Saturday, March 15, 2014

Taking Stock of it all. . .

Sometimes my projects just overwhelm me and I need to take stock of what is going on in the studio. The latest answer is too much. But then I took a look at what I have finished and was pleased. I know, in fact, that not all will be finished for whatever reason. However, I shall find homes for those that no longer thrill me. I can get carried away with the colors, fiber and designs. Right now I am working on a very complex sweater/jacket from a pattern that was less than accurate. But I love it and am juggling it back and forth with the needlepoint. And I am trying to stay focused which for me is a task in and of itself.

The knitting projects which I shall finish are in the knitting bag and the top basket. The bottom one will be rethought and then assigned elsewhere.

These quilts are complete and grace the back of my chair in the den. I have made over 80 quilts. They live in Maine and Florida and some have been donated . My fabric stash has dwindled with just enough for little projects.

The Faberge Eggs live in a cabinet in the den but are out now for spring and Easter.

I have more of these to make. They are still in the "keep" pile for now.

So now I have started the most "adventurous" canvas of my entire "career". I smiled when one of my needlepoint friends said she had 200 hours in a canvas smaller than this one and wasn't finished. I have spent 4 hours and covered about a square inch of my canvas!

Getting use to the new frame and working with a framed canvas is taking some time. Plus the eyes are not what they used to be. Sigh.

I love the accessories and stuff that goes along with a project. The Carmen Miranda Skull needle magnet by Elizabeth Turner called my name! 

Necessary tools fit in this case by Hug Me Bags.

I shall take the time to organize the threads for this project or I will end up with a snarly mess which would put a real damper on the whole deal.

I feel so fortunate to have such talented friends in the knitting and needlework world in Sarasota. These arts have taken on a new meaning in today's crafting and I feel fortunate to be able to find the "ingredients".

Have a wonderful week.


podso said...

I am amazed at all your projects. They all look like they would be enjoyable. How are your water color "paintings?" Did you ever try out the water color paper for your printer? Wondering where you found it and how it worked.

Loreen Bogdan said...

Your work and color choices are always wonderful to look at. Those eggs are beautiful, to say the least. said...

I too am amazed at all you projects and how you have made 80 quilts, WOW!! I love the Faberge eggs.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Make that another person who is amazed at what you do!

And Carol... those eggs! Those eggs are glorious! I have never seen needlepoint eggs before. Just magnificent in design and color.



Vee said...

You are incredibly organized, which must make all the difference between success and total frustration. Your open attitude about whether to finish a project or reassign it seems so sensible and exactly what I must do to get to those projects I prefer. Time is short enough without working on something that gives little joy. Speaking of projects, you have some beautiful ones. Everything from the beautiful eggs to the quilting. You are a powerhouse of creativity and getting it done.


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