WIP’s – Works in Progress or UFO’s – Unfinished Objects!
Yesterday my Bernina mysterious quit working in the middle of machine quilting my quilt for charity. I went to mend a tutu on my Kenmore and somehow managed to snap the needle and couldn’t locate any upstairs. At that point, frustration got the better of me and I walked away from the sewing room tutu still flattened under the sewing machine foot. My sweet husband spent about an hour with the Bernina with no luck so I hauled it downstairs – you know – out of sight, out of mind, out of immediate aggravation…..certainly not lugging a nonworking machine back and forth!
Today I hauled all my piles back to the preschool room after preschool and I thought it would be interesting to see just what it was I was hauling back and forth twice a week…
top left – my bee pillow cover recently purchased from my LQS for spring, top right – a skill building quilt for a special someone – that I cut wrong and put away in frustration. I finally bought new fabric so I keep it handy so I can cut it correctly and make some progress on it eventually…I better hurry up before the theme is no longer a passion for her. I have hauled that one back and forth so many times it needs a new plastic bag. haha Bottom left – a sewing machine cover for my beautiful mom…she separated the charms she wanted from the Mimi charm pack and true to form – I can only find the reject pile which isn’t enough to make the cover….arg!!! I guess I need to look yet again through all my piles!
Top – the charity quilt that is about 1/2 machine quilted when the Bernina quit working – I feel a trip to Mom’s coming up! Left bottom – a half square triangle charm quilt that needs to go up on the design wall so it can be pieced together. The pretty yellow fabric is not part of the Swirls charm collection, but I fell in love with it for the back. Middle – My spring banner that I want to hang in the front room – My valentine’s banner was so pretty, it lifted my spirits every time I came into the house. Bottom right – the signature quilt label I did for the Modern Bee that I am in. After I made it, we decided to go with 4 inch square blocks. So I have to cut the red strip in half and add 1/2 inch to another side and sign my name. Which I want to machine stitch in black thread. Yet again, foiled by the misbehaving Bernina.
Let not forget all the poor animals whose stuffing is coming out and need some stitching “bandaids”. The puppy lost his heart that says Puppy Love. Brownie is quite adamant that he can not have his heart unattached. Not to mention the Spiderman suit needs some attention (Not sure why we care about that one – I don’t think it even fits anyone here anymore) and various other clothing items that need holes or seams fixed. You know the super BORING type of hand sewing.
I did sit down to sew the pillow cover and discovered that unlike last time, the pillow cover pieces actually need to be cut. ARG! So I drug out the ironing board and ironed the fabrics and then called my hubby to ask which way the inch x inch went so I could cut it correctly. I got the pieces cut and I was out of time….now for homework and chores.
What are your WIP’s? Sadly, these are just the current ones I haul back and forth. June can’t come soon enough!!! And instead of using this 10 minutes to make some progress…I am blogging instead. LOL