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Quilted Table Scarf

Double Wedding Ring Quilted Accent Piece

Double Wedding Ring Quilted Accent Piece

I started this double wedding ring quilted accent piece at least 9 years ago and I finished it on February 7, 2012! Here is an example of a project that was 95% done and waiting for that last 5% of effort. If this sounds like you, I want to encourage you to complete your projects. The mental clearing is phenomenal.

Each finished project gives me the courage to complete the next and the next. I usually do a handcraft while listening to a podcast or watching a program; that way I feel super-productive.

Declare a season of completion and watch those finished project fly!

Luba’s Special Dress

The back has 10 eyelets and lots of hidden snaps.

The back has 10 eyelets and lots of hidden snaps.

I’m so excited about this season of completion. I have several projects that have been left undone for years. I started this dress for Luba for her sweet 16th birthday using Butterick pattern 6630. The pattern is available at Amazon. – Butterick Patterns B6630 Misses’/Misses’ Petite Coat & Dress, Size 6-8-10
I managed to get the dress together for the party, but didn’t finish the lining or add all the lace. I wanted to have it re-done in time for Christmas 2011, so I started to take it apart in November to re-sew it. I added all the lace and the lining. Due to quite a bit of hand-sewing, it took me a little longer than anticipated. I complete the dress on January 16…after having oral surgery! Luba is so delighted. Her smile is worth all the effort.

Her dress fits the vintage backdrop.