Insert here Les making sarcastic remarks about my penchant for starting projects. Yes, starting projects. No end in sight...... I get them almost done but there's just something about the finishing....I keep thinking, this won't take me long to finish so I'll just start something new, and before you know it, years have passed!
What? You want to see what I've began and never finished? I'll bet you want to compare what you've got stashed in your own closet, don't you! I have researched this phenomenon and have discovered that most women have a project or two or fifty that they have purchased materials for and maybe have even began, but somehow, never seem to finish. So they hide their shame in bags and boxes and baskets all over the house so their husband will hopefully not discover that the project is eventually going into the garage sale pile!
Here it is: A sampling of my unfinished projects. The crewel work bear picture is the worst. I began it in 1987. The cross stitch duck? about 1991. The Christmas stocking just needs cut out and stuffed--for 4 years. And just two years ago, I began the pillow cases. My excuse? Life gets in the way of creativity. Then, that particular muse is gone!
Les (of all people) talked some ladies at church into holding a quilting class, which of course I'm taking! It is his ministry after all and I have to support it! Our first project is a small quilt--wall hanging size. Here is part of mine. I've got the blocks together, but the border is just laid on there so you can get the effect. I'm loving it. But I've still got to finish Molly's quilt too!
But I'm turning over a new leaf. If I'm gonna drag all of my amazing finds home from garage sales with the intentions of making stuff with it, I've gotta finish some stuff too!!!
I told you about the pumpkin extravaganza my mom and I had a few weeks ago after she found a box of awesome fabric and a terrific 4 dollar sewing machine! I made a bunch of pumpkins and even a couple of pears (the strange giant looking thing on the right!) that I thought turned out great! And it was a blast, to boot! And you will be proud of me. There is not one single cut but unstitched pumpkin, not one single sewn, but unstuffed pear and not even one bit of yarn left out in the craft room! Cause I finished what I began!
This weekend, I found this book and bangle at a rummage sale, cause I want to make this awesome bookish bangle bracelet.
I'll tell you, if you're not careful you can fall in down deep in the (world wide) web of crafting and never find your way home again! This girl at "Little Birdie's Nest" pushes my buttons when I read about all the cool stuff she crafts and she regularly blogs about her thrifting adventures!
Ok. What are you waiting for? Nest, Eat, Create! It's Fall!