Snowy weekend projects

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Finishing my sewing projects left and right may be the only upside to this weather…. I’ve been working on this pillow for a while and finally finished it in time for our wedding anniversary on Friday. It’s the date we moved into the house 🙂 The back of the pillow is the same green flowered fabric I made the teeny pillow out of (I like to try to use all the parts…) and just having a couple new, bright pillows in the couch is making me so excited for spring!! The lettering is the Sublime Stitching epic alphabet and I made up the numbers to try to match…

I also finally finished this:
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And it’s now hanging in the kitchen. Chris made the frame this morning out of scrap wood with his kreg jig, and in a happy accident, had to sand it a little where it got dripped on after it was painted, and the effect made it look distressed, a little old and perfectly matching the chalkboard in our kitchen. I love it!!

The art of finishing the project …

September will always feel like back to school time, and back to school time will always feel like a New Year to me.  I like to set new goals, make new plans, vow to squash all bad habits, etc.  So every September, for a few short weeks,  I am a clean-living, healthy eating, vigorous exerciser with a robber baron-esque work ethic and all KINDS of ideas!  This year, I think because of  the sheer magnitude of projects we have around the house, as well as the fact that I’m actively trying to give-myself-a-freaking-break sometimes, I’ve decided to take it slower.  Easier. Smaller.  Don’t get me wrong– I still need to to eat healthy, start exercising, lose some weight, start my next play, read all those back issues of the New Yorker and brush up my Spanish.  But I’ve got the rest of my life to work on that.  For now, I’m going to concentrate on this one small plastic container in my house ….

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This is where I keep my embroidery projects when I’ve grown tired of them.  while I’m working on them.  Some are just a few stitches short of complete.  Some need a little more time.  But I have decided that for the month of September, I’m going to concentrate on getting these projects OUT of that box and up on walls, stuffed into pillows, framed and hung or given to the people they are meant for.  The original occasions may have long since passed, but a gift is a gift, right?!?  (I hope so!)  I will post photos of these projects as they exit the box and enter their rightful homes.  And this is a habit to work on!

BTW, the label on the box is a Martha Stewart/ Avery chalkboard label I got at Staples.  Highly recommend!  I love them.

And my first project to finish is the blue border on this little beauty that will be framed and hung in my kitchen before the month is out.  I HEREBY PROMISE!!

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