WiP Wednesday: progress here and there

I’ve only been regularly linking at Works in Progress Wednesday for a few weeks at Freshly Pieced, and I’m not sure yet whether I love it or hate it.

On the one hand, it’s great to have a specific day each week to look at what I’ve accomplished in my sewing world that week.  On the other hand, it also means that I must look at what I didn’t accomplish.  Eep!  That second list is WAY longer.  Ha!

Here’s what was on my sewing “to do” list last week:

1.  Five mei tais.  Some progress.  I am *thisclose* to finishing the first one; I just need to run the waist band through my sewing machine (six times).  I cut out the appliqué I’m doing on the hood of the second one.  The others are waiting in the wings for the next step.

2.  Be Free Bees April quilt.  DONE!  I suppose “mail it” remains on the “to do” list.
3.  Curtain tie backs.  No progress.  Nothing new to report.  I simply haven’t moved this to the top of the list.

4.  Winter HST table runner.  DONE!  I am so thrilled to have this table runner finished {uh, just in time for summer??  No matter, I’ll look forward to using it when winter comes ’round again}.  I didn’t win any prized in the Festival of Half Square Triangles, but finally finishing this project (for me) is prize enough.
5.  Tote bags.  I would love to get the top borders on these and the inside linings cut out.  No progress.  Fail.

6.  Gathered clutches.  Perhaps this is the week I will get some sewing done for the hypothetical/potential/future business??  Minimal progress.  And we’re talking *very* minimal, as in, I pulled out some fabric combinations to make several gathered clutches, but didn’t actually cut or sew anything on them.

7.  Double staircase block in yellow-orange-green.  I’d love to do another tutorial.  No progress.

8.  Order business cards.  DONE!  I hope they arrive soon so I can show you.  I’m so excited to cross this off my list.

9.  Start the process of ordering woven labels for my products.  No progress.

10.  Warm colors 3.5-inch dresden wedges.  Some progress.  The dresden wedges are constructed and the plate is sewn together.  I didn’t make the seam allowances wide enough at the bottom, so I ended up adding a couple extra wedges.
11.  Rainbow/color wheel dresden wall hanging.  Some progress.  I doubt I’ll get much further on this one or the other dresden because the easy part is done and up until now, it just involved sticking the pieces through my machine at end of sewing something else.  The next step for both of these has to me a more deliberate effort for the specific dresden project.

 

Okay, so after crossing just a couple things off my “to do” list, here’s what it currently looks like:

1.  Five mei tais.
2.  Mail Thea’s Be Free Bees quilt.
3.  Curtain tie backs.
4.  Tote bags.
5.  Gathered clutches.
6.  Double staircase block in yellow-orange-green.  I’d love to do another tutorial.
7.  Start the process of ordering woven labels for my products.
8.  Warm colors 3.5-inch dresden wedges.
9.  I also mentioned that I pulled some of the charms from the rainbow charm swap for a dresden plate to hang in my sewing room.  They are cut out and I began constructing them.

As per usual, crossing a couple items off my list does not mean the list got shorter.  Ha!  That would make too much sense!

10.  I realized that I was several weeks behind on the Skill Builder Sampler blocks.  I have three to complete in order to catch up again.

10a.  tumbler block
10b. apple core block
10c. equilateral triangles block

11.  Kim‘s May blocks for the Bee a {modern} swapper group.  She wants large (18 inch finished, rather than the standard 12 inch) wonky star blocks in a patriotic color scheme.  I’ve pulled fabric for this project, but I really need some white (it’s ordered and on the way).
12.  Book case block for Manda.  I agreed to make one of her book case blocks in exchange for her making one of my tree blocks in the same Flickr group as above.  I’ve started planning, but haven’t gotten further than that.  Need white for this one, too.

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