Thursday, May 23, 2013

Projects In The Works

I've been wanting to start some new projects but my mood and craft paralysis was keeping me from being productive. This week I'm trying very hard to get back on track. I'm not napping the afternoons away and have actually started some things. Here's the proof.

This is going to become a pink pig, a gift for a special friend. If you're reading this, you know who you are.
I have started three cross stitch projects. The first didn't move along fast enough so I picked out all the stitches. Rob hates when I do that. The second piece I started had a lot of errors in the chart. I still plan to do it sometime in the future, but first I need to redraw the chart. It makes me think of Syd and Mac and their siblings.
The third one is just getting underway, but I think since it has a lot of bright, pretty colors that I'll be able to stick with it. Once I get going I'm hoping that my mojo comes back and my attention doesn't wander so much.
I'm also rereading one of my favorite books, a long one at more than 1000 pages and enjoying it. While the weather isn't too hot, it's nice to sit on the porch and read.

While we're on the topic of handmade items, wouldn't you love to own this beautiful bunny? You can. It's being given away by the designer. Just head for the Soggibottom blog and leave a comment. On June 1st a winner will be chosen and the hare will head to his new home. He's ready to travel anywhere in the world, so don't be afraid to enter. I own one of the Soggibottom creatures, a dog, and I love him.
It looks like I'll have plenty to keep me busy on this long weekend.

9 comments:

Casey said...

What a pretty cross-stitch! Momma used to do those all the time, but she hasn't done any in ages. I hope she does one again soon like she keeps saying she will.

Marjie said...

Everyone's healthy, and if the weather's good, you'll have a great weekend for sure. The Mac & Syd cross stitch will be cute.

gMarie said...

Oh projects are good. JB gets frustrated when I rip something to start over as well - or get an entire dress made and then give it away because I don't love it. Men! They just don't understand. g

scotsmad said...

We think it's normal to have several craft projects on the go at once--and none finished!

We love that spotty cross stitch...guess why.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

SissySees said...

I keep saying I'm going to do cross stitch again... but first, I have to knit for a baby shower on June 8th. I'm uninspired.

Jo's World said...

Since I am always light years behind in every project I have going, I seldome ever need anything new to start up. Its all right there, waiting for me! I suppose I could try and change my ways. Hmmmm, have to think about that.

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat
I think the pig is the cutest idea, want to see him finished.

Mitch and Molly said...

How neat and orderly your floss is, Sue! I saw the Soggibottom bunny on her blog. She's just adorable!

Nichole said...

Happy crafting!!! :) Cross stitch looks SO cool...

Soggibottom said...

Thanks Sue... I get there in the end :-) x x x x x x x