Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Finish-a-palooza

Ok, I don't know if what I've finished counts as a palooza [is that a fun word or what!]. Or rather, I know it doesn't.

But I'm sticking with it. Because I set several goals for myself as to what I wanted to get done on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, and I'm happy to say that I actually was very successful.

So I'm going to take 5 seconds to document. Without pictures. Because each of these items will get their own picture-filled day in the sun [please feel free to avert your eyes if you think mentioning projects without pictures is a form of cruel and unusual punishment]:
-Finished my top for the SewHappyGeek Wall Hanging/Table Runner Swap, and even though it's not perfect, everyone seems to like it!
-Finished piecing a back for that same swap item, and I ended up going a completely different direction than planned, and I LOVE IT.
-Finished quilting my bookshelf wall hanging
-Finished quilting and binding my California Dreamin' quilt
-Finished an oven mitt and hotpad gift set! just the hot pad.

Which is what I'm linking up over at Amanda Jean's today! My mom would be so sad to find out that linky parties keep me accountable nowadays, as she despaired over my accountability when I was younger. But hey, whatever works!

Hello puffy hotpad. I'm going to wash it to see if that helps, not quite sure why it looks so floofy?

So I have a booth at a craft fair in exactly 2 weeks [insert panic here] and I thought I would make some coordinating oven mitts and hotpads and market them as hostess gifts or something. So I hada couple sets cut out and ready to go. But I've made 2 sets so far and they end up tiny! I cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. I cut a pattern using my own kitchen's oven mitts as the guide, and I took into account the 1/4" seam allowance when making the pattern. So I'm extremely annoyed and now I need something else to go with the hotpads to make a couple gift bundles.  I had also got these cute little cookie cutters to tie to the bundles just to make them look a little more like they're supposed to be a gift. So clearly I still want to use those for something :) Maybe 2 hotpads and a set of coasters? Or napkins?

AND I had to order some extra Holiday Happy from Sew Deerly Loved so I threw some green baker's twine into my cart as well, which was going to tie up the gift bundles...must come up with new plan...

So go check out all the finishes and see if anyone else has had a finish-a-palooza!  

And check back here tomorrow to read about my California Dreamin' quilt that I'm entering in the Blogger's Quilt Festival! :)

TGIF! And go Gators at the biggest rivalry game of the year!


  1. Sounds like you had a super-productive week! Best of luck at the craft fair. With all your enthusiasm, I'm sure you'll do great! ;o)


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