Completed Projects for 2006

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I still enjoy crocheting a lot and spend part of nearly every day doing it, as evidenced by the number of projects completed!

I'm pleased that I learned more about sewing this year. I even bought a new sewing machine - it has been much more fun to use than Mom's older-than-I-am sewing machine!

I finally started my first quilt project. I didn't get around to finishing it (yet), but there's no rush. I'm strongly drawn to quilting - and the use of line, color, light and shadow. I am also, however, intimidated by my strong desire to not waste fabric or time or money.

2006 Projects in Review

Crochet: 1 huge full-size afghan, 24 lap blankets (16 donated, 4 gifts, 1 door prize at work, 3 toward 2007 donation), 3 baby blankets, 3 cardigans/sweaters, 2 pairs of socks, 2 bags, 1 vest, 1 scarf, 1 pet bed wrap, 1 flag cover, 1 pin cushion, 1 stuffed VW Bug, 1 stuffed turtle.

Sewing: I completed 4 sewing projects and bought my own sewing maching this year! 8 panels used as curtains for home office closet, 1 cover for fabric cutting board, 1 set of bathroom window curtains, 1 sleep shirt (and learned the basics of using a sewing pattern!).

Quilting: I also started my first quilt project this year, but didn't finish it: Keepsake Kitty Wall Hanging (top nearly done except for applique tail, then needs to be quilted).

The Project List:

  1. Cluster Ripple Lap Blanket - Blue, Beige, Off White, Multi (start Dec. 28; finish Dec. 30)
  2. Granny Square Lap Blanket - Scraps, Black (start Dec. 20; finish Dec. 28)
  3. Granny Square Lap Blanket - Scraps in Reds, Oranges, Grey, Black (start Dec. 24; finish Dec. 27)
  4. Lavender Fields Ripple Lap Blanket - Greens, Off White (start Dec. 17; finish Dec. 20)
  5. Crocheted cover for USA flag for union chapter - Beige (start/finish Dec. 19)
  6. Drawstring Bag (start Dec. 9; finish Dec. 10)
  7. Scrappy dc Stripes Lap Blanket - Scraps (start Dec. 11; finish Dec. 15)
  8. Colorful Stripes in Panels Lap Blanket - Scraps (start Dec. 3; finish Dec. 10)
  9. Simple Scarf - Brown (start Dec. 8; finish Dec. 9)
  10. Color Blocks in Panels Lap Blanket - Scraps (start Nov. 29; finish Dec. 3)
  11. Little Baskets of Shells Lap Blanket - Beige (start Nov. 26; finish Nov. 29)
  12. Custom Granny Square Lap Blanket #2 - Black, Warm Scraps (start Nov. 19; finish Nov. 26)
  13. Custom Granny Square Lap Blanket #1 - Black, Cool Scraps (start Nov. 19; finish Nov. 24)
  14. Granny Square Lap Blanket - Browns, Taupe, Coral, Beige, White, Multi (start Nov. 12; finish Nov. 19)
  15. Magic Scrap Ball Ripple Lap Blanket - Scraps (start Dec. 28, 2005; put aside after a while; continued Nov. 8, 2006; finish Nov. 12)
  16. Autumn Granny Squares Variety Lap Blanket - Autumn Scraps (start Oct. 28; finish Nov. 6)
  17. Beach Balls Lap Blanket - Black, Scraps (start Oct. 17; finish Oct. 27)
  18. Very Colorful Basic Granny Square Lap Blanket #2 - Black, Scraps (start Oct. 10; finish Oct. 17)
  19. Very Colorful Basic Granny Square Lap Blanket #1 - Black, Scraps (start Oct. 10; finish Oct. 15)
  20. Basic Granny Square Lap Blanket - Blues, Green (start Oct. 2; finish Oct. 8)
  21. Basic Granny Square Lap Blanket - Pink, Off White, Greens, Brown (start Sep. 24; finish Sep. 30)
  22. Cardigan - Purple for me (start Aug. 26; finish Sep. 19)
  23. Sleep Shirt sewing project - Cats flannel fabric (start Aug. 13; finish Aug. 27)
  24. Easy Breezy Vest - Purple for Patrice (start Jun. 16; finish Jun. 21)
  25. Julianna (cardigan) - Green (start Mar. 31; finish Jun. 16)
  26. Huggy Buggy (stuffed Volkswagen Bug) for Gosia (start Sep. 11, 2005; put aside mid Sep. 2005; picked up again Jun. 9, 2006; finish Jun. 10)
  27. Sew curtains for bathroom window (start Jun. 3; finish Jun. 4)
  28. Sew cover for fabric cutting board (start May 20; finish May 27)
  29. Sew curtain panels for home office closet (start Apr. 2; finish Apr. 23)
  30. Pin Cushion - Burgundy (start Apr. 4; finish Apr. 5)
  31. Flattering Jacket (sweater) - Red and Black multi (start Mar. 13; finish Apr. 3)
  32. Makeup Bag / Handbag / Purse - Purple, Blue, Green multi (start/finish Mar. 19)
  33. Oxford Style Socks - Blue, Grey (start Mar. 8; finish Mar. 12)
  34. Rippled Effect Socks - Green, Yellow, Pink (start Feb. 27; finish Mar. 5)
  35. Flower Granny Square Lap Blanket - Pink Scraps (start Feb. 18; finish Feb. 26)
  36. Granny Square Baby Blanket - White, Baby Blue (start Feb. 13; finish Feb. 22)
  37. Heart & Home Couch Blanket for Paula and Leslie's Buttons (start Feb. 8; finish Feb. 13)
  38. Ripple Lap Blanket - Grey, Peach, Cream, White (start Jan. 9; finish Feb. 6)
  39. Pet Bed Wrap for Jasmine (start/finish Feb. 5)
  40. Two-color Reversible Shells Baby Blanket - Blue, White (start Jan. 28; finish Feb. 4)
  41. Textured Sampler Thick, Warm Two-Person Lap Blanket for Greg and Lauren - Claret (start Jan. 16; finish Jan. 22)
  42. Teddy Bear Baby Blanket - Blues, White (start Jan. 10; finish Jan. 15)
  43. Ripple Lap Blanket - Scraps in Pinks, White, Cream, Blues, Purple, Yellows (start Jan. 6; finish Jan. 8)
  44. Ripple Lap Blanket - Scraps in Greens, Blues, Yellows, White, Black (start Jan. 2; finish Jan. 7)
  45. Roly Poly Turtle for Joyce (start/finish Jan. 1)
  46. Mixed Granny Square Lap Blanket - Black, Scraps (start Dec. 30; finish Jan. 1 except for yarn ends)

Projects started in 2006 but put on hold:

  • Octagon Baby Blanket - Dark and Light Turquoise (start Dec. 16; on hold Dec. 17 because need more yarn)
  • Keepsake Kitty Wall Hanging (start May 7; top nearly done except for applique tail Jun. 2, now in limbo)

Projects put on hold in 2005 and still on hold:

  • Jazzy Beach Wrap (cardigan) for me (start Mar. 24; put aside Apr. 13, 2005)

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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