Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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

I am on the home stretch with the blocks I have been working on forever it seems - one more week to completion~! Then I can start assembling the Alphabet Book. I am so ready to start something new. I have set my machine up for some quilt blocks to begin once the book is completed. I want to make a Springtime tablerunner for my kitchen table. With as much time as I am able to devote to sewing, I may get it finished in time for next year - but I am in desperate need of some soft Spring colors to work with! Alongside the tablerunner, I want to work on my granddaughter's Christmas stocking so I can have it done by Christmastime. It will feel strange to work on something for Christmas, but this year I am trying to plan ahead so I can be prepared for once! Working on two projects will allow me to have an on-the-go project, ready when I am sitting idle during naptime, and a project by the machine- which I hope to spend an allotted hour a day on during the week.(the children I nanny for take an hour nap and I am able to sit and sew during this time so my on-the-go project gives me something I can accomplish during this time - it is a precious hour to say the least!)

Remember this guy from last week? I said that he looked more like a ghost than a snowman. Well, thanks to a helpful suggestion from a new friend, I was able to fix it without starting from scratch.

Here he is the way he looks now. Thank you "Beginner" (she doesn't have a blog) for your helpful suggestion to add batting behind my snowman. It did the trick, plus added a new texture for my grandbaby to feel. I love it!
I have learned as I work on these blocks that as I complete them they will start to "grow" on me. I am not always thrilled with the suggested color combinations, but I do them "as suggested" so that they will be colorful for my grandbaby to look at. This tree was one of the ones that I wasn't thrilled with visually. Now that I am adding the black thread, it seems to pull it all together and I am starting to like it better.

I was so glad to work on this bright block - "V " for Violet! Spring colors at last! After the rains that we had this last weekend, and finishing up my "U" for Umbrella block, It was a treat to add a colorful flower to this block - the arrival of Spring! I hope you have had a fun creative week! I would love to see what you are working on - please join me in posting your projects during WIP Wednesday! I would be happy to link to them in future posts. Let's inspire each other shall we?

Blessings on your day,



Melissa Miller said...

It's a very cute book. :)

You are so talented Kymber!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the snowman!!! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

I so admire your talent, wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Kymber! They look great! I can't decide my favorite, but it might be the umbrella today. Just so cute. I'm going to miss this project. I've enjoyed seeing it weekly. :-)



Beginner said...

I think your ghost came out looking very well indeed. Glad my suggestion was helpful. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Clif said...

Even though the giveaway for Kristin Armstrong's book has not closed I want to encourage you to also sign up for A Walk With Christ To The Cross. Have a good day.

Kathy said...

those look great, Kymber.

Heather said...

I love your project! I found you through A Southern Daydreamer. I notice on your bio that you've recently moved. Welcome to Georgia! This state takes some getting used to, but I think you'll like it here.

Karen said...

So cute!