Sunday, July 24, 2016

Long time not blogging

Now that my course of antibiotics for Lyme disease is almost finished, I'm feeling almost human again.

It was HOT HOT HOT this weekend - the Montgomery County Farm Tour was this weekend, but I just couldn't face it in the heat, with other stuff to do. The only stop we did was at Rock Hill Orchard.

We got un-homogenized milk so TMOTH can try making cheese, and lovely peaches, and a few other things. But mainly we went because I'd heard they had delicious ice cream, and I wasn't led wrong - it was wonderful.

I made blueberry-lime jam from some uninspired blueberries and bought strawberries on the grocery run for strawberry jam.

And I'm working on a UFO - a Valentine's wallhanging.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

OMG for May

Going to play along this month for One Monthly Goal over at Red Letter Quilts.

My goal for May is to get my niece's quilt top completed and put together.

The blocks are Road to California:

I have about 12 made, and think I have enough of the black leaf pattern to make 25-30. I hope. If not, I'll make blocks until I run out, and come up with borders to make it big enough :)

Sunday, May 01, 2016

April 350 blocks report


A long time to not post - I was nudged by Prairie Moon Quilts April blocks report..

It was a reasonably productive month, though. I'm going to call my final number of blocks 23.

I finished this hourglass miniature quilt; it was a UFO from the heart quilt I made, using the leftover trimmed blocks. 72 blocks! They're tiny, though, and I was starting with already-made HST, so I'm going to claim 16.

I pieced a miniature trip around the world, and started quilting it. How many blocks in this one? One? 

I stopped keeping track of my split 9-patches at the end of March, and only started back up the last week of this month - 5 blocks this month. Likely more, but I didn't document them! I had 45 in February and 52 in March. I kept up with the 365 challenge blocks (28 of them) in February, but completely dropped out in March :(. I also got one Road to California block done in February, so February's TOTAL is 74.

Overall YTD is 83 + 74 + 52 + 23 = 277

I've also started to organize beads, in the hope that I'll actually USE them if I can see them better.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 350 Blocks Report

Well...lots of blocks this month; quite frankly, I'm a little surprised by how many I got done.

I kept up with the 365 Challenge until the middle of the week - I finished 28 of those tiny blocks- a few are missing and I'm too lazy to take more pictures:

I finished 35 split 9-patches:

Five road-to-California blocks for a quilt for my niece:

And, finally, 15 "blocks" for my guild challenge quilt.

That makes a total of 83!!!

OMG --- Progress! and repeat

January's goal was to make progress on my guild challenge.

I've gotten a little past half-way - 15 "blocks" done, and by my count I need 24. My only real concern is that my base fabric holds up the rest of the way!

If not - there may be some creative bordering and/or binding.

My OMG for February is to have this FINISHED. I have to turn this in at our March guild meeting, so not sewing on the binding during the meeting would be nice for a change.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Stash Report - Week 3

Yards in: 0.25
Yards out: 0.85
Cumulative yards in: 0.25
Cumulative yards out:  1.15
Net gain/use: 0.9 USED

Spending since last post: $0
Spending this year: $0

As I posted earlier, I received goodies in the mail - two cute fat eights.

My new pillowcase is 20 x 28 - with about 4" overlap on the band. 0.85 yards by my count - I found the floral fabric already sewn into a pillowcase, but lacking a finish.

I also finished two more blocks for my niece's quilt - I'm up to a total of 10 now and will likely need 20 to finish it. Maybe 25.

I'm all caught up with the 365 Challenge blocks.

I also finished five more split 9-patches. They rest in the fruit bowl before migrating upstairs to join their kindred.

AND started cutting for my guild challenge quilt.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A box of goodies in the mail

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the winners for the end-of-year Studio Organizing Final Countdown from Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts

Earlier this week, a LOVELY box arrived in the mail:)

There is a most gorgeous tote bag (I have a not-so-secret obsession with tote bags!), a pattern for matching kid/doll pjs, a couple of fat quarters, thread, thread, a mirror (the rectangle with the Kansas City Star Quilts logo), a wonderfully bright - both beam and body color - flashlight, some peppermint soap (not pictured ~ it went back to college with The Lovely Daughter), and a scissors charm.

Thank you so much for these, Shelly! It was a fun surprise.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Weekend accomplishments

I caught up with the 365 Challenge - and because of the time difference, I'm actually a day ahead :)

 Earlier, this week, I finally noticed the turned four-patch in the block below - there were actually two that way - and fixed them.

This weekend, I finished another one - and found another red to cut out the next set.

And three more split 9-patches.

Stash Report - Week 2

Yards in: 0
Yards out: 0
Cumulative yards in: 0
Cumulative yards out:  0.3
Net gain/use: 0.3 USED

Spending since last post: $0
Spending this year: $0

Nothing finished, so nothing out :)