With buck-a-block out of the way, I got down to business on my self-imposed Oakie wardrobe sewing. Finished(!) one item: a visor.
|Oakie with his pals|
The women at stitch-n-bitch became enamored with Oakie the travel penguin and my plans for his new wardrobe. I finished the visor first because the pattern (a Cabbage Patch clothing pattern) needed no alterations--unlike all the fitting work I am going through on the raincoat and hoodie. [And, with an upcoming trip to Alaska, his delicate eyes need shading from the sun off the glaciers.]
Even so, I had to remind myself multiple times to accept the imperfections in the topstitching. It's a visor for a stuffed penguin, for goodness sake. Not like I'm entering it in the County Fair. I'd rather have it *done* than perfect. (Yay, progress over the perfectionist whisperings.)
So, mixed results in projects this month. I am making great progress on full-size quilts, and I did finish one item. I also got rid of 4 UFOs (jeans purse, yellow skirt, rust tank top, and decorated scarf). But, in starting the Oakie wardrobe, I added 4 new projects at the same time. So, a bit of a wash.
Completed projects this Month: 1
Completed projects Year to Date: 7
New projects this Month: 4
New projects Year to Date: 10
Discarded/donated projects (farewell!): 6
Net Project Count for 2012: -3
Hey, the net project count continues to go down! Great job on the "have less stuff" overall goal.