Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Projects in Progress

With fall approaching, I have been making a list of all the projects that I would like to finish up before winter. I don't really like anything other than 'hand projects' in the winter. Things like cross-stitch, piecing quilts, etc. Those are all fine for winter, but I like my house to be 'in order'.

That brings me to my wall. My wall of tongue and groove pine is about 15 feet long and 14 feet high. My goal is to finish framing and hanging old family pictures (from my family and hubby's) that were taken in the 1800s and early 1900s. I have a lot of it done. But, not all of it. Okay, maybe half of it. (And I have been working on this for months!).

There is a mirror hanging in the middle of the wall and over it will be a tin punch sign that says FAMILY. I have it ready to punch, but haven't done it. And then there's the frame for it. Hubby will have to make that. I have in mind something very, very simple. (I can tell he doesn't believe the 'simple' part). I'm thinking maybe I can make it myself with the help of either daughter.

I'm doing a lot more 'thinking' than 'doing', as you can tell. I blamed the hot weather, even though it is cool inside. And now that it is unusually cool for August, well, I guess I have to blame myself, LOL!

I'll let you know when I make some progress.

Do any of you have projects that you've been working on for a long time and just can't seem to get finished?



  1. The wall sounds great-I love love the old pictures. I wish I knew how to punch-and I hope you'll share a picture when your all done.

    I've been putting off to many things to mention!

  2. RM,
    The wall of pictures sounds like a great idea. I love seeing the old pictures and those before us should be remembered. When you get it all done take a picture so we can see how it came out.

  3. I have a lap quilt I'm hand quilting Rose Mary. I've had it for 2 years and have only progressed to about a fourth of it - it's not my favorite thing to do , obviously. But this top was given to me by fellow quilters when I was president of the guild a couple of years ago and I treasure it. Most of the members appliqued a heart onto a muslin background and then they got together to piece it into a top. I wish my hands were in better shape for doing this but I'm determined to get it done this winter. blessings, marlene

  4. It sounds like a wonderful project Rose Mary. I love the photos you added to the post!

  5. oh my goodness yes! One important thing I am going to accomplish is setting up a home study. A desk for necessary billpaying and homework and filing and hopefully then also organization of years of old papers. I hope to be finished by Thanksgiving. ha ha! But you have no idea how many papers have been stored in boxes and bags that need sorting!

  6. I hope that fall is just around the corner for you, I know what you have been through. Projects are a good thing. For me its getting them done... Well have a nice week. Take Care and GOD Bless