bless your heart on the x stitching, mama.
i have a cute one in a drawer that I will probably never do, x stitch is so tiring.
lol. but they sure look lovely framed on a wall and it will be so worth it, mama....hope you make your goal!
I loved the flikr album, sunnysandiegan! That quilt is amazing
and your garden pictures this early
are inspiring. i hope you feel all better soon.
i haven't been back to post for a while.
i am not sure how to count demerits on my score, as i have been into 2 different fabric stores and dropped some money. But I depleted supplies sewing for christmas and it was my chance to actually buy stuff which i never ever do.
i also took nearly a full week off from making stuff to totally completely 100% clean organize and redo (and feng shui) the sewing room. it is awesome in there now finally with a well configured usable layout- with a cutting and ironing table and i am so happy i finally got it right to work efficiently....the shopping trip was my reward- now my stash looks inspiring, carefully organized on the large metal shelving unit i repainted and reclaimed for this purpose. (editing to add; there are also lots of books, a radio, and other kind of supplies, etc I do not have a ridiculous stash pile on this huge shelf, just enough to have plenty to work with....)
so anyway, i have since completed:
-a quilt/bed for the dog's crate
-2 layer flannel bigger "car" sized blanket for carrying with ds
-recovered 2 stools- the one at my sewing machine (red/ purple/gold/green with under and over skirt, lol); and dp's he uses to play guitar and sit at his fish tank in the den- it is a mexican hat dance fiesta with blue guitars and pom pom fringe.
- table quilt for the den coffee table. DP needed it because he had an accident and the finish was removed from a big patch in the center panel and i jumped up to make it quickly better with a cool thing to cover the scar...it looks really cool and was a fun scrap project.
- 3 pairs of pants for the baby, 1 pair plain
- one pair is from scraps from jammies made for dad so they match, SO CUTE
- and the other pair are my favorites made from a blue mickey mouse shirt
and then i made for my cousin's baby shower:
- a newborn dress (my 1st baby dress)- green floral with hand made and dyed trim (with vintage lace)and a long sleeve newborn mitt shirt (i dyed and recycled this from my baby) to wear under it
- another, short sleeved hot pink dyed onesie with pink stretch linen pants, trimmed in hot pink
- a rag doll. 1st one i ahve made for a baby, so it is 1 piece, with stiff long arms, a diaper. for her hair, i made fat felted hot pink braids, and her eyes were made from a combination of felt and machine embroidery. Her dress matched the baby's, with the same vintage lace and handmade trim
- 2 cloth balls, one with taggies and one also had a 3d butterfly applique
- a butterfly gym toy- made from stuffed felt rattles and crinkles and a ribbon for hanging
- 2 layer flannel receiving blanket with the sweetest print; pink (with dots) with a green turtle family, backed with green (with dots)
- larger 2 layer blanket; flannel side is an awesome loud pink/ green butterfly/ floral print and the other side is marbled dyed mauvy pink moda.
-oh yeah, I also made a 2 layer flannel blanket (green w blue dots/ navy mottled back) big enough to cover ds' new "big boy bed"- the crib mattress on the floor of his room.
- i also made a pillow and pillowcase for him.
- oh, and a football fleece pillow for my older son.
That comes to 17. But since many were small projects AND I guess I earn demerits for loading up at the fabric store (OOOH I got some great stuff, lol)
I guess I will count 10. So that is 37/52 remaining....
my scoring seems wonky but I love this thread for the reference and inspiration!
now i am working on shoes. I am starting with baby sized for the above baby, in white felt and embellishing with pink felt braids...then i have green and navy suede i want to use to make some for my soon walking ds and another expected baby boy.