Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hold On To Your Hats, Folks

The July Project of the Month is FINISHED.I know--quite a record for myself and probably never one to be repeated.

I ended up not doing half with navy thread, because for some inexplicable reason, there are seven napkins--not eight. Having bought these quite some time ago, it's impossible to know what happened--were there eight and one got lost in the laundering process (which would have been more than a year ago anyway)? Were they on clearance and I could only find seven? Did the eighth one get sucked into the sewing room black hole that now contains--among other things--2 pattern instruction sheets and a half-finished pajama top? Did I only buy seven because there are only six placemats and I was just looking to have a spare? This is a great mystery, but I embroidered the seven I had, wrote down the thread color I used in the off-chance I find the eighth napkin (I know--planning ahead! So unlike me!), and called it good. Another project down!!!! (And yes, groping around until I found a sewing project bag is totally & completely cheating....)

Today some good friends are taking us out for lunch, and they have a little dog with a broken leg--with which we can seriously sympathize. They are the sort of loving people who give our cats Christmas gifts & bring toys for them, so I thought it only fitting to have a get-well gift for their little dog. So yesterday afternoon I made a little flannel quilt for Zoe:

It was a relatively fast project, and since I sewed the batting, top and bottom together then turned them inside out like a pillow, I did not actually quilt the blanket. I have tried that in the past, and there's just no way to not end up with puckers and unintentional darts. I did tack it here & there, so the batting will stay in place. I'm rather pleased with it, though I had to sleep on it last night before I could publicly admit that I made a get-well gift for a dog.....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

dude, there's no need for shame; my houndies *totally* approve...

Mandy said...

Those napkins came out really well.
So nice of you to make a get well present for the dog. I do hope he gets completely well soon.

tinebeest said...

That's animal love, to test it out personally.

Are you going fishing for another project of the month? Or just sticking with the WIP challenge?

Daniele said...

Bravo! Three weeks to spare!!!

toni in florida said...

Can't wait to see what you work on next. Will it be a new project or will it be another WIP? (Technically, the doggie blankie is a new project, but I'm not judging you. Really.)