If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are.
--Cat Stevens

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday:

A while ago I participated in Tamis Amis Work in Progress: Wednesdays, and Finished Object Fridays and it really helped to keep me motivated.  So I have decided to do it again and hopefully keep up with it this time.Right now I have a bajillion projects in the works.

Making a crochet chart of one of my sister Mel's favorite Bass pieces:

I am planning to crochet the first one or two measures as a center panel of an afghan I am working on for her Christmas present.  So far I have:
A tenor Clef

A Turtle Shell Photo Prop and hat:
Pentagon Motifs laid out

Starting to slip stitch the pentagons together

Shell all stitched together

Matching hat

I messed up the color changes at the joins and I will need to  rip back and fix it.

Homemade buttons:

We are adding a faux leather finish to the beat up old steamer chest that lives in our entrance way:

A mystery Project--This project has taken ages and ages because we can only work on it when we go to my Mother-in-Laws house.  There just isn't room ( or tools) for woodworking in our tiny apartment. :

Can you guess what these will be?  I am so excited about them hopefully a couple more trips out to Mom's and we'll have them ready to come home and I can show you  the finished project.


  1. That's a lot of stuff on the go! I love the steamer trunk (I have an antique one at home that forms the backdrops to many of my pictures!)

  2. I love your WIPs, the colour combination is fab!
    And I totally agree with you, Tami's blogs posts totally motivate me to get my crochet and knit on ;)

  3. Very inspiring projects! I love the idea of charting the music - your sister is sure to love that. And homemade buttons? What a great idea!

  4. You certainly have a lot to do! What a great idea for an afghan. I love your homemade buttons

  5. you have the most wonderful projects going on and those buttons! What a great idea, maybe I should take a look in my dads toolbox ;-).

    By the way, thanks for you lovely comment on my blog. The scarf is good for a beginner, with some help from youtube. I'll try to make a tutorial on this pattern next week.

  6. You are an ACTIVE person! What an splendid idea for an afghan and your buttons look fine too!

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog, it helps me to make a decision!