When I decided I needed to get this update done so I could get on with planning my winter sewing I was pleasantly surprised at how much I accomplished over the summer.
So here’s the rundown:
~My three girls all need a new church dress. It’s a little harder with all of them getting older and really needing more sophisticated patterns. I didn’t get individual pictures, but here is a family picture with all three of them wearing their new dresses.
~The cloth version of paper towels. I keep putting this on my lists in hopes that one of these times I will really get it done. I’m almost ready to give up on this one since I keep putting it on my list, and it never gets done.
~Various birthday gifts. Here’s a sampling of some of the gifts I made over the summer.
~A baby gift for a friend who is due the end of the summer. I don’t know yet what the baby is so I can’t be specific in my planning yet. This is one hour away from being finished. I don’t want to say here what this is, but I am going to write an entire post on it soon. I tried a new pattern and loved it.
~FINISH the curtain in my little boys’ room. I’m so close. I’m just not sure how to finish it off, but I need to get this done! Still close on this one, but we’re not quite there yet.
~I need a back for the fleece quilt I made for myself. I had thought to do a fleece back, but now I’m thinking that a flannel one would be nice. Yes, the back is on. Now I need to do a binding. This picture shows part of the front and the flannel back.
~My husband asked me for a fleece quilt – funny story here – He was talking about me making a blanket for him and said, “It wouldn’t have to be very big. Say about seven feet by five feet.” I burst out laughing. My husband is 6′ 7″ so I understand the dimensions he gave, but that’s the size of a small floor rug. This is finished too except for the binding. I’ve machine-sewed it onto one side and just need to hand sew it down on the other side.
~Some kind of insulating curtains for some of the rooms in our house. Now that we’ve lived through a winter in our home, I have a better idea of what we need to do to prepare for winter. Didn’t get to this.
~A duvet cover and curtain for my bedroom. I know the pattern I want for the duvet cover. I just need to find the right fabric now. Didn’t get to this either.
~I still need to make an overnight bag for myself. I really need to make a final decision on the pattern and then get the fabric. Yes, I did this and absolutely love it. I love the colours and would like something similar for kitchen curtains. I would have liked it a little bigger, but it’s quite roomy as it is, and I’ve used it a lot for toting craft projects around with me.
~And if I have any time left, I’d like to try making a bean bag chair. I started making one. I’m not very far. I’m crocheting one with plarn (yarn made from plastic bags).
Now I can start thinking about my winter sewing list.
How did you do on your summer goals?