Wednesday, November 9, 2011

An Anniversary WIP Wednesday

Lee at Freshly Pieced is celebrating the one year anniversary today of the WIP Wednesday link up.  She surprised me this past Sunday by sending me and seven others an email thanking us for being her first to link up last year. I was honored that she asked me to be involved in her post about her anniversary and shocked that it had already been a year.  Time sure does fly by.  What was I doing a year ago?

I was bogged down in some serious history research about the Bosnian War of the 1990's.  Not happy, uplifting or a feel good kind of research - not at all - but it was highly satisfying when I finished up that last 30 page research paper to cap off my Bachelor's Degree in December.  And what got me through all that research misery - quilting and quilting blogs!   Let's see what did I talk about on that first link up.....

Wow - cracked myself up going back and reading that first WIP Wednesday post.  I had eight items on that post, (go ahead and check it out and laugh...)  one of which I still have on my WIP list - the Christmas Tree Skirt fabric.  Going to ditch that fabric as I am making Christmas Tree Pants.  My tree is getting pants this year.   LOL

WIP Wednesday list:  
From left to right:
Skirt fabric for Niece, Blocks for Best Bud, Sliced Coins QT, Italian Sorbetto QT, Christmas Tree Pants fabric, School Yard QT and Christmas BOM 2010 Blocks.  
All seven in one shot - how's that for efficiency?  
While looking around for all of my WIP's to get an accurate count I found a little book bag I made up a few months ago.  I used Heather Baily's Smarty Girl Book Bag Pattern and Mezzanine fabric by Patty Young with a little bit of Nicey Jane on the ruffle.  This was a very easy pattern that sewed up very fast.  One of my nieces will be receiving this for Christmas.

Smarty Girl Book Bag 
Now for a food WIP - give me a guess as to what you think I'm cooking up in my crock pot for dinner tonight. The winner will get some.   maybe
Mystery dinner
Do I need to tell you to go visit Lee at Freshly Pieced to see what others are linking up to this week?

A bit chilly here in So Cal...stay warm.  :)
Susan 

27 comments:

  1. Oh I reeeeeally like that little bag. So cute!

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  2. I don't know what it is but it sure does look yummy!

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  3. Is it gumbo? I don't know. :)
    Love the bag. The ruffle is sweet!
    I like your efficient photo. If I took a picture of my WIPS, it would be a rather large pile.

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  4. Congrats! How fun that we were both there on day one! Love the bag, and my only guess on supper is pasole? Is that hominy? Yum!

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  5. Your little bag is so darn cute! I love the ruffle. :)

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  6. I'm at a loss for guesses about your crockpot contents, but it looks tasty nonetheless :) Your Smarty Girl book bag is so sweet :)

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  7. Looks like stew to me....anyway, I'm pretty pleased I 'know' one of the original linky ladies! Can't wait to see your Christmas tree pants!

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  8. Only 7 WIPs? Not bad. I think I could supply the entire guild with a WIP. It it pasole? or Ham & beans?

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  9. You are not alone, I still have unfinished projects from that first post too. Umm... I haven't a clue whats in your crack pot, please share.

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  10. 7 WIPs???? Last month I went through my fabric closet and all the places I hide fabric (when hubby was gone). It took a week to re-organize everything and start a list of my WIP - only 46! (A friend in my quilt bee had 77 so I don't feel bad). Love the bag! I will have to look for the pattern. Is that white chili?

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  11. I love the fact that you showed all your wips in one shot, that is so cool! I wish my list was that small!

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  12. I decided to visit all of Lee's original posters on her WIP Wednesday to say a thank you for helping her get it off of the ground--I really enjoy seeing what others are doing!

    I've been here before (we teachers stick together) and it's fun to come back and see what you're up to. Congrats on your latte quilt showing up in Houston--what an honor! And nice to know that other teachers get bogged down with schoolwork once in a while and have to take a break!

    Your mention of Christmas Tree Pants inspires me. I made a skirt for my daughter several years back, but nothing for our own tree (although every year I vow that this is the last year and then get one the next). Great idea!

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  13. Your projects look so cute all laid out like that! The soup looks lovely.

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  14. I have no idea what you're making but it looks delicious! haha

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  15. Congrats on being one of the first to link up and make this possible for us all. Love that cute little bag!

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  16. Very efficient with 7 blocks in one shot. From what I can see it looks great :)

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  17. Cute bag pattern. In the pot? Vegetarian chili? I keep seeing the tree pants, maybe next year...

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  18. Posts like yours make me wonder...what was my first post with Freshly Pieced? How many weeks have I been participating now?

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  19. I love that you've lined all your projects up so neatly!

    And congrats on the one-year anniversary!

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  20. It was fun to read your post over at Lee's ... funny how things do and don't change in a year!

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  21. Only one item still on your list from a year ago? Well, then you're doing better than me! LOL. That book bag is super cute. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  22. I love that little mitten block, where did you get that? I'd love to see more of that project!

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