Now I must first get something straight - if you have arrived here expecting to see a wealth of water closets then I am afraid you will be sorely disappointed. This is not THAT sort of post. I'm sure there will be a website dedicated to them somewhere but it is not here. Kindly take your leave. For those of you who are curious let me explain - my W.C.'s are indeed 'works completed'! They have been W.I.P.s for so long that I thought it was only fair to celebrate their new found status with another acronym.
Are you still there?
Let me begin.
Many moons ago I decided I was going to make a sunburst granny blanket. After sixteen squares my boredom threshold had been reached, breached and left way behind so I decided to downsize to a cushion. After I had stitched the squares together (see here) I became totally disheartened with the whole thing and put it somewhere it would not bother me. Today I bit the bullet, stitched it on a simple envelope cover et voila -
One slightly imperfect very laboured yet much loved cushion. Phew - one down!
More recently I was inspired to have a little go at some patchwork. In true Jane fashion I grabbed completely the wrong sort of material and almost reached giving up stage trying to use my proudly purchased rotary cutter on some rather thick furnishing material. I persisted for a while. Then I threw it in a corner. Today through sheer magic I managed to get it finished. I have completely cut corners - ie: there is no zip or opening whatsoever - but I reckon I can now say it's complete.
I also had a couple of 'cheating' cushion covers that I began last year. By cheating I mean I actually covered an old cushion - cover and all - and then happily stitched the fabric around the existing zip. It was this last bit that hadn't been finished until today.
And here's the cheating bit (ooh you cheeky monkey!)
Hmm. Rather a lot of cushions there Jane. And yet none of them seem to match or go with each other in any way, shape or form. One might think that you were something of a flibberty gibbet.
Have you done anything else?
Why yes indeed - I crocheted a bag!
But then it needed lining. Can you guess when that got finished?
I may add some crocheted flowers on the outside but to my mind it's as good as done!
Wait! I'm sure there's something else. Can you see?
Let's move in closer.
Why have you stitched two floppy socks to the top of your bag?
If we take a peek inside we may find out more.
A rabbit! In my bag! Let's wake him up and see if he wants to play!
Not looking too lively so far. Maybe if I stretch his ears?
No - there's no waking him.
Does he have a pulse?
He's soon to fly off down South to befriend a new baby cousin but for now I think I'm going to leave him be.
Of course my unfinished ripple blanket is still snoozing happily in it's basket, Big Sis' dress is fully cut out and ready for assembly but currently residing in a shoebox, and Little Sis' skirt just needs hemming. But five projects down - surely now I can think about starting something new?
Time to consider some W.Y.T.B. (Works Yet To Be).