I'm sick. I am supposed to be cuddled up on the couch resting this morning catching some ZZZs to shake this pesky cold. Instead, I found myself laying there staring at the overflowing basket of projects in process—my works-in-progress basket (notice the subtle hint to myself that these are supposed to be projects I'm making progress on and not just works in process). Suddenly, I felt the urge to at least go through the basket and see what all was in there.
Well, the contents looked something like this:
• Lining and interfacing for a purse I miscut a year ago and need to find a new exterior fabric to complete
• Chris' "sleep shorts" torn into pieces because I mistakenly sewed the wrong seams together
• 2 balls of a cherry red roving yarn for a scarf I was going to crochet
• 1 ball of a gorgeous coral Malabrego yarn that I still plan to knit a scarf or cowel from this winter
• My stack of Soul Blossoms waiting to be put away or sent back
• My Lola Goes Shopp'n purse all cut out and ready to put together
• A Folksy Flannels quilt top waiting for a decision on size and border
• My Anna Maria Horner string quilt waiting to be basted so I can potential hand-quilt this baby
• My first quilt top—my Amy Butler Lotus quilt still waiting to be sent out for quilting (I'm planning to have it custom quilted by a local long-armer)
• Some Christmas presents I've been meaning to photograph and share with you
• Therm-o-web samples
• Samples from some other interfacing company
• Plenty of double-sided Pellon fusible
• 5 new Amy Butler patterns
Yes. It's a big basket. There was even more than this inside . . . I'm just choosing not to share the fact that it's become a catch-all craft basket in my living room. Oh, wait. I guess I just did.
Anyway, it's a good thing I didn't photograph the basket before I started sorting it out. It was embarrassing. But, here it is after . . .
And, just because I haven't really shared much of any of these projects with you yet, here are a few pictures of some of the projects from this basket. Pardon my lazy draping on these first two.
Lindsey has been sewing for just about a year now. She hasn't been tackling too many big projects but has been sewing for her new nephew mostly. For Christmas, she whipped out a Noodlehead gathered clutch for each of the women in her life. This one was for me!
Well, that's it for now. I think I might go make myself some tea and dream of the two fabric orders I placed this morning. Either that or I'll actually get some rest.
Over and out.