Carfts I am doing

United States
July 15, 2009 9:05am CST
After reading a few of the posts here I decided to take inventory of how many projects I have started and was astounded to see that I have 6 going at one time. No wonder it seems to take forever to get something done. So I was wondering how many projects everyone else has going and what type they are. I have 2 quilts going, one on the sewing machine one hand stitched, a cross stitch blanket, a knitted sweater, a crochet scarf, a fold/origami hexagon material don't know what it's called, I know that was bad.
2 responses
@irishidid (8710)
• United States
15 Jul 09
I have a few I'm working on. Crocheting baby booties, caps and a baby blanket for my coming grand baby. I may have to make two of each; we'll find out Thursday! I'm also working on an afghan for my granddaughter. I need to work up some sample crochet. I've been asked to teach a crochet class starting in September. I have a friend who is piecing together a baby quilt top for me. In trade I'm doing some embroidery for her. I don't have a sewing machine and she can't embroider. I'm better at what I do and she's good with quilting. Then there's the novel to work on!
• United States
15 Jul 09
first congrats on Grandbaby(s). One of my quilts is for a friend who is due in the fall. Sweater for oldest child as well as scarf. Other quilt is a mother's tears I started last July when we lost our baby girl. I am doing this one completely by hand and it will fit a twin bed. It is really cool that you have a friend that you can trade work with. I think that is just great.
@irishidid (8710)
• United States
15 Jul 09
So sorry for your loss. I don't think I've ever seen the Mother's Tear quilt. I'll have to look it up.
• United States
15 Jul 09
A woman from my church came over a couple weeks after our loss and brought with her her newest ongoing project (she is a quilt historian). It turn out that in the Appalachians where we are there is a tradition of taking the clothes and or materials for clothing and other items and making memory quilts called Mother's tears. Some use an infants christening gown others like mine use material from the quilt and bedding I was making for baby. There is not set pattern just that it helps a grieving mother to simply hand stitch and heal both emotionally and physically as it keeps you from doing other e more strenuous work. Her work was very interesting and I have to say when I looked into it a bit more I found other places that had or have similar traditions. There is a book called Small Endearments that has a nicely written chapter or two on different styles of this. Some put dates or born asleep while others (like myself) do not document on it.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
16 Jul 09
I am in the same boot. I am always ready to try something and get bored or life gets in the way. I am crocheting a baby blanket, a snood,sewing window treatment, making bracelets. I vow to finish the snood this weekend, and the bracelets.
• United States
16 Jul 09
Please do not think me silly but what in the world is a snood?