While I did take a day off from my fiddly project when the ladies were over to sew (I'll post some pictures of what I did that day), I've been VERY dedicated to getting this fiddly project completed. It is obscene and if I ever decide to do this again - just shoot me before I start! I"m surprised at how focused I can be when I want to be! The old me would have abandoned this project weeks ago!
I'm happy to report that the first part is 100% complete, but you knew that. The second part is 70% complete. I worked last night and this morning and made good progress. Perhaps one more night? I would love to say that I work for hours and hours, but no - I work for one hour or so and then that's it. I can't take the fiddliness. I could set it aside and work on something else? I could, but then I'd have to change the needle and the thread and I'm too lazy. I did contemplate setting up a second sewing machine to work on the other projects, but no, I didn't do that!
This is all I'm going to show you for the moment.
I did have to change spools of thread but one was because I ran out of thread..................
|Ran out of thread|
|Finished with this color|
|And this color - not much left and this was my second spool!|
Here is the box of thread that I've been using for the project. Fortunately, that box is currently much emptier than when this photo was taken.
|Threads for the project|
|One more spool - gone!|
All the bits for the project were cut. However, I realized that one part wasn't the right size and I've had to go back to my stash to find more fabric. I needed more of this purple fabric. I opened up the purple scrap box and VOILA - the matching fabric was right on top!!!! That's the beauty of getting things done BEFORE you use up all the scraps so if you need more, you have more!
|Matching purple scrap - right on top!|
|One more thread - gone!|
So if I'm really really good, I could get this finished tonight??? I did say Thursday morning and technically I could meet that deadline. Just not sure it's the best day to "present" the project. You'll see what I mean.
It's a winter wonderland out there this morning. The snow is coming down fast and furious. It took me slightly longer than normal on the road, but not such a big deal. Would have been nice to snap a photo or two, but alas that is not allowed and the camera was NOT in the car!
I'm off to cut, cut, and cut more fabric for a couple of upcoming projects. The story of my life. It's Thursday - let's start FIVE new projects today! Well not quite, but it seems that way. That's one thing that I really should keep track of as well. Not only the accomplishments for 2017 but how many NEW projects got started. A new page to create in the Task Master.
Have a super day!!!!!