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Friday, May 30, 2014

Another WIP Bites the Dust!

Somehow, that sounds bad, when it's actually a good thing.  I am taking myself to task and trying to finish some of the (hundreds) of unfinished projects piled on surfaces, here and there throughout the house.  At least they are all behind closed doors, thanks to the busy paws of the Boyz.  This is, of course, both a good thing and a bad thing.  Out of sight, out of mind...

This morning, I finished sewing together my potholder rug - and I love it!  As a matter of fact, I almost hate to put it on the floor and step on it....but I will.  These large potholder squares are great winter projects - they are part of a kit sold by Crazy as a Loom.  She is a wonderful weaver and teacher, and going to one of her weaving workshops is at the top of my wish list.

The rug measures just under
3' x 5'
There is so much left on the WIP list that I am rendered semi-conscious just trying to think about it.  I am going to put the knitty kind of things on the back (waaaay back) burner and concentrate on the sewing things.  My carpal tunnels need the break.  Certain deadlines have moved some projects to the top of the list - like sewing up quilted towel mats for Lovey and Scrappy - but there are some fun things in there, too.  I keep scolding myself for starting so many different projects, but that is just the Me.  It is who I am and I am owning it.  However, I am putting my sisters on notice - you had better ramp up your crafting skills.  I am leaving it all to you, darlings.  Finished or not.  Love, Sweezie.



16 comments:

Kristina said...

Love the rug! I know what you mean about WIP. They are forever looming....

jaz@octoberfarm said...

love the rug. i was tempted to buy a kit but then i would have another project going unfinished. i am not starting anything else until i finish knitting my afghan. i started it about 6 years ago.

The Maine Gray Zone said...

My Mom suffered from "not quite finishing a project". She had a whole room filled with her unfinished tole painting projects........all of which I gave to her tole painting buddy when she died.

Susan said...

Kristina - Yes, even behind closed doors, I KNOW they're in there.

Susan said...

Jaz - You are made of sturdier stuff than I. I never can pass up a kit. It's like a magpie's attraction for shiny objects. Only six years??? Heck, you've got plenty of time!

Susan said...

Sylvie - Bless her heart. It's a good thing I didn't know you then. I would have probably ended up with some of them. I hope my sisters are not reading this...

Fiona said...

What a Beautiful rug....it will be satisfying to see it under your feet as you work. RAH RAH RUG Maker! I made a braided rag rug two years ago that took FOREVER! I braided the rags [New scraps of fabric bought at Goodwill in about an 80 bag for $10.00] into 5 gallon buckets...imagine that! As I braided I coiled the finished braid into the bucket. It kept it tidy and I could put a lid on it when needed. Anyway if I thought braiding it took a while, sewing it was worse but it is now in the bathroom and wonderful thick and firm to stand on...it is shades of cream,green and pinks and browns and the odd blue! Yes I have more pails of braid as WIP!
Maybe we should form a support group? WIP Anonymous! :)

Mama Pea said...

Wow, that is one great rug! And 3' x 5'? Well, no wonder it took you so long. (Heck, a few more potholders and you would have had a 9' x 12' for the living room. Sorry.) Bright colors are my thing so you know I love that rug.

Sandy Livesay said...

Susan,

Beautiful rug, great idea to make with potholders.
Shhhhh.......don't mention carpel tunnel........I need surgery and have been avoiding it.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! As soon as I saw the picture I KNEW it was the potholder rug! Great job, Oh Woman Who Whippeth the WIP's.

Liz said...

This is awesome! I will have to stop by there and see about ordering me some!

Susan said...

Fiona - That is a great idea! It might even be cat-proof - my biggest problem.

Susan said...

Mama Pea - Actually (cough) it is just over 2' x 3'. Hey, math was not my strong point!

Susan said...

Sandy - Don't you wait too long -- it can become debilitating. Do as I say, not as I do... :)

Susan said...

Carolyn - Say that fast, five times.

Susan said...

Liz - She has some great kits - and is very helpful (and talented). I am thinking of making a couple more.