Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Stash report - finally

I've not done a stash report since summer.  Life took a strange turn and I had nothing much to report.  I've now started to quilt again, so I thought I'd do my 21 Nov 10 stash report a bit late.
Judy is the one to motivate us, and I so appreciate it.

My stash report for the week is:

Fabric usage goal (100 yards)--(4.52) yards to go
Fabric Added This Week -- 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date -- 45 yards
Fabric Used This Week -- 4.55 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date -- 120.34 yards
Fabric Used this month -- 16.45 yards
Net fabric used year to date: -95.48 yards

I have a number of quilts needing to be quilted, so I hope this goes up much more the rest of the year.  It still appears that I'll meet my goal of 100 yards of my stash gone in 2010. 

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful family, fun filled Thanksgiving.
I have been stitching out embroidery designs and quilting QOVs.  No photos right now, because I need to get the camera. 
I have so much to do around the house with family and friends coming for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  DH will be doing the mail dishes and I'll do the sides.  DD will do some baking for it today.
When the kids go back to school, we will have 3 weeks before Christmas vacation.  I need all those teacher Christmas gifts finished.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Small Sewing Group

It was a good day. I was only going for part of the day and DS convinced me to stay for all of my therapy. So, I stayed until I had to go to my GS Service Unit Team Meeting.

A sideways version of a green and yellow alphabet quilt.  I need to quilt this one and get it delivered soon.  I have one more that should be done quickly.

Lana was working on this one with a new ruler that is a twist and turn method.  I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Wanda was busy with her twist and turn pattern

a fun mantel piece

2 table runners that I can't get the photo to stay turned the right way.

This is a piece from her MIL's stash that she set with some wonderful floral fabric.  What a fun piece for her daughter.

I was trying to get some of the necessary items prepared to finish.  These are for the Wilford Hall String quilts that I'm making for the high risk pregnancy ward for Moms who don't take their babies home with them. 

one boy one girl

I also started working on the Christmas tree Wall Hangings for gifts this year.  I need to focus and make lots of half square triangles for these items.  I have all the other pieces ready to sew.  I would love to just continue to sew and get some of these items completed.

I am also loading a Quilts of Valor quilt to be quilted.  I have a few of these I need to complete this month.  They give me such pleasure to quilt for others.  I think all of them are going back to allow the other folks to finish them.  Check out the site for how you could help too.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's been a long time

This is the little Wilford Hall Medical Center Quilts for those Moms that don't get to bring their babies home.  I'm using the String blocks from Heartstrings to do the center and then border with a kid friendly print

These are for one of my few Birthday block swaps.  Fall colors are so pretty.  I enjoy the contrast on the dark one too. 

This baby quilt was another UFO that a friend gifted me with.  I did use up 4 of the leftover blocks from Carolina Crossroads.  I love this one.  It was a gift for DD's Math teacher that delivered in October.

This is not a quilty one, but is for DD's Science teacher that is on bed rest and due in late November.

 I quilted these for my friend Tammy.  They were used to raise money for her school.
DD as Venus for Halloween.  Notice the bag I got from Houston Market. 

These are the projects for Jo's Club.  I still have one more to put the top together.  I then need to work on the current one.  Of course, these need to be quilted and bound too.

I embroidered these for teachers at DD's school  I actually made 8 more than this, but didn't take the photo.  Aren't they pretty?  The striped towels were difficult to find the right thread for.  Then, I ran out of 3 different spools of yellow.  :)  It was a fun time, since it was the first time I had the machine on since August. 

So, I have been doing a few things, but not as many as normal.  I hope to change that and post more often.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Veterans Day!