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Projects in Progress

I’ve got lots of projects in the works….

But nothing yet to show.

I’ve finished one of my fingerless mittens…  holding my breath that I don’t run out of yarn before the other is finished.  I started the project on a whim using a slightly used skein from my stash.  As my ball of yarn shrinks, I’ve begun to worry there won’t be enough to finish the second mitten…

If it’s not… well… I bought the yarn over 8 years ago, finding a match is out of the question.  I will just have to make it do and find something funky to fill in the rest.  When I wear them, they will serve as a reminder to look before I leap.

My girl’s have 4 performances for dance this week.  That means lots of time for me to sit at the theater… translation:

  • I’ll finish my mittens.
  • Have some time to read my book, which I am loving.
  • Hopefully start and finish a new embroidered dishtowel for my kitchen.

I’m trying hard to finish the design and get it ready to start stitching before tomorrow.  I knew I was going to love my one little word.  It’s inspiration is already showing up in my projects… the dishtowel design for one.

BE / BEE

I’ve also picked up an inexpensive cork board for my new linen pinboard for my kitchen.. now to find a great deal on a yard of lovely linen fabric.

I’m still hunting for inspiration on a calendar for the board.  It will be in a very conspicuous spot in my kitchen… so I need to love it.  But it needs to be FUNCTIONAL too, with lots of room to write our schedule.  I want it to be simple… not too frilly.  Any ideas?

My home is front and center this month.  I am abuzz with ideas for home improvement and decorating.

I’m going to start focusing on one area of my home a month, sharing ideas and solutions for that room.  I’m also going to get back to sharing mending tips.  I have a basket of mending projects that need my help.  Hopefully sharing my solutions will be helpful to you too.



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3 Responses to “Projects in Progress”

  • Angela:

    For your mittens project you could always add a few stripes on the one mitten. It may look pretty cute that way. Maybe a modern touch and it will help you, with stretching out the purple. I discovered your blog the other day and absolutely love it. Thank you for all the wonderful cleaning tips. I am severly allergic to anything with a scent, so baking soda and vinegar are right up my alley.

  • Sally:

    Check out a catalog called Little Miss Matched. They don’t match anything so you might get an idea for your mittens!

  • Kelly:

    I think this is an awesome idea for a calendar. I plan on doing it myself as soon as I can wrangle up some photos I like: http://content.photojojo.com/diy/the-ultimate-diy-photo-calendar/

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