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
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 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.

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!