Little finishes

Earlier this month, I chased two squirrels. None of them were urgent but they were fun and fast finishes. I haven’t committed to big projects, although a big finish will post for TGIFF around 6 on Thursday – I’m hosting. We’re moving to a smaller apartment mid-February in the same building AND my DH has cataract surgery this month and mid-March. All these things will keep me hopping, so I am only doing little things!

First up is this infinity scarf. I took one of Shannon’s online free classes a month or so ago. Here are the instructions if you are interested. I finally purchased a yard of Timeless Multi Forest Cuddle fabric at Bits ‘N Pieces quilt store in Pelham, NH. They are my HandiQuilter Dealer and working really hard through covid to keep quilters happy. You get 3 scarves out of one yard, and I made all 3. I figure I can keep one in each place and I have a gift or a little one to sell one day.

The second was this little soap holder. A zoom class was held but I missed it. I did purchase the pattern and figured I could follow it. It all worked out and I really like it. It is a simple thing, but very practical.

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  1. Angela J Short
    January 27, 2021 / 3:22 AM

    Very nice soap holder & scarves! So neat! Enjoy your day!!

  2. January 27, 2021 / 7:16 AM

    Soap holder looks interesting! Love the scarves!

  3. January 27, 2021 / 8:00 AM

    Those are two good projects. I bet that scarf would be great in a batik rayon (I think I have some *-))

  4. January 27, 2021 / 8:07 AM

    A couple of nice little projects while you are in the midst of some busy home life details, Kathleen. I’ll be thinking of you in the coming days!

  5. Nancy Bekedam
    January 27, 2021 / 9:00 AM

    I love fast little finishes!!! Perfect for your current schedule. Did you use batik? Rayon? Quilters cotton? on the infinity scarf.

  6. thedarlingdogwood
    January 27, 2021 / 9:27 AM

    Simple and practical are the best kind of small projects! Love your soap holder, and the scarf is very pretty!

  7. Vicki in MN
    January 27, 2021 / 9:45 AM

    Little things will still give you that much needed sewing therapy!

  8. January 27, 2021 / 10:00 AM

    There’s definitely something to be said for FAST finishes, Kathleen!! Best of luck on your upcoming move. Wishing your DH a safe surgery!

  9. January 27, 2021 / 10:07 AM

    What a beautiful scarf and cute soap holder! I bet that scarf feels really nice this winter with that cuddle fabric. Wishing your DH a speedy recovery. Our son (age 50) had cataract surgery last week. It is rare for someone so young to have one. He just wants his good vision back!

  10. January 27, 2021 / 10:08 AM

    Sometimes those little projects add up and….it is just nice to finish something. Good luck with your move.

  11. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    January 27, 2021 / 11:12 AM

    Nice finishes. Quick and easy is always good for me!

  12. January 27, 2021 / 12:11 PM

    Hi Kathleen! Good luck with your move. It still involves all the packing and unpacking no matter how far or short the distance. That mesh bag looks pretty nifty as does the infinity scarf. Quick and easy are a good thing when life is handing out other stresses. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  13. January 27, 2021 / 2:31 PM

    Good luck with the move and I hope your husband’s surgeries are very successful and he has fast recoveries. Small projects are really satisfying, and I hope the infinity scarves are warm and make you smile when you wear one. 🙂

  14. January 27, 2021 / 5:40 PM

    Little things make the biggest difference. Wishing you good luck in the move and a speedy recovery to your DH. Hugs.

  15. January 27, 2021 / 5:54 PM

    Love your infinity scarf! You have a busy month ahead of you!!! Hope all goes smoothly!
    Happy Quilting (or doing little things!) 🙂

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