Sunday, October 27, 2013

Crossing Things Off My List

I have a couple of finishes to share.   First up, this is from Pine Mountain.   I purchased this on my retreat in early October.   Don't look for the spider on their pattern.   My centering was a bit off so I decided to drop a spider down the side to balance things.  Very good marketing to have this on display near the check out where the colors just grabbed me!  It has been the perfect stitching project to have as a carry-a-long to stitch at lunch or in a waiting room.  It is call Spooky Typography and there are more in the series.   Now that I have the pillow form, I am sure other versions will find their way to my stitching stash.

Recently I have been trying to figure a different method of attack on all the projects (craft and otherwise) going on.   I seem to be able to make only little progress on each.   Spreading myself too thin!  There goes that side-track Robin again.   And I know I side-track myself jumping projects or tasks to avoid those that may not appeal to me that day.   OMG - I am worse that a kid in grammar school who doesn't want to do that book report!

Not everything crossed off but I did make a
good dent in my to-do list. Choice - clean inside or work outside?
The sweeper never was run so you can guess my decision.
I have always been a list maker.   For everything from Thanksgiving dinner to shopping.  I am so much more productive at work if I use my day planner to list, prioritize and cross off items.   So with that in mind, this weekend I made my list and had only two only craft related goals to complete. 

Remember this one?   I finished this earlier in the summer without the wording.   I decided to add the words and finish as a wall hanging.   I removed the buttons while I press the interfacing and assemble it and then will sew them back on.  I had hoped to spend some time at the machine tonight to stitch this up but I have been hopping around all day inside and out and I am fading fast.....everything is cut and ready to stitch so I will make a best judgement call and sit at the machine tomorrow night. Something to look forward to...let's hope tomorrow is not a crazy day at work.

Always scary cutting the linen!
 Measured and cut out all the piece to make my quilting sandwich.

Second craft adventure was to make the 'designer' pumpkin.  I painted a "T" using craft paint for this one.   I also want to get some jazzy duct tape to dress up some of the other foam pumpkins.      Hopefully this progress will give me that satisfaction of crossing some things off my WIP list.  

Next up, a cup of homemade chicken and corn chowder, a nice hot shower, my feet up and back to work on Grace Mason.


Angie said...

Love the pillow

cucki said...

aww very sweet stitches...i love them so much..
pretty decorations..
enjoy my dear..
hugs x

Chris said...

Wow! The pumpkins look great! I love your stitching finishes too!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Well my goodness....I think I need to start making lists if you can get all of that done! Good going you!!!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finishes. I love your Halloween tree. Very creative idea.

Faith... said...

LOVE the pillow! Chicken and corn chowder sounds yummy especially on these cooler days we have been having.

butterfly said...

Love all you work , and the pumpkins, they look great.

Lillie said...

Congrats on your lovely finished.
Loved that Witchy Washy!
Happy Halloween !

Catherine said...

Love the added spider!