Archive for October, 2007

Yarn Pull, Floss Pull

A yarn pull is like a taffy pull, only you stitch it instead of eat it. See?? Anyway, I pulled more scrap yarn for the log cabin blanket last night, and that’s what I am working on.

A floss pull is another animal entirely, more like raking leaves, and I’ll be doing that for Fantasy Ride soon. I have so much more left on that than I thought I did, LOL! It was a pleasant dream while it lasted, LOL!

Quilts in Progress

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This is the quilt I found cut out, and could not remember what it made. The good news is that I figured out what is was. The bad news is that I am no longer in love with it. The good news is that by the time I get to it again, I might be.
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This is the back of the nine patch. I am machine quilting it, and I am using the dark thread on purpose. It coordinates with the top and allows me to learn from my mistakes on the back. Yes, I am stitching from the top. This is the one I pinned on the table like some bizarretablecloth sandwich.

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I will be working on this quilt forever. I am hand quilting it one stitch at a time, because it is too thick to make multiple stitches.

No stitching today!

I am being totally mean to myself, and making myself work instead of play. I must weed through my 600 message inbox and get rid of the penis enhancement pill ads and the Mesothelioma cancer alerts, and then read and respond to the 4 messages that are left. I must put my kitchen back together. I must work on a top secret project. Then and only then, will I be able to sit and stitch. The good crafty news is that I am almost through reclaiming that yarn into the log cabin blanket. I’ll either put it aside for awhile or pull some more scrap yarn for it. Hmmm, more decisions.

Online Craft Club Show and Tell #5

Has it really been five weeks? I’m still having fun at this and I hope you are too! Once again, I concentrated on the log cabin blanket. Trust me, I am as shocked as you are, because this is totally not like me, to stay with one project for so long. I think I must be overwhelmed by the sheer number of my WIPs.

So, it looked like this:
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Then it looked like this:
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And then this:
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And now…..
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See, it’s growing. I am pretty sure that I am going to continue on this again, for at least one more week, like drug rehabilitation for the spastic crafter. Perhaps I will have my mind wrapped around all the WIPs by then, and I can tell you I have a plan. Or not, but I can dream, right?
I hope you enjoyed my [tag]show and tell[/tag]. I’d love it if you play along with me. Here’s what you do:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!
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Oooh, undies!

1318f7Now, don’t go getting any ideas. I’m not shopping for myself. I don’t have any announcements to make. I just like to look at stuff. Got me? OK.

So, this morning, I was checking out the Japanese Weekend maternity clothes, and I noticed that they have tanks, camis and underwear for expecting mamas. Do you know that maternity underthings are notoriously hard to find? Bras, yes, but the rest are practically non-existent. And you all know that I am speaking from experience.

And a coat! I have never had a coat that fit properly while I was pregnant. Eight babies, and thankfully all of them except one were warm weather babies, because I literally did not see a single maternity coat during any of my pregnancies. I feel like I have been living under a rock or something, LOL! Or at least being pregnant under one. Man, if I could just do it all over again……………. I would totally pass on that opportunity.

Sew? two

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I think this is a pair of shorts. Notice I said “think”.

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Precious Moments boy doll. I am actually going to sew this one onto some quilt batting. I tried to stuff a boy one a couple of weeks ago, and it just didn’t work. There is not enough room for your hand inside it, once you get it stitched.

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Precious Moments girl doll, as above. She’s actually in the “hot box”.

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Bear to sew and stuff. Somekids have requested these.

I have more of these dolls and bears, and also the Victorian dolls. But not cut out. And I am only listing in progress stuff. There’s enough of that, see, without including the “possible projects.” And also, if I am ever even considering a cash advance, perhaps I can sell some of that stuff instead. Or perhaps it will make good prizes for contests. Or. Or. Or.

What we bought

I didn’t tell you what we bought, aside from clothes, did I? Sometimes that publish button gets pushed before I am truly through. What we mostly bought was matching clothes for the babies, including shirts that say………..get ready……..”just be glad I’m not a twin”. See that in your mind. 2 girls, matching shirts, just be glad I am not a twin. Can’t wait to spring that joke on my unsuspecting public. Even my mother laughed right out loud in the store at the very idea.

5511s7tWhat we didn’t buy any of were socks. They all looked so plain compared to these Trumpette socks. Just look at that! Girly camo! Even Drama asks for camo stuff! And that’s just the beginning of the cuteness. They have little socks that look like MaryJanes! They have tights, too. Aren’t they just adorable? And if you have a baby boy instead of a girl, click anyway, because they have boy styles, too. See? Cowboy boots. 5660f7

Forgive me for going on about the socks. If you could see my sock drawer, you would totally forgive me, because you would know that I dearly love a cute sock. I own just three pairs of plain ones, LOL! All the rest are either hand-knit or cute. Because that’s just the way I am!

Shopper: Ready, Set, Go

So, Saturday night, my mom and I went to Wal-Mart to get a plastic piggy bank. We ended up putting well over 200 dollars worth of clothes into the buggy, and onto a credit card. Oh, and then a few pieces had to be exchanged because they didn’t fit, and so, we went back. At 10:30pm. Yeah. We shop, ya’ll. I am so glad she has a credit card with a good rate. She’s been smart with her credit cards, and shopped around for good deals.

I was looking at the cards on that site I just linked, and noticing that some of them offer a contribution to charity that is tied to your spending. I haven’t seen that offered by any US companies, and I’m trying to decide if I like that idea. On the one hand, you can feel good about spending, but on the other, you can feel good about spending. See, I know that feeling good about spending, usually leads to more of it, at least for me, and that’s not always a good thing. Not that I don’t enjoy it. Just sayin’

This link was sponsored by Co-operative Bank, the post and the thoughts in it are my own. As usual.

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