Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Finished Project

What?!  I actually spent enough time in my quilt room to finish a project?  Yup, I did.  I truly did.


This is another crocheted rug using strips of cloth that I started . . . oh, I don't know, maybe 74-5 years ago.  I didn't have too many rounds to finish it which is just what I managed to do a couple of nights ago.


It's now in its place in front of the door that goes to our attached garage, at the end of our (rather narrow) entryroom.  We enter the back of the house (the main entry for all practical purposes) onto our enclosed porch, and then into this small room where we have closet space on one side for all outdoor clothing, and on the other side is some closed cabinet storage and a couple of file cabinets that I've wanted to get out of there . . . well, almost forever.  Once they are relocated (yeah, just where to relocate them is the stumbling block), we can extend the built-in cabinets.  Actually, I'd like to make that area into a closet where we could store our out-of-season clothing that is now currently stored in the attic.  Not the most convenient place when it comes time to pack away the heavy winter duds and get out the summer clothes.  And then, of course, the reverse happens in the autumn.

I took count this morning and found I have five different projects scattered around my quilt room that are in one stage or another of completion.  It's not that I don't like to finish projects.  (Honest!)  It's just that I have so many projects I want to do, and can't seem to stop myself from flitting (flit-flit) from knitting needles to sewing machine to crochet hook to needle and thread.

These five projects I counted are just the ones I have actively been working on.  They don't include all of the UFOs stashed away with the label, "To Be Finished . . . Someday."  (Can any of you relate?)  Then there's the 3-ring binder full to the bursting with ideas for projects I'm nowhere near starting.

Well, at least I am content in the knowledge that should we ever find ourselves snowbound (ha, ice-bound currently seems as if it would be more likely!), I will not be lacking for something with which to keep my mind and hands busy.

27 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, heck no, I have NO idea what it's like to have a few (dozen) unfinished projects taunting me from every corner. What a nice rug! I need to replace my rug in front of the kitchen sink - maybe I'll add yet another project onto the list.

Dawn McHugh said...

UFO's are good well I keep telling myself that as I start yet another project tonight :-)

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

Ah, a kindred spirit! Happy New Year!

Laurie said...

It sure is cute!

Sparkless said...

So many unfinished projects...oh,look at your beautiful rug. Well done! Now if I could just get off the computer I could finish the laundry and maybe even complete a project or two.

Anonymous said...

what size of hook did you use. I'm wanting to make a rug. Yours is so pretty.
Sue

Sue said...

I think all of us can relate to the many projects going at the same time. You're in fine company, dear lady. And yes---super cute rug!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Kristina said...

I love your rug. I need so many new ones here, and I am so far behind on the scrap rug. I do have many unfinished projects, but they keep us motivated and sane, right? Now that you mention the rug, I think I have scrap fabric I could start rolling up into rag balls. Hm.. another project? ha ha!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Having a dozen unfinished projects only indicates you have an interest in and a zest for life! Can you even imagine sitting in a chair in your house and not being able to think of a single thing you could do to make the time pass? Now, THAT would be awful! (In my book anyway.)

Mama Pea said...

Dawn - What cha starting? Huh, huh??

Mama Pea said...

Sugar Bush Primitives - Ah, but you accomplish SO much more than I do! I am encouraged to "allow" myself more time on all the handwork thingies I love.

Best wishes for a happy new year to you, too!

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Laurie. I'm not super-crazy with the colors but I wanted it to go with the runner (rug) already in the room, so I'm satisfied with it.

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - It's so easy for every day tasks (that need to be done over and over and over) to fill up our days, isn't it? As for time on the computer, I think any of us could spend hours and hours there seeking out all the interesting stuff . . . but we also know that's not the wisest use of our time! Most of the time. I think. Is it???

Mama Pea said...

Sue - The hook I have doesn't have any lettering or size on it! The shaft of it measure exactly 3/8" across if that helps any. (Can you tell I'm not a really good crocheter?? I don't even know my hook sizes!)

Mama Pea said...

Sue - The excuse I use for myself is that there are certain times when you can be more creative on certain projects. So it's good to have several (several several, that would be!) from which to choose!

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - If you promise not to tell anyone, I'll confess to having started another rag rug already. Sometimes I just can't stop myself!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I am afraid I have to admit to having more ideas than I get done! That rug is so pretty and I don't think I would want muddy feet wiping on it! Nancy

odiie said...

That's another lovely rug. And congratulations on a finished project. I have a "couple" lying around...don't you have to be "in the mood"? :) I bought a loom a couple of months ago and have a rug on it right now. Let you know how it goes.

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful
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Mama Pea said...

Cozy Thyme Cottage - With luck (!), it should only get grit and grime (which isn't great either) from the garage on it! :o} Thank you!

Mama Pea said...

odiie - I'd LOVE to see pictures of your loom and the rug you have on it!!

Mama Pea said...

Regine Karpel - Thank you!

Leigh said...

Firstly, I adore your header. So festive!

The rug is beautiful! And something I can do without setting up my loom (I always need throw rugs.) Mama Pea, I'm inspired! Thanks!

Leigh said...

Odiie, congratulations on the loom! Rag rugs are so much fun to weave.

Anonymous said...

I love your header! I can remember when mom would get a calendar from the bank and it would have a currier and ives picture
on them. Thanks for the memory.
Sue

Dirt Lover said...

Love the rug! Doesn't it feel great to finish something that's been in the works for a long time?? Good for you!!
~~Lori

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,

You have several projects waiting for completion?? Who would have thunk it.....
:P:P:P:P

Beautiful rug!!!! I so understand wanting your winter clothing close by instead of up in the attic.