January 31, 2013

It's Official



Are you ready?! Did you sign up yet?

I'm talking about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I've mentioned it before but it's a blogging challenge in April that you start with the letter A on the first and work your way through the alphabet. It doesn't matter what you blog about as long as it somehow corresponds to that day's assigned letter.

It's a ton of fun and a really great way to find new blogs, make bloggy friends and have your blog seen by a boat-load of people.

So I'm signed up. As numbers 20 and 21 since I'm participating here and on my main blog. I'm committed now. No more farting around. I HAVE to finish the embroideries come hell or high water.

January 25, 2013

I Haven't Run Away

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I neglect this blog. It's not that I'm not crafting; it's that I'm not really blogging about it. Then on top of it I keep doing that thing where I delete my posts and start all over. It's weird, I know.

But this year I'm going to be a better blogger though on all of my blogs. And this one is where I can definitely show the most improvement. So...

I'm currently working on two major projects: my submissions for the 2013 Blogging from A to Z Challenge and a crocheted jacket.

For the A to Z Challenge, I'm embroidering song lyrics for each letter of the alphabet. If I were sticking to the schedule I created myself in September, I'd have A through L done and be most of the way done with M by now. But instead I have A through D done and am about half done on E and J. I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but I'll keep going until the last possible minute.

And the crochet jacket is the Wild Flower from DROPS Design. It's the first time that I've made something wearable like this. I've made wraps, hats, scarves, gloves, a couple shrugs that are just rectangles sewn partially up but never a jacket. There's been a lot of frogging but I'm getting close to done. I have the body of the jacket and one sleeve completely finished. I'm working on the second sleeve now then it's just assembling and the border. The end is in sight.