Thursday, February 26, 2009

WISP challenge -- plastic canvas

Last time I posted I mentioned a challenge to finish off projects that I have lying around my house. Boy do I need that challenge. I have what is commonly called SABLE, or Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy. I live in a 1½ story house, and my craft room is in the upstairs ½ story. It was easy to dump stuff up there and forget about it. A couple of weekends ago I decided to tackle the Craft Room –cue ominous music! Part of the momentum came from having access to a digital camera so that I could document the progress. Now, I have most of my craft room cleaned up and organized. It was a three day project but I am so excited! I have found almost all my crafts, and almost all their instructions. The craft room is now usable, and the wanted items can be found. I have just a few more projects to round up from the main part of the house. What was kinda scary about the whole thing was just how much I had forgotten. I definitely can shop for crafting materials in my attic for some time now.

For a while I was so excited about knowing where things were that I was flitting from project to project and not getting much accomplished. I believe I have settled on a project for now and hope to get some serious work done. I am currently working on plastic canvas needlepoint. I have a set of 4 placemats, and 3 coaster sets that I started over 15 years ago. They have mostly been sitting in plastic boxes patiently waiting for me to get back to them.

I've been fighting with Blogger to post the pictures in the order I want, and it just isn't working, so on top is the progress made, on the bottom is where I restarted.

If you really want to see a listing of all my crafts, I have an account on Listology. Go to my user name there is zaijovan. If you are really bored you can take a look at the books I’ve read and the movies I’ve watched too. These are only lists, no pictures.

Friday, February 6, 2009

On no crafts and a lot of reading

Egads, it has been over a year since I posted. I cannot promise that I will post more regularly but I will try.

Last year I was looking at a challenge to finish off projects in progress. I finally have access to a digital camera, I've started taking pictures of the projects in progress, and now I need to delve into my craft room. There I will organize the projects, clean, and get pics of the projects. These projects cross crafting disciplines. I have embroidery, crewel embroidery, counted cross stitch, knitting, crochet, quilting, clothing, tatting and I have no idea what else. Plus I just learned a new technique called locker hooking. Just what I needed, to learn a new technique. Ah well, I plan to spend the weekend, and possibly longer, getting things organized and photographed. I expect there will be several blog posts just covering the different projects.

To slow things down on the crafting front I have been on a reading jag. 20+ books for January '09. I'm slowing down on the reading and crafting is picking up again. I'm trying checking out audio books from the library so I can listen to my books while I craft. Maybe this way I can get some literature in me while I craft.