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Conquering Sewing & Knitting Projects

August 16, 2010

Yes, “conquering”.  That quilt has been in the back of my mind for years… I can’t move onto any other quilts before it’s done (not that I’d ever make such a big one again!); let alone justify buying any new fabric.  And the scarf below is such a task of concentration that I’m looking at finishing it as a challenge – I will definitely be wearing it proudly when it’s done.


Here it is.  I’m finally fed up; jamming the whole thing under my presser-foot and free-motion stitching every appliqué down.  My original plan was to hand-stitch most of it, but that went out the window quite a while ago. 

Tamdoll's Never Ending Quilt

Today, I finish sewing down all the flowers.  Tomorrow -  the binding.  Wednesday – embellishments.  Thursday – I hang it.  If anything else needs doing after that, I’ll stand on my couch and work on it while it’s on the wall.


Last week, I knit and knit and knit.  Ripped out.   Knit again.  I’m learning patience while working on this one.  The yarn and bead investment are making me commit to finishing it and wearing it before next spring:

undulating waves scarf  Tamdoll

I completely missed the “Christmas in July” craze… but of course I still have Christmas ribbons!  As much as I try to sell them all, I think they multiply in my closet when I’m not looking.  Please stop by my etsy shop if you’d like some great deals on ribbons – and if you’d like to buy lots of it, let me know, I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!

ribbons for sale at tamdoll.etsy.com


What are you working on today?  Planning holiday crafts yet?


  1. Wow! That's quite a quilt. The scarf is cool too. No holiday crafts for me yet!

  2. You are just so crafty...love the knitted piece and the quilt looks amazing...keep up the good work.

  3. Wow - that quilt is gorgeous, and the scarf is amazing!! I just got a crochet book and how-to kit and I crocheted a test block. There could be pot holders for everyone this Christmas!! :-)


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