I’ve got so many projects going simultaneously, I think my head may explode! Okay, maybe not. This is how it usually gets for me in the springtime. Something about opening the windows and the fresh air breezing through the house makes me want to sew all day long!
Mostly I’m writing this post as a sort of challenge to myself — a short-list of “priority” projects, to see what I will actually have done by the end of the month. There’s a couple paid commissions/contracts, which need to be done; the rest of the projects are leisurely, and I work on them “whenever” which makes my ADD-brain happy. But also means they’ll be done whenever, which makes my desire-to-have-them-done-brain impatient.
One thing that I’m really in no hurry to complete is my top-secret embroidery that I pick up every now-and-then when I want to just relax and zone-out.
Nola’s quilt is pinned and ready to be quilted, which I’d like to do today. Then I can sew it up with the ATOMIC RED binding tape which took me about three hours to make (I have no binding tape-making tools, booooooo). The insane color had my eyes going all wonky the whole time, but it looks great so it was worth it!
I was commissioned by a local lady to make a memory blanket of selected sweatshirts from her now-grown kids’ various high school activities. Its going well so far! Can’t wait to have it finished, its been on the back-burner for a while.
Today I deconstructed Nola’s old bumper pad, with plans to make some kind of little puff-style quilt/blanket. Maybe I’ll turn it into a tutorial? To be continued…
Other projects on the docket, but not auspiciously photographed (aww, darn):
- I’ve planned a video tutorial, but getting it actually recorded is proving to be harder than expected!
- Working on photoshopping images for a boutique children’s website; 500 photos to be edited, resized, watermarked.
- Out of four new sets of shelving delivered this month, two have been constructed but are sitting devoid of things; there needs to be more spring cleaning and rearranging done before they get placed and filled, and I really hate cleaning and rearranging.
- I’ve got stuffed animal hammocks for both the kids’ rooms, but we need a power drill to install them. Can you believe we don’t have a power drill? I can. Because we don’t. What would we do without grandpas to borrow tools from?!
Blast from the past: It’s been three years since I rotary-cuttered my index finger. You wouldn’t know to look at it now; there’s not really a scar to tell unless I compare it directly with my other index finger. Although the skin there is really tough now, and I’ve had to adjust the way I thread needles. It’s the little details that surprise you. Let’s not do anything like that ever again, eh?