Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Projects

Last week while I was waiting during my daughter's soccer practice I started making a list of all the projects I either had in the works or wanted to start.  It is a L O N G list. This week I've had a little bit of time to tackle that list and I've been creating with a vengeance!  So I've got a couple of things to actually share.

First up, this little guy turned one this week.  Last year I made him this jungle quilt.  For his birthday this week I used a remnant from that quilt to make a little ribbon-tagged carry-along blanket with green minkie on the inside.  Also a new diaper clutch for his mom using a laminated fabric like the one we used for their crib bumper. They turned out pretty cute, if I do say so.
This is a new baby quilt sample for the shop where I work every once in a while. It went to the quilter's today so I'll share the whole quilt when it's finished.
Also I have not one, but two quilts in the binding stage. My Strawberry Fields quilt and this one. I hope to get them finished during Project Runway tomorrow night. (Anyone else watching? Who do you like? I'm still not sure of a clear favorite this time - like Mondo last season.)
And in non-sewing fun, I made a new wreath for my front door using Vanessa's tutorial. She makes it so easy to make it look so good. I've been wanting/desperately needing a stylish new wreath for my front door and V's tutorial came with perfect timing so I shamelessly copied her. Even the color. Mmmm. I found everything for 50% off at JoAnn's while I was trying (fruitlessly) to scope out the new Denyse Schmidt collection.

I'm happy to feel so productive. Amazing how the house staying clean from 9:00-3:00 every day opens up all kinds of possibilities. Especially if I stay away from the computer - I can get tons of stuff done. :)

20 comments:

  1. can you really get 2 quilts bound during PR? takes me forever.........

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  2. Wow busy busy!! I love all your projects and especially the fabric in that baby quilt :)
    Lucy xx
    charmaboutyou.blogspot.com/

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  3. I am LOVING that baby quilt! The fabric is DARLING! Can't wait to see the whole quilt! HUrry Hurry!

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  4. Wow, it is amazing what a free 6 hours a day can deliver lol Love the wee carry-along thingummy, and your new wreath looks great.

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  5. I am amazed too that you can sew the bindings that fast. I'd love to get that much done in one day but I probably won't have the chance until the kiddos head off to school in a few years.

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  6. I love getting that burst of productive energy-pass some along :) Love what you posted. I have an almost 8 month old, so I can relate to the boy quilts and things.

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  7. I am off to Joann's this morning to look for hydrangeas----they might even be green-----such a beautiful wreath. Just call me a copy cat.

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  8. i just saw that wreath on vanessa's blog. it's too pretty!

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  9. What nice projects!
    I miss having hydrangeas all around my yard. They dry so beautifully. Love the wreath!

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  10. Staying away from the computer is the hard part, but it looks like you're doing just fine!

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  11. I would get SO much more done if I stayed away from the computer. and yes, watching PR and AGT. Guilty pleasures...but at least I've been doing embroidery instead of just sitting so that kinda justifies it, right?

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  12. This is our first full week of school and I came down with a horrible cold monday night. So with post-hurricane issues, that and a primary meeting today, I've gotten nothing done! argh. I'm so mad! I'm impressed with your productivity! Everything looks great!

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  13. Way to work on that list!!! I have all of the supplies for that wreath, I'd better get on it. You reminded how amazing it is. Smiles~Beth

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  14. Yes, loving PR! No stand out fave yet.

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  15. Love your cute projects! So true about getting more done w/out the computer. Hmm, I should probably do that more often. LOL!

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  16. I found some of the new DS fabrics at the Joann's in Riverdale.

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  17. When I was your age, I did that once. That is, I sat down and made a list of all the projects and goals I had. I still have that list, with some things crossed off. It's a treasure now, a snapshot of a time of my life.

    I come across it every once in a while and note that a lot of the items on the list just aren't on my radar--amazing what the passage of time can do. But more projects and goals have taken their place. It's an interesting journey--our lives--and I'm so glad you made good progress some of the goals on your list. Hoorah for kids back in school!

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  18. Ha! Your wreath looks great! And personally I think green hydrangeas look the best so good choice! ;)

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