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Almost Forgotten

As I was updating my project journal, I found a couple of projects I had no pictures of. (Yes, I keep a project journal and have for years. I mean other than the blog- an actual physical project journal. No, I don't think that's a waste of time. Yes, I find it really handy and refer to it all the time. Yes, I'll tell you all about in another blog post if you are really that interested.) Back to the lack of pictures. No pictures means no blog post. No blog post means I might as well have never made them in the first place. So, it's time to remedy that situation.

First up, my finished Valentine's Day wall hanging. I started it close to the end of January and finished it a few days later. It's been hanging on my wall since then.


Heart Quilt

OK, the color's a little crazy on these photos. It was super sunny today. In reality, it's a little more subdued- much like it looks in the original blog post.


Heart Quilt


I wish I had been brave enough to throw out most of the lightest pinks. I was way too far into the project, though, before I realized they were going to be a problem. I just wish there was more definition between the heart and the background.


Heart Quilt Binding

I do, however, love the simple diagonal quilting in bright pink thread. And the pink dotty binding. And the fun backing.


Heart Quilt Backing

All and in all, it's a keeper. On a side note, I've started a replacement wall hanging. Something a little more year round. And I might not stop there. This could be the year of the wall hanging.

OK, random project #2. I made Anna some school dresses.

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She was getting in pretty desperate need. She never gets any bigger around- just taller. So, if I want her school uniforms to fit, I either have to take them in and then take them in some more or just make them in the first place. This time, I went with making her some simple corduroy jumpers. 

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One in black and one in a thick blue that sounded like cardboard while cutting it. (Also, how cute is Sam while mimicking his big sister?)


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I had fun picking out pretty buttons and she had fun picking out bright lining fabrics.


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So, that's it. Two projects that now exist in reality, cyber-reality and a handy-dandy project journal.


Comments

balloongal said…
I like the diagonal quilting in bright pink thread, too. And Anna's jumpers are darling.

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