Sunday, March 19, 2017

Stash Report

Fabric IN This Week: 0 yards
Fabric IN for March: 10.5 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 18.25 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: 00 yards
Fabric OUT for March: 00 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 9 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 00 yards
Reduction/Enhancement for March: 9.25 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 9.25 yards
New Project Started This Week:  
Projects Advanced This Week:
BH Leader/Ender: 5 Blue quarter square triangles (5:160) and 5 neutral square triangles (5:100)
Guild Bingo Blocks: 1 of 3 done and all strips cut and ready. 
Projects Not Advanced This Week:
Guild Challenge - Spring Table Runner 12 x 35

Blue Star
Wedding Quilt(s)
    Again this week, I have been sewing - just not finishing. But that may change soon! My Quilters ADDH has set in again but at least my Mojo/Muse is still around.
   The weather this week has been consistent. It has been rather cool all week. Everything is getting green and pretty. Spring makes me want to plant, mow grass, walk the neighborhood and hang clothes on the line. The cool/cold weather lets me know that it is still too soon. 
     However, I struck paydirt on Saturday - I found 2 Meyer Lemon trees. Now all I have to do is find a place to plant them. Meyer Lemons are one of my favorite fruits.  We have placed them in the yard where we think they should go to see if they will get enough sun. Except for the front piece, our yard is very shady.
     Monday was not a great day. XJ had a PTS attack at the bowling alley. The circumstances for it make me upset since he knew it was coming, hadn't taken his meds, and people judged him incorrectly. One day XJ will decided to take his meds - his pride won't let him take the meds since he feels he should be able to control the PTS. All this makes for stress for DH and double stress for me b/c I worry about him even though I can do nothing for him at his age; and I worry about DH's heart as he goes through this stress. God has it in his hands so all I can do is pray and try not to worry about my two boys. 
Thursday evening was also eventful! DGS#9 came home that afternoon coughing and slightly warm. I gave him medicine and loved on him until he decided to go home. Around 7:30pm, he called to tell me that he threw up and it contained pill parts and blood. I asked him how he felt and he said he was good. I texted his mom at work and started worrying since this young man is never sick. Around 8pm I called him again, this time he complained of pain in his back. I called DH to come home and headed on foot to his house. DH met me on the road. DGS#9 had a fever of 101 and rising. We bundled him up and headed out. His mom called to tell me she was around the corner. She took him to hospital. He has pneumonia. Good news is that meds made him feel much better.
Spirit & Chris
      Saturday was prom day and while still sick, he dressed up and went.  DGS#9 doesnt like wasting his money! He spent lots of money for this prom and so did the girl so he was going sick or not with a promise that if he felt bad, he would text me. Poor baby texted around 10:30pm upset that he couldn't leave to make the truck's curfew. He doesn't have a curfew but my truck has to be under the carport by 11pm. 
   Lator Gators. I am off to walk and look at all the green. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Stash Report

Lesson: Do Not Go To LQS After Guild
Fabric In This Week: 4.5 yards (18 six inch pieces blacks and whites + 1.5 yards of butterflies)
Fabric Out This week: 1.25 (5 fat quarters as door prize for guild)
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 3.25 yards
Fabric In for March: 10.5 yards
Fabric Out for March: 1.25 yards
Reduction/Enhancement for March: 9.25 yards
Fabric In YTD: 18.25 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 9 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 9.25 yards
New Project Started This Week: 
 Guild Bingo block -3 log cabin blocks in blacks & whites. I wonder if I will stop at 3. Fabrics pulled and strips cut.
 Guild Challenge -Spring Table Runner 12 by 35 -butterflies with bunnies and Easter egg. Fabric cut for runner.
Projects Advanced This Week:
BH Leader/Ender: Blue quarter square triangles started.
     I have been sewing but haven't finished anything!  Thursday, I went to guild and got the Bingo Block instruction, the Challenge Information, and signed up for the BOM for 2017-2018. The BOM will be 2 blocks for 6 months starting in June and then in January we will get instructions for the log cabins. It will be due quilted and bound in June 2018 and shown in the Krotz Spring Quilt Show in July 2018. It is another BOM from the designer of DGS#2's Wedding quilt and J&B's BOM. I loved both!
     Then I went to the quilt shop and got 18 pieces of black with white and white on white for the Bingo blocks. Friday, I started cutting strips for the blocks. What is left after the 3 blocks are made will be used for quarter square triangles or saved for another project I have in mind if I don't make more log cabins.  
     I picked up another copy of a book for totes, (mine is lost in the defunked studio or in the over-crowded sewing den) since two friends want me to give a duffle bag class at Cheryl's home. Oh, how I wish my studio was up and running! Models don't have to be finished just show the specific part. Then they can be used to show how to construct the bag. So I need to make one finished bag, one bag in parts, and possibly one bag just in pieces. 
     Friday, a light bulb went off - Glenda had a duffle made of dog fabric that got lost in the flood. I have dog fabric in the defunked studio. It would be a great way to thank her for the Halloween fabric and 1930 o-belly table, which is now supporting my cutting station (I love it!). That bag could be my finished model! Next week I will get to work locating fabric for lining, pockets, and straps.
     I also bought a darling yard and half of butterflies for my Challenge Table Runner. The theme is SPRING. Right away I thought of bunnies, eggs, and butterflies with green grass and flowers. Friday, I cut a 13 by 35.5 piece and found my bunnies and Easter Eggs. What is left from the fabric can be used to make the completed parts only bag. MMMM That's two bags already so all I have to do is to cut out a third! So that would be one for Glenda, one for a birthday preasent, and one for great-granddaughters to share. 
   DD#4 is killing me with the exercise 5 days a week, but now has edged up. For 3 weeks, DD#4 & DH were the leaders in this adventure, but the tide has turned! Now I have to get them motivated with Spirit's help. That child loves the pool. 
     I have to admit that I am feeling much better although Thursday was an ebbing day. 
     Friday night we went to a crawfish party for the dream team of our church. Saturday was sewing and small group night. DGS#9 and DGS#8 took my truck to go out. Today we went to church and ate BBQ.
LATOR Gators.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Stash Report

Fabric In This Week: 6 yards (24 Halloween fat quarters - thanks to Glenda)
Fabric In for March: 6 yards
Fabric In YTD: 13 3/4 yards
Fabric Out This Week: 0 yards
Fabric Out for March: 0 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 6 yards
Reduction/Enhancement for March: 6 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 6 yards
New Project Started This Week: 
Projects Advanced in March:
 B/H Leader/Ender: Neutral sides added
 Trash/Strings: 20 total set or 80 blocks

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Every year for at least the last 10 years we bring DGS#9 to eat crawfish for his birthday. 
  This year was special b/c he drove us there and back. We teased him that he was getting old (19) or the crawfish were getting bigger since this year he could only eat two of the buckets (about 5 lbs each).
  Next year will probably be the last year for this tradition since he is planning on joining the service. None of the younger grandchildren eat crawfish so there is no one to replace him. Don't worry we will still get crawfish just not in that quantity!
Lator Gators. I need to bring DGS#9 get his car. It is finally fixed! He is still borrowing my truck today to go out with friends- boys love trucks!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Visit with Glenda

It was a short visit but very busy one. 
We went to supper with Paula, Glen, Frank, and Glenda. It was excellent.
Then Glenda and I went to the River City Guild meeting which was long but interesting. Our friends were glad to see us especially Glenda -she has been missed.
After the meeting, we went back to Glenda's and unloaded quilts and fabric from my truck. Oh, we also unloaded the air bed I had. Then Frank unboxed and set up the bed while Glenda and I revisited the quilts. Next on the agenda was a snack of baked apples with raisins and walnuts. Better than supper! Then it was time for bed.
  This morning we had breakfast and Frank loaded the Opossum Belly table in my truck and left for a meeting. Glenda and I finished unloading the truck and put fabric on shelves. Then it was time to converse at the table until time to drive home. I so hoped to be there when the twins arrived. I wasn't!
  Now after unloading the truck, DH and I are heading to eat crayfish with DGS#9.
Lator Gators!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March Goals/February Update

March Goals:  
Main Goals
  Judy LaQuidra's UFO: #5 Sammy
  Table Runners Quilted
 Secondary Goals
     PJ's quilt - finish tying top and complete self binding
  Something New:
     S. Wedding Quilt - start pulling fabric and panels
  Something Old: (List is growing instead of strinking)
     Potholders = complete both panels as potholders 
     Blue Binding Tool Star - Complete another round
     Mystery BOM Stars - put top together
 FMQ:  Still scared!
     Start - everything is ready.
  Bonnie Hunter's Leader/Ender project - complete neutral borders and begin making blue pieces
  Trash/Strings - Goal is to make 5 sets for a total of 25 sets.
February Goals:  My Muse left early!
JL UFO # 9 - PJ's Quilt Nothing done
APQ UFO #8 - Mystery BOM Stars all pieces that could be pieced were.
PJ's quilt - not done
Something New:
  Next wedding quilt - plan quilt on paper  Started
Something Old:
   Potholders - complete all of panel as potholders. None done
   Blue Binding Tool Star- complete 2 more blocks and start 3 more. None done
FMQ:  Still scared!
   Practice piece then possibly table runners. Right now thinking about using straight line quilting to get it done. Finished is the goal. Not started
   Bonnie Hunter'S Leader/Ender project - the neutral border trimmed and added while making blue halves. Two neutral borders added.

   Trash/Strings - continue making blocks in sets of 4. Goal is 5 sets to make 10 sets complete. 20 set done

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Where Oh Where!

This Week Fabric Added: 0 yards
Fabric Added in February: 0 yards
YTD Fabric Added: 7 3/4 yards
This Week Fabric Used: 0 yards
February Fabric Used:  0 yards
YTD Fabric Added: 7 3/4 yards
Reduction/Enhancement this Week: 0 yards
Reduction/Enhancement February: 0 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 0 yards
New Project started this Week:
Projects Advanced in February:
B/H leader/enders - neutral row made
Trash/String blocks: 2 sets of 5 made for total of 11

   My Muse has left the building for parts unknown!  I have not been in my sewing area very often. Actually I haven't been doing much of anything lately. I just want to sit on the sofa with my tablet. When I go in the sewing area, all I work on is Neutral QSTs and T/S blocks.
  Quite honestly this lack of interest and movement scares me. Both my parents lost interest in the world before they died. All they did was drink coffee and eat sweets in their rooms. Am I doing this also only in my living room?
  It may be the time of the year or something in my subconscience. I know that this is a form of depression and that I need to force myself out of it! There is really nothing I have to be depressed about except lack of work on my studio and that is a matter of time.
  Good Thing is I found my watch which tracks my steps so I can chart how much I am moving....the bad thing is piecing does not require much recorded movement except for ironing. 
  Good Thing is that later today there is a birthday party for GGD#1 at a park which has a walking track which I plan on using. Then on Monday, a group from church is gathering at 10am to crochet items. They have promised to show me how to crochet. I plan on getting there early and walking around the large parking lot. Maybe this planned movement will get my Muse out of hiding.
  Good thing is that next Sunday is my GS#9's birthday and that means a trip for crawfish and we eat up a lot of those mud bugs which is why we go to the all-you-can-eat buffet at the casino! Good for what ails you and Bad for blood pressure.
Lator Gators! Make lemonade from life's lemons or make hot coco depending on the weather.