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PhD and Dog Walking

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imageI seem to have misplaced my crafty Mojo at the moment! I’m not sure where it is but I can’t seem to motivate myself to do anything crafty. So I took Benji dog for a walk whilst I mentally searched for the elusive Mojo. On this lovely walk near to my cottage I thought long and hard about all my PHd’s (projects half done). It took a few mental exercises to recall some long ago started projects but I wrote them down as soon as we got home from our walk. I’m still not certain that I have recalled them all but here goes:

1) Gorgeous green knitted dolman sleeved sweater from a 1952 pattern. This wool cost a fortune so I really must finish it.

2) Bee keepers quilt made from knitted hexipuffs. This blanket will take YEARS to finish but I could do with a new blanket so I must make an effort.

3) Secret Christmas present nearly done. This may be redirected to a worthy cause but we will see.

4) A patchwork quilt with a village theme/pattern. Not too much work required to complete so one big push would do it.

5) A quillow which just needs finishing touches.Vintage,upcycled,

6) Up cycled vintage jewellery roll. This is a prototype which I WILL finish next week.

7) A patchwork quilt that only needs the binding and a little quilting.

8) Traditional pieced paper patchwork quilt with not much completed.

9) Fabric for a flowery dress but hasn’t met the pattern or seen the sewing machine yet!

10) A cut out stretchy skirt for summer which would take two hours max to finish but….

I am very good and really enjoy starting a project but rubbish at completing -obviously. I am sure that there are multiple other projects lurking in my project box somewhere. Maybe one day soon I will make a supreme effort but in the meantime I will just take Benji dog for another walk.

Was This A Mistake?

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image imageIn my wisdom I decided to check out how far along I have got with my “Bee Keepers Quilt”. Well! All I can say is not very far! This is going to take me YEARS! I will still be blogging about these darn Hexipuffs in years to come. Rather than try to do a bed quilt I think it will end up as a lap quilt. Small but perfectly formed. The problem is that I am definately a planner and a starter not a complete finisher. But Hey! So what? I’m not going to set the knitting world on fire with my bamboo needles but what fun I will have starting all those projects. You never know, but sometimes I might finish one of my multiple UFOs and how good will I feel then?

so maybe my “quilt” isn’t a mistake I will finish it one day!

This Crafting Life

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ImageI have been very busy knitting more hexigans for my Bee Keepers Quilt. I am down to less than one hour per hexigan now. I do feel faint hearted when I remember that I will need well in excess of 100 to complete the quilt! Still they are gorgeous and squidgy. I managed to do two and a half at my craft group on MondayImageImageImageImage