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post #81 of 635
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When spring comes, it will be a battle for me to keep getting projects done. The garden takes priority and is going to be much larger this year. I can't approach it like crafting because when plants need care, you have to give it or lose them.

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I want to make some cutesy garden markers for mine this year. And paint a bunch of little clay pots with chalk board paint for fun. I am going to be expanding my garden alot from last year as well- loads of canning I hope! Last year I canned/froze about 350 quarts- we are busting though that quickly though!
post #82 of 635
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post
I want to make some cutesy garden markers for mine this year. And paint a bunch of little clay pots with chalk board paint for fun. I am going to be expanding my garden alot from last year as well- loads of canning I hope! Last year I canned/froze about 350 quarts- we are busting though that quickly though!
Wow! I didn't nearly get that many. I think I canned about 120 jars (mixed sizes, mostly pints, lots of jams and pickles), which is a record for me. Would have had much more if I hadn't lost 90% of my tomatoes to the blight. Much of my canning was from picking at local farms because we don't have much fruit of our own yet. I still have frozen fruit and juice and tomatoes prepped to make more jam and salsa when we run out, and frozen veggies to eat. Mostly, I am thrilled that I haven't bought a potato since June. I am ordering organic seed potatoes today!

OK, back to crafting...sorry for the gardening/food interruption
post #83 of 635
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My seed catalogues have arrived but I'm not paging through them too much yet. I ought to though. Need to get my orders ready!

A little girl at swim lessons tonight had a really nice little head turban for keeping her wet hair covered when she left lessons -- her mom let me look at it, she made it for her.

I SO want to go buy a nice new towel and make one for Ina! It wouldn't take much work and would be so nice in our cold winter weather, and would keep Ina's coat from getting wet from her wet hair after lessons.

BUT I'm going to try to find an old towel to sacrifice to the project instead, because we do have plenty of old towels. Something fun and bright with polka-dots or something would really be cute though! ....Restraint, restraint!

I have two more pairs of pjs cut out, but nothing sewn this week.
post #84 of 635
doubledutch - Your last sentence is so true!!!! Doing versus thinking/planning will get me much farther...

Meanwhile, my ironing board cover arrived!
post #85 of 635
elanorh, you can dye towels. I know you know this already, but I figured it would be worth pointing out.
post #86 of 635
I completed four of the little gnomes I'm knitting for my kids. I somehow had the pieces for an extra green one (I constructed these assembly-line), and a friend was admiring them, so I gave her that one. I have two more to complete, and one that I need to make from start to finish, and then I'll be done with the gnomes! :-)
post #87 of 635
I am knitting for my SILs bday on Monday and finished a floating cables hat for her out of lemon curd knitpicks tweed hw. It is beautiful! And the yarn is such a pleasure to knit with! I also have one of her bellas done save the thumb. I think I can pull this gift off in time!

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post #88 of 635
Finished one more gnome, and am working on the hat for the last one I'm assembly-lining. 5/52
post #89 of 635
My DD & I attended a scrapbooking birthday party on Saturday. My goals were:

1) Clean up the family office before the party, which meant my desk and the floor in front of my side of the closet; and

2) Start scrappin' immediately after the party since I knew I would be inspired.

I completed #1 on time (barely ) and I dropped DD off at a playdate immediately after the party and then I started scrappin'!

I have no idea on how to count this type of project, but I am thrilled I am just doing it! There is no motivation if I only count the finished project because this is a 13-year time span and has over 1000 photographs and is a three-album series. I am scrappin' chronologically, which is somewhat unusual for me, so maybe I could count each year or two I finish or every ten pages or something along those lines.....

I finished up the details on six pages and completed six additional pages from start to finish. My album begins with the summer of 1985 and I am now up through Spring 1989 (34 pages in all thus far). I am tempted to give myself a point now, but I think I will wait until I finish the timeframe I am working on (goes through Summer 1989, which is another 5-7 pages to go).....

Good news is my DH came home from a long business trip! My dad is back from his trip. DD goes back to school on Tuesday after 4-1/2 weeks off for Winter Break. Maybe I'll be able to catch up soon???
post #90 of 635
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
I have no idea on how to count this type of project, but I am thrilled I am just doing it! There is no motivation if I only count the finished project because this is a 13-year time span and has over 1000 photographs and is a three-album series. I am scrappin' chronologically, which is somewhat unusual for me, so maybe I could count each year or two I finish or every ten pages or something along those lines.....
I'm such a slow scrapbooker that it takes me about 6 hours per double page spread. So I'd be counting each one of those as a single point.
post #91 of 635
Current Projects List
newborn longies (green & cream stripe)DONE
small longies (mustard & paprika stripe)
wool wrap (brown) DONE
felted bowl set DONE
knit coffee sleeves DONE
fingerless mitts
legwarmers(imperial stock lopi)
baby blanket
glass magnets DONE
newborn longies (purple & pink)

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So I think my sewing machine is officially dead. I am sad, especially considering I'll be 37 weeks pregnant on Tuesday and have a pile of cut out, stuffed & half sewn newborn diapers sitting in my craft pile.

On the upside, I've finished the pair of newborn longies I've been avoiding for months, and liked the way they turned out so much that I cast on another pair in pink & purples just in case I have a girl.

But crap for having to buy some dipes at the last minute. I think I'll head to my lys tomorrow and buy the other two hanks of baby alpaca to finish the blankie. And today I cleaned out my bedroom closet & thinned out all my craft supplies, so I have ROOM!!

Kat
post #92 of 635
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End of Week 3 -- my tally is at 46/52 -- I finished two more pairs of fleece pjs. With two pair of flannel pjs cut out and waiting in the wings. One pair is the Oliver-s pattern for the kimono pjs, my first Oliver-s pattern, so I am hoping it flies together well because there are some very cute patterns in that group.

Sounds like people are still being super-productive! I'm sorry about your sewing machine, rajahkat! That stinks. Is there a good repair shop in your town - maybe it will end up being something little instead? One can hope ....
post #93 of 635
Oh Kat- that sucks. If I were closer I would lend you one of mine.

I finished SILs bellas so I am now 45/52. I am also trying to finish up a knitting needle roll for myself and an extra. They look so cool- but now inspiration has struck and I have a totally different idea for mine. A little late now though I guess. Oh well- what is an obsene amount of stash fabric for if not for needle rolls?
post #94 of 635
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Originally Posted by Peppermint Poppies View Post
I'm such a slow scrapbooker that it takes me about 6 hours per double page spread. So I'd be counting each one of those as a single point.
Some of my pages take that long or longer, but others are faster. I'm not in that room right now (so no exact numbers), but I finished a few more pages last night before going to bed at a decent hour... hard to do when crafting. Do I get extra credit for sewing on a scrapbook page?
post #95 of 635
I hope you can get your machine fixed easily, Kat! Maybe a local friend will let you borrow one?
post #96 of 635
Can I get in on this late? I really need to either start sewing up my stash or get rid of it. I really don't want to get rid of it...maybe this will help me!
post #97 of 635
Well I finished a pair of wristwarmers for a friend, but then I went to my lys. Yeah, whoops. In my defense, I have never bought yarn just for me, and this time I bought a beautiful hank of gorgeous hand-painted baby alpaca. So now I am trying to figure out what to make to showcase this beautiful yarn. I wanted to make a hat and nothing too fancy, but fancier than your standard beanie.

Decisions, decisions.
post #98 of 635
climb aboard, Jenny!

I'm to the crotch on the pair of longies I started so should be done tomorrow or the next day.

kat
post #99 of 635
I'm giving myself credit for something that is not exactly a "craft" project, but it has been waiting for months and I finally did it this morning....I patched all the holes in the walls from when we had blinds/curtains up in certain rooms that no longer have them and from when I whacked nails in the wall to quickly hang DD's pictures and was wildly off. That is 17-20 holes neatly patched now! (Touch-up painting comes later....)

I also got romaine and broccoli planted this morning.

We had a big rainstorm yesterday that dumped a LOT of rain in a very short period of time and we had two issues. One issue is completely out of my hands and I am monitoring the progress (all I can do). The other issue I thought was my issue and I went to work on that this morning, too, but realized our caulk job is perfectly intact. I have 2-3 different sources of help on the way for that issue. Let's hope SOMEONE can help me solve this before the rains start again. Rain belongs OUTSIDE of our home!

My scrapbooking got interrupted last night and today due to the above. I did get DH to help me get the new ironing board pad cut to size and the new cover in place for sewing later on. Oh, I am proud of myself for NOT saving the scraps from the ironing board pad (heat proof pad that could have been used for little bits of this and that) because I have so many other projects waiting in the wings that I really do not need any "maybe I can use this someday" scraps to shove anywhere...
post #100 of 635
I got a bonafide craft project completed today! DD is going camping with her Girl Scout troop this weekend and we finished her "swaps" after school. I used my Sizzix machine to create 12 orange foam suns with swirls in the center and DD wrote the date and her Troop number on them. So cute and so humorous considering snow is predicted!
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