Thursday, June 17, 2010

Planning Ahead

I'm seeing small but significant improvements in my vision almost daily. I'm still not working on any craft projects yet, but I can hardly wait for the next two weeks to go by so that I can dig in. It's been months since I did a cross stitch or picked up my knitting needles and I'm thinking ahead to which projects to do first.

This afghan is going to be one of the first. It's a Christmas gift for my friend who is a breast cancer survivor. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make it for her. I think from the size, I'll wait till cooler weather to get it started.

I've had this tunic for myself on my mind for a very long time and I think the time has come. I'm trying to decide what colors I want to use on it. I keep changing my mind.

I love knitting toys and I just found these bunnies online. I have a thing about pirates lately. I think it's leftover from Bandana Day. These two little fellows are on my short list of projects.

There are several cross stitch pieces I want to tackle soon, too. One is a special surprise for one of my blogging buddies, so I can't show a picture of it. But here are a couple that I'm looking forward to.

I love things Russian and my very favorite place in Moscow was St. Basil's Cathedral. I spent almost a whole day there. It was fabulous and I've been wanting to do it in cross stitch for a very long time. Now is the time.

The other is obvious, it's Morgan. Doesn't that face just ask to be captured, framed and hung in a special place?

Oh yes, there's another big project waiting for me. I can read Sky's mind. He's thinking, " It's getting hot outside, isn't it time for us to get summer haircuts?" He's right, all my pups are looking shaggy and warm. As soon as possible I have to shave them down and make them feel more streamlined.

There are so many things I'm looking forward to doing and I'm adding more every day.


Marjie said...

It's a good thing that you can finally list things you want to do! The blanket will be perfect in fall, just not now. And that tunic? I'm seeing it in green or blue for you. Morgan does want to be cross stitched, and your cathedral will be beautiful! Have fun, now that you can see clearly!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom has lots of big ideas too, but somehow we bet your list gets done and hers will get passed on to the next year:)

That afghan is awesome.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

LizzieJane said...

What a lovely list of things to do. I am so happy that very soon your eyes will let you do them all.
I am especially looking forward to seeing Morgan in cross stitch.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

You've set yourself loads of tasks. Hope you get through them. You'll have to update us on the finished projects.

We think Morgan will be a perfect model.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Stella said...

How fun to think about all the things you have been yearning to do.

The St. Basil's will be exquisite, the afghan a wonderful gift, ah, everything looks great!

Cheers and hugs,
Jo and Stella

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

That's a lot of projects. Don't forget to schedule in some quality naptime. Naptime is essential to maintaining my squirrel chasing skills. I'm sure that it's beneficial to craft projects as well.

wags, Lola

Harry Spotter said...

Glad your eyes are getting better. What a to do list you have. You will surely be busy for months. How lucky are those to be on the receiving end of all your craft and hand work you do.

Dawn said...

Great patterns! I haven't done cross stitch in years! Have a great weekend!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

I agree with my furiend Lola..don't forget the naps!

Woof and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Life of Riley said...

I'm glad your eyes are getting better, and I really liked the design of the afghan blanket you are maing for your friend.


Two French Bulldogs said...

See, our crossed paws and good vibes are working. Your upcoming project ideas look pretty cool.
Benny & Lily

Pippen said...

We love the afghan! Our mom can crochet so we know alls about the list of projects!

Sam and Pippen

gMarie said...

that is a lovely list. Marjie is right - blue or green for the tunic. Can't wait to see Sweet Morgan in stitches. g

Scout and Freyja said...

I am so, so thrilled about your sight. I can only imagine your excitement as you make plans for all of your projects. Just be sure to take good care of yourself and listen to your dog-tors☺

How Sam Sees It said...

I love doing crafts, I don't know what I would do if I suddenly couldn't do it anymore! We look forward to seeing pictures of finished projects.


Molly the Airedale said...

It's great to have projects to look forward to and you have winners! The bunnies are just too cute!

Zona said...

What a busy summer you're going to have!! Can't wait to see pictures of your projects.

Keep healing!


SissySees said...

What a fun, challenging list! Actually, I think the afghan is done in pieces then seamed together, THEN all that border. (The seams would be a deal-breaker for me.)

Thor and Jack said...

Glad to hear your eyes are getting better each day. You listed great projects! Everything look beautiful, especially Morgan's project!
Happy Friday to all!

bbes tribe said...

So good to know your eyes are getting better each day!!! WOW some amazing projects on your list. You will be busy. We really like the afghan you plan to make for your friend.

Mad about Craft said...

I'm so glad things are improving for you. I love the pirate teddies, is there any chance you could provide the link?

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

The blanket looks really good, and it will be quite a task when you start. I like that tunic too, oh and knitted toys I always like making those myself. Julie.C

Janet said...

Glad to hear that you're doing well. Those bunnies are adorable. I'm looking forward to seeing what you choose to start first.

soulbrush said...

i am also so glad you are doing better day by day, there will be plenty of time to do all these projects, don't ruch it yet.

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Thanks, Mr. Monkey

Dexter said...

Shave down! That will produce enough furs for you to make a sweater!


Nicki said...

Wow! You are going to be very busy! Glad you are improving!