Sunday, October 23, 2016

Staying busy and moving on....

I am feeling frustrated today.
I have many projects that I could be
working on, but all I want to do is
the one project I can not....
my Red n White quilt.

It is still at the quilters house.

Okay, what to do....

I could work on my
Trip Around the World

(Wow, that's an old photo)

Or I could do some cross stitch
work on some quilt blocks.

Or I could finish any number of
partial started projects.

I think it is time to make a list.
(A long list)
A list of started projects which
need to be finished.

This may take a while.....

What are you working on?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

On to the next project

It is a rainy morning and Fall
weather is in full swing here in Utah.

I finally finished my Red n White quilt.
It goes to my quilter, Diane, tomorrow.

I made this quilt for the Utah
Quilt Guild Jubilee, which is
being celebrated next year.

I also made it to celebrate my
Husbands and I wedding anniversary
next year too. He helped pick out
the blocks.

Some of the block represent where
we have lived or other aspects of our
married life together.

For my Slow Sunday stitching,
I think I will go dig out a
needlepoint project that needs
to be finished.

What are you working on?

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Welcome Fall

The nights are getting cooler.
The temperature is getting colder.
The leaves are changing their colors
to beautiful oranges and reds.

It's Fall here in Utah (USA)

Perfect weather for staying inside
and catching up on my hand work.

I am back to hand stitching my
Trip Around the World quilt.
Above is a very old photo from
when I had just had begun this project.

This weeks goals:

Get the borders finished on Red n White quilt

Send Red n White quilt to my quilter

Finish quilting my Welcome quilt

What are you creating?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Back in the Saddle again

Now that the weather has cooled off,
I am feeling much more energetic
and ready to get back to a regular schedule.

This slow Sunday, I am stitching
on my Trip Around the World quilt.

This is a current photo taken at my
quilt guild meeting about 2 weeks ago.
Not a great photo, but you can see
the is a little larger than a Queen.

This is a project that has been going on
for about 2 years now. Hand sewing 2 inch
squares take a long time....

My creating plans this week:

-Add borders to Red and White quilt

-Make backing for Red and White quilt

-Take Red and White quilt to quilter

-Sew Circa 2016 blocks

What are your plans for the week?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

And....I'm back!

I have not planned to take a 9 month break
from just kind of happened that way.

As the weather gets cooler, it is time to get
back to more (hand) sewing and knitting. I have
a very long list of projects I would like to start,
but I am trying (again) to finish a few projects
before starting another new one.

Today, I am going back to hand stitching
my Trip Around the World quilt. It has sat
in a bag next to the couch for months and
months, untouched.

Goodness, that's an old photo...I have added quite a few more
rows. I am going for a King size. Currently, it is just
over a Queen size.

I look forward to seeing everyone's projects at Slow Sunday
stitching. What are you working on?

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Finally...I used some fabric!

My first stash busting post for 2016!
I have not been doing well in the
stash busting program!
But....I finally have a stash bust!
I made some charity baby quilts
using up about all the larger
pieces of flannel I had in my
Fabric in 2016: 4 yards
Fabric out 2016: 15 yards
Total busted: 11 yards
It's not much, but it's a start!
I had to purchase ( I really did!)
the 4 yards of red and white
fabric for a new project I
could not pass up.
The state of Utah Quilt Guild
is doing a state wide project
of red and white quilts to
celebrate a big anniversary in 2017.
I love red and white quilts, so...
I had to buy the fabric. (ha ha ha)
Here is my start of blocks
I have made 6, 9 and 12 inch blocks
so far. I want to make a couple of
15 inch and a 18 inch block too.
I am going for a King size quilt.
What are you working on?
My first post of 2016!
I am feeling very creative this year, and
have set some new sewing goals.
The state of Utah Quilt Guild will be
celebrating a big anniversary in 2017
and has asked individuals and local
guilds to make Red and White quilts.
The quilts will be part of a touring
exhibit thru the state of Utah during
2017. I love red and white quilts!
I am making my are the
first blocks...
I am basing my blocks on 3 inch
measurements. The blocks
(left to right) are;
Rows 1-2: 6 inch
Rows 3-4: 9 inch
Rows 5-6: 12 inch
I would also like to make some 15
and maybe one 18 inch block.
As part of my hand work, I am
thinking of doing some hand
embroidery in the white centers
of some of the blocks.
Todays hand work....back to my
trip around the world. I am going
for a King size.

What are you working on?

Friday, November 13, 2015

On the Needle

Knitting Christmas Hats as
fast as I can. This Christmas
is going to be completely
homemade and simple!
Ribbed Pillbox hat (#42)
It was an easy pattern on
size 7 needles.
The pattern is on too.
I have started a different
hat, in the same yarn, from
the same book, but do not
have a photo yet.
What's on the needle at your house?

Friday, November 6, 2015

On the Needle- Nov 6

I have not been knitting the last
week, but am ready to start a
new Christmas hat
I am a member of a beginners
group on which
has a easy KAL each month.
This month is the Utopia hat.
I just need to pick out
my yarn. It will be for my husband.
What are you working on?