Sunday, May 29, 2011

Auntie Nettie's Attic Merchandise 2011 - May

I was trying to figure out why I didn't have more to show in the way of crafting this month. I mean, the project was done, and I thought my stress-level was down. But then I consulted my calendar, and remembered why I was so grateful for a three-day weekend.

There were a few things that distracted me this month, not limited to, but including:

~A Walk-athon;
~Working late at least 1-2 times a week;
~Baking and blogging;
~Professional and personal social activities such as:
-An all-day Shakespeare play marathon and meal with friends,
-A late-night dance performance,
-Visitations with college roommates in town from Costa Rica for the first time in more
than a decade, and
-must-see television series finales; AND the
pièce de résistance? ~Getting locked out of my apartment for the first time in my life partly caused due to exhaustion.

I did manage to finish a couple of things though, including the polar bear I started last year. Finally!

ANA 2011-22: Mixed Blues Diamond Pattern Scarf
(2 tones of Appletons Old English Crewel & Tapestry Wool that I purchased at a Housing Works thrift)
(as of 11/2012, no longer available, donated to Hats for the Homeless)
in close-up to show the diamond pattern
ANA 2011-23: Chenille Panda
(chenille from a 1 lb. lot of Factory Mill Ends Surplus, probably purchased at an A.C. Moore, many years ago, along with remnants of "stash" wool and other fibers)
(as of 11/2013, no longer available)
ANA 2011-24: Funny-Faced Chenille Panda (larger than ANA 2011-23)
(same materials as ANA 2011-23)
(as of 12/13 no longer available, Toys for Tots
ANA 2011-25: Stuffed Polar Bear
(chenille from a 1 lb. lot of Factory Mill Ends Surplus)
Still in progress:

2010: Multi-fiber chevron blanket
2011: Potential Mobile of Hearts (created as part of ANA 2011-08 group),
Fancy Blue Scarf

As ever, if you see anything you'd like, just contact me for sizes, availability, and costs.

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