Saturday, December 4, 2010
It Pays to Plan
A few days ago I posted that I had many projects going and that I had to decide the order in which to proceed. I decided that the quilting of Uncle Dave would take a back burner so that I could get some gifts done that I wanted to do before Christmas.
The portrait that I posted was started months ago but I hit a snag on the clothing of the little boy on the left. I had planned to give this to a friend for Christmas but had put off working on it because I didn't know what to do. After putting my projects in order of priority I finally pulled the portrait out day before yesterday. Seeing it again after being away from it for a while gave me new perspective and I was able to fix the problem.
I took a photo of the finished project with the photo under it for reference. I think it looks pretty much like the original.
I also finished another doll for one of my granddaughters. I am trying to add their personality to the dolls. This one loves cats and does a lot of reading. I hope to make a small book for her to be holding before I give it to her at Christmas.
I've also been working on a journal but it's not quite ready to show yet. I finished a stocking for our guild and hope to start quilting on a comfort quilt tomorrow.