Sunday, October 18, 2009

finished projects

Those of you who know me well, know that I am the queen of unfinished projects.  For instance, 14 years ago I started a cross-stitch wedding sampler for Frank and I.  It's still not done (though it's getting really close).  The sad thing, I can think of two unfinished projects I have that are older than that.  I couldn't even tell you how many unfinished projects I have.  But, in the last week, I have completed 5 of them.

Two weeks ago, I started this sweater for Shianne and finished it a week ago.  It is crochet and it was a super easy pattern.  I thought it turned out so cute that I'm working on altering the pattern to make myself one.

This summer, I saw this fabric and just loved it, so I decided to make Shianne a new bag for her scriptures.  I just finished it yesterday, but she came down with the flu and didn't get to go to church today.

I bought this jacket about a year ago, but the sleeves are just a little too short.  So the other day, I found a pattern I liked for crochet lace and made some cuffs for the sleeves.

We have lived in our house for ten years and the only room that has ever had curtains in all that time, has been Shianne's room (and those were only up for a year or two).  I've wanted to put curtains in the living room, but cost and not knowing what I wanted have kept me from doing it.  About six months ago, I found some really cute curtain rods on clearance really cheap and bought them.  Then, this summer, I found this fabric really cheap and bought enough to do curtains, but didn't sit down to make them until this week.  I really like how they turned out.

Last year during Fall Break, mom and I had a sewing day where we both made one of these quilts to hang on the wall.  We got the tops completely finished, but I have just now done the quilting and put the binding on.  It will have to wait to be hung up till tomorrow though, since the kids are in bed and I don't want to wake them up by hammering nails into the wall.


  1. UFO-UnFinished Object. I don't actually have a lot of those left anymore. I've pretty good at finishing. the only ones I still have are old cross-stitchings I started years ago and don't really have an interest in finishing right now. I like the curtains :)

  2. way cute projects!! I realyy liked how your curtains turned out and the scripture bag! how fun-great job