Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WIP Wednesday #11

First of all, thanks for all your sweet comments & advice last week. I didn't mean to be such a downer, but I really appreciate you all. Thankfully, this week has been much better!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Need to start: Two Keyka Lou basic wallets & a Christmas present (for last year).

Started: April's block for String Me Along and the Beautiful Balance Checkbook Cover. I'm not even going to complain about starting two new projects this week. It felt great to work on something new, especially the last two things I absolutely wanted to get done by the end of this week.

In progress: I hardly feel like I can call the Origami Bags "in progress" when I'm not working on them at all. Maybe I should add an "on hold" category. Seems appropriate.

No new progress on the Postage Stamp quilt either, but I've been thinking about it a lot. Does that count for something? :)

Completed: Ahhh....finally, something completed! I finished up my Sis Boom Jamie Dress late last week, but just in time. Sadly, I was less-than-pleased with it, mostly because of my fabric, I think, so I'm already making plans to make another. But to make it all even more worth-while, I actually won one of the sew along prizes. Woo-hoo!

Sis Boom Jamie Dress

Not only did I start the April block for String Me Along, but I also got it done!

String Me Along - April

The kids (Raven and Goose!) woke me up & kept me up early Monday morning. Really early. Raven woke me up at 3:30 because she was hot & wanted out of the bedroom, I couldn't get comfortable to get back to sleep, then Goose decided it was time to party, so I was up for good at 4:00. No better time to get sewing! Fran asked for this Modified Bento Box (uncut), which I really enjoyed making. I can't figure out why I put off working on it for so long! This is also the first time I've worked with Batiks, I'm not usually a fan, but I really like what she chose.

I also got the Beautiful Balance Checkbook Cover finished up!

Beautiful Balance Checkbook Cover

Beautiful Balance Checkbook Cover

And, I got Goose's room painted! We finally figured out how to match the texture on the walls, so the paint looks great.


So, I'd have to say that all-in-all, it was a pretty darn good week! Looking at it this way, it sure was a busy week too!

Head over to Freshly Pieced to see what everybody else has been up to.

Until time time...


  1. Good for you! That's awesome that you won a sew-along prize! I have to say, the only bright side to waking up early is extra sewing time! Sounds like things are moving right along for you. Goose's room looks great so far!

  2. Love the color you picked for your son's room. We picked a similar color for my son's room before he was born.

  3. Congrats on the win! It was nice to see someone I "know" win if it wasn't me. ;) Don't feel bad, I have projects on my wip list that I have touched either. They go under the 'neglect' category. The paint looks great so far. It actually matches your blog!

  4. So glad you accomplished so much! I think the baby's room looks bright and cheerful with that color so good choice there. Also, your checkbook cover looks amazing! Great job.

  5. Everything looks so great! I totally agree about batiks, I am usually not a huge fan, but those colors look really nice together! Also loving that paint color. I hope the next Jamie dress turns out better! There are definitely things that I already know I would do differently on the next one too.

  6. Love the paint color you chose for the wall, your baby boy will love it!

  7. I love your paint color in the baby's room. And the Sis Boom dress looks great, even if you don't love the fabric. I bet the next one will turn out even better! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  8. I'm glad you're having a better week! It looks like you got a ton accomplished. And your checkbook cover is really fun! I need to give that a try.

  9. I really like the dress, and the checkbook cover looks great. I just got that book and that's high up on my list, too...

  10. Love the name of your blog and had to click on over LOL
    I'm always having way too many projects going all at once. If you get a chance to check out my WIP post today you will see!
    I just wish there was more hours in the day to fit in all the crafting I want to complete and all the things that I do on the computer as well.
    We won't mention other activities and housework!


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