August 28, 2009

Orphaned Sewing Projects

What are Orphaned Sewing Projects? Orphaned Sewing Projects start out life with someone else. With the best of intentions they planned on doing the project perhaps even started it and then left it abandoned. These projects could have been abandoned for any number of reasons and the original purchaser is unable to finish them. Months even years pass before someone else, finds and finishes them. The finished project is found a forever home. They are now no longer "orphaned projects" and are instead are have been completed and adopted.

I have brought one such project full circle already, though I did not know I had done so at the time. You can read all about it here That Dress found it's forever home when I mailed out the 24"x24" box to Mary and her daughter. I've been working on the Bonnie Bear and Barely Sleeping Orphaned Sewing Projects from my neighbor when it hit me this is what I've been doing! My goal yesterday was the little vest, but when I sewed it wrong sides together it required more than a little bit of seam ripping. Today I've finished the vest and am working on the mini quilt from the Bearly Sleeping Panel, and just had to share the vest before I could continue quilting. No skirt yet as it requires elastic that I don't have on hand.

I'm glad the first week of VPK over. Currently Jessica and her daddy are enjoying lunch out just the two of them. Would you believe she's already four and they've never done anything like that together? I hope they have a good time, as there is homework that we'll need to work on later.


stitchinpenny said...

Save the orphans. That sounds profound almost biblical. Oh wait that was the theme at Mass tonight. Glad that the first week of VPK turned out better than the first day.

Heather Landry said...

That is so very cute! I'm glad you rescued the sewing project! I think it's so cool that Rob took Jessica out to lunch.