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Progress Report Monday:: Share Your Projects and Your Progress!

Welcome to the first Progress Report Monday here at A2D. I’m excited to see what kind of progress you’re making on your projects, and I’ll share my own progress. But first, I wanted to share a very important sewing tip with you–one that I’ve used for many years now, and has really become a very convenient time-saver.

When you sew, always wear a padded bra! It makes a great pin cushion! No more searching for the pins underneath the mounds of fabric, or wearing one of those irritating wrist pin cushions. Nope, this is so much more convenient! They’re always there, and within arm’s reach (for most of us, at least). 😀

Ooohhhh, you thought I was kidding?! Nope. But here’s my one caveat: If you decide to employ this time-saving tip, and in the middle of your sewing project, you decide you need to quickly run to the fabric store for more machine needles or thread, be sure to take the pins OUT of your handy pin cushion BEFORE heading to the store. Ummm…yeah….anyway.

Moving on to my projects: Remember this pile of fabric?

That now looks like this:

A 27-inch Euro sham with crushed velvet ruffle! My goal was to get two of them finished, and in fact, I didn’t even get one completely finished. This one still needs buttons and button holes on the back. Right now it’s being kept on with pins.

(I’m linking this project to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.)

My second project was to finish the draperies I was working on. The installation has been postponed, so I can’t show you the final project hanging up, but here’s a little preview:

Now let’s see the progress on your projects!

It doesn’t matter if you’re working on a sewing project, a craft project that you’ve always wanted to try, a kitchen remodel, an organization project, a bedroom makeover, or anything else.

If it’s home-related, I want to see!

And the best part…it doesn’t have to be finished! I just want to see your progress, and offer a place for accountability and encouragement. An of course, if you’ve finished your project, I’ll celebrate with you!!

So here’s what you need to do:

  1. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main URL of your blog.

 

  1. Include your name/blog name,and a short description of your project.

 

  1. Link back to this Progress Report Monday post from your post so others can join in.

 

  1. Make sure your link works and goes to the right post on your blog so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, try again.

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16 Comments

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    Maureen
    October 26, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Love the pillow! Don't you just love having one of a kind things!

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    deborah
    October 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Love the pillow, just too stinkin' fun! Can hardly wait to see the drapes, they look really interesting! Deborah

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    ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie
    October 26, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Please send me some of your sewing skills!

    Amy

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    BlueCastle
    October 27, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Your pillow is lovely! I love the ruffle. And your curtains – very nice! 🙂

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    tales from an oc cottage
    October 27, 2009 at 3:31 am

    I have no idea what you said after I saw the picture of the pins in your "boobie" well, in your polyfilled lining!!! And I am still rolling! Can you tell I relate…just a tad!!!! Kinda makes you feel like Zena the DIY Warrior, huh? Thx a mil for the laugh!! Great pillow too!!!!

    m ^..^

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    pendy
    October 27, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Thanks for stopping by and I love your pillow! I want to want to sew…so seeing projects like yours helps move me in that direction!

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    Mimi
    October 27, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Beautiful pillow cover!

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    jeux wii
    October 27, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Hi…
    Thank you for sharing such a nice article. I like this site very much. I will surely bookmark and always try to keep on contact. Good Work! Keep it up!

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    Jennifer Juniper
    October 27, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I just love all the fabrics! Beautiful!

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    pk
    October 27, 2009 at 11:57 am

    That sewing tip is too funny. Even if the bra was padded I still wouldn't trust myself not to do major damage with the pins. 🙂 Beautiful job on the pillow!
    pk @ Room Remix

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    { L }
    October 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Oh! I want your pillow!! love, love the color choices and fabric choices. 🙂

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    Anonymous
    October 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    OUCH! Guess I need to buy a more heavily padded bra!

    Love, love, love that pillow. Looking forward to seeing the drapes installed.

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    Jimson Lee
    October 27, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I love that comment… always were a padded bra when sewing… such a sound suggestion!

    Rose from http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

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    Down Pillow
    October 29, 2009 at 4:21 am

    LOVE the sewing tip – too funny 🙂

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    jeux wii
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Hi…
    Thank you for sharing such a nice article. I like this site very much. I will surely bookmark and always try to keep on contact. Good Work! Keep it up!

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    pk
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    That sewing tip is too funny. Even if the bra was padded I still wouldn't trust myself not to do major damage with the pins. 🙂 Beautiful job on the pillow!
    pk @ Room Remix

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