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A Five Day Post

August 10, 2010

I may be without a computer for a few days, <gasp> … will do my best to survive.  I will be working on a new scarf and the Reverse-Appliqué Swing Skirt from the Alabama Stitch Book. Maybe I’ll take some pictures.  Try to relax with my family.  Relaxing is never really easy for me – hence the planned projects.  If I can keep my hands busy, then it should keep my mind calm.  I hope.  

I should take pictures of the other projects I’ve been working on:  I finished the basic shape and blocking of the hot pink handbag I was knitting a while ago.   Next, I have to assemble it, add handles and a lining.  I’ve also crocheted a purse, with that same yarn, and it needs a zipper.  Started a hunter green bag in crochet.  Set aside some antique lace to dye and be appliquéd to a tote.  This is all in anticipation of a December craft fair – I’m having a ball coming up with one-of-a-kind pieces.  I’m sure I have even more projects lying around that are 90% finished and haven’t mentioned – once they’re done I’ll photograph them all!


Until next weekend, here’s what’s going on.  As of about 8:45 on August 10th, there are no bids on the books I’ve listed on ebay:

tamdoll2001 on ebay

I still have about 60 more in addition to these 24, and have set aside a couple for myself that I found interesting, or maybe had some personal meaning (like my mom’s name scribbled in a margin).  Nobody else wants to store or keep these, so my family decided to see if there is somebody else out there that will love or use them.  It took a lot of work to sort, label, photograph and get just these three listings up – so if these don’t prove profitable, I will just find somewhere local to donate the rest of the collection.


and…. for three days only (Aug 13 - 15) the EtsyBloggers Team will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary, with what else ?! - "EtsyBloggers Anniversary Weekend SALE!!!"   Check the team blog, soon, for a list of participating stores and their offers.  Follow EtsyBloggers on Twitter to hear about it there, too. 

At my Etsy Shop -
Tamdoll's Having a Sale

** SALE through 8/15 **
40% off non-ribbon items with "Birthday"  or “Celebrate” in notes to seller.
My birthday - your gift! Everything sold this week will ship 8/16. **


Looking forward to the World Quilt Show in a few weeks.  I really, really want to finish that never-ending quilt before I go.  I can’t really justify buying new fabrics until that project is done.  Most of the black background has been free-motion quilted.  The next part is to use the walking foot to do straight lines on the house motif and around the pieced edges.  Then there’s the flowers – some sort of stitching is needed to hold them down.  And then the buttons I bought to embellish the piece.  Then there’s the binding;  I’m terrified of that.  Maybe I will find a double-fold bias binding that will magically go around the edges and that can get machine-sewn on beautifully.    <insert sigh here>  I’ll get to it one of these days. 


See you in a few!  Enjoy your August days!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post lots! I hope you are doing well without your computer. Thanks soo much for leaving us with so much to read. :) Have a lovely merry happy weekend and hope to see you soon! Love to you!


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