Wednesday, December 3, 2008

W.I.P.(Work In Progress) Wednesday

I really wanted to take my time with this post, but because I am so new at uploading pictures on the computer, this has taken me longer than I wanted it to. I have to go get ready for work so this is a very rushed post. I just need to get this done because it will probably be the only chance I will get on the computer today. I have Christmas baking I need to finish up this evening for our Ladies Group cookie exchange on Thursday.

I am hoping to post my "works in progress" each Wednesday as a way to keep myself motivated to finish all of the numerous projects left unfinished in my sewing room. I am great at starting projects - just not so great at finishing them. I have decided it's time to start finishing them. This piece is something that I work on while watching television with my husband at night.

I took this picture quickly, because I am in hurry - so please excuse the wrinkles in the fabric and the rough staging. I basically just threw it down and took the picture. I just finished the embroidery last night and am now working on the crocheted edging. I love embroidered pillowcases and this is the first one I have decided to do for myself. I usually make things for other people - not so easy for me to finish things for myself. I don't know why that is.

Here is a close up:

I would LOVE to see what you are working on - want to join me this W.I.P. Wednesday? I am hoping that as time goes on - if you all are interested in joining in, that we can motivate each other by doing this. I can post links to other blogs here on Wednesdays so that we can jump around to other sites to see what we all are working on - good idea - or not?

Gotta get going... Have a great day and get those projects out and work on them!



Happy To Be said...

GM dear friend this is a great idea I could post every Wednesday for a yeard and not run out of things to post haha!! My DH ask me all the time when are you going to finish that?? and I always say the same thing I'm working on it !!! have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

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Glenda said...

The piece you posted reminds me of one my Mother did as a dresser scarf many years ago when she was a child. She had so many talents. My Aunt (Mother's sister) made pillowcases one year for all the couples in the family. She made a tatting edge. Don't know how the handiness by-passed me, but it did.
I think you have a splendid idea. I would love to see what everyone is up to. Hope you have a great day.

kymber said...

Hi Glenda,
I received pillowcases from my grandmother that she had made and I use them on my bed all of the time. I love the way they look and decided to try to make them for my daughters too. I have only made one set so far - for one of my daughters - only three more daughters to go :) It takes so long to make a set. I guess that's because I get easily bored and end up moving on to something else before I finish them. I am hoping this idea of posting here will keep me motivated. Now if I can only generate some more readers out there so we can view THERE projects they are working on. :)
I love to see what other people are creating. It is so inspiring -

Believe me - if I can teach myself to do this- you can too! I think you are just selling yourself short.
Take Care,

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl thanks for coming by my little old kitchen...nothing fancy like most have but it does the job...hugs and smiles Gloria

Glenda said...

I lack the manual dexterity to do very good handwork, though at one time I did cross-stitch. I have a problem with my eyes now and can't see too well. Afraid the cross-stitch days are behind me.
My sister being ten years my junior was not old enough to receive the pillowcases from my Aunt, so I passed my set on to her. I wanted them to stay in the family and I knew she would take care of them.
The tatting was amazing. Couldn't even imagine being able to do that kind of needlework with a hand shuttle.