Sunday, February 18, 2018

YOP Week #34

As Opera Jo would say in her Stitching the High Notes podcast...."Hello dear Makers"!  In fact, taking a cue from the pod casts........I am going to organize this post in much the same way.

FO's (Finished Objects) - Sorry, none to speak of but soon I hope!
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WIP's (Works in Progress) - There are lots but I will only talk about the ones I am actually working on..........
#1 - Cozy Memories Blanket - My goal is 4 squares a week and I almost have  4 for this week and will finish the 4th tonight.........you can see them at the top.
 #2 - Tree Topper Star Ornament -   They look more like little fish but they are the points of the star.  I have the 5 beaded ones done on the top row and 1 1/2 done of the 5 non-beaded ones for the back of the star. 
#3 - Tweed Cardigan - not touched at all this week....so sad
So....my goals for next week are 4 more CMB squares, finish the star ornament and finish the first sleeve on the sweater.  I want to make 12 ornaments and 12 pairs of socks so I had better get a move on!  I need to order some sock yarn and finish the Christmas Eve cast on socks plus yarn for another pair.  I have some ornament kits so I need to prep for the next one.  There's so much more but one project or 3 at a time.
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Acquisitions:  Yes!  I have some and they are really cool!!!  My very first purchased project bag.....from Little Skein in the Big Wool...........oooooh....aaaaaah...I'm in love with that fabric!

It is made very well and has a flat bottom so it stands up even with nothing in it!  It has a drawstring close and a ring for progress keepers...impeccably made!  It's my Christmas/Winter bag and today I ordered a Valentine's Day bag....woo hoo!  These are my Christmas, Birthday and Holiday gifts to MOI!
I also got a couple of cute progress keepers..........
and some material to make my own project bags?
Anne of Green Gables.............
and Little House on the Prairie..........
all from Little Skein in the Big Wool.........she's awesome!  She and Mustash Yarns have a podcast together called Little Skein and the Big Stash.......very good!
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What's in the Queue -
#1 - Land of Sweets Cowl
I have to get enough mini-skeins to do the different colors
#2 - Some Valentine's Day socks.....I know I'm late
#3 - Something for St. Patrick's Day...socks or cowl?  Any cute Irish projects?
#4 - My daughter and I are swapping for an Advent Calendar next Christmas so I am already starting on that and some items will be bought but some will be made.....any "tiny" ideas are appreciated.  So far I have 2 of the 24.
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What I'm "wishing upon a star" for -
#1 - I already succumbed to the bi-monthly subscription mini-box from Little Skein in the Big Wool.....
#2 - Susan B. Anderson has her 2 kits back in stock..........The Loopy Sheep
and her Spring Chicken kits  just in time for Spring but where do I get the dough for all these great items?
#3 - my new over the top obsession I discovered from Little Bobbin's mother who does the most beautiful stitchery from Jesse Chorley
I'd like to do her Friendship Quilt  if I live long enough! LOL!  I may try just a little sampler on my own but check out her website for lots of other wonderful and unique items and projects.  Little Bobbin's mother has made so  many beautiful things from Jesse and her kits and workshops.
I think maybe that's it for this week....a few updates...my pancreas has settled down but now Grace has stopped eating again! I gave her an appetite enhancement pill this morning and a syringe full of Urgent Care which she didn't like but swallowed both.  She's so gentle...she never bites or scratches me and she could!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I'm off to iron some fabric and see if I can make a little hand embroidered something for that Advent Calendar.
Happy Trails!!!
P.S.  Please go and check out these other fabulous makers 
from Year of Projects.

 "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

21 comments:

  1. Wow......your layout of this weeks update is impressive. You have been busy this week with your projects. Now I have to go check out Little Skein in the Big Wool. Ugh.......sounds so wonderful and could get expensive lol.

    I hope your precious kitty gets back on track. That is so scary when they don't eat.

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    1. Thank you, Marsha. Feeling good has helped and Grace ate last night but then not today....yet. Yes, it was pricey but like I said no one can afford to buy me what I want...heck, I can't afford it but I try and save up so I can pamper myself a bit. I'm worth it as long as the bank agrees! LOL!

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  2. That's an awesome project bag...I just special ordered one from OtterlyAdorable....she's done a special order for me previously...I love that Anne fabric! Can't wait to see the finished star..it looks interesting...

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    1. I'll have to check her out. I figured we should be sharing that type of info with each other....I try and write it down during the week and next week I'll try and wrangle up all the giveaways there are on Ravelry! Some just for answering a question.

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  3. Hi Sam :) I LOVE that project bag! And the Anne of Green Gables fabric! It's so nice!!! :) I think your blanket looks great, especially the orange square, I'm a sucker for orange! :) I'm so glad to hear you are doing better healthwise...but poor little Grace!

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    1. I know, Grace and I are taking turns it seems. My daughter loves orange too and I'm not averse to it either. Thank you so much! I finally caught up with your post today I think....I had really missed reading them!

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  4. Poor Grace. I hope she rebounds. You have been busy even if you haven't finished anything. I know that feeling:)

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    1. It is funny to think how you run around and work all week yet have little to show for it...ah well.....such is life!

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  5. I love all your pictures and all your goodies, Sam. Can I say, though, the thing that interests me most is the crocheted blanket that is the background of all your pictures. I really, really, really want to make that now. :) I'm also intrigued at this Advent Calendar swap you're doing with your daughter. I look forward to hearing more about this (or maybe just seeing it later in the year?) Sounds really fun! I'm sorry about Grace. I'm glad you're feeling better.

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    1. The crocheted blanket in the background is one I made when I was taking my parents through Mayo Clinic and actually in many hospital waiting rooms when they were getting to the end. It is very precious to me and you would LOVE making it.
      I can't link to things here but it is called Lacy Blocks and it is on Ravelry. It is an old Leisure Arts pattern. It looks like squares but it is all one piece...no joining and I have been wanting to make another one as I so enjoyed working on it. I made an ivory one for my son and his wife. It's acrylic and mine is at least 20 years old and goes through the washer and dryer almost weekly (because of cats). You would really enjoy the pattern I think...it's t.v. worthy as you get the gist of the pattern pretty quickly. We have a a blanket along....I really do want to make another one! I'd put my CMB aside for this one! Of course, it is crocheted!

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    2. I meant we COULD have a blanket along...

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    3. So glad you shared the story behind this making of this blanket. A blanket-a-long might be good at some point, In the time I wrote the above comment and got back in here a lot has happened in my world. I'm getting ready to start a blanket, but it's something special for someone special. I hope to start showing it next week (well... actually, it will be two weeks from this post, one week from this comment ;^)

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  6. Great job with all of your projects. I like the way most of the podcasters layout their videos too. Everything I see your CMB it makes me want to dig mine out again. Maybe soon. Love the new bag and fabrics. I have two “real”project bags and love them.
    So sorry about little Grace. I hope she gets better soon and that you keep improving.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I am doing the CMB to get rid of my old acrylic yarns and it is a good use of them! It's a great t.v. project.

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  7. Love your layout! I'm about to dive back into blogging and you have inspired me!
    I do love that bag and little house on the prairie fabric, how wonderful. I have a bag just waiting to be sewn up,silly fox fabric and I can't wait to use it, so I best get to it!

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    1. Hi there! Yes, go for it with your blog! I will follow for sure! What kind of bag are you making? Love foxes for sure...it will be darling. Get your blog up so we can see pictures and be inspired by yet another "maker"!

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  8. You are a woman after my heart with the material you have chosen for your project bags. All my favourite books. I love the christmas one you bought for yourself, and I do love your progress markers. You have so many skills I am quite envious.

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    1. Thank you but most days I feel like I do a lot of things but I'm not proficient in any of them! LOL!

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  9. Ooh, I'm very curious to see how you make your project bags. I use Dana of MADE Everyday's tutorial. I love making zipper pouches. My daughter went back to school today and has gifted her BFF her belated birthday present which includes a zipper pouch I made for her. I'm so excited to post about it hopefully today. I need to finish my sweater.

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    1. I made a small zippered one for socks awhile ago using Hue Loco's tutorial on You Tube but I think I'm going to try a drawstring bag this time and a little bigger. I'll have to look at Made Everyday...thanks for the tip and I have to go see yours too.

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  10. I love your new project bag and the fabric is gorgeous for your own creations. I love the look of the animals Susan B is now doing - fabulous.

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