accomplishment 2008

Last day of 2008, a good day to look forward – and back.
Things completed in 2008:
Best: red quilt, mom’s little quilt for 60th birthday, Jan’s fabric postcard
Most appreciated: Eliott’s jeans
Weirdest: purple pj remix
Still in progress:  Lizard quilt, Grandmother’s flower garden


I’m reading all these blogs with such wonderful intentions for the new year or finishing personal challenges that they set up for themselves.  I have no large intentions but a few goals.
My goals for 2009:
Finish a quilt.
Begin an inventory of objects that could be potentially sold.
Lose weight (what list of new years goals would be complete without that)
Be more careful what I eat.
Happy New Year!

sick- but trying to keep up

I was sick all weekend.  I was very glad I chose not to go out-of-town or I would have completely been overwhelmed.  I did get a little work done.  I finished two ornaments that I had meant to give as Christmas presents, but that ship has sailed.  Anyway, I guess having a stash of finished projects for next year may not be a bad thing.  I will try to take photos.
I got some mending done for my kids and got some mending for myself started.  I got the patch pinned, but because of the way this blouse needs to be mended, I was too nervous to mend it.  It is knit blouse, black with a red velvet collar and red velvet covered buttons. I really wore it very little, but it was super comfortable, super dressy and super cute.  At the bottom near the overlock hem there is a tiny hole.  I have decided to mend it by laying a strip of velvet all the way around covering the stitching and the hole with a strip maybe 1/2 half inch wide.  I have not yet got my walking foot, so I’m a little nervous joining velvet to knit without stretching the knit.  Then I plan to slip stitch the top of the strip neatly and straightly.   That’s quite a bit of carefulness for a sick girl.

new photos, poem

I saw this poem and I just liked it so much I decided to share it:

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

E.E. Cummings

I finally got the images of the lizard quilt posted.
S– thinks the strips are to large between the squares, but I like it.  I kind of just like it as is, but I’ve started
to make some lizards and leaves to put on.  I don’t have any pictures.  I’ve been focused on getting some Christmas
presents assembled.  Today I’m making some boxes.

not much

I started some lizards.  One is very close to done.  I haven’t taken any photos yet.  I finished connecting the orange squares, but now I don’t have enough brown fabric to surround them, so I have to hit the fabric store again.  The lizards are coming along nicely, with lots of embroidery.  It’s exciting to see them come together.
I was feeling crappy on Saturday, so I didn’t get much done.  I tried to sew the tote bag, but twice had to rip because I sewed it sideways.  I then decided to stop and just clean the sewing room.  Cleaning always makes me realize what ought to be done.  I found a sheet that needed to be mended so I mended.  Then I found a t-shirt that never quite worked as a t-shirt.  I added a skirt and made a night-dress.  I did straighten out the sewing room a little, and that is always a good feeling.