Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Home Sweet Home

Well, we are home early.
Alberto was going to drop too much rain for the rest of our vacation, so we came home early.
DS met us to unload the car, so it was great to be home.

A/C was not working properly. :I
But, they came out and it is cooling some, but not like it should.
They will come back on Wed for a full tune up and cleaning of the unit.

I did't even get the vacation stuff put away because it got so hot inside.
Maybe today.
It was too hot to move much, so not much sewing done either, but I did cut some star blocks and will get them started when I do get to my studio.

Computer decided it would not work.
Yikes, that is not what I wanted to happen.

I didn't eat right yesterday because of the frustrations, so I paid for it in the evening.
Woke up in the middle of the night, so I'm up for awhile.
We will see for how long.

Glad to be home and maybe I'll finish something before the end of the month.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Vacation is wonderful
We are on the 13th floor and this is our view at night.

Wonderful water in Destin, FL
Fun Universal Studios, FL events 
To a day of cutting HST.
Not as many as I'd like to have done, but more than I might have.
Lots of 1.5" HST.
I have many more to do.
My shoulder is giving me trouble, so I'm being careful.

Not much of the cut off pieces, but I'm down a few.
WE are not having lots of plan for tomorrow, so I might get a few more trimmed.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Test Quilt

This is one of the test patterns from TQPM that I tested in the last few month.

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Very little sewing on the trip out.
3 days this week.
Visiting wit old friends.
beautiful sunrise. 
DH does most of the driving. 
Gulf Coast Driving. 
Ft Walton Beach 

DD  tired and ready to be in the room 
lazy river 
DD& me trying out selfies with new phone. 
Our Tiki friend. 
A walk on the beach 
warm water 
Having fun.

Mother and daughter. 
The beautiful water under the pier. 
Dinner on the beach. 
Gorgeous sunset 
DH on the beach 
Our feathered friend 

learned how to do a panoramic view from our balcony. 

visiting friends 
Made it to Orlando, FL 
View from our room.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


WE are on the road again.
DH wanted to leave a 0100, and that is either too late for me or too early.
Made our way to Mississippi and just now are coming to life.

But, I'm doing a few things on the trip.
I have my yoyos
I have two hand quilting projects and a cross stitch project.
So, when in the car, I'll be working on something.
At night I hope to cut HST while we veg in the room.
I don't know how much I'll post or what I'll actually accomplish, but... we will have fun.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Motivational Monday

7 - 13 May 2018

1. Keep unstitching bad stitching on CIL
Still working on it.
It's hard to see, so.....

2. Keep working on studio to be vacation ready
Cleaned out from under the sewing machine
It was really dusty.

3. Post Cards

a. Blue Work
Don't need these right now, so I'll wait until I return home.

b. Birthday (June)
Both at done. 
Don't have a photo
c. Hot Glue
d. Song Birds
e. Angels

4. Organization Challenge - Clean out under sewing machine.

Found a bag of electronics.
I have to admit that I have no idea what to do with it, so it is going to DS to figure out.
It's out of my studio, and that is a good thing.

I emptied a big bag of items that needed filing.
All is filed that I have found.
I found two beautiful fabric postcards.
Apparently they were lost and I didn't even know it. :(
I have got to do better with this.
I also found old photos that I need to scan and post to Facebook to see if any family can tell me who they are.
I found my essential oil course and hope to work on that on the trip when we are having down time.
Of course, I'm going to be trimming up HST during that time too and that is my priority, but you can only do so much at a time. 

6. Keep preparing for vacation
Started the suitcase packing and refining the packing list.
We are completely packed with what we can.
Waiting on DS to get here with his stuff and the last minute things.

7. Quilt Lana's table topper.

14 - 20 May 2018

1. Keep working on studio to be vacation ready

2. Finish testing TQPM pattern


4. Keep preparing for vacation

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Stash Report

quilt paint create links to all our stash reports
Used this Week:                                             0.31 yards
Used year to Date:                                     145.14 yards
Total out of stash this Month (May)                10.74 yards
Added this Week:                                           0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                     10.50 yards
Goal:                                                         200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                               54.86 yards

Net Used in quilts 2018:                              93.39 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                  348
Perimeter in inches                               4382

Number of UFOs finished this year:            18
UFO Yardage Used                                74.41
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              80%

Number of Bobbins Used this week          1

Number of Bobbins Used this year          86
Number of Spools Used this week            2
Number of Spools Used this year            25

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

Days of Stitching                                      96%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                       127/132

Days Organizing                                       95%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                        125/132

I really only worked on the postcards this week, but with the type of week it was, I'm OK with that.
I doubt I'll be having any usage during the next 2 weeks because of vacation.
I'll be able to stitch, but not organize during these two weeks.
That is what family vacation is all about.
I've already packed 3 projects to work on, so I'm good there.