Friday, August 16, 2013

Works in progress {sewing, embroidery, and knitting}.

I always post about my finished projects, but I don't often write about works in progress. Except for maybe an occasional mention in a Project 360 post.

I usually don't have this many projects going on at once. Uncompleted projects drive me crazy and make me feel guilty, so I try my best to finish what I start. :) But I've got a baby niece on the way and I'm participating in a knit along, so these are the projects I'm currently working on...

-Farm animal embroideries. I'm nearly halfway through with six small embroidered farm animals that are going to be featured on a baby quilt. (The quilt is from Alicia Paulson's book Embroidery Companion.) I'm also getting ready to start cutting out the squares of fabric for that quilt. I was averaging one animal a day until I got to the cow, which is bigger so it's taking a bit longer. :)

-Another baby quilt. The first baby quilt, I suppose. :) It's made to match the bedding set that my brother and sister-in-law have. I finished quilting it yesterday, so all that's left is the binding and the label.

-A pair of socks. Using this crazy, random, lovely yarn. :) I haven't touched these in weeks, to be honest. The pattern is Hermione's Everyday Socks. They're just sort of a simple project that I can take along with me, but most of my focus has been on my other knitting project...

-My first adult sized sweater! I'm participating in luvinthemommyhood's Summer Sweater Knitalong. I've been making pretty steady progress with the sweater. I'm nearing the end of my second ball of yarn, and I separated the sleeves several inches ago. I'm now getting close to the waist shaping.

What crafty projects are you currently working on?

Until next time,


  1. Your projects look beautiful! I'm currently teaching myself how to crochet; I'm working on some headbands for winter :)

  2. You sure have lots of fun projects going on! The embroidery looks really good!

    I'm working on a embroidery project with the song lyrics "It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" from the Carousel of Progress at Disney. I got the pattern from a blog called Wild Olive. I've never done any text before, so it's a fun challenge. I'm also working on my third cross-stitch project, based of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

  3. I also hate having a ton of unfinished projects. But with the attention span of a five-year-old...I have way to many O_o

  4. So adorable finish. I have already gone through some of your project and excited seeing how passionate you are to each of your project. Today I was browsing for grabbing some design and color ideas on Bedspreads, but I was tempted to take tour to your blog post while I found the title of one of post in the search page. Thanks a lot for your elegant and skilled sewing and embroidery projects and I am sure I have to get back here often and often to enjoy your lovely projects.


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