Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Whew! This past week just flew by for me. I do love having a lot of things going on because it stops me from being lazy, which is easy to happen. I've been getting up early, like 5am early, in order to catch up on my shows on the DVR and to sew. Then I have classes and then work, which some days has kept me til midnight. Long days, but with some coffee I am able to get through. I'm really trying to keep my weekends for working on personal projects, housekeeping, and cooking for the week. So far, so good.

Starting last Saturday I have been sharing what I am doing for school. I will have a lot to share this Saturday as well. For my painting class alone we have to paint 10 paintings for Thursday. Here's a sneak peek of one. This one Chad even loves and wants to frame. Funny thing is it was just a quick exercise in getting paint down.

Brush Strokes

Mmmm brush strokes....

Now onto my update on my personal projects! Linking up to Freshly Pieced for Lee's weekly linky.


None this week.

Progress Made:

Halloween Mini - I finished both side of this and just have to quilt it. Definately will be finished by next week's update and will be the first thing off my FAL list! Double whammy!

Next up, quilting!

Garter Stitch Scarf - I have been doing some knitting on this too. Nothing big enough to show in a photograph. I have been thinking of making this my default couch project and knit for at least an hour a day.

Drunkard's Path QAL - I trimmed another set of blocks. I still have some to go and lots of sewing.

No Progress:

Sewing Machine Cover
Project for Migration Blocks - can't decide how to quilt them.
Wedding Present (embroidered towels)
Kaleidoscope QAL
Zig Zag QAL
Tangerine Tango Challenge - stalled until I pick up some Konas.
2012 Color Challenge: January - stalled until I pick up Konas.
Curves Class (starts Feb 1st)
For the Love of Solids Swap - just waiting on partner assignment to start.
Sparkle QAL - I have picked out my fabrics and am waiting on the cutting instructions.

Sparkle QAL Fabrics

Made in Cherry QAL (maybe?)
Birthday Present for BFF - Her birthday is Thursday and we are getting together Friday. This is my priority project. Good thing I know what I'm making.
Mouthy Stitches Swap - waiting on partner assignment.
Swoon-a-long - Depending on if I can find the right fabrics for my plan.
Dessert of the Month Club - need to buy supplies.
Embroidery Journal Project - still thinking of what I am going to do for January.
Embroidered Ornament set - I totally have been forgetting to put this on the list. Oops.


Mini QT Swap - signed up and waiting for partner assignment.

Surprise, surprise, I found yet another new challenge out there. I did miss the first one for this year, but that's ok. I may make something up for it anyway, even though I missed the deadline. This new challenge is the Project Quilting put on by Kim's Crafty Apple. It looks like the next challenge will be posted January 22nd, so if this is something you're interested in, check it out! There are prizes involved too.

I swear this list cannot get any longer any more. At least I will have one done next week.

How are your projects going?


Toni said...

Wow, what a list! Can't wait to see you start knocking stuff off!

Amorette said...

i like the school updates! that painting does look very lovely. sometimes it is the improv art that people are most drawn to!

Greta said...

Your blocks for the Halloween Mini look great. I am still debating picking up some of this fabric. I don't really decorate for Halloween but when it's this darn cute make a quilt just seems hard to resist.

Kelli said...

Love the Ghastlies blocks!

Janine said...

I feel exhausted just hearing about your day! You've got some really exciting projects going on there :)