Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,
Welcome to Mission Possible! I hope your experience is similar to mine in that you find it is a way to really be motivated to finish stash items! Though I admit that most of the projects I've listed are definitely "low hanging fruit", the Mission Possible: 2008 program is exactly what I needed to get some of these things completely **finished**.
When we last "spoke", I had just finished knitting an oven mitt and a bag which were to be felted. It took four trips through the agitation cycle of my washing machine, though I'm happy to say that I love how things turned out.
Here is Amy Anderson's oven mitt pattern ("Into the Frying Pan") before and after:Here is Amy Anderson's Tiny Totes pattern (I made the "large clutch" style):
I'll be adding more details to the bag (grommets, button, lining), so that project is *not* finished yet. However, I'm declaring the oven mitt "done", so it brings my total to four out of twelve Mission Possible projects completed.
Here is a picture of the broken spring on our garage door: Note that the garage door is in the "down" position, and our vehicle is **inside** the garage. I wasn't able to get the garage door open, though I'm hopeful that the people who installed the whole system five years ago will be able to come over today and fix it. It's not too big of a deal -- we live right on a bus line, and DH takes the bus to work most days. Also, I'll be able to take my five year old to preschool via the bus tomorrow and Friday if it comes to that. However, I was hoping to get to the grocery store in the next day or two, so this might force me to clean out my freezer to put food on the supper table, which probably isn't a bad thing -- It would be good for me to see what is lurking in the freezer, anyway.
Okay, so I'm off to get some laundry done. Have a great day!