Crafty projects…finished and unfinished.

Somehow I doubt that I am the *queen* of unfinished crafty projects, but I can guarantee that I am at least a princess. I finished a project today, and it felt good! The sad thing is, there are at the *very* least 5 crafty projects that immediately come to mind that are in some stage of unfinished-ness. (I cannot even begin counting the myriad of sewing projects and scrapbook pages that have been begun, but are sitting unfinished upstairs in my craft room. I am too ashamed to even think of those right now…) When I finished my project today, I realized that even though it is so exciting to start something new, it actually feels really great to *finish* a project.

So, in hopes that accountability will give me the boost I need, I want to share with you all my finished project and the 5 projects that are on my radar to get finished by the end of the year. (Yes, I did it. I set a deadline. Eeeeeks!)

Project#1–the finished one!

I knitted myself a vest! I really didn’t realize how crazy the colors/pattern would be on this vest, but I like it!

a little close-up…


Project #2–no pictures of this one. I am doing a mini-album scrapbook of my year and a half at the Art Institute of Colorado. I have everything packed up in my scrapbook bags so that when I actually get the time to go scrapping, all I have to do is grab and go. Hopefully I’ll have some pictures soon.


Project #3–knitting project 1 of 3

This will probably be the first of the knitting projects to be finished. I’m knitting two socks at a time, toe up. They’re coming along nicely.


Project #4–knitting project 2 of 3

I haven’t technically started this one, yet. Actually, that’s a lie. I’ve *started* it three times and ripped it out three times. I need a different set of needles, and I haven’t found the right ones. I’m headed to Michael’s tomorrow to see if they have what I need. The yarn is the last two skeins of yarn that I bought in Paris. I wanted to do something fun and special with it. I found this pattern for a cute little shrug and thought it would be perfect. If I get the right needles, it should be a fast knit. (Might even be done faster than the socks…)


Project #5–knitting project 3 of 3

This is the only one that has a hard and fast deadline. Last Christmas I realized that the boys really needed new stockings. They all have “baby-ish” stockings (according to them). We went shopping at after Christmas sales, but really didn’t find what we wanted. Then the inspiration struck! I could knit stockings! I had a year, no problem…. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha….oh, sorry. Moment of insanity. I have one done. ONE. It’s June 20th. *sigh* I need to get my butt in gear. Oh…did I mention that I was going to embroider our names on the cuffs that I am going to make out of fleece and sew on? Yeah. I’m that crazy.


Project #6–cross-stitching.

I miss cross-stitching. I used to do it before I found scrapbooking and knitting. I finished this carousel horse and had it framed just after Wade and I were married (14 years ago…). I found out that it was one in a series of four. This one is the Winter horse.

When I found out that there were patterns for the Fall, Spring, and Summer horses, I found them all on Ebay and they became mine.

I started on the Fall horse on September 1, 2003. No, that is not a typo. Almost 8 years ago. Here it is…

It is so close to being done, I can taste it. Sadly, this will probably be the last project for me to work on. If it gets done before the end of the year, I will be totally surprised. But I really wanted to put it on the list because I *want* to do it. I don’t want it to be an unfinished project forever.


So there you have it. My 5 projects to finish before the end of the year. (Or close…) Help me out. Hold me accountable. Remind me how good it feels to be done. And if you hear of me starting another project that is not on this list….knock some sense into me. Seriously.

5 thoughts on “Crafty projects…finished and unfinished.

  1. LOVE all of your projects! I have to say that I am almost half way done with a cross stitch of the Rainbow Row in Charleston (maybe 3′ long by 1′ tall) and started that in the early 90s. DOH! Can’t tell you where it is in the house or when he last time it was worked on….

  2. I really don’t know how you find the time to do so much.
    Between being a wife, Mom, Jazzercise instructor, photographer, scrapbooking, etc., etc., etc., do you think you might be able to squeeze in some time to teach “time management” to a few people I know?

    BTW: If I send you enough steel wool could you knit me a Volkswagen?

    Love you.

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