Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WiP #18

Last week I mentioned that I had received an email from asking to feature the Bean and Cheese Burrito Recipe that I recently posted. 
Well, they posted the slide show and here is the link! 
It's kindof fun to see my picture and post on a different kind of website than I normally participate in.
Anyway, on to my progress for the week, which again, wasn't a lot. 
I don't know if it is just because the summer is winding down and my kids are restless for school to start, or what, but things have seemed a little bit crazier at my house lately, which means my usual schedule has gone out the window!  That means I usually have a lot of catching up to do with my chores and other duties before I can settle down and do anything creative. 
Again, I wish I had more to post, like some finished Christmas Stockings, but alas, I don't.
However, they are starting to at least look like stockings now!

I have one more to sew together before I can move on to figuring out the cuffs and lining. 
I wanted to have the lining match the backing fabric, but I didn't purchase enough to line all five stockings, and now, of course, I can't find the fabric since it is REALLY out of print (I think I bought this at least 3 or 4 years ago).
So I am debating on whether I want to go find a matching solid, or line it was some random patterns that I have leftover from when I made the Christmas Tree Skirts.  I just don't know if I want it so busy on the inside. 
Decisions, decisions.
SO I kindof started another project this past week, too.  I know, I know, like I really need another project. 
While I was at Joann's getting some Kona for 50% off, I saw this cute vintage-y Halloween fabric, and thought it would be perfect as the backing to a Halloween table topper.  So I bought a couple cheap FQ's to match and started on a simple Halloween table topper to cover my plain, boring dining table. 
I've only gotten around to cutting out the orange so far, but I want to have this done by Labor Day, since that is when I change out my summer decor for my fall decor.
It should go fairly quickly, since it is not going to be large, and I am just doing some simple nine-patches and borders for the top.
WiP's finished - 0
New WiP's started - 1
Halloween Table Topper
WiP's worked on - 2
Christmas Stockings
Halloween Table Topper
WiP's NOT worked on: 6
*ONE Key fob to finish
*ONE dress to finish
Swoon mini quilt
Denim Rag Quilt
Star Baby Quilt
Couch Pillows
On the back burner/not started yet: 4
Bed quilt (Swoon) (fabric purchased)
Secret gift #1 (fabric purchased)
Secret gift #2
Baby quilt for Baby Girl Barker (fabric and pattern selected)
Possibilities/ Idea Phase: 2
- dress, matching doll dress, and doll quilt for my niece for Christmas
Patriotic mini/wall quilt

Total = 12 -Up one from last week 
Linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced


  1. Fun stockings, would love to see more pictures of them. I"m trying to made some decisions on some new quilted Christmas stockings myself. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm a sucker for vintage-looking Halloween fabric. I'm working on a Halloween quilt right now, and it's a lot of fun. Love your Halloween fabric, and the stockings look great! : )

  3. Great work on your holiday projects! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.


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