Monday, October 03, 2005


For anyone who's been following my blog lately, you know I've been stressing about completing my first BackTack project. Not because I don't have enough time, although I don't, but because I got myself in way over my head with an ambitious sewing pattern.

Well, it's done. I can't believe it's done, but it is. It's not mangled, it's apparently functional and it is just the right amount of weird and cute to suit me and hopefully my BT buddy as well.

I was so charged up by this accomplishment that I went on to finish two more of my projects -- the October Birthday Surprise for a birthday someone who will remain nameless (this is so transparent) and the Teddy Bear turned Pig for my friends little girl. So productive!

The only thing I have left to finish is, ironically, the project that actually needed to be done first. However, the aforementioned "crap" yarn I was using is suddenly MIA at all retailers, and I just realized that I ordered the wrong color online. All I can say is that this may be one freaky patchwork quilt of a teddy bear since I'll prob have to finish it with mismatched yarn. Cute? Eh, maybe.

What is my next project you ask? Well, aren't you quite intuitive to know that as soon as I finish one project I'm off to find another. And now that I've finished 3, well, there must be SOMETHING in the pipeline, right? Maybe this little number or some zippered or tissue pouches from all the scrap fabric I've managed to accumulate. I've also had my eye on the Nappy Bag pattern that keeps floating around, and since I managed to conquer the evil BT pattern, I'm feeling brave with the machine.

I'll be sure to add it to the project list as soon as I get started on anything. For now, I need a nap.

Oh, and a photo of the completed pig project:


  1. oooh! let's see the finished products! bring 'em on!

  2. I'm so proud of you. And that pig is darn cute!
    (And didn't you ask me for a nappy bag for Hannukah? I swear you did. And why is it that I cannot spell Hanukah? On n? Two? Ch? AHHH!?)


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