Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I'm alive

Today was filled with a doctor appointment with the VA
1.5 hours of x-rays and movements that hurt.
Another 1.5 hours of poking and prodding by the doctor.
I'm worn out, but DD needed her swim suit to jump in the river tomorrow with her band section.
Sooooo off we went to deliver and take the college student to dinner.
She turns 18 tomorrow.
Such a sweet time, but we won't be with her.
No sewing, but hoping I can do something tomorrow.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Motivational Monday

14 - 20 August 17
Work on baby clothing quilt
Keep Sewing center together
cut more 2.5" squares

WITB
This was really done in DD's room more than in my stuff.
Work on Simply Woven
I did find a border that will allow me to stop making this block and still have the quilt a good size.

Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
20 of 81 done

Clean up studio
I got my desk cleaned off, but that is a never ending battle. 

Make door hanger for dorm

Both girls have their own pouch to put things they need to take with them.

This is a plastic bag holder to help
This is actually the chalk board.

Work on baby clothing quilt
Keep Sewing center together
cut more 2.5" squares

WITB
This was really done in DD's room more than in my stuff.
Work on Simply Woven


21-27 August 2017

1.Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
20 of 81 done

2.Clean up studio

3.Work on baby clothing quilt

Keep Sewing center together
cut more 2.5" squares

4. Work on Simply Woven
5. WITB

Sunday, August 20, 2017

plastic bag holder

We were looking for the bags left the other day and realized that it was going to be difficult to keep them in control, so I made a plastic bag holder for the girls to use.
It matches the door pockets.

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                                 1.63 yards
Used year to Date:                                         161.69 yards
Total out of stash this Month (August)           -12.92 yards
Added this Week:                                             22.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        38.00 yards
Goal:                                                             200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                  75.14 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                                 161.69 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                      925
Perimeter in inches                                    7587
Number of UFOs finished this year:              29
UFO Yardage Used                                117.94
    
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              73%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            5

Dorm move in week, with extra trips to San Marcos.
But, within a bit, I should be able to stay home and focus on my house and quilting.

I did a few little dorm room things, but no real big finishes.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Long week

This was a stressful week for us.
All the packing, all the driving, crisis with the room, etc.
But, thankfully we are only 35 minutes away and we are available to deal with things.
DD is moved into college, likes her roommate and loves her band experience.
So very thankful for all of that.
I'm exhausted.
i spent today making the postcards for a analogous swap.
  
yesterday the Cotton Boll was having a birthday sale.
She had a goal of getting rid of lots of bolts of fabric.
I helped her out. 
I needed some gray to work into the simply woven fiasco I've been working on.
Maybe I'll be able to get something accomplished soon.
Tomorrow is going to breakfast with DD.
Then I have an essential oils consultation in the afternoon.
So, I doubt I'll get much sewing done.
Plus, I have so much cleaning to do that I need to do a little at a time of that.
But, I'm doing OK and have just been busy.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Motivational Monday

7-13 August 17
Work on baby clothing quilt
Sew center together - this is a never ending center, but close to getting the columns sewn together.
cut more 2.5" squares - cutting a couple of pieces when I am cutting something else.

WITB
Found some college things in a box.
Lots of paperwork filed.

Work on Simply Woven
Messed up another square.
I'm really trying to figure out how to modify the quilt and not have that many to make.

 Embroider the angels - was Mom's quilt and now for a nurse - this is not going to be done right now. I can't bring myself to look for angels at this point.

Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
19 of 81 done

Start second banner
It is done.

Clean up studio (put fabrics away, organize extra boxes)
I'm slowly working on this.
Most of the fabrics are back in their places.
I've got some rearranging to do.


14 - 20 August 17
Work on baby clothing quilt
Keep Sewing center together
cut more 2.5" squares

WITB

Work on Simply Woven

Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
20 of 81 done

Clean up studio

Make door hanger for dorm

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                                 2.77 yards
Used year to Date:                                         145.23 yards
Total out of stash this Month (August)              7.45 yards
Added this Week:                                              0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        18.00 yards
Goal:                                                             200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                  54.77 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                                 160.07 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                      919
Perimeter in inches                                    7431
Number of UFOs finished this year:              29
UFO Yardage Used                                117.94
    
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              74%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            5

Sparkling Sampler

Finished Block D

I know  I have one more blue block to make

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Let's Bee Social

Sew Fresh Quilts has a Let's bee Social Link.
Wednesday Wait List is another link to check out.

I finished a pillow that I tested for the 12 Day of Christmas in July 
I finished a banner for DD's roommate 
DH decided to get rid of his ties.
Anyone someone that would like them? 


Baby clothing quilt center is coming together.
One more column and then I can sew the rows together. 
Simply Woven has 15 blocks, about half way done. 

too many things in the fire.
Today we have a visit with a baby and then nothing else.
I'll be working away.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Snowman

Remember the 12 Days of Christmas in July?
Well, here is a snowman pillow that Stitchin at Home had on her site.
I had planned this to be for my Mom since her name was Joy.
But, we will keep it here in her memory.
Her favorite color was pink, so that is why the JOY is in pink.

Last Banner

Finished the banner for my DD's roommate.
Hard to see, because I can't get direct on it from where the design wall is.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Motivational Monday

31 July -  6 August 17
Work on baby clothing quilt - sew center blocks together
I still have lots more to do, but I'm working on it and that is what is important.


3 Summer Fun Postcards.

WITB
One bag on Tuesday.
One bag on Saturday.
Three Bags of Sunday.
One had lots of fleece in it, and it is back on the shelf where it belongs

Work on Simply Woven
Finished 14 blocks


 Embroider the angels - was Mom's quilt and now for a nurse

Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
finished 16 blocks of 81

Finish first banner

Clean up studio (put fabrics away, organize extra boxes)
Been working this, but it will take time.

Kleenex covers for Memorial
  

Obituary bookmarks                     Kleenex covers with Kleenex

7-13 August 17
Work on baby clothing quilt - cut more 2.5" squares
WITB
Work on Simply Woven
 Embroider the angels - was Mom's quilt and now for a nurse
Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
Start second banner
Clean up studio (put fabrics away, organize extra boxes)

  

Memorial Slide Show

I know you are probably tired of hearing about my Mom, but if you would like to see her celebration of life video, it is at this link.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Retreat update

1.    Sew center of baby quilt together
at the start                                end of weekend

DONE 2.    Make 3 postcards
  
All new and all done

3.    Continue Irish Stars quilt along
 17 of 81 Completed  blocks & 1 in process
4.    Simply Woven progress
  

At the start                                           a couple extra
1 in process

Overall, it was a productive weekend and allowed me to do some mindless sewing.

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                                 8.56 yards
Used year to Date:                                         140.95 yards
Total out of stash this Month (August)              3.16 yards
Added this Week:                                              0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        18.00 yards
Goal:                                                             200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                  59.05 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                                 155.78 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                      854
Perimeter in inches                                    7330
Number of UFOs finished this year:              28
UFO Yardage Used                                117.30
    
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              75%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            5

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stashbuster Stay At Home Retreat

i need some happiness in my day, so i think I'll be retreating this weekend.
My loose goals are:

1.    Sew center of baby quilt together


2.    Make 3 postcards
3.    Continue Irish Stars quilt along
4.    Simply Woven progress

A Day late

I was busy yesterday, but on lots of other things than quilting.

finished DD's name banner
Now to make one for her roommate 
Started string piecing the baby clothing quilt together.
I need to get this off the design wall so I can add more to it.
still working on the Irish Star quilt Along.

Today is Mom's Memorial
I will probably do something in the studio this morning because the memorial is at 4.
I have been cutting more baby clothing this morning.
I have a pile ready to cut and I have a bag ready to be stabilized.

Friday, August 4, 2017

memorial

This is the obituary in a book mark form.
Here are the 40 Kleenex covers that I made.
Mom's favorite color was pink with some green.
I just used a couple scraps of fabric and made however many it made.

The memorial is tomorrow.

Banner

TQPM March issue had a Happy Birthday Banner
DD decided she would like one for her dorm room with her name on it.
Things I learned
I don't stitch in the ditch well, which is why I don't do machine bindings.
I should use an invisible thread to do those things.

But, it is done and she likes it.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

midweek makers

Since I need to work on this, it went onto the new design wall.