Another week down! I know I probably say this every week, but they sure seem to be flying by lately. I know August will be here before we know it. And I can't wait! :)
Thankfully, even though I didn't necessarily get a lot done this week, I still feel like I had a pretty productive week.
Need to start: Two Keyka Lou basic wallets, a Christmas present (for last year), the May String Me Along block, and a crochet blanket.
Started: May's project for the Style Stitches Sew Along - the Perfectly Pleated Clutch. I haven't been too crazy about this one, and when I got the book it was probably one of my bottom three patterns. For some reason though, in the last week I've gotten really excited about it, so was happy to get it started this weekend. I got the second exterior panel finished up Monday, so now I'm ready to cut out the rest of the pieces & get it put together.
I also finally decided who I'm making the clutch for. Our boss' wife just had their fourth little girl on Monday, so we're going to use this as the "wrapping" for a restaurant gift card so he can pick up a few meals for them. Since I don't want the gift card to get missed in the clutch, I decided I want to put in a window ID pocket. I've never made one before, so I played around with it last night to try to figure out how to make the window pocket. I'm sure there are tutorials out there for it, but I had fun testing myself to figure it out.
Not the prettiest stitching, but I was working pretty quick & dirty just to see if it would work out. There is a piece of plastic (cut from one of those packages comforters come in) so you can see into the window, but it's still protected.
The inside of the pocket is basically lined too, not just folded over the edges. I'm not sure this is the best way to do this, it certainly wasn't the easiest, but it looks decent (ah, except those straggler strings).
Also started a cover for our outdoor fire pit. Come check it out & help me figure out how to finish it.
Completed: Not a darn thing, but I'm okay with that this week. It's nice how a change in attitude can make this okay, compared to a couple weeks ago. :)
On Hold: You didn't think I forgot about the Origami Bags or Postage Stamp quilt, did you? I haven't done much except shuffle them around the past couple weeks, so I feel like this is a better place for them. Now that I think about it though, I've only got about 3 months to get the Postage Stamp quilt done so I'd better get going! It's not doing much good looking like this:
Until next time...