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?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Slow stitching

I am back to working on my
hand pieced Trip Around the
World quilt.
 
I was going to stop at Row 30,
which is a large square lap
quilt, but I think I will go on
and make it a Queen size quilt.
 
 
With the squares finishing out at just
1.5 inches, this is going to be a long
term project. I'll hand quilt it when
it is done.
 
What are you working on?

Stash busting for 09 Nov

My numbers look so small now that I
have started a new 2014-2015 goal,
but I will just keep plugging along.
 
Yards in this week: 0
Yards out this week: 1.5
 
Total used to date: 3.5 yards
 
I made two bags for my granddaughters
birthday. The gift theme was bags/purses.
 
 
Left to Right:
 
Purse to hold nail polish...she isn't a little girl anymore,
but not quite a teenager either.
 
Bag to hold her books...this child reads constantly!
 
Bag to hold her craft projects....she is learning to
crochet.
 
Onto sewing for Christmas......

Monday, November 3, 2014

Design Wall-03 Nov

I haven't posted a design wall status
for months, mostly because I either
did not have anything on the wall,
or I could not share it on my blog.
 
I have joined my guild BOM project
which began in September. I don't
piece traditional blocks much anymore,
so this is going to be challenging
for me.
 
This is the center block-36 inches
 
 
The finished quilt is going to be
King size, I think. It's a mystery
quilt, but with a center that big....
 
The center was Septembers block,
and this is Octobers block-
16 inch.
 
 
 
Don't look too close at the points.
They are not going to all match
up. Oh well...work in progress!
 
What are you working on?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Slow stitching-Nov 2

My slow stitching goal for
October was to finish
rows 25 and 26 of my
Trip Around the World quilt.
 
I accomplished my goal
AND finished row 27 too!
 
 
For November, my goal is to
finish rows 28 (red dot fabric
already started) thru row 30.
 
I also need to decide if I am
going  to continue on and
make a larger quilt or
stop and have a wall hanging.
 
Decisions...decisions....

New goal for stash report starts now!

I tend to set and work on goals from
September to August. Today, I
beginning my new stash busting
goal (Nov-Aug) of using up and/or
giving away 50 yards.
 
In this week: 0 yards
Out this week: 0 yards
 
New total: 0 yards
 
Yes, I did not sew this week.
 
BUT, I have a good reason..
 
No, an excellent reason....
 
 
My last child at home surprised us
(with 2 weeks notice) that she was
getting married! It was a lovely
ceremony with a nice judge in a
small town courthouse. Her husband
is a wonderful man.
 
My last child married...empty nest!
 
Which leads to my list for
November sewing goals:
 
Finish row 28-30 of the Trip around
the World quilt (and decide if I want
to keep going or make it a wall hanging)
 
 
 
Sew 7 pairs of Christmas jammies
 
Sew 7 grandkid library bags
(Christmas gifts)
 
Finish one UFO
 
Sew Guild BOM November block
 
Of course, I will most likely add to this list!

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!!!!