Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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

Another Wednesday is upon us and it's time to show the progress I am making on my handcrafts this week. Posting my progress every week has really helped me stay on task. Even if I am the only one it motivates - it is helping me to get these projects finished - and that is all that matters - right?

I am up to the "F" and "G" Blocks now as you can see. If I keep going, I should be able to have this alphabet book done by my granddaughter's birthday. I have other things that I want to make her as well - so time is of the essence!
I have also been adding to the baby blanket when I need a break from all of those tiny stitches. I have come a long way on the blanket and am now completing the edging - there is an end in sight! I'm not making this blanket for anyone in particular - just finishing a project that has been sitting around unfinished. Of course - if there should be an occasion in the near future for this blanket to be used (hint, hint - to my daughters out there!) it will be ready and waiting. Not that I am being pushy or anything! ~smile~
It has been fun to see how much I have been able to accomplish - just by picking up my sewing when I have a spare moment here and there. All of the moments that I have taken advantage of have really paid off. When I sit and watch televison in the evenings and when my babies that I "nanny" for are napping, I can get quite a bit done.

Just a few more finishing touches needed for each piece. I need to add buttons to this charming gingerbread man and maybe a ribbon bowtie. Some french knots all around each block and they will be done! A few precious moments relaxing in front of the television - will turn into a fun finished creation!
Check out this inspiring gal! She really motivates me because she is SO productive with her time. She is extremely talented with a needle and thread. Whenever I need a burst of fresh inspiration I visit her and my creative juices flow with new ideas!
What unfinished projects are you working on this week?
Blessings for a creative week ahead!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kymber, this is so neat! What a wonderful thing to do for your little sweetie. Thanks for sharing with us...


Sheila :-)

The Muse said...

Hello ms Kymber...ah my goodness the needle and thread are flying at your house!...
I have little doubt that you will not make it for that birthday gal!
What a lucky little cutie pie she is...! She is going to love it!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt this is shaping up to be. I used to do a lot of crafty type things but that was BB (before blogging) In fact, it was BC (before computers). Now I do all my creating on the computer from making scrap books to DVDs and now blogging. I think I'm hooked.

Glenda said...

Is that a little of the blanket visible in the first picture with the darling letters?
When I endeavor to have any influence on a given situation, I choose to think of myself as encouraging instead of "pushy". After all that is what Mothers are for, to offer encouragement. Right?

prof en retraite said...

I love your alphabet book! What a treasure! And the blanket is beautiful!...Debbie

Happy To Be said...

Girl the book is looking real the ginger bread boy...thanks for sharing hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

At Home In Georgia said...

These blocks are so so cute! I LOVE to stitch but have never tried anything like you use a pattern? It will be beautiful when they are all put together.

I saw your blue and white below. I too love anything blue and white.

Thank you for the sweet comment you left me the other day. I feel so honored to receive a "Georgia Friends" award...thank you!

kymber said...

Hi Glenda,
Yes, that is my blanket in the picture that I am working on. It is getting to the exciting part as I am almost finished. I am very slow at crocheting and this blanket has taken forever to complete. It helps though that I have been persistent with it - there is a definite end in sight!

I, too - like to "encourage" but it seems that encouragement only makes them dig their heels in all the more. :) you would think that with seven children I would have more than one grandchild by now. I guess I should be happy - I am hardpressed to find time to do all of the things that I want to for THIS sweet little girl!

Oh, to have more hours in the day!
Have a great day today!

ann said...

Congrats on hanging in there.I have an award for you.Please come by and pick it up!...Ann

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

How beautiful! I lost my blog, this is my new address.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a wonderful thing to be making for your granddaughter! She will truly treasure it and maybe even share it with her children one day!