Thursday, December 15, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New: Week 4

This is my weekly kick in the butt to get pending projects done by the end of the year. To see previous links, click here.

I'm going to start off with two projects that are not on my list. One is long term and I'm going to enjoy slowly working on it. The other I really didn't intend to start and will probably finish it by the end of the year.

Embroidery Progress

Cowl in progress

I did most of the crocheting on this while waiting for tires to be put on my car. I forgot how quick crochet is!

Original List:

1. Ornament swap. Sent and received! I really am excited to show you what I came up with. My partner gave photos of an owl ornament and a folded ornament as inspiration. I remember seeing this tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop blog and thought I could turn it into an owl.

Swap gifts for my partner

Before cutting the fabrics I was going to use for my partner, I made a mock up ornament. I am glad I did because I made some errors and tweaked a few things. The mock up isn't too owl-like, but he is still cute.

Ornament Prototype

Ornament Prototype

My changes for the final version were to make the scarf out of felt instead of knitting one, and to embroider the year on it. I also made the head shaped like one of an owl. I also dropped the felt wings. I still love my prototype one though. He's special.

Owl ornament for partner

Detail of body

The points didn't quite meet up, I know.

Detail of head

Anyone interested in a tutorial? I am planning on making more, including other animals, so I could easily document the process. Just let me know in the comments.

2. Stocking for Stockings for Kids.

3. Monthly Challenge block. Block is done! Next up, a tutorial. I couldn't find the solids I wanted locally, so I need to order them. The tutorial will probably be up after Christmas due to wait time on packages.

4. Kaleidoscope quilt. Same as last week.

5. Drunkard's Path quilt. I have added two more blocks that are done.

DP Blocks

6. Zig Zag quilt. Same as last week.

7. Market Tote. Embroidery has been started. I will finish it by the end of the week and hopefully get to assembling the tote too.

Market Tote Embroidery

8. Halloween mini. Same as last week.

9. Surprise mini. Done!

10. Cowl to match hat and mitts. Done!

11. Pattern for hat. Same as last week.

12. Business logo/details. I have been doing some rough sketches and colorings of a logo.

Added Projects:

1. Mini X quilt.

I just realized that there are about two weeks left of the year. I'm starting to think my list was a little too ambitious. I do like having this weekly check in so I will probably continue it into the new year.

How are your projects going?


WoolenSails said...

You really have been busy with projects, your owl is really different and unique.Happy Belated Birthday!


Janine said...

You've got some lovely projects going and your making really good progress :)

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Wow, your projects look great. I can't wait to see your finished embroidery too, lovely!