Wednesday, March 21, 2007

OOOOh, the Power of a Posted List

I could have written my list on a piece of paper and taped it to my refrigerator. Instead, I posted it - and oh, the motivation that has overcome me. I don't know if I should be thankful for the motivation, or if I should feel ashamed of my need to show off to everyone.

But I am showing off anyway.

I finished #1.

It's a rag quilt. Rag quilts are basically sewn so the seams are left showing. Then you snip every half inch or so and, once washed, the seams fray and look, uh, raggy? The above picture was taken before I washed it. Below is a closer view of the snipped seams. (And you can sort of see the cute little puppies on the cream fabric.)

Rag quilts seem to be quite the rage (or they were not too long ago.) I don't particularly like them, but they are so easy to make. My mother-in-law makes them using two layers of flannel and no batting. This way they are still warm, but, sans batting, they are even easier to make.

I made this one out of some flannel scraps she gave me. It's a baby quilt and was meant to be donated in January when our church was collecting baby items. I will still donate it, but I'm not sure where yet. I have a lot more flannel that my MIL gave me - enough to make a few more of these quilts. Add that to those to the list, right?

Now that I have completed the projects that required sewing (s-l-o-w-l-y, due to the wacky state of my machine) I think I will also be attempting to get #2 crossed off that list by having my machine serviced.

In the mean time, I might also try conquering #10. So, tomorrow night, I will likely have all my paper and stamps out for a little bit of cardmaking fun. I was thinking I should make a set of cards to give away to a *lucky* reader, but I can't think of a fun contest (unless answering the question "if you could decide whose head should adorn the next PEZ dispenser, who would you choose?" would be considered a fun contest for my readers.... given of course, that the prize was a mere pack of homemade cards.)

Any ideas? Cuz I'm all for giving a set of cards away!



Blogger Jeana said...

How about first person to leave a comment on this post? Well, looky here! :-0

Thu Mar 22, 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger Luisa Perkins said...

I think Princess Maddy, Disney's new African-American heroine, should be next to take the form of PEZ. I'm so excited about her! She's been a long time coming.

Great job on the quilts! And see, how hip of you. I'd never heard of a rag quilt before, and now I feel totally plugged in.

Thu Mar 22, 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Shalee said...

Way to go, Lori! I'd be too embarrassed to post my too do list. It would have things like laundry, dishes, mop and the such on it.

Just save yourself the trouble of a contest and send them to me. Don't worry. You'd see them again over the year. :)

Thu Mar 22, 12:23:00 PM  

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