Tuesday, June 29, 2010

hst pressed

I have pressed all the hst I brought with me.  I thought I'd brought my ocean waves extras and was planning on working on it while I was in CA.  But, I can't seem to find the package with the white and colored hst.  I have plenty of the colored and colored hst.  So, I'll keep on trimming and if I find enough, then I'll use them.  I found a photo of the ocean waves blocks I've been working on and will be able to follow that pattern.  I definitely have lots of hst -- especially 2.5" ones.  :)

I'll be able to go to a quilting bee with JoMarie on Thursday. That is my day to myself and other quilters!!!

That will be lots of fun.

Now, I need to figure out how to organize these hst to make sure I have them available to use when I need them.

I feel good about getting them pressed, because if I were not on vacation, i would probably not have come this far.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bindings done

Can you see how I've taken over DH's living room?  LOL  I made myself a design wall with his sliding door curtains.  I did finish this quilt the first night here.                   This is going to the maternity ward at Wilford Hall Medical Center for the high risk pregnancies.   

This is a QOV I finished quilting when we returned from Washington, DC.  I finished the binding while driving through California.I need to get a location for it and mail it off.

Finished the binding on this love quilt while driving across Texas to Arizona.  This is the pink quilt that needed to become purple.Not exactly what I wanted it to turn out to be, but it used some swap blocks and was from blocks sent for the love quilt and all the rest was from my stash!  The swap blocks were UFOs for a purple quilt I was making.  they instead went in here.  One more UFO done for the year.

My goal this summer is to gain control over the bonus HST and get them ironed and trimmed to a usable size. 

This bin is what I have to trim.Yikes!!!!  
This is the already trimmed blocksI have 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5" & 3.5" HST so far.  So, needless to say, I have a long way to go.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby quilt finished

I finally finished the lavender and yellow baby quilt.
The quilting is loops with the animal outlines in each square.
They pick it up tomorrow morning.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday Update

My stash report for the week is: Nothing done. Nothing in. Was on vacation and didn't sew. Hopefully I will when we get out to California.

Fabric usage goal (100 yards)--(35.82) yards to go
Fabric Added This Week -- 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date -- 20 yards
Fabric Used This Week -- 0.00 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date -- 66 yards
Fabric Used this month -- 0.00 yards
Net fabric used year to date: -64.18 yards

Judy is having us do the check in again this year. Accountability is a good thing!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

what's going on?

I can't copy and past into blogspot anymore.
Anyone else having the trouble or have a fix???

magazine give away

check this blog out and see the give away this month. What a fun idea.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Museum day

Instead of walking all the way from the metro to museum, we took a bike cart. Poor guy needing to carry all 3 of us.

Went to the Native American Museum. That is much newer than some of the others and well kept. There were also fewer people there. DD enjoyed it so much, especially all the statues and videos.

Then off to the air and space museum, which I thought had not been well kept. The part she loved was the hands on part about lift and how things worked.

We had an early day in. All our feet hurt from all the walking. So, we had dinner at the Crystal City mall and back for a swim.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Vacation time

Well, we are together in DC. You can see the sites we went to yesterday. It was lots of walking and getting to the monuments were a bit away from each other, but we saw the monuments Check Spellingand had a good day.

Ended up doing dinner with my best friend that I've known for lots of years.
I went to bed early.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


No sewing done today.

It was field day at DD's school, so I helped out with that. Learned a new game -- Newcomb. Volleyball with a twist.

Then, we had to go shopping for shoes.

After that I came home and put together a dog outfit for DD's play tomorrow. She was a kangaroo and now is a spotted dog. LOL
But, these are the quilts I finished yesterday.
This is an old UFO. They were swap blocks I didn't know what to do with. DD wanted her teacher to have a yellow and green quilt and picked these blocks. I always start with my UFO cabinet to see if anything I've already started can be used for a gift. I had to make one more block to finish off the quit. The batik was just not very appealing to me, so I used the yellow sashing to brighten it some. It became larger than I expected, but i used all the green swap blocks. :) This is the label DD "wrote"
Hidden wells. Fun project and looks much more complicated than it is. Here is the label DD "wrote"