Since the end of December I have been having a real cozy and calm time at home. Friends have come and stayed for some days, and much time has been spent in the sofa with tea, conversation and handcrafting. I decided to “get shit done” and emptied all my baskets and boxes with UFOs- UnFinishedObjects. It turned out that I am a real hoarder of started projects, some as old as 4 years and beyond. I decided that I may not start on anything new (except work of course) before I’m finished with everything thats old.
Now I have been productive and finished of some nice things, so I wanted to show you some projects to inspire you to get your unfinished work done!
Hose for a medieval woman in white wool from Medeltidsmode. Started last summer. The fitting is nice and all, but the cord should of course be just below the knee. I was rather tired that evening. But they will stay up the first times I wear them, and then I just have to move the cords.
My viking apron dress got a party embroidery in runes that my friend K wrote down for me. Started 1,5 years ago, finished last week. This kind of embroidery is not historical accurate, but the dress is nowadays my party-in-the-evening-dress, so some fun details will be just right.
A new st Birgitta cap, all hand sewn in linen thread, and a matching linen veil took one evening.
Finally finished Hs landsknecht shirt, that should have been ready two years ago.
And made a new smocked apron in handwoven linen for my 16th century outfit.
Dp you have any UfOs laying around that should be done?
12/01/2017 at 16:28
Honey, if you only have UFOs from four years ago you are WAY ahead of the game! I still have one or two from the 1980s and recently finished one from long before that! That is what retirement is for, I think!
Anyway, beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your projects.
13/01/2017 at 16:07
Haha, thanks! But I have a dirty secret- I sell or give away everything I don’t feel for. That still counts, right? 😀