Friday, October 31, 2014

On the Needle

I am still working on a shawl
in the basket weave pattern.
 
 
 
I had planned to be closer to
finished then still at the beginning
of the pattern...but plans change when...
 
 
...you daughter tells you she is
getting married...in 2 weeks!
 
The ceremony was simple and
sweet with just the parents of
the bride and groom there.
 
So, now I guess I have lots
more time to knit and sew and
read, since Husband and I are
now empty nesters.
 
Wow!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stash Report-Oct 26

I made my goal!
 
I set a goal of using 50 yards
of fabric and I completed it!
 
I finished my granddaughters
purple birthday blankie....
 
 
...and that's the final yardage I needed!
 
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric out this week: 4 yards
 
Final goal-yardage used: 52 yards!
 
Of course, now I need to start a new
goal, as I follow a schedule of goals that
run September-August
(school teacher family schedule)
 
I think another 50 yards sounds do-able!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stash busting report-19 Oct 2014

The last couple of days have been
wonderfully filled with hours of
sewing. The house looks messy
and our meals have been at odd
hours, but I have been happy!
 
I cannot count it towards stash
busting, but I finish a QOV top.
that will be going to Australia.
 
 
The talented lady who long-arms
my big quilts has been helping
get the Quilts of Valor program
going in Australia. She will be
speaking to groups there in April.
 
I also made a good start of my
Christmas sewing list. I can't
say what I made, since my kids
read this blog, but I can count the
used fabric!
 
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric out this week: 6 yards
 
New fabric used total: 48 yards.
 
Only 2 more yards to reach my
goal of 50 yards! Yes!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Slow stitching Sunday

I continue to hand stitch
the Trip Around the World quilt
I posted about last week, but
this week, I am knitting for Sunday.
 
 
This is a basket pattern shawl
I started last year. It was put
away for months and months
while I recovered from
shoulder surgery.
 
It has a 4 row repeat that
knits up quickly. I have
finished 1 skein of yarn of
the 4 required for the shawl.
 
It is so nice to be able to
knit again without pain!

Stash Report-11 Oct

I did get a little sewing done
this week, but not as much
as I want too.
 
I made a few baby blankets
for charity using the
technique in this video.
 
It is quite easy and fast and
uses up smaller cuts of flannel.
 
(I would post blanket pictures, but someone
local may see it here on my blog)
 
Fabric in this week: 2 yards
Fabric out this week: 6 yards
 
New total of yards used: 42 yards

Friday, October 10, 2014

On the Needle-Oct 10

I have not posted "On the Needle"
status for months since I had
shoulder surgery and haven't
knitted for over 6 months.
 
Well....I'm back.
 
Finally able to knit for a
while without wanting
to cry...or rip back rows
of mistakes (never knit
while on pain killers)
 
I am continuing with my
blue basket shawl I started
last year.
 
 
I am one skein in on a
4 skein shawl.
 
What is On the Needle at your house?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Stash Busting-05 October

Fall. Cool nights. Warmish days.
Time to start some Christmas
gifts. Time to enjoy indoor time.
 
I went to a great knit getaway
in the Utah mountains last
week. I made 13 fabric
project bags...one for each lady.
 
I also made 2 flannel blankets
for my nieces new baby.
 
It has felt good to sew so much!
 
Fabric in over last 2 weeks: 10 yards
Fabric used last 2 weeks: 18 yards
 
Fabric used YTD: 38 yards
 
 
Goals for October:
 
Sew 5 PJ bottoms
 
Sew 5 Library book bags
 
Finish one UFO:
Art quilt started Sept 2014
 
 
Hand sew rows 25 & 26 on
Trip Around the World Quilt
 
 
What projects are you working on?

Slow Stitiching Sunday

Fall has finally come to my little
part of the World. Cool nights
and warmish days. Perfect
weather for slow stitching!!!
 
 
Working on my Trip Around the World
quilt. All hand sewn. As of Row 24,
it has 1201-1.5 inch (finished) squares.
 
The group I am doing this with ended
the challenge as of September 30th,
but I am going on. The green dot
fabric row (shown at the bottom of
the photo) is Row 25.
 
What is your slow stitching project?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Trip Around the World-Row 23

I am currently on Row 23 of my
Trip Around the World project
(thru Bridgit Giblin Facebook group)
 
We were suppose to finish Row 30
last week, but I am behind.
 
 
I am very much enjoying the
relaxed hand sewing process.
 
Friends ask how much larger I am
going to make it. I don't know.
I haven't put a deadline on this
project. It will be finished when
I feel like it is.
 
Also, sewing with 2 inch squares,
it will take a very long time to
create a very large quilt.
 
What is your Slow Sunday Stitching?