Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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

I had such a nice day today. I had an unexpected day off from work. Absolute Bliss!

I have been able to accomplished so much! It has been truly needed around here. It feels good to have the day to do those things that get left undone until the weekend. It gives me more time on the weekend to relax and do some crafting!

Here is what I have managed to accomplish this week on my Works In Progress.

What I haven't had time to do today is look into photo editing/sizing as suggested by Susan. I think I need a week off to be able to wrap my little pea brain around that issue, so we will just have to look at pictures that are a little bit wonky until then :-)

As you can see, I have manged to get two more blocks done and one cut out ready to work on. I am a tad bit behind schedule so I need to finish two more blocks by Sunday to catch up. I need to finish my grandbaby's Alphabet book by April 12th in order to get it in the mail in time for her birthday. I long for more time to complete all of the gifts I want to send her for her big day - but alas, I work until 4:00 pm - 5 days out of the week so it doesn't give me much down time to work on things.

I have finally finished the edging on one of my pillowcases that I cross-stitched and showed you earlier. When I get tired of working on blanket stitches, I take a break and pick something else up. It has taken me awhile to finish this because being fairly new at crochet and self taught, I sometimes find the patterns overwhelming. I had to take out two rows and start over - I found an easier pattern online and I can call this one done! I am currently in the process of completing the cross stitch on the other pillowcase to make it a matching set. I won't completely call this project done until they are both finished!

During my blof surfing one morning I happened across Dawn's blog. She has been making the cutest little valentine hearts - as you will see if you look at her header and this post. I now realize that if I start my spring craft projects in the winter, and my winter projects in the Spring, that I just may have something to show for it with my work schedule the way it is! Nevertheless, I just couldn't resist trying to make one to tie onto my granddaughter's valentine gift. It is my first attempt, but I am hooked - and hope to make more next year when I have more time.
Lorrie has done a great tutorial on making these too! They are very easy to put together and as you can see - you can put little touches on them to make them all look different.
The Yo Yo that you see on my little heart was made with this neat device.

This is the cheater way to make Yo Yo's. I can't remember what blog I read about these on, but this tool is so easy even a five year old could use it! I am planning eventually to make a Yo Yo quilt (one of my many dreams - I have so many- it would take three lifetimes to finish them all)This is a craft that you could sit and do while watching television. Great little tool!
I have thought about possible creating a new blog that contains just the crafting part of my life, but since I am not able to work as much as I would like to on my crafts, I wouldn't be able to update regularly so I have decided to just keep things "as is" for the time being. I would love to hear from other crafters - if there are any out there who read this!
I am hoping to write a post tomorrow - I am dying to share a secret I have been keeping!
Until then....


Mimi said...

Please tell me how you find the time to craft. I used to do so much of it but it seems as though time gets away from me and before I know it, I have to get on my jammies and go to bed! I love creating with my hands...sigh. Best I could do lately was the cookbook for my sons. Thanks so much for stopping by. You're a peach♥

Bella said...

Oh...I have been itching to craft lately and haven't managed to start anything at all. Your work looks great!

Dawn said...

Adorable heart, Kymber! Told you they are habit forming!
Thanks for the mention.
Did I tell you that I really LOVE your blog name? Something I would consider...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kymber, you are SO talented! I just love what you've done with the book... and that ice cream cone is PRECIOUS! As is the jam and the soon-to-be kitty. And I love hearts. That would be a fun thing to make OR collect. Thanks for sharing. I love what you do over here!


Sheila :-)

Glenda said...

At least you are making progress and a lot can be said for that. I recently ran across a blog by a woman in Australia that reminded me how truly lucky we are in this country and how well we truly live. Here is the address, if you have time and want to check it out:

Hope your coming weekend is everything you want it to be and is full of blessings.

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I think you're doing great. I've got so many unfinished projects it isn't even funny. And you work too! You're doing very well. Have you ever seen the lady's blog about her unfinished projects? Here's the link, but it's not updated too often. This should be my blog.
I think the things you're working on are great. And thanks for visiting my blog and making suggestions on what to do with my mother's wedding gown.