Wednesday, January 4, 2012

{WiP} Wednesday ~ Number 18

WIP Wednesday at Fresly Pieced

Yay!! I'm so glad we get to start up with {WiP} Wednesdays! I need a place to keep track of what I'm doing so I don't get depressed and think that all I do is sit in bed on the computer and don't make anything and don't get anything done!

Which, is kinda true. I spend WAY more time sitting in bed on the computer than I would like, but my body seems to like it WAY more than me sitting at my sewing machine, or leaning over the cutting station. And, unfortunately, when I'm pregnant, it's body over mind. :-/  Such is life...and the creation of it. :o)

So far in 2012, I have one finish. The Rosary Bag I made for Caitlin, the USAFA cadet we sponsor.

Caitlin's Rosary Bag

The more I look at the pictures, the more I like it. I still contend that the construction of this tiny bag was not enjoyable, and I still contend that it's not perfect - far from it - but it looks home-made, and I think that's kind of charming. Plus, I just know Caitlin wouldn't have appreciated a perfect one any more than she appreciated this one. Does that make sense? She was super surprised, and touched, and happy to have it. And I actually made a gift that surprised and touched and made someone happy. I took something she said a long time ago and made it real for her. THAT is a gift worth giving - perfect in lots of ways. :o)

Now. Onto The List. The actual {WiP}s that cry to me from my sewing room as I'm lounging in bed.

1. The Harrison Quilts ~ I am ashamed to admit that I still have not delivered these quilts to the homeless family in my church. I've stalled on binding the quilt for the mom. I suck. I'm going to try, this week, to make some progress. Keep me on track, okay? Honestly...I realize that this is totally something I can finish while lounging, but I've got quilter's block, or something. :)

2. FRMQG Adventure Bee Blocks ~ In the Front Range MQG, we do a bee block exchange once a month, and this month I'm making a Dresden Plate block for Kelly, and she's making my "bubbles" block. It's my first Dresden Plate block, and I think I'm just oblivious to it's difficulties, because so far, the worst part has been the cutting. Of course, I've only sewn the top seam on each little blade and haven't even begun to join them, but I got something accomplished!

Dresden Blades for Kelly M ~ FRMQG Block Swap

3. Christmas Cards ~ Even though this isn't quilt-related, I think this needs to go somewhere. I still haven't written and sent out my Christmas cards. Again, I realize this is something I could do while sitting in bed, don't remind me. :)

4. Mod Mosaic Bee Blocks ~ Yes, I joined another bee. I'm a lunatic. I realize this, but Yolanda promised to help me when I get overwhelmed, so I'm going to take her up on it! :)  This is a new bee that she just started up, and it's going to be fun! We all make mod mosaic blocks in each other's color combo with fabrics from our stash...which is good. This is my month, and the blocks folks are making for me are SO wonderful!!

Mosaic of Blocks For Me!

My goal is to make as many blocks as get made for me (and then some), so I can make a lovely, and large, rainbow quilt of monochromatic strips, like this one. RIGHT up my alley.

Top Secret Project Baby Quilt top finished!

5. Puppet Theater Backdrop ~ Dave asked me to make a backdrop for the puppet theater he made the girls. I have the supplies, I just need to cut and sew.

There are also LOADS of other things on my list that I need to start...and finish!  The baby is due April 14th, so I need to get some stuff accomplished before then. Otherwise, it'll be a long, long while before I really complete much.

Soooo, with that, I will get up out of bed, feed my children, maybe take the girls to the park while the weather is nice...and cross my fingers that I'll get some more sewing done today.

Have a great week, and I hope you get more accomplished than you expect!


  1. Your Rosary bag is cute! Have fun with the Mod Bee !

  2. What a nice little pouch! And so meaningful. I also love it when a handmade gift of mine is well received, that's really all the reward you need, no?

  3. I LOVE the rainbow quilt! It's just so bright and cheerful :).

  4. Eek, that rainbow Mod Mosaic quilt is just gorgeous, I can see why you want to make one! But those blocks aren't exactly quick to make, so I'm impressed they you're going for it. : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  5. you ambitious, talented woman!!!

  6. Good luck with that list! LOVE that mod mosaic rainbow quilt...

  7. The chain of Dresden blades looks so cute.
    The Rosary Bag is really cute and I do think you were way too hard on yourself.
    Love the Rainbow blocks.

  8. Ok, you need to stop being so hard on yourself. You don't have to do everything, do one thing at a time and first off take care of yourself. I hope that doesn't sound mean, it is not met to be. I saw your Dresden on FB and it beautiful.
    I hope your week is better.

  9. Very cool! Looks like a mental challenge to gather all those colors!

  10. Lovely pouch...what a sweet gift! I think your mosaic is going to look great!

  11. Your projects all sound so wonderful! I can't wait to see them and the puppet threatre! How fun! :)


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