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:

DKB said...

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

Lucy said...

Wow busy busy!! I love all your projects and especially the fabric in that baby quilt :)
Lucy xx
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Libby said...

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

Katy Cameron said...

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.

Michele said...

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.

MellieWo said...

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.

Betty Lou said...

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.

randi said...

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

Linda said...

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

Leslie said...

i love the little books!

Marianne said...

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

Live a Colorful Life said...

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?

amylouwho said...

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!

Sheila said...

CUTE BABY QUILT!

bethanndodd said...

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

NorahS said...

Yes, loving PR! No stand out fave yet.

Kara said...

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

herlittlefeet said...

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

Letterpress said...

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.
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V and Co. said...

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