Crocheted Corner-to-Corner pet blanket (baby size)
Knitted Halloween Creepy Cloths - Ghost cloth, Witch cloth, and Spider cloth
Crocheted Giant Granny Square Blanket
Bob Ross Cross Stitch
My first Socks
Hermione's Everyday Socks
There are many WIPs (Works in Progress) that are so close to being done but they have been for over a year now! I won't list them all here....you've seen them and I'm sure you are sick of seeing them but one day.....I will surprise you and they will show up some Sunday....unannounced as a finished object! Just you wait and see! As for what I worked on since I last blogged...I finished sock #1 of my Christmas Eve cast on and have the cuff done for sock #2. I may leave them alone now until the grands get here so I have something 'mindless' to knit while they are here (if and when we get a chance to sit down...lol!)
I've been ordering supplies for this next YOP year to get started..........
Hopefully, there will be more sewing and quilting as I think it is faster and will make me at least feel like I am getting more done but when I relax in the evening I will definitely be curled up with some needles or hooks!
My own projects and projects/gifts for others will be scaled down...size wise at least...another insight into my desire to accomplish more with less..less time, less money and less energy. These are little quilts and there will be mug rugs and littler items for gifting like hats and mittens etc.
Another bit of wisdom I grew up with and try to put into action is the saying, "Use it up, make it do, throw it out or buy it new."
To that purpose I am gathering up supplies that I already have and trying to utilize them when at all possible and only purchasing to augment or complete a project. Now, that won't account for my monthly allowance that I give myself....oh no, that will remain in my budget and is for books, material, yarn etc. or whatever my little heart desires...within reason and within my budget.
I made a list of every area that needs work or attention (not counting daily chores) and there are 30 areas...one for each day of the month! These areas encompass everything not just crafts. It seems I have an 'issue' with finishing things (not starting.....I can start all kinds of projects!) I wrote the area and then what I need to finish before I can start anything else in that area and also what I want to start. It is like a carrot dangling in front of me and motivating me to finish one project so I can start the next. Also, I noticed that many times by the time I am tired and ready to relax and work on a project I don't have all the supplies and/or tools I need and I am too tired to go looking or gathering. To that end I am making up 'kits' for the next 'start' project so when I finish one I can go right to the next one and it will have everything I need in a bag ready to go! No searching, no needing to order something and wait.....it will all be 'in the bag'! (P.S. Did you know you can buy Jumbo 2.5 gallon Hefty zippered plastic bags? Not every store carries them but if you find them grab 'em...they're wonderful for corralling all your supplies. As you can see this bag holds that full size book with plenty of room to spare!)
P.S. I apologize to my blogging friends for not having been by lately but it really has been quite crazy here and will get crazier before it's over! Tomorrow I go to Mountain Home again which is really an all day trip and tiring so nothing gets done here at home. Please forgive me if I do not get over to see you....I will try but it may be the middle of July before things settle down here! Meanwhile, I hope you are all well and enjoying your Summer!