Thirteen days to the state fair deadline

With this year’s North Carolina State Fair deadline looming on the horizon, I have decided that I absolutely, positively, must create some finishing mojo to see me through, and to that end, I began work on a baby sweater.

Yesterday, I finished work on the “skirt” of Moogly’s Eloise baby sweater, a project I had begun over the weekend to generate the finishing mojo I need to see me through these next thirteen days to the state fair deadline:

the skirt of a crochet baby sweater
A Scooby Doo inspired Elosie baby sweater in need of a bodice

Using the mojo that the skirt of the sweater generated, I got out yarn needle and added more bullion stitches to two of the pieces and finished tacking down the pumpkin on the other:

crochet crazy quilt pieces with more embroidery
I add a few more details to some previously partially tricked out crochet crazy quilt pieces

Feeling that I was getting somewhere, I continued with my embroidery adorning efforts and completed three more of the crochet crazy quilt pieces:

crochet pieces with bullion stitches and other embroidery
Three newly embroidered crazy quilt crochet pieces

and I even managed (before it was time to walk the dog in what little daylight remained) to start work on one more piece:

crochet fan piece with embroidery
Tricking out another crochet fan for the crazy quilt panel

Then, I got this last photo of the day in the five or so minutes that the sunlight hits my porch “just right” in these increasingly short days:

pieces with embroidery for a crazy quilt crochet afghan
An overview of my progress so far as the state fair deadline looms

The shorter days of autumn, are a visible reminder of just how quickly these days are passing by, and before I know it the deadline for the fair will be here, and I am hopeful that this year, I will meet it.

One thought on “Thirteen days to the state fair deadline

  1. still knitting here and another package of super wash merino arrived in today’s mail so no crochet for me for at least a month… Sending ALL Of my crochet Mojo your way!!!!

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