Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I had lined up a few projects for myself to do at the cabin.

1. finish the dog coat for Maryann
2. proof my book Carina
3. finish an ATC card for my ABC ATC's Around the World group
4. Create a painted postcard for my Global Greetings group
5. finish a fleece blanket (you just tie two pieces of fleece together all the way around)

Here's what I got done:

I finished the coat for Maryann but the coat didn't fit. I didn't estimate enough fabric around the chest area and she kept pulling the velcro apart where I planned it around the neck and waist. So I got frustrated with it and threw it away. She had to wear a sweatshirt instead.

I proofed my book. That is something I accomplished and felt good about.

I did not paint or draw or make the fleece blanket. But I did do a lot of snacking, snowmachining, visiting with my friend and all around had a good time.


tainterturtles said...

MaryAnn looks so cute in her shawl!

I'm glad you had some time away at the cabin.

Teri C said...

Well you got the most important things done! And had fun so it sounds like a great time.

marianne said...

Sounds good anyhow......
You tried with the coat and finished your book (important) and the rest can wait!

Enjoy the snow there!!!!

soulbrush said...

love that shot with the coat, the expression on maryann's face is priceless. glad you got the book done and had some fun, and the snacking part sounds like the best!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What optimism with that long list of projects. You did good with your accomplishments. don'tcha just hate it when so much work (on the jacket) doesn't turn out the way you want it to. Great color for MA. You must try again. Can't wait to read your book.

Mim said...

I also love that shot of MaryAnn in the coat, she does not look very happy.

more info about the book - I must have missed it. What is it about???? when is it coming out???

PAK ART said...

To all: Maryann HATED having to try on her new coat. Tim had to make her stand and then hold her up because she kept trying to get out of it and sit down. She was trying my patience! Mim - my book is a story about the 3 years I lived on a sailboat as a teenager. It is called Carina and will be out in about 6 weeks. I'll post here, you won't miss it!

Aunt Krissy said...

Poor MaryAnn, she's upset cause that coat is UGLY! That's not the color she wanted. She told me she wanted blue.

crochet lady said...

It's nice to be able to check some things off the "to do" list.

A Lady's Life said...

Ahh too bad you could have salvaged the doggy coat. You could have made slits for the front and back paws and used some velcro on the underside or used the ribbon to tie round the tummy and the front neck part.
Congrats on the book proofing
Its a talent to be able to put one together.