If you're anything like me, and I know you are, you've got at least a couple of Works In Progress stashed away somewhere. For some reason, I've been in a mood to tie up loose ends recently, and I've been able to complete a couple of projects that have been laying around forever.

Do I have pictures? No. Because I'm new to this blog thing.

Anyway, the first thing that I attempted to make when my sewing machine was brand-spanking new was a knitting needle clutch. I hadn't sewn on a machine in a looong time, so I thought something simple like that would be good practice. Well, after many tension issues and then sewing the flannel to the incorrect side of the fabric, my frustration got the best of me. I chucked that sucker in a sack, threw it in the closet and forgot about it. Until last week, that is. In a fit of organizing my craft supplies, I put all my WIPs in a pile and decided to pick them off one by one. The knitting needle clutch has been ripped apart where necessary and put back together properly. Well, mostly properly. It has two tie closures, and I didn't place them quite where they ought to go. But I'm considering it a success because it's all together, and it's functional. Next time I'll use thinner felt or batting, because that flannel I used made it too puffy for my taste.

So, what's left on my list?
A quilt I made as part of a "mystery quilt along" almost 4 years ago. The top is done. It looks like crap because there are a bunch of triangles with their points missing, and things don't line up properly. I never did buy backing or binding fabric for it, so whatever I get won't match exactly. It's 4th of July themed, so I'd like to wait until summer to look for something. But I can't decide if it's even worth it since the top really does look like crap. My money might be better spent on something I'll actually like when it's completed. Or perhaps I'll just cut it up and make pot holders out of it or something.

A couple of garments I started to make for myself. Learning to sew clothes is WAY different than quilting. And I learned that the "size" on the pattern does NOT correspond to the size you wear off the rack. So both garments are too small for me. I don't think they're fixable, especially since I doubt I could get any more of the same fabric. I think these will go in the stash pile to be used for kids' clothes or some other project.

Well, I don't have my to-do list available to me, and I can't think of anything else off the top of my head. But believe, I know there's more WIPs in that pile than I've mentioned here.


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