For those of you in the know, this should excite you that there are many hand-made gifts to come. For those of you not in the know, I make/buy "bee" or "banana" themed items for the Quilt Bee almost every year. I'd started working on one great secret several months ago. I will finish it tonight (even if I have to stay up until midnight to do so).
I was all excited about almost finishing this and went to look at my little stash to see what I'd created and how many more things I needed to get. Well, the news was kind of sad, actually. I, who thought I was almost done, was shocked to see that I only had 5 items, 6 if you pushed it, and I wasn't willing to do that. 4 of those items are hand-made, one of them is just hilarious, the other is adorable.
- I was going back to the drawing board,
- had just finished with the major secret conspiratorial project (which is coming along most adorably I'm proud to say now that it's out of my hands),
- was about to finish my most recent weaving project, and
- weaving projects move along fairly quickly considering,
I started pulling yarns from all over the place, seeing yellow things in places I didn't know they existed. In 15 short minutes I had pulled all the yarn I want to use, was VERY excited to see that I didn't need to buy anything and had loosely (read: in my head) planned out 8 more projects for the bee this year. That means that EVERYONE will get a hand-made gift, some better than others, but all handmade. Isn't that just the coolest thing ever.
Now we'll see if I can pull it off without losing my mind again. 2011-2012 will go down as the year of weaving for the bee. But it's SEW worth it considering that this year is our 20th!
All that means that I won't be able to show actual photos of my projects in progress on the loom. I'll have to start showing more knitting, or old projects because these are going to bee top banana secret!