Year of Projects: Week 16

16 Oct
Project Percentage Complete: 56%
Overall Percentage Complete: 59%
Number of Project Items: 27
Number of Added Items: 23
Total Items: 51

Whelp….. no motion in the numbers for me this week. I was overloaded with school work and all the efforts going on at work (working 8 hour days with time at home during the evening hours). I was also very busy planning, prepping, and executing a pumpkin’ carvin’ party for the kids.

Pumpkin Carvin’

Saturday was the party – and boy am I sore! I spent a lot of time cooking and decorating – trying to make sure everything was great. We ended up with 11 kids aged from 2 to 12 and I don’t know how many adults. The kids started off carving pumpkins. They were allowed to eat food freely – we had no scheduled appetizer time. They really loved the dish water punch I made. After an hour of that, we took some time for some games. It was fun!

Of course, I ended up skewing the games to the “little kid” team won almost all the games. They definitely had an advantage over the other teams filled with big kids. The big kids did get to win some games though. After that we had cake and then the kids were allowed to finish off their pumpkins, eat candy, and socialize.

Mummy Wrap Game

It was a great day overall. It was a lot of work and my feet are killing me – but it was worth it. Every kid left and I got a hug.

So, while I made no progress with my crochet this week – it’s ok, we made some fantastic memories this week.

Project List Items (not complete)

Filet Market Bag
Lacet Table Runner […started…]
– Throw for living room sofa (no pattern selected yet)
– Round Afghan/Throw (potential Christmas present)
– Angel Tree Topper
– Poncho (Christmas gift) […75%…]
– 4 pair Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas gift)
– 2 sets Golf Club Covers (no numbers) – (Christmas gifts)

Project List Items (done)
– 3 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (personal use)
– 11 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas)
Easy Cabled Scarf

Added Items (not complete)
– Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern) […65%…]
– EnviroTote Market Bag #4 [90% complete]… I really need to line this and get it off the list!
– Angel Hair scarf
– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
– 4 thread crochet coasters
– Child Scarf in self-patterning yarn [ just started]

Added Items (done)
– Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
– Mystery CAL Beach Bag
– 5 Knit Washcloth
– 3 Crochet Dishcloth
– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
– Ear Bud “purse”
– WW Yarn Runner for  ledge
– Angel Hair scarf

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in My Projects


10 responses to “Year of Projects: Week 16

  1. RugbyMad

    October 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    The party looks like it was a raving success.  I have to admit my ideal party, is one where I arrive and then leave, everything is done for me, I know it's the snob in me.

  2. Faith

    October 16, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Good memories will always be more important than crochet….fact!  Sounds like you and the kids had a ball, clever you!

  3. florencefrazier2002

    October 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Sounds like a fun time was had by all.

  4. Dorothy

    October 18, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Looks like those kids are having such fun.  Hope you get some crochet time this week.

  5. Lilyrazz

    October 19, 2011 at 8:24 am

    The party sounds like everybody had an awesome time! And I really loved reading about it! I hope you've had some time to recover since then! And maybe this week you'll be able to take some time for yourself and crochet a bit! :)

  6. Cris

    October 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

    The verdict from the various kids is slowly coming in and it seems everyone had a great time. I was able to veg-out on Sunday so all is well :) OH – And I have had an opportunity to crochet this week. I may even get to go to my yarn group!

  7. Cris

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I've already had a lil time to crochet so its a good week :)

  8. Cris

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I think they did :)

  9. Cris

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    We had a great time – even with all the work involved, I had a blast doing it.

  10. Cris

    October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Then you should have come on over *laughs* Trust me, sometimes its nice just to be the guest, not the host :)


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