February 27, 2007

Craft Corner: WIPs (Works in Progress)

Editor's note: At the end of each month I will update this post with the changes for the next month. I will also make a link to it in each month's monthly goal list. At the end of the year, we'll all see what kind of progress I have made. List compiled and originally published 1/28/07 @ 4:36 p.m.

O.k. I'm not really one to make New Year's resolutions, becasue I really don't think you have to wait until a certain time of year to make choices that will make your life better. However, this year, I decided (not resolved) to get some projects finished this year. Mostly cross stitch, but a few others as well. So here it is ... my might list of procratination.

To be "finished" (meaning framed, made into pillows, etc.):
1. Frame 4-Heart lace square Completed Feb. 2007
2. Frame Freedom in different languages
3. Complete Christmas wreath pillow
4. Frame embroidery samples (2)
5. Frame purple quilt block

To be stitched, sewn or otherwise completed:
1. Sew and stuff childhood Lion (it is one of those "panels" you buy at the fabric store and sew together. My mom bought it and never did it, so I decided I would do it.)
2. Stitch "stained-glass" nameplate
3. Stitch roly poly Santas (these are really cute, but I lost the motivation when I came home from work and found that Sgt. Major had chewed it up. I was able to salvage most however.)
4. Stitch Victorian nativity
5. Stitch rose quilt blocks
6. Complete pink and blue lap quilt (this is actually on hold because I don't have a sewing machine. I started it when I was in college and would use one of my mom's three sewing machines.)
7. stitch Humpty Dumpty bib
8. Stitch large Red, White and Blue Ribbon
9. Stitch Love, Honor and Cherish centerpieces (these were actually centerpieces for my wedding, but the Army had other places and we never had the ceremony. Now I am tring to finish them as decorative placemats for the kitchen.)
10. Stitch SAL ornaments (I started these as a monthly stitch-along project with my online stitching group, but the deployment, work and school left me very little time.)
11.Stitch God Bless Me crib set (I was making these for my stepsister's second child, when I stopped by for a visit and saw that the set I made for her first child was now being used as a dog bed. Needless to say, she lost any future stitching presents.)
12. Stitch "Welcome to our Home" lace circle.
13. Stitch Easter Bunny and Egg (this is a project my mom bought for me to make her. I wasn't really excited about it, so I have been pushing it aside for nearly five years now.)
14. Stitch Army Seal
15. Stitch Daisy tabletopper
16. Stitch "tea for Two" towel Completed Feb. 2007 – a few fellow stitchers suggested that I add some small flowers under the text, so if I find something I like, this piece may make another appearance later this year.
17. Stitch "Recipe for Love" sampler

Needless to say, I have more than enough to do without starting any new projects, but we'll see. I have been working on the "recipe for Love" in January. I hope to have a little more done before switching to a new project in February. More than Likely I'll start with the smaller projects and if I finish them before the month is done, work on a on a project that didn't get done in a previous month.

I'll be posting updates at the beginning and end of each month, so let's see just how much I manage to get done this year!

3 Tea Party Guest:

lime said...

ok, don;t feel bad. i have a project from when i was pregnant with my 16 year old and one from when i was pregnant with my 10 year old....they are still WIPs

stitcherw said...

Hey, at least you have one item marked off. So far I haven't completed any of my goals for the year yet.

see you there! said...

I have a trunk dedicated to UFO's. Some of them may be older than you are *grin*.

I've been doing pretty well with my paper and paste addiction tho, using only supplies from my stash.