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
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 bought the embroidery thread and I am ready to go!
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 blue sweater vest
3. crocheting to do
1 cotton blanket waiting on the yarn. Completed 3/29/2013
1 custom order to do waiting on the yarn, I am still waiting on yarn!
1 chunky granny square blanket
crochet one dots baby blanket… I am waiting on yarn….
crochet one granny square baby blanket.. this is also waiting on yarn….
put the crochet trim on two baby flannel blankets
Crochet one scarf out of blue cotton yarn
4. sewing to do
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)
Whew, I am so glad that I get to post this Ta dah! I loved the feel of the 100% cotton yarn.It was a fun custom order for my Etsy shop: ChocolateDogStudio and it has gorgeous colors in it. I can’t wait to ship it off this afternoon to it’s new home in Texas. Here are all the lovely photos. I am sure you remember it in its beginning stages.
I have not crocheted a 100% cotton blanket before. It was a bit of a challenge as cotton has that ability to grow or shrink depending on the humidity. Here it is:
It has the beautiful blue as a simple border to finish off the edges.
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.
It has been a busy Holiday season. Things are moving so incredibly fast. The Chocolate Dog Studio shop has been over run with shoppers…which is GREAT, and I am very thankful. Here are some photos of the crochet beauties that rounded out the shop this year.
This is a grand total of 10 full size crochet blankets and 5 baby blankets, two with baby hats. This isn’t counting the boot cuffs and Christmas ornaments. I have been fighting burnout on the crocheting end of things and I think a little break is what is called for. So, if I can I will take a rest. I have a couple of special orders lined up to finish now and a couple for after the holidays. I won’t turn down any special orders that come my way but I think I will sort through the yarn, roll it into little balls and maybe put it up.
Chocolate Dog Studio has tons of items 45% off at http://www.chocolatedogstudio.etsy.shop
Please stop by and say hi or just browse the shop. I uploaded a bunch of photos to my ravelry page. There are a few more details about the blankets there. You can find that here: http://www.ravelry.com/people/chocolatedogyarns .