Sunday, July 19, 2015

Time flies!

This summer has just flown by so quickly!
 
I have missed blogging for weeks now.
 
For my stash repost, I did do some sewing
that I can count towards the used side. I
sewed a dress for granddaughters birthday.
 
Used during July: 1.5 years
 
Total busted: 14 yards
 
Sad number, I know, but in the next few
weeks, I will (hopefully) have numerous
projects coming together at the
same time. My numbers should at least
double, if not triple!
 
I have been busy knitting. I am still really
new to knitting, so any time I finish
something, it's a pretty big deal for me!
 
Here is my first lace shawl, finished 2 weeks ago.
 
 
The pattern is called Old Shale Shawl, which I found it
on Ravelry . I learned how to knit two together,
yarn over and the Russian bind off method.
 
It will be a gift for my sweet neighbor, when
the weather starts to cool in the Fall.
 
My projects for the next couple of weeks:
 
1. Flannel baby blankets for a friend who is expecting
   twin boys any minute.
 
2. Four quilts for charity to be tied at my
Church. They will be donated to a local
family shelter thru the Utah Quilt Guild.
 
3.Back to school clothes for the grand kids!
 
What are your sewing plans?

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Life is good...and busy!

Almost missed the entire of month of May
for blogging. Time flies....
 
Fabric report:
 
No changes. I have been sewing on a
few different projects, but because
none of them are finished, I have not
counted the fabric stash busted!
 
Still at about 30 yards busted.
 
Slow stitching Sunday:

Still working on the
Trip around the World quilt,
all done by hand.
I am nearly done with row 38

 
 
Lastly...yesterday was the
beginning of my 2015
100 days of Summer.
 
It is a project I do each Summer
(June-August with a few days
of May and September to add up
to 100 days) when I set some
different intense goals I have
been wanting to work on for a
limited time.
 
For instance, reading every
day for the 100 days or no
chocolate (yes, I have done it)
for a month.
 
This Summer, some of my goals are:
 
1.To concentrate on my physical
well being with improved diet/exercise
This includes bike riding and new
recipes made at home.
 
(Fresh from our garden)
 
2.Reading the Book of Mormon
(I am a member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
 
3.Compete in some fabric challenges.
 
There are some other goals, but you
get the idea. One goal I would like to
do is to blog more often. I just need
to make the commitment and decide
how long ( a week...a month) and
how often (everyday...twice a week)
 
So...here's to the next 99 days of fun!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you in blog land!
 
For this weeks stash busting report,
again I have no changes. I am currently
part of a mystery sew-a-long in my
monthly quilt guild group. I don't
count my fabric busted until the
project is done, which will not be
until September.
 
For my slow stitching Sunday, I am
working on my Trip around the World
quilt. I am starting Row 35.

 
 
 I find hand sewing to be very relaxing, which
is a good thing to do in this crazy busy
World. I don't watch TV, but when I do, I
hand sew or knit at the same time. Creating
with my hands while my brain takes a
mini vacation!
 
I have set the goal to sew a little
each day. Except for this last week,
I have done pretty good at keeping this
goal....Spring Break with a Husband
who is a school teacher and 2
grandchildren who needed tending does
not always translate into sewing time.
 
What are you creating?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Late in the day, but still posting

I am going to try and keep up on posting each week.
 
No changes in my stash busting.
I did sew this week, but all the
fabric came from my local quilt guild.
We are creating a charity quilt to
donate in the Fall at the
Utah State Quilt Guild conference.

 
These are my 5 blocks.
Someone donated fabric, which we are
sewing into 12 inch blocks.
The colors are a little off, but I
think it will make a beautiful quilt.
 
My slow stitching is my
Trip Around the World quilt.
When you starting sewing around
rows 32 and on, each row takes
about 130 plus squares.
It takes a long while to
complete that much sewing by hand!
 
So...what are you working on?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Oh my goodness!

I set the goal to post a couple times a month,
but I haven't done very well, have I?
 
On the stash busting front, my numbers
have not changed at all. I have purchased
flannel for charity baby quilts, but
sewn them right up and sent them out.
 
I am still at 12.5 yards busted!
 
For my slow sewing, I am working
on hand  piecing the Trip Around
the World quilt I started with a
Facebook group. I am at row 32,
which is about 2300 two inch squares.
 
 
 
I am going to continue and make a
King size quilt. Right now, it is almost
a Queen size.
 
I celebrated a birthday recently and
set the goal to
sew a little EVERY DAY until my
next birthday. So far...so good!
 
What are you creating today?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stash report and slow stitching combined

I have not posted in two months.
I got caught up in all the Christmas
celebration and sewing.
 
For my stash report:
 
Fabric in: 10 yards
Fabric out: 19 yards
 
New stash busting total:
12.5 yards used
 
I made jammies, plus
library book bags for all
the Grandkids this year.
 
 
 
My slow stitching is my hand
pieced Trip around the World
quilt. Still working on it...
 
Ready for a new year and new
goals and adventures.!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I need to get caught up!

I think I will combine my
stash busting report with
my slow stitching report
this week.
 
I have done little stitching
or no stash busting, so this post
is short and sweet...
 
Stash busting same as 2 weeks ago.
 
Still slow (hand) stitching my
Trip around the World quilt.
 
I dislike posting without a photo,
so here is a photo of my new
storage unit in the studio
 
 
My studio and the storage unit
are still under construction.
The 2 units were originally one unit
from a beauty salon...very deep
drawers/cubbies. My Husband
cut it in half width wise and
made 2 units. They both need
backs now.
 
I vow that next week I will
have some kind of change
in my stash numbers and
progress on the quilt!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Slow stitching on a snowy day

We got our first noticeable
snow fall last night, though
it is already melting off
the sidewalks this morning.
 
I am back to working
on my hand stitched
Trip Around the World
quilt...nice break between
sewing and knitting
Christmas gifts.
 
 
 
I am at row 30 of the 2 inch
squares. The original project
by Brigitte Giblin (thru Facebook)
stopped at row 30. She did
post a diagram that shows how
to add more rows to make up
to a King size quilt. I think
I am going to continue on
and go for a King size. I
am also going to hand
quilt it.
 
Definitely a long term project!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stash Busting report

I have switched from hand sewing
my quilt to knitting Christmas
gifts for my family.
 
I am a very slow knitter...I
probably did not give myself
enough time....
 
 
This is the main band of a
hat for my husband. You
knit it flat, add the top of
the hat, seam in down the
back, then finish knit it
on circular needles around
the bottom/cuff.
 
First time I have
attempted cables.
 
I want to do the 12 days
of Christmas for him, but I
am not sure how it is going
to work out.

I also did some sewing, but
nothing finished, so nothing
to report.

Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric out this week: 0 yards

Total used: 3.5 yards
 
What are you working on?