Monday, August 13, 2012

a little bit of this, a little bit of that

Happy Monday everyone! At least I think it's happy, I haven't quite decided yet haha. Anyway, it was a good weekend, but I am so ready to tackle my list this week. And a long list it is too! I have piles and piles of stuff waiting to be turned into pretty things. So my job for today is to start cutting I think, with maybe a touch of sewing thrown in.

This weekend my big project was getting my skill builder all quilted and bound and ready for me to hand sew the binding. It was such a beast to quilt on my tiny machine and it took a good chunk of the day Saturday, but I made it work. And I even used what I had on hand to make the binding and got that attached yesterday and even started sewing it down. I don't know how long it will take me to get it all finished and washed, but the end is in sight. I am estimating a 3-4 movie job, so we'll see. I think it's something like 89" square, so it could take a while. I am totally motivated by wanting it on my bed though, at least for the last little bit of summer before it starts cooling down again.

The other thing I've been working on is my socks! I started them and so far I love them, especially making two at once. I just started the heel flap, but now I am taking a break to work on the binding. I decided to try ankle socks since a.) I will be more likely to wear them and b.) I didn't want to waste time/yarn before knowing if it is even something I will like to make. I am just hoping for something wearable here.

That was my weekend, how was yours? I also did something a little crazy, but we'll talk about that later. Right now I need to go figure out what I am missing and where to put my pile of projects. At the moment they are all stacked on my sewing table and there are 5-6 project's a little nuts. I hope I can get a lot of it done this week! I guess I just need to dive right in...

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