No, this just didn't come hot off my sewing machine. I haven't had a finish in what seems like months! So pathetic. So I have to show something that I made a long time ago and since today is Halloween, I thought it would be perfect. Actually, this was a model that I made for a shop quite a few years ago, and I always got to keep the models I made. I never quilted it as I actually don't hang it up. I suppose I should - so today it's hanging from my craft room door.
And it reminded me of another quilt that I made around the same for my son when he was little. I'm sure I'll probably see one or two Pokemon characters trick or treating for candy tonight. Is Pokemon still popular? I'm not sure if it is, but when my son was little he lived and breathed Pokemon:
I remember being so excited to see this quilt in a magazine while I was grocery shopping. I ran home and ordered the fabric and had it finished within a week after receiving the material. Which poses the question. Now that my kids are older, why don't I get more things done??? Hmmmmm.
So what have I accomplished this month? Well, not much. As I said it's been one of those months. DD sprained her foot quite severely so that Pointe ballet is something that she can't do at the moment - tap and jazz she seems to manage now that a couple weeks have passed, but getting on her toes doesn't seem obtainable right now. DS came down with Pneumonia while at school (I knew this would happen because he doesn't know when to slow down) which meant some trips up to see him. I broke a tooth eating of all things, a peanut butter sandwich, which necessitated a trip to the dentist. Well, more than one trip - a few trips. Actually quite a few - for two crowns as one tooth broke and a filling was cracked in another. I wonder where the dentist is planning on going on vacation this year - on my dime???
Then on top of that, I had an incredibly busy day one day a couple weeks ago - in and out of the house all day. The final trip was to DD's dance class. Just before we left she told me that she needed pink hair spray for something at school the next day - Pink Day if I remember right for Breast Cancer Awareness. We were running late for dance as it was and having to make an unexpected stop at the Halloween store was something I hadn't planned on. Well, it true scattered form, I fly out of the driveway and BAM!!! Straight into my husband's car!!! Can you say OUCH! Two cars with smashed parts! Not just a scrape, but major league damage!! My husband's worse than mine. Did I mention that a couple days prior we had really high winds and something flew through the air and shattered my son's windshield in the driveway? OY! And as you can imagine my husband was oh, so pleased that I decided to play bumper cars! Oh well, he'll get over it! LOL
So what have I accomplished? I knew you'd ask!! I'm still working on my sister's mermaid. I've got 20 days to get this baby finished. I thought I'd be done with it last week! HA! What was I thinking?
Terri that she picked up when she was in Georgia. I figured it was the perfect needle holder to use with this mermaid. I think that it's become my favorite because the magnet is incredibly strong.
I have managed to get a little quilting done. I abandoned the Civil War Chronicles quilt for a while as I was getting tired of making a million half-square triangles - those things just drive me nuts!! So I went with something easy:
Miss Rosie's Quilts - Schnibbles
This one is a lot of fun and almost a non-brainer since my brain seems to be in some scrambled mode lately. Just exactly what I needed. I've never made a Schnibbles quilt before just because the size is so small, but it's been a lot of fun to work on.
Then because of my crazy fascination with Pinterest as of late and pinning all things crafty, I got the urge to do some crocheting and managed to make a couple blocks for a afghan that will probably be done, in my normal slow fashion, in about 5 years.
This afghan is comprised of 63 different blocks. Two down - only 61 more to go! It makes a great carry-along project when DD dances since the lighting in the studio isn't conductive to stitching even with my little scroll light.
Then because the knitting/crocheting thing is just calling my name, I had to indulge in these:
I've never been attracted to Granny squares all that much, but for some reason this afghan is just calling my name! No, I haven't started and probably won't for a few weeks, but I think that the afghan is just so pretty (and also is the same colorway of one the quilts that I use on the beds).
And last but not least, I discovered another sewing machine for my sewing room. No, not a big one - just a small one discovered at a local flea market that was held a week or so ago:
I'm starting to accumulate a lot of these. I'm going to run out of room soon, but it's so hard to resist buying them when you find them for the right price
Well, there you have it - the month in review! I'm hoping that the next month is better, but it's going to be another busy one with my DD's confirmation coming up and my annual trip to NY. I can't wait for that. I'm hoping the weather holds up and they're not hit by a snowstorm like this weekend. How freaky is that? But with fingers crossed, the mermaid will be done and I can go on to finish up (or start) other things.
Happy Stitching (and if you can, send some stitching time to me)!! :o)