Friday, August 18, 2006

WIP::week4


things are getting done! it is a fine balance between house work, house projects and crafting projects. i find that during Miss. A's naps i am able to do my sewing projects and then at night i can do house things. it justified this with the fact that trying to set up and paint during a nap time would be futile. so now i don't feel so bad working on sewing a few things.

it is so nice to have my sewing stuff set up even if it is in a temporary place for the time being. right now i am working on a wedding gift that has been in the works for about two months. i picked up crewel a
few months back and started making a few throw pillows for a gift. the initial needlework part was finished almost right away and then came the blocking. i found the perfect doily blocking board at a second hand shop and it works just right. i also have been wiping up a few burp cloths for a new little baby. i feel good about doing house things as long as it can be balanced by other projects.

this weekend should be a lot of fun. my father is going to be in town to help me paint a few walls. it pays off to have an artist and painter for a father, he will be cutting all of the edges something he can do without taping the edges. something i am very excited about because that means less work for me. daniel will be out of town all weekend so it will be nice to have some extra help around here.

6 comments:

Robyn said...

the crewel work looks great! I am trying to pick up a few embroidery stitches to do some things. anyway, have a good weekend! :0)

nonlineargirl said...

And here I was all proud of myself for trimming back the spent raspberry canes during my A's nap! Good for you for getting so much done!

A&P said...

Wow, your crewel is so cool (that's it, right?)! Have fun painting with your dad - maybe there'll be time for a workout?

Violet & Rose said...

The crewel work is beautiful. And your Dad is every house painter's dream assistant!

Wendy said...

Beautiful crewel work. Good balance sewing during the nap time house projects at night. The crafting is a much needed respite. I am looking forward to getting back to it now the house is just about done. Enjoy your weekend painting with your Dad.

kirsten said...

the crewel looks very cool - would love to see the finished product!