Saturday, May 21, 2016

10 Yards!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy is away this weekend, so I had my first Finishing Friday to myself since I don't know when, and the first real "alone" time since I went back to work.  And I made the most of it.  I finished the felted hat,
for 400 yards--which is a BIG boost for my knitting totals this year.  Then I dug out this:
 Which is over 5 yards of terry cloth someone once gave me when she decided she was never going to get around to using it.  I'm passing it along to a friend who has a new grandbaby and a new sewing/embroidery machine.  With such limited time now that I'm back to work, I had to admit that I wasn't going to ever use it either.  But I am certainly counting it as yards of fabric used or out of stash for the year, so that was an exciting boost--especially as it frees up a very noticeable chunk of space in my sewing room closet.  VISIBLE PROGRESS!  And I haven't bought anything new to fill it!. 

After a bit of rest, I buckled down and finished the butterfly jacket
for another 3 yards and something new to wear on Monday, and while I was doing all of this, I made 3 more ornaments,
 this one being my favorite:
There are a few in this set designed for multiple colors, and I just hadn't tried them because in addition to the extra steps for the applique, every color change requires changing the thread AND the bobbin, so these take a really long time and many steps to make.  Definitely not for a quick project, but I do love how they look. 

I rested some more, then finished up
a table runner!  Because of the great color patterning just in the design, I stuck with a bit of stitch-in-the-ditch quilting, got the binding attached, and finally got a kitty-free picture this morning:
That gives me 32 finished projects for the year--not counting any ornaments--and 58.275 yards of fabric used up for the year.  I have Sunday to myself as well, so maybe I can get something simple cut out and started.  I have the 9 table runners for my in-progress quilting project, but after working with chiffon, I'd like a nice easy cotton or something as a sewing project.  Maybe another summer dress?   Or finally cut out that jacket? 


Anita said...

Table runner is beautiful as is the multi color Xmas ornament! Enjoy your weekend....

Mereknits said...

There is nothing like a little alone time to get your creative juices flowing. Love your progress.

RobinH said...

It's past mid-May, so, summer dress time maybe? Great progress. And clearly Theo approves of the table runner (he has good taste, it's very pretty!)