This weekend was a wash craft-wise. I had big plans – sewing some quilt squares and working on my next swap project. Neither of those happened. I did, however, make some progress on the state of our house. I taught my girls how to clean bathrooms and watched them do just that. Nice, huh? I also went through my plethora of knitting bags and chucked all the unfinished projects that I no longer wanted to make. Socks, anyone? In the process I found about 6 cable needles, dozens of stitch markers and the illusive size 7 dps. That was good. I spent 15 minutes trashing out the sewing room and it barely made a dent. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
Last night, I found myself with the laundry folded and the house picked up so I cut into a felted orange sweater to make this pumpkin. It was serendipity that I actually had an orange sweater and the ribbing from a brown one to pull this together. I made the whole thing up and in about 30 minutes, the basic form was finished. I spent another 15 minutes adding the stitching lines today. It's not totally what I envisioned, but I kind of like it anyhow. We'll see what the girls think – they are my toughest critics.
I'm off to buy a better paper shredder. Fun stuff, huh?