Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday

We were supposed to get a huge blizzard last night that fizzled to just a few inches before I went to bed. I'm amused about it because schools were cancelled for today before the snow even started to fall. We ended up with more than the few inches (but not the amount to justify no school-for us anyway) and it's the heavy, wet snow that's only fun when you're a child. It's great for building a snowman or snowball fights, but not so much for removing it. That task is normally Chad's, but since he is out of town, I had to do it. I am terrified don't know how to use the snowblower so I just shoveled a path for the dogs and will remove the buildup at the end of the driveway if the plow decides to come by before I go to work. I have severe asthma and always have an attack if I shovel for more than 15 or 20 minutes. I got what I needed done though, despite my breathing issue.

Another thing before I get to my update. I know I've raved about Hart's Fabric before and just got a second package from them for a recent order. This one I'm blaming on Debbie because she shared a Heather Ross fabric I didn't know existed. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember that I have a bit of a snail obsession. I doodle them all the time and do have a project I want to make soon that incorporates a snail. I checked around for someone that may still have yardage of it and found that Hart's does. I bought enough to make a blouse when I find the time. This print is a double gauze and so soft. I have a slight obsession with this type of fabric. Of course, I had to take advantage of the free (but quick, mind you!) shipping and put a couple more fabrics in my cart. In went another Heather Ross (more double gauze-y goodness) and a woven print. I'm not sure if I like the brightness of the right side of the fabric or the muted wrong side more. I guess I will decide once I come to use it.


New Apparel Fabrics

I don't normally post about other giveaways on another blog, but if you're interested in shopping at Hart's Fabric, Tasia at Sewaholic is having a giveaway for $100 to Hart's. The giveaway ends tomorrow, so enter quickly!

Now on with the show. Linking up at Freshly Pieced as usual.

Completed:

One of Chad's vests and a scarf - There are more to come, though they will be added as I start working on them.


Finished Vest and Scarf

Mouthy Stitches Swap pouch - I loved this swap and look forward to participating again with this group.


Coming your way, partner

Progress Made:

Garter Stitch scarf - just a few more rows knit on this one.

Sparkle QAL - I did a tiny bit of sewing on the last block. I just need to finish it and put it with the rest of the top.

1912 Project: February Pattern - I prewashed my fabric and just need to get to work on this.

No Progress:

Quilt Challenge of the Month: February - I haven't touched this since picking out the fabrics for the windows. Maybe this weekend?

Sewing Machine Cover - no new progress on this, but I did decide to buy different templates to replace the plastic ones I have. I bought hexagons and a few other shapes from Paper Pieces. Now that they have arrived, I'm going to start over. My progress was stalled because of my dislike so I hope to get this one done rather quickly.


From Paper Pieces

(Late) Wedding Present

Nesting Place class - still killing me that I haven't worked on this.

Dessert of the Month Club: January

Dessert of the Month Club: February

Drunkard's Path QAL

Zig Zag QAL

Tangerine Tango Challenge - The deadline is Friday for this. I have the fabrics sitting on my ironing board to iron and will be starting to cut into them this afternoon.

2012 Color Challenge: January

2012 Color Challenge: February - I won't get this one done by the end of the day to link up with everyone. I still plan on making something though.

Curves Class - I have been checking the class blog but not doing any of the projects. Good thing the classroom is open for awhile.

For the Love of Solids Swap - This is going to be worked on this weekend.

Made in Cherry QAL

Embroidery Journal Project: January

Embroidery Journal Project: February - I did buy the threads I will need for these months and the next couple, but I'm waiting on a reference book to arrive in the mail. Then I will have no excuse not to get stitching.

Embroidered Ornaments

Mini QT Swap - I've been narrowing down ideas and need to get started on this soon.

Project Quilting Challenge: Music

Project Quilting Challenge: Tools

Project Quilting Challenge: Barn Quilts

Hand Pieced QAL

Typography Challenge

New:

Nothing this week, but there will be new monthly projects next week. Good thing I have Spring Break coming up and plans to tackle a lot of this list during that week (homework willing, that is).
Have a great day! See you tomorrow for Fresh Sewing Day.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Thanks for mentioning the giveaway. I'd LOVE to win that one! The way you describe it, snow doesn't seem quite so much fun as I'd imagined. Perhaps a snow blower is like a leaf blower. When I use ours (not often), I manage to blow away the pebbles on the drive, as well as the leaves... LOL!!! Hope you don't have to do any more shovelling...