Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kleenex holders

I have them made, but not enough kleenex fillers.
So, I'll get those after my meeting today and finish that up.

I have to tell you about what happened.
I keep track of every piece of fabric I use.
My computer has restarted and updates 3 times in the last 2 days and I'm fed up with it.
I went to add in the Kleenex holder totals and my file was reverted back to September.
Oh my goodness.
I give kudos to my son for finding the file from 12/11/2018 and I didn't lose anything that I can think of.
Thank you Jon!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Motivational Monday

It's been a great week of accomplishments.

2 - 9 December 2018

1.  Organizational Challenge 

Clean off a surface that is out of control
The way it was

 The way is came out
the way it was
The way it is
I still need to go through the trays more, but decided to wait until later.

I need to remember to take photos.
I found some UFOs, some pressing sheets, some HST in the box.
The HST need to be trimmed and are in the container where that is kept.
The UFOs are being sorted and bagged.
 I will probably use some of them in making more pillows.
I found some door decorations from DD's dorm.
They are in their place in that container for her to take with her to her apartment next year.
I want to make sure I have something for her bedroom door each month.
I have been thinking about a wreath for the front door that you can change out a decoration for the month.

3. Wolf Pillow

4. Christmas Towels

5. Christmas Ornaments

6. Stabilize baby clothing

7. 3 table runners

8. Gag Gift

9. Christmas Coasters
Coasters for DH and DS to deliver.
I still need to make some for my friends.

10. Quiltville Clue #2 & 3
Clue #2
I'm not getting all the clue done, but I'm doing a few.
That may be the way it is for a bit.

11. Lisa Grocery bag from a T-shirt

I ended up making two of them.

12. Winter Postcards finished and mailed

13. Other postcards
Went to the friends of DD.

14. Bind CIL #14
Bound and mailed back

10 - 16 December 2018
It's going to be another busy week

1.  Organizational Challenge 

Filing of paper, fabric, patterns, etc
3. Your way postcards (4)
4. Work on baby clothing quilt
5. 3 table runners
6. Christmas ornaments (Trees)
7. Scandinavian Star ornaments (9)
9. Quiltville Clue #3 
10. Christmas coasters
11. Project Bag
12. Test table runner
13. Work on Dragon Fly Baby Quilt

Design Wall Monday

I'm linking to Small Quilts Doll Quilt's Design Wall Monday.
I have one more star on the bread and butter done.
Two more to go.
I'm using the dragonfly (purple) one as a leader ender for all the other things I'm doing, so bread and butter is on the back burner. 
This mess is being put back into other projects.
I think it is too chaotic for my taste.
But, I am hoping to get two more borders on it and then find something for an outside border.
All the rest of the pieces will go into packages to use in another project.

I'm glad I tried this technique, but i doubt I'll be doing it again.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Another Grocery Bag

The second one is done.
I think I'll stop with this one.
I know I have less material for the third on, and need to determine how I'll work that issue.
I did modify the handle by starting out with it longer and then having over the edge by 1.5".
It allowed me to stabilize it a little easier.
I also sewed all seams with a 1/2" seam.
I think it is sturdier this way and is not noticeably smaller.
It's been a good day.

Grocery bag

With all the movement to go green, cloth shopping bags are all the rage.
I wanted to experiment with making one to see if I could use leftover T-shirt pieces.
I used the pattern by Sewn Ideas called Roomy Grocery bag.

It's a two sided bag with two of the T-shirts I didn't use in Lisa's quilt.
I actually think the bag might be a little big, but it is Roomy.

I also would make a change to how the handle was made so it would be a little more sturdy.
I would not use a 1/4" & 1/8" seam, I'd use the 1/2" seam to do the bag.
Other than that, it went together and the instructions were great.
I still have some leftover T-shirts, so I think I'll make a few more of these for her.
I'm having lunch with her on Tuesday, so it is perfect for a Christmas gift (even if I don't get the second one done)

Christmas Coasters

DS wanted coasters for his work
25 done.

DH wanted 12 sets of 4 coasters to hand out as he goes about town.
48 coasters, 12 sets Done

Now I need to do the ones I want to hand out as I go.

Stash Report

quilt paint create links to all our stash reports   
Mostly working on the coasters for all my family who wants to give them away.
I did buy a red music fabric that I'll use in DD's T-shirt quilt.

Used this Week:                                              3.40 yards
Used year to Date:                                       278.51 yards
Total out of stash this Month (December)         40.00 yards
Added this Week:                                             3.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        53.25 yards
New Goal:                                                    300.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                               241.49 yards

Net Used in quilts 2018:                               201.93

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                1650
Perimeter in inches                             20968

Number of UFOs finished this year:            40
UFO Yardage Used                              144.85
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              72%

Number of Bobbins Used this week            3

Number of Bobbins Used this year          198
Number of Spools Used this week              0
Number of Spools Used this year              46

Kate at Life in Pieces is doing the challenge of 15 minutes of sewing.

Days of Stitching                                      85%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                       296/349

Days Organizing                                       92%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                        322/349

20 minute challenge                               29%
Number of Days this week                     2/7
Number of days this year                      47/161