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How You Doin?

Well, here we are at the end of another year – and it’s time to check in on those resolutions we all set at the beginning of 2019!  Personally, I think I did okay.  As a reminder my goals were: image

I went to Greece, applied to Law School (twice) and am still waiting to hear whether I got accepted.  I started watercoloring… did it everyday for a month and then stopped (I will get back to it).  My fitness goal was to run 3 miles without stopping – I’m still working on that.  Drink more H2O – which I decided wasn’t specific enough and I deleted it instead of feeling frustrated every time I looked at it.

And the big one:  Finish 1 UFO per month!  That was the kicker!  I started out great – had the first three done before the end of the first month.  But then I started to tackle the projects that took a little longer… Like this Roseville pottery appliqué quilt, which slowed me down big time!   For the record, I still haven’t finished it, and now it’s going on 20 years as a UFO. Roseville pottery

However, I did complete 12 UFO’s – deleting a few that were on the list originally, and replacing them with a few that I decided were ready to be finished.

Here is my “Complete” list.  Over the next few months I may write about a few – if you follow me on Instagram @Sewtropolis and @Shop_Sewtropolis you’ll see pictures of almost everything.  IMG_6908.png

And my list as we reach the end of 2019!IMG_0121.png

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you were all able to reach your 2019 sewing goals.  I’m looking forward to everyone’s year-end wrap ups on Instagram!




Keeping Busy

I am not one to sit around and do nothing… some people call it relaxing, I call it a huge waste of time.   When I sit down and watch TV I usually have a project in hand that I’m working on – and currently I have about 4 projects in various stages of completion.

When I arrived in Washington I was staying at the local KOA.  Not a whole lot to do in the KOA!  During the day I would head to the library and search for jobs, but in the evenings I would break out my crochet hook or knitting needles and create.

newborn net blanket and basketball hat
newborn net blanket and basketball hat

I crochet this net baby blanket and basketball hat for a cousin who is expecting a little boy any day now.

My wool and silk socks
My wool and silk socks

I also finished these socks that seemed to be taking forever.  The socks are probably my favorite socks so far!  They are wool and silk so nice and warm – yet not itchy at all.  I have been wearing these socks when I go hiking since they are nice and thick too!

crochet washcloths
crochet wash cloths

I also made about half a dozen of these crochet dish cloths.  I always seem to collect the cotton yarn used to make these, but never get around to actually making anything.  It felt good to whip these things out and at the same time clear some room in my yarn bin.  I ended up giving most of these to my brother since, after house sitting for him one day, I noticed he didn’t have ANY!  Whaaatt?  (How could I let that happen?)

These are just a few of the things I finished while camping at the KOA!  No sitting idle for me!