 frames I bought with the pattern.   More frames are on their way and I have a million ideas (and at least one purse in process) to fill them when they arrive.   I'll photograph them all when they're finished.

My Holiday pillow is moving along . . . slowly, but steadily.    Nothing to show until I sit down to sew.

And I'm getting in the habit of making wonky blocks from my scraps as the other projects proceed.   I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I love seeing them stack up, and I expect they'll find their way into a throw or bag or something!


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love the wonky blocks - they will make something spectacular!

Kaybe said...

The fish are going to be so cute. Dang girl, you got some creative energy going on!

A Magical Whimsy said...

I love putting fabrics together. I am enjoying your photos. I have such a stash of fabric I almost don't know where to begin sometimes.
Our weather is so perfect right now. I love this time of year!
Teresa in California

Carrie P. said...

cute fish,
sounds like you are very busy.