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post #161 of 427

Holy smokes! I almost have that quilt top done!  I did cut some fabric wrong though- so might need to order another yard.  That really made me mad.  Just a half inch from being distracted....  I will count this one when it is done though. 

post #162 of 427

Triana-way to go!  As for what to do next, I would do #16, since it appears to be a 'kit'. That sounds nice and easy  LOL...  Since you have lots of pics to print have you ever sent them to walgreens, cvs etc for printing or used snapfish or an online service?  Something like that or a combo with discount codes could be much cheaper than buying ink and paper.  I think Sunny is a scrapbooker and she may have some insider tips.

 

The garden markers sound like a fun project too. IDK where you are but planting season could be soon??

 

I crochet but find reading patterns really frustrating. So I tend to make blankets, scarves, hats, etc, basic things that dont really need patterns LOL.

 

I wish I could sew but I dont have a maching and honestly dont have room for one and I dont need to start in with fabric right now, Ive been working on my yarn stash for 2 years.

 

I also cross-stitch and embroider.  That just takes so dang long  LOL

post #163 of 427

I have not accomplished anything lately.  I guess I need to wait for the mood to change.  Keep up the good work ladies!

post #164 of 427

I'm now 12/52.  Finished DS2's knit boot socks, casted on for DD2's pair and am about 1/2 way done w/ the second sock.  Should be done later today if all goes well thumb.gif

 

-toddler backpack for DD2

-crayon roll for DD2

-4 quilted hot pads for MIL  cut them out, need to sew

-knit hat for BIL
-grill roll and mitt for FIL
-2 1 quilted rugs for kitchen  1 DONE, 1 left to sew

-4 2 prs knit boot socks (1 pr for each kid)  2 DONE, 2 left

-finish quilt for DH (just have the binding left) DONE

-6 knit dishcloths for me  DONE

-4 rag quilts (1 for each child, this is their b-day gifts for this year)

-knit sleepy sack for babe due in April DONE

-3 throw pillows for living room

-3 sets of curtains (2 for office/ studio, 1 for utility room/ basement area)

-2 drainboard mats for my kitchen

-finish appliques on girls' room curtains

-sew boys' room curtains

-finish border on bathroom rag rug

-knit t-shirt yarn rug for master bath DONE

-set of 12 cloth napkins

-3 tablerunners

-3 wall hangings

-knit 2 prs fingerless mitts

-3 burlap buckets

-hobby horse for DD2

-knit baby booties

-3 corduroy jumpers for DD1

-2 Easter bonnets

-4 felt birthday crowns

-1 dozen small diapers

-convert 1 dozen pfs to prefitteds

-baby shower gifts for my cousin due in June

-3 large reusable "ziploc" bags    DONE

-20 reusable sandwich/ snack bags DONE

post #165 of 427

Wow - Fillingmyquiver! I'm in awe. 12 projects already - You are amazing! 

 

 

Zebra15 - Thanks for the suggestions. I'm thinking I'll start on the garden markers, even though spring looks like it will never arrive. We have over three feet of snow at our house right now. I just put in our seed order so I know what's going in the garden, so the markers should be easy to do. The kit seems easy enough, but it's felted wool, which I've never worked with before, so I'm hesitant to do it.

 

I think I'm going to tackle the garden markers and painting the kitchen next. I was telling my DH how motivating this thread was and how good it feels to get stuff accomplished. I'm on a roll and I am really excited to keep up the momentum!

post #166 of 427

Finish Cowichan sweater for DH

Finish Tea Leaves sweater for me

Thorpe hat for A

Acorns sweater for me

Thrummed mittens for A

Thrummed mittens for L

Finish longies for DF's daughter

Finish scrappy longies

Blue corduroy dress for A

Red pants for A

Repurpose blue and white men's shirt into something for the girls

Make birthday crown for A

Make beanbags for girls

Make gift bags from scrap fabric

Finish hats for baby

Felted soaps

Make garlands out of painted wooden hearts and stars and felted beads

Finish knitted dishcloth

Gift for midwives

Felted iPod cozy

Hanging baskets for cloth wipes

Cascade sweater for Faye

Hooded alpaca sweater for Faye

Boneyard shawl

Make a hula hoop

Mending basket

 

I finished F's hat and my Boneyard shawl.  I'm counting them as two projects: the hat was a quick one but the shawl took a lot of work.  I'm at 5/52


Edited by boogiemonster - 2/15/11 at 4:00pm
post #167 of 427

Faye's sweater is done!  thumb.gif

 

Geez, I really need to post some photos to this thread...

post #168 of 427

Yes this thread is a great motivator... I need some motivation right about now.  Its February in the desert, the weather is beautiful and I'm in depression.  I feel like doing nothing, so many ufo's, so much beautiful yarn just calling my name, x-stitch I could be doing and all I want to do is crawl in to bed and never get out.

 

post #169 of 427

The top to my sexy little bloomers is done!  That makes 6/52 for me.  The top is a little on the sweeter side, but the bloomers will make up for it ;)  I used Simplicity 2739.  I have some of the same cotton voile I used for this project in purple, I am planning to make one of the nightgowns from that pattern soon too. 

 

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post #170 of 427

Darling outfit!

 

Printing pictures yourself at home is more expensive and takes longer and is more frustrating and they don't last as long! Unless you are printing just a random picture for something quick, it is almost always best to use a service nowadays. I love Winkflash online for excellent pricing and good quality (not the best quality, but very good). I also like Costco for glossy pictures for gifts when I need them fast. (I personally dislike glossy photos, but family members love them. I love matte photos and Winkflash does an excellent job. Walgreens also does a good job on photo processing FAST.

 

When I have time, I order from Winkflash. When I need something in an hour, I order from Walgreens and pick up. I use Costco when I need glossy and want to pick them up. I have used a lot of other places, but these are the ones I use regularly. Look for coupons for Walgreens or "like" them on facebook to see specials. I got four gifts taken care of last Christmas for free! "Like" Winkflash on facebook for specials. I have seen quite a few in the last few weeks that I would love to have used, but I have been too busy to work on these types of things lately.

 

Meanwhile, we did a very urgent home repair this weekend and I am counting it. Our shower started leaking mid-week and we diagnosed it as the caulking needed to be replaced. We scraped and scraped and scraped the old caulk and built-up mineral deposits off, scrubbed the whole shower spic & span clean, and then I applied fresh caulk last night. :)

post #171 of 427
Thread Starter 

Hi all!

 

Week 46:  11/52.

 

I finished one more embroidered dish towel.  Dd1's swim lessons are done for about a month, and dd2's swim lessons won't start 'til next week - so I'm not sure I'll get embroidery time this week.  We'll see.  The goal is to finish this next towel I started, and to get some sewing done (if I do the next two pairs of fleece pjs for dd1, that would decrease the SIZE of my stash, since fleece takes up so much room...!). 

 

Tomorrow bright and early the contractor is here to replace part of the roof (in our stairwell) as the remodel project continues.  Here's hoping they can do it in a day as planned, or at worst in two days, as I believe a snow storm is due in by the end of the week.  I'm trying to decide whether we should leave the house and go do school at the library tomorrow, or just stay in the closed-off portions of the house and hope it's not too loud.  Neither option is awesome .....

 

Zebra, hope you're feeling better soon and back to motivation.  ((hugs)) 

 

Congratulations to all the uber-productive ladies - people are really rocking through their lists!

post #172 of 427
 

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post #173 of 427

So, I finished a long term "project" 2 weeks ago.. Thomas was born Feb 4th at 10am weighing 8lbs 1oz, 21.5 inches long. Hes absolutely adorable and his sisters adore him

 

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My next big "project" will be moving. I don't know if Ill have time to do any crafting between now and the move.

post #174 of 427

Awwww...so precious! Congrats Heather and family!!!

post #175 of 427

Adorable baby!  How soon do you have to move?  I had to move when ds was 2 weeks old.  We had tons of help, but it was still pretty brutal.  I hope you have an easier time of it!

post #176 of 427

Congratulations!  He's so sweet!

post #177 of 427
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4/52  finished some jingle bracelets


2 sewing projects completed-a skirt for me and an upcycled tote bag from the same material as the skirt and the top to an old linen dress (the skirt for the dress will be some hand towels, I've picked out the trim already!)

 

6/52

post #178 of 427

I finished 2 mei tais, which brings me to 8/52.  I forgot to snap a picture before I mailed them off, but they're not that exciting to look at. 

post #179 of 427
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post #180 of 427

Finish Cowichan sweater for DH

Finish Tea Leaves sweater for me

Thorpe hat for A

Acorns sweater for me

Thrummed mittens for A

Thrummed mittens for L

Finish longies for DF's daughter

Finish scrappy longies

Blue corduroy dress for A

Red pants for A

Repurpose blue and white men's shirt into something for the girls

Make birthday crown for A

Make beanbags for girls

Make gift bags from scrap fabric

Finish hats for baby

Felted soaps

Make garlands out of painted wooden hearts and stars and felted beads

Finish knitted dishcloth

Gift for midwives

Felted iPod cozy

Hanging baskets for cloth wipes

Cascade sweater for Faye

Hooded alpaca sweater for Faye

Boneyard shawl

Make a hula hoop

Mending basket

 

I'm at 7/52.

 

Midwives' gifts:

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Baby hats:

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Faye's Cascade:

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