Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday WOYWW



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!



10 comments:

  1. Oops think my comment got deleted? Thanks for the lovely peek and sharing. Happy creative crafting in the New Year.

    Hugs, Marjo

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  2. Thanks for the peek. I think a master list of projects is a good idea, even though I'd never be that organized. Happy New Year! S #48

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  3. Sweet pic of your aunt. Love the musical bag. Finish the angel. Thanks for sharing all your wonders. #75

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  4. Great stuff and work area !!

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  5. Beautiful photo of your Gt Aunt Sis, I love old family photos. Busy work desk too and great present also.

    Hugs
    Brenda 81

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  6. Some wonderful projects going on. How inspiring to be working on a legacy project. Your Aunt Sis is beautiful and to share the same birthday is quite unique I'd say. Best wishes for a fantastic 2011. Hauoli makahiki hou from AmberInk (1)

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  7. Great projects. The angel is gorgeous.
    Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
    Susan #13
    http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

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  8. That is an amazing photo of your aunt and the kitty's. Would love to see the finished project. Enjoy your new year.
    Sandra #29

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  9. Minnie looks as though she is waiting for another soft beautiful and comfortable project on which to catnap. What a lovely idea to do something with that picture of your Aunt Sis; I am sure that will give you lots of happy memories.

    Have a happy and crafty 2011,
    Bernie #17

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  10. I am now totally fascinated by your Aunt Sis. I thought for a moment it was you in some fancy SDC tintype! Very cool. And I'm completely jealous of your workspace. Just sayin'. :)

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