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?

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......