Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ready for a new adventure

I took the Summer off from blogging
and many of my other regular activities.
 
But...I'm back and ready to have
a new adventure.
 
So...first...end of Summer Stash Report:
 
Fabric in...maybe 10 yards
 
Fabric out...maybe 10 yards.
 
That means I am still at about 27 yards
of fabric used doing 2014
 
Part of my new path is I am
ready to accomplish some goals
I have put off for quite a while...
some goals for years and years.
 
My youngest child is getting married
in the next few months and we, the
Mister and I, will be emptynesters!
 
Some folks set goals with the New Year.
I am married to a school teacher, so
our schedule tends to follow a
September-August period.
 
Some of my goals I am planning are
 
1. Lose weight: I know...everyone has that goal. I
am about 100 lbs overweight, so I need to lose, no matter
what. It's a health issue. I need energy to live the life I want too.
 
2. Finish a UFO each month: I'll add a list here next week.
 
3. Read my scriptures everyday: I read the Book of Mormon
over the 100 days of Summer vacation. On to the Bible..
 
4. Clean out my storage: I have cleaned out holiday décor, but
the food/camping/clothing/don't know where to put it
storage has taken over one huge room down stairs.
 
5. Use it up-make it do: Like many of us have been
fabric stash busting, I have way too much fabric and it
needs to be used up. A few years ago, I went 1 year without
purchasing any fabric, and I am going to do it again.
 
There will be more goals, I know, but this is a good start for
Sep 2014. If any of you have had experience trying to
accomplish these changes, please share any tips or helps!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

I have fabric to count

I sewed a project bag for a dear friend
in my knitting group, who is moving
away this week.

I used 1/2 a yard of fabric, so

Fabric used YTD: 27.5 Yards.

No new fabric in.

I nearly completed my fabric challenge
project for my city's Heritage celebration
next month...still needs quilting.

I am continuing to work on the
Trip around the World challenge
on Facebook.

 
(Yeah...the photo actually worked this time!)
 
What are you working on?
 
How's the stash busting going?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stash Busting

Ah ha...I have sewn this week!

First time in 2 months.
 
I made 4 blocks for a charity quilt
my quilt guild is donating to the
Primary Children's auction (Utah).
 
I nearly finished the top for my
cities fabric challenge....
pictures to follow.
 
I completed my first 9 rows of
a Trip Around the World challenge.

(Argh...can't post a photo!)
 
 
I didn't finish anything, so I don't
count it in the stash busting.
 
Still at 27 yards busted!



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Stash Report-15 Jun 2014

Again...no changes!
 
I was planning to work on some great
sewing projects...quilts....dresses...
but, life got in the way.
 
I am going back to my goal of sewing
a minimum of 30 minutes a day again.
 
Still at 27 yards busted!
 
I am participating in a Trip around
the World project on Facebook.
 
I have completed the first 9 rounds for June.

On a side note:
Happy Fathers Days!!!
 
How are you doing on your stash busting?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Stash Report

No new finished projects.
 
No fabric purchases.
 
Number busted still at  27 yards!
 
I did begin a new project this week.
 
I joined
Brigitte Giblin's Trip Around the World Challenge
on Facebook.
 
Hand piecing a Trip Around the World Quilt
in the old traditional way.
 
It has been a great project to do as I
still sit at home recovering from surgery.
 
In other news....
 
I was registered for both classes I wanted
at the Utah Quilt Guild Fest
coming up in September.
 
The Fest is being held close by my
home, so it will be a quick 20 minute
drive to go to classes and the vendors mall.
 
I am really excited to go this year!
 
Do you have plans for a Fest or Classes this year?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

I have spent the week detoxing
my body from the overload of
drugs and pain meds from surgery
3 weeks ago, so.....
 
No sewing!
 
My stash busting still stands at 27 yards.
 
I have thought about sewing a lot this week
as I lay in the recliner.
 
Ready to be back to sewing
 
and knitting
 
and back to my life.
 
How are you doing...projects....finishes?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stash report AND the beginning of the 100 days of Summer

Two months later....long story condensed into a few lines.
 
Shoulder surgery that went different than planned...
 
Longer recovery...
 
Kind of planning daughters wedding...
 
Revamping some major parts of my life.
 
There...you are all caught up!
 
Now...onto the stash report:
 
Over the last two months, I have used about 20 yards
on 5 charity quilts (2 QOVS-3 Family Shelter)
Adding that to my March total,
I stand at used 27 yards.
Low usage...need to get back to the studio!
 
Lastly...100 days of Summer starts today
and ends on Labor Day (September 1)
 
I am feeling very motivated to get some
project and goals done and off the to-do list.
 
Some of my random goals and/or plans...
 
Wear a skirt every day during June.
 
Complete my Physical Therapy on my shoulder
 
No TV viewing  for entire month
 
Go to the Utah Shakespeare festival with my Husband.
 
Go camping at least once a month.
 
Finish multiple UFO'S/
 
How about you...what are your plans for the Summer?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I am back...
 
After months of not posting...
 
Life got in the way...
 
I think there is finally a break in the roller coaster ride I call my life!
 
The main reason's I haven't posted:
 
1.New computer that still has problems
2.Health problems
3.Daughter getting married
 
The daughter getting married isn't really a problem...just a very busy time for the entire household!
 
So, here's my first stash busting report for 2014
 
Fabric used: 9 yards
Fabric purchased: 1.5 yards
 
Total busted:7.5 yards.
 
I did not set a specific goal of how many yards I wanted to use this year. I also will probably be only posting a monthly stash busting report.
 
How are you doing in your creating?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I actually sewed something!

After 2 months without a
studio/sewing place/uncluttered house,
my studio is finally finished!
 
Well...finished enough I
could move into it and function.
 
So, I sewed my granddaughters
Tinkerbell costume for Halloween.
 
It was glorious!
 
It felt so wonderful!
 
I loved sewing again!
 
Since it was not my
material, I can not count
it towards stash busting,
 
but, at least I was
able to create again!
 
This weeks goal:
 
1. More sewing
2. Learn how to get my photos
onto the blog.
3.More sewing.
 
What are your creating goals
for this week?