Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Finished Projects


Monday was my birthday, so I kept myself home from work to have some alone time and just kick around the house. I made a big pot of chicken noodle soup that simmered on the stove all day and a baked a pumpkin sheet cake that was simply marvelous, if I do say so myself. One big reason for the day off was to finish some projects that were feeling a little neglected. I made this very simple little beach sign for my guest room. I think I'll do another one with the word a little bit higher on the wood and some towel hooks added.

This little Raggedy Ann project isn't quite finished. I'm going to make a tote bag out of Raggedy Ann colors with a pocket on the front. The pocket will be for Raggedy Ann to ride around in and I'm going to put a pop-up Raggedy Ann book inside the bag. This is a Christmas present for my two and a half year old niece, Shelby.

Dustin gave me the new Alan Jackson CD "Like Red On A Rose" for my birthday. I plugged that into my CD player in my guest/craft room and crooned my afternoon away. Ladies, this one is worth a listen! What a beautiful voice he has. Anyway, this halloween pillow is another finished project for my trick-or-treat swap partner, whoever she (or he) may be. I have another one in progress, but gave up when I sewed the backing on inside out. It is still sitting by my sewing machine waiting for me and my seam ripper to come back.

This last one is a pillow that I made several years ago. I love this one and can never wait for the first of October to get it out. You can't see them in this picture, but it also has very cute leaf-shaped buttons all down both sides.

May you all be blessed with finished projects today...

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Wow, that's a lot to accomplish in one day. What a great way to spend your birthday.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Happy birthday. What a wonderful idea to give yourself the day off on your very special day. I will remember that - though my next birthday, in April will be a day off as I will be in Venice with husband and daughter then.

kansasrose said...

Happy Birthday Paula! :D You are an excellent seamstress and what adorable pillows! And the Raggedy Ann is just precious...what a sweet gift for your niece. She will love it. Mmmm...Chicken soup and Alan Jackson....now that is livin' right! ROCK ON GIRL!!!!!xxxooo

Barb said...

Happy Birthday, Paula. I'm glad you gave yourself the day off. You really accomplished a lot. This makes me want to get busy around here and finish some things I've started that only have a little bit of work left to have them done. So thank you for the inspiration!