Sunday, October 31, 2021

2021 Monthly Challenges

 2021 Challenges 

February 2. Oasis Cover
April 4. Tree genealogy
6. Fish Bowl
Oct 8. Football Pillow
Nov 3. Scooter bag

February # 80 Hive Mind
March #44 Crumb Fabric Totes
April #8 Ashley T-shirt quilt
May #20 Car Organizer
June #114 Mount Rushmore
July #189 Small Mesh Tote
August #170 Stonehenge pillow
September #182 Tiny Christmas Stocking
October # 99 Love panel
November #141 Purple Triangle in a Square

February #60 Flower Shop Quilt
March #10 August Table Topper
March #28 Christmas Card Caddy
April #7 Artic Wolf
May #32 Christmas Stocking
May #1 1" HST misc
June #8 Ashley T-shirt Quilt
June #56 Fish Bowl
July #3 A Heritage Quilt
August #11 Bee-u-ti-ful Applique
August #88 Jacob's Ladder
September #5 Adorn It Quilt
September #17 Braided Twist Table Topper
October #6 Arrowheads
October #49 This one has been purged from my list
November #12 Bench Pillows
November #26 Chili Pepper HST

August/September/October - #103/104 - Memory Pillow and Bear
Finally done
November - Kolache Test Quilt
This is a new one for me. 
She suggests listing 12 items and being able to change them if you want.
My list, as of now, is as follows:
January 1. Orphan blocks  
I have made many pillows and table toppers with the Orphan blocks, but there are still more.
April 8. Tree Genealogy
May 11. Paris
June 9. Quilters Wall Hanging
  August 7. Snowman Ornaments
 September 2. Iron caddy
October 5. Christmas - Nature Gift
November 10. Rob Peter 

Happy Halloween

 Halloween used to be a time Jon and I would go out to eat and away from the trick or treaters.

Jon didn't like candy and never wanted to dress up, so we had Mother/Son time.

Then, along came Ashley.

She loved to trick or treat because she loved candy.

She loved to dress up and all the scary things.

She got her brother to dress up a little because she was so excited.


There I am dressed up as a witch. LOL
Then on Halloween 2013, my wonderful Dad passed away.
Here are some photos of him along the way.

with Jon

 Mom and Dad

At Randy & my wedding

Mom and Dad.
Halloween hasn't been the same since.
We have finally figured out it is OK to celebrate without Dad.
That is a good thing.

Happy Halloween!

Stash Report #43

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Used this Week:
1.67 yards

Used year to Date:
185.37 yards
Net Stash used in October
12.03 yards

Added this Week:
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
53.58 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
36.71 yards

Net Used in 2021:
163.29 yards
 I made two chicken blocks for the guild Storybook Quilts project. 
This is a memory pillow out of my Mom's clothing.
These are from bonus triangles from the Moda quilt my Secret Quilter gave me.
It is made by Christina Cameli called Sonora.
A postcard swap has us doing an Austrailan Christmas.

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon
 is doing a 350 block challenge:

Total Number of equivalent blocks:
Perimeter in inches:
Numer of UFOs completed
UFO Yardage Used
Percentage of yardage used in UFOs:

Number of Bobbins Used this week:
Number of Bobbins Used this year:
Number of Spools Used this week:
Number of Spools Used this year:

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

Days of Stitching                                     91%
Number of Days this week                          7/7
Number of Days this year                   277/303

Days Organizing                                      89%
Number of Days this week                         7/7
Number of Days this year                   269/303

I did some handwork on two days because of how I was feeling this week.

Quilting is more fun than Housework has us working on scraps.

  I used up the embroidery and made Christmas PCs.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Week's progress

I worked on postcards.
These are from the Christmas embroidery I had from my UFO listing.
I also did an Australian postcard.
This is a little mug rug from the bonus HST from the Moda Quilt.
This is a pillow from my Mom's clothing.
I still have a bear to make.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Studio Update

  I still have work to do in the studio, but it is a start. 

But, I continue to make some progress, even if sometimes it looks worse.

It's been a difficult couple of weeks.
We are having some home repair done, which messes things up.
I have two QOVs to bind, so they are sitting on the window seat ready for me to make the binding.
Do you see the light in the corner?
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My daughter loves it so much, she wants a social work one.

I made some changes and put my books from the little bookshelf on the corner.
The containers went in the corner cabinet.
It is lots cleaner now.
I think this area is my area that gets out of control quickly.
I need to work on it and see if I can unclutter the area any.
It's a little messy because I'm using everything around there.
The basket needs to be emptied and will be this week.
Still much the same.
I do think I finished one UFO and a box left.
The bags to the side are projects next in line, so they will stay there.
I'm working on the T-shirt quilt, so two of the bags will slowly dwindle as I stabilize the shirts.
I can't show this photo because of test quilts.

I can't show the area because of a test quilt.
I've used some of the batting.
I need to put containers back after I had to get to one in the bottom area.
I had to use something and it wouldn't go back, so now I need to figure out that area again.
I made a mess emptying bags.
What a mess.

I've had a rough couple of weeks, so less is being done, but something is.

Thanks for helping me stay accountable.