Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Sew-in: The Results

Friday I told you I was having a personal weekend sew-in.

Here's the to-do list:

Rag doll
Doll clothes
Doll quilt
Snowman stitcheries (x2)
Baby afghan
Charlotte pin cushions (x2)

This is a pretty ambitious list of things to accomplish.  I didn't take into consideration that I hadn't felt well all last week.  Nothing major, just enough to hinder me.

So I spent Saturday afternoon with Sister.  She was crocheting the cutest little animals I've ever seen.

She's making them for her sister-in-law's baby daughter.

So while Sister crocheted, I stitched on the snowmen I started last month when Honey Do and I went away for the weekend.  I haven't put much focus on my projects due to the loss of one of our beloved pups - searching where ever I could.

I finally finished them this weekend.  I've done a set before that I've given to Sister and BFF.  I'm thinking about making small wall hangings out of these.  They are not a top priority but I want to finish them by the end of January.

A follower of my blog said she might be interested in the designs.  I found these on Pinterest, copied the images to a WORD file and expanded them to enlarge.  I stitched them in a variegated blue and am very pleased with the results.  (Sorry about the wrinkles, I didn't take the time to iron them before photographing.)

From stitchery, I moved on to the rag doll.  I started sewing her up on Friday evening.  I managed to squeak out a little time between Newton leaving and Honey Do getting home.  Saturday I stuffed legs and arms.  Today, I have a finished baby :)

She doesn't have hair yet.  I'm hoping to get that done on Tuesday.

I did get her a face.  I am absolutely thrilled with the end result.  I sent a copy to Sister, she wants to make her next.  

I've started making her clothes and she'll have rompers to wear tomorrow.  They are about half finished. 

This is her quilt :)  The machine quilting is almost finished and that leaves only the binding to finish this sweet little project.

I managed to put in a little time on the Charlotte pin cushion, but not enough.  I'll continue to work on her in between projects.  I haven't decided if she'll be a gift yet or not.

The baby afghan is coming along, and I usually only work on that in the evening when I'm watching television.

I wasn't able to stay off the computer as much as I wanted.  I'll work on my self-discipline, that's the only reason the computer takes over all my time.  Between Facebook and Pinterest.  Although, I'm getting additional ideas from both resources, not that I really need any new projects.

Thanks for stopping by, encouraging me.

Wishing you a creative day.


Anonymous said...

Lots of wonderful thing you got done! The face on the doll is so precious. The Let It Snow snowman comes from a set of 12 snowmen. I have the set and two of them are finished. It's on my list of finished to try for in 2014, but the list seems to be getting so long!

Edi said...

I'm having so much fun. I love my little doll. Her face came out really well, if I may say so myself. Thank you for the info on the snowmen. Can you provide the name of the distributor or designer - I'd like to be able too pass it on. Good luck with your 2014 list. I haven't even put a dent in my 2013 list yet, so I have a feeling it's just going to carry over.