Monday, April 20, 2009

Cause it feels good to check things off a list (and to tell people about it)

So while Ross was gone I wanted to get a few little projects done. Didn't get as much done as I wanted to (always), but still had fun with a few.

Finally finished this cross-stitch that I've
been working on for over two years. Mostly while watching General Conference.
It is a Frank Lloyd Wright design purchased near Chicago.

I know you can't tell, but this is a skirt I bought
(because it was on sale) and it was HUGE!
So my mom and this other lady in my ward helped me shrink it to size.

And I caught up with Ethan's 'scrapbook.'
I decided not to do a big elaborate thing for him,
cause I don't think I'll have the energy
to do that for all of my kids. So it's really simple.

Worked on the family scrapbook. Still way behind!

Made a camera case for our point-and-shoot camera.
Using this tutorial.

And for a future project: we found this retro shelf-thing at
the salvation army for $2.
I love the colors and design, so we got it.
I'll clean it up and figure out something to do with it.

Also on my to-do list:
  • Learn to knit well. (Like adding and dropping stitch!)
  • Make a quilt for new baby
...hmm I can think of a billion things I still want to do. But we'll leave it at that for the immediate future. Happy crafting!


Brian and Alicia said...

I'm impressed Lauren! You've got some remarkable skills. Keep up the great work and I love Ethan's scrapbook, the simpler the better.

Lonna said...

You are right, it does feel good to check things off a list. I think that you are well on your way to winning an award for all the clever things that you are able to do.

That camera case is really cute, and I didn't know that you had so many hidden talents. (cross stitching)

I am sure that with all your skills you will be able to finish the things that you need to before #2.

Emma said...

I want to get all of our photos in a book too. It's great having all our pictures on the computer, but I don't develop them enough like I did before everything went digital.

Good job on all your projects!