It's the Last What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday of 2010!
We are in-between Christmas and New Years, and I definitely have some projects on my craft desk that I'm hoping to finish. This is a very old picture of my great Aunt Sis, and it is printed onto a fabric sheet. I have already soaked it in water to make it soft, and it is ready to sew. I think Aunt Sis is beautiful, and she and I share the same birthday. She lived a long life and passed away when I was very young, so I hope to do something special with this special photo of her.
There is also a glittering cross-stitched angel on my desk that I am about to finish, and I am excited to finally complete this project too! I just have to cross-stitch her legs, golden shoes, and do a little outlining. She is going to be sewn into a wall-hanging tapestry--and it's about time because I started this angel over a year ago!
I was also sew happy to get the new Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts for Christmas! I was excited and surprised. It comes with a CD so that you can print out all the patterns--and I'm already having fun looking through it and checking some of my sewing techniques. Yay Martha!!
I have been doing a lot of cleaning up and re-organizing around my craft corner, and I have so many projects in the que, I need to make a list of them, so it can all just stay neatly put away until I get to it! I now have a master project list, which details everything going on with each project.
Oh, and I have to show you one of the sweetest gifts I received...a handmade zipper bag which is perfect to carry around some portable craft projects. It was created by a college student I know, who took her first sewing class this fall and has became an amazing seamstress. I have learned from her! The sheet music fabric is ideal for me, because I have started practicing violin again! It's fun, but at my age I have forgotten all the muscles you use to play an instrument, so I am not only getting my playing skills in shape, but my playing muscles too!
Of course, I couldn't get anything done without my helper Minnie!