Finish It Up Friday – Final Update of 2015 (don’t fall over in shock)

I know, I know, you thought this would never happen, but it has.  I finished sewing our dining room Roman shades!  Please don’t fall over in shock after reading read this.  I know, I know, I have been writing about these things for five years.  Here’s the first blog mention, here’s where I lament all my procrastinating (as really a symptom of fear), here’s my new motto, and here’s my “final” post about the living room shades.

Here’s one of them from the front. (I made two exactly the same.)

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Here’s the back, with all the pockets/rings for the rods and strings.

013 (640x640)014 (640x640)Thanks to the time I get to spend sitting calmly during our moms’ group at church, I sewed on 50 of those little rings. 

They’re not installed yet, but that’s not a sewing project.  So I’m crossing them off of my sewing list and moving on to much more fun things.  (Don’t worry, I am determined to also get them installed soon and then I’ll do a proper post on them.)

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Here’s the fun stuff that’s still on my list (as updated from this post):

  1. Quilt for us to use when picnicking/sitting outside (It’s already begun!)
  2. tote bag for the library
  3. A big-girl quilt for Ellie. She wants rainbows.  (She’s outgrown her first quilt. Sniff!)
  4. backpack for Mark (poor neglected second child)
  5. apron for Mark (like Ellie’s)
  6. a surprise project for a special friend of ours
  7. hot pads for us (like Mom’s) (and a blog tutorial)
  8. tutorial for the felt string of Christmas lights
  9. headbands for Ellie
  10. napkin rings for our table
  11. bath towel capes for Ellie and Mark
  12. clothes for me (particularly I want to take my Craftsy class about altering patterns, which will result in a new summer (or maybe fall?) dress for me)

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This is my entry for Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Somehow, for the first time in the three years I’ve been doing this, I’ve managed to complete my WIP list! HOORAY!

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6 Responses to Finish It Up Friday – Final Update of 2015 (don’t fall over in shock)

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