I am getting ready to go to a sister’s weekend. I thought it would be fun to have personalized cup sleeves. It was a lot of fun to make these and I apologize for the really bad photos. It is raining here all week and there just isn’t much natural light.
There is nothing like a photo to remind me to go and clip all the threads.
They didn’t turn out too bad. I also have them available in the shop if you need one for a friend or yourself. These were created from up cycled denim. Here are some others out of cotton fabrics.
I am heading for the scissors to go and clip some threads, talk to you later!
I am sure that you never have this problem. ;0) Right!
Ok, well, I have to share about all the things I have started so I can start marking some off of my list. It has been awhile.
1. embroidery projects….
2 table runners given to me to finish by my Mom They are about 1/2 finished and require brain power. I can’t do this work on auto pilot. 1 is green and 1 is white
Three Two vintage pillow cases that need embroidery that I bought this weekend. They are gloriously smooth and soft. A little yellowed but washing should take care of that. They are in brand new never used condition. I finished one pillow case and then found out that I want to do the others in redwork and need about 10 skeins of the same red embroidery thread.
1 candlewicking pillow or wall hanging kit that I bought in a moment of weakness to go with a candlewicking kit that I completed 25 years ago. (yeah, right what was I thinking…)
5 heart quilt top squares that I would then stitch into a quilt or make into throw pillows.
2. Frogging to do
1 blue/turquoise sweater 1/2 done…
1 tan sweater vest
1 other sweater
1 black stripe sweater Claimed by a daughter…so there is no need to frog it.
1 blue sweater vest
2 baby bibs that were top stitched on a bad day. Got that done today… 3/28/2013
3. crocheting to do
1 cotton blanket waiting on the yarn. Completed 3/29/2013
1 custom order to do waiting on the yarn
1 chunky granny square blanket
crochet one stripey baby blanket
crochet one granny square baby blanket
put the crochet trim on two baby flannel blankets
Crochet one scarf out of blue cotton yarn
4. sewing to do
repair one shirt Completed! 3/29/2013
hem two skirts
hem 1 pr of pants
hand sew one pillow shut Completed 3/29/2013
make a quilt… (I really want to but haven’t bought any fabric or planned it at all.)
finish up about six coat hangers
make a purse for summer for me. (I have a pattern that I want to conquer!) It has been hard to sew this pattern but just because I haven’t followed the instructions)
I have been wanting to get out and search in the thrift shops and resale shops for some sweaters for some lovely wool yarn. It is too late into Spring to find wool sweaters in Oklahoma. I searched earlier in the Autumn and didn’t find any at all. I did, find cotton sweaters with nice stripes and lovely yarn. I spent the evening taking apart (frogging) a cotton rag sweater with lovely red and white yarn. It would look wonderful as a scarf or possibly as crochet edging on a baby blanket. I haven’t decided. I only have one sleeve left to unravel (frog) and then it will be washed and dried on the line outside. As the weather this week is predicted to gloomy, wet and cold, the washing will have to wait.
I haven’t decided what to do with them. The orange is glorious and soft. I have about four sweaters left to unravel. I paid wonderful end of season prices for them as the tag shows and it was 1/2 off the lowest red price.