Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stash Report Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fabric In: 1 yard
Fabric In January: 3 yards 
Fabric In YTD: yards
Fabric Out: yards 
Fabric Out January: 5.yards
Fabric Out 2014: 5.yards
Stash Reduction: 1.5 yards
can't report all the fabric I have used because nothing was finished.  DD#1 got an automatic Go! and a 10" die. Tuesday, I had loads of fun cutting 15 yards of fabric into squares. Lots of layer cake possibilities! In no time flat and with no hurting arm.
      I see lots of trips to DD#1's house with lots of unloved fabrics being cut into kits for log cabins, 2 1/2" strips, tumbler (both sizes), and drunkards path (both sizes again)! Lots of kits being made!
From January 4th post:
2015 is going to be a year of finishes for me. Each month I will pick a UFO to finish and a kitted project to bring to top stage. This month the UFO is Charlotte Angotti #1 Gone Wrong which needs a binding if DH lets it off the bed. The Kitted Project is BHMQGI where I have 4 blocks made.   
Update January 25, 2015:
     DH, finally, agreed Friday to let me take CA#1GW off the bed to put the binding on. So off to the LQS I went to find a binding fabric. The piece I had from stash went AWOL. I will sew it on and work on it this week.
      The BHMQGI is progressing well. I have finished the middle and added the first yellow border. I am now working on the pieced borders. Hopefully, it will be ready to go to the quilter by February 10th with backing.

February Goals
     I am already thinking about February's Goals. I think my UFO will be Tom Kat. He needs the binding hand sewn down and his eyes, nose, whiskers, mouse, and ball put on.  I will also work on the hand sewing of binding of CA#1GW.
     My kitted project will be the yellow and orange disappearing hourglass blocks. I have enough ten inch squares to make both versions. I think I will also work making Soccer Beauty a flimsy.
  Lator Gators.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Design Wall & January Goal update

From January 4th post:
2015 is going to be a year of finishes for me. Each month I will pick a UFO to finish and a kitted project brought to top stage. This month the UFO is Charlotte Angotti #1 Gone Wrong which needs a binding if DH lets it off the bed. The Kitted Project is BHMQGI where I have 4 blocks made. Only 16 more to go.
Update January 19,2015:
     DH still won't let CA#1GW off the bed long enough for me to add the binding.
    The 20 blocks were really 12 and they are all done. I am currently re-sewing one row and adding sashing to put middle together. The border has been started so BHMQGI is progressing well.

I am sewing in my make shift sewing corner of the living room, since the den is still too chilly for me with this chest congession. As the day warms up, I plan on painting the studio floor with grey paint after I clean the floor from Ama's visit. But first DH has a doctor's appointment at 11am.
Well, Lator! Have fun b/c life is too short to be unhappy!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Stash Reort Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In January: 2 yards
Fabric In YTD: 2 yards
Fabric Out: .5 yards 
Fabric Out January: 4.5 yards
Fabric Out 2014: 4.5 yards
Stash Reduction: 2.5 yards
     I actually used fabric I can count this week! J&B had a sew day for Lotto Blocks for the KSQG. I was planning on packing my Singer and going, but the morning started out with me on rescue.
     First, DGS#9 called. He, Spirit, and Desani had missed the bus and needed a ride to their respective schools. So I get ready to leave. As I am getting into DH's car, DD#4 calls. She has a flat at work with a flat spare. Ok, add her to rescue list. Oh, first school is 7 miles, second another 7, and DD was 35 miles more. 
      It was an interesting morning of driving and tires. I don't change tires in cold windy weather that have been put on by an impact wrench. Impossible to get lugs off. Thank goodness help with proper Jack and impact wrench arrived before we froze or got hurt!
    So, grandchildren and DD#4 taken care of, I stop by J&B to let them know I was going to stay home and sew alone. Instead, I went get my supplies and sewed on a borrowed machine and had a blast! I made 3 log cabin blocks and added fabric to the 1.5" pile for others to use. Thanks to Dottie, Linda(s), Shan, Belinda, and everyone else.
     But the down side is DH missed Doctors appointment and I caught huge cold which kept me down til Friday.  Life is full of twists. Lator!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

stash Report Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In January: 2 yards
Fabric In YTD: 2 yards
Fabric Out: yards 
Fabric Out January: yards
Fabric Out 2014: yards
Stash Reduction: yards
Glenda and Ann came to Lafayette on Wednesday and we went to BQ which is closing. I found 1 1/2 yards of black on white and 2 fat quarters of hot pink. They both bought a whole lot more. I also agreed to make a memory quilt from Ann's mom's T-shirts.
     I am also working on BHMQ using my 1950 Premier. It is a wonderful piecing machine. I moved it into the living room since the den/sewing room is a refrigerator. Heck, it is colder in there than in my studio outside. 
     Speaking of my studio, DD#4 and I painted one section of the floor black with speckles. I love it except the tape was too big so all the stains show thru. So I am having to paint them. Not fun! So we decided that for the bigger section, we will paint the whole floor white then put tape and paint black.  
    DD#4 also painted the wood area bright yellow and kilted the peg board white. These will both be painted a lemon yellow to brighten up the room.
     Well, I am off to put another row together for my BHMQ. Lator!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stash Report January 4, 2015

First Stash Report 2015
Fabric In: 0 yards
Fabric In January: 0 yards
Fabric In YTD: 0 yards
Fabric Out: 4 yards 
(3 potato bags @ .5 yd), 4 microwave bowls @ .33 yard, & 8 cell phone holders -1/6 yard; 1 pillowcase @ 1 yard)
Fabric Out January: yards
Fabric Out 2014: yards
Stash Reduction: yards

     I bought fabric New Years Eve and got a discount b/c it was my least favorite color pink(but the best shade hot)! Then I started making and completing presents for my grands. Microwave bowls and potato bags as requested with cell phone holders thrown in as a plus. 
     Now I am free to work on the BHMQ which I really don't like - it is too colorful for me. But that said, I have to remember that while scrap quilts don't appeal to me, they do grow on you. I am sure this one will too!
     2015 is going to be a year of finishes for me. Each month I will pick a UFO to finish and a kitted project brought to top stage. This month the UFO is Charlotte Angotti #1 Gone Wrong which needs a binding if DH lets it off the bed. The Kitted Project is BHMQ where I have 4 blocks made. Only 16 more to go.
     I also plan on finishing my studio. Right now I am waiting for humidity to decrease so I can paint floors.
 Final Stash Report 2014
Fabric In: 1.5 yards
Fabric In December: 13.5 yards
Fabric In YTD: 201.5 yards
Fabric Out:  0 yards 
Fabric out December: 5 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 85 yards
Enhancement/Freshing: 196.5 yards stashed
Lator Gators. Off to visit family.

Oops! another machine goes to hospital.

      It is the last day of 2014! I still have things to do but my Quest went crazy on Monday and wouldn't calm down. So off to Alex she went. She will be on vacation until the middle of January b/c Alex is leaving the country for a while to visit Italy. 
      I am hoping that one of the other machines I own can handle the microwave bowls and potato bags I have left to make. The 1950 Premire refuses to top stitch the bowls so today I will try another machine for that! The Premire is still my favorite to piece on besides the Quest.
    Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Stash Report December 28, 2015

Fabric In: 0 yards
Fabric In December: 12 yards
Fabric In YTD: 200 yards
Fabric Out: 2.67 yards
Fabric out December: 5 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 85 yards
Enhancement/Freshing: 195 yards stashed

     I have been working  on Christmas presents. First, I made a bag for DSD#2 which took 1.5 yards. Then I started on cell phone holders, microwave bowls, and microwave potato bags for the various grandchildren for a total of 1.17 yards. This week before 1/01/15 I have more potato bags and microwave bags and at least 1 possibly 2 pillowcases to make.  It should all get done if my machine stops having tension problems. There is something wrong with the bottom tension and I can't seem to get it corrected. I am going to try using my 1950 Premier. If not I will go to the bigger BabyLock. 
        2015 will be a year of FINISHES starting with my UFOs. I think I will make a list and pull 2 numbers each month and make sure I complete to quilting or if it is quilted, complete the binding.
     I plan on sending as many of the tops with backs to my quilter as I can. I already know of three that just need a backing and three that need binding.  It may take the whole year for the quilting to get done but at least they will have moved to the next level!
      Then I will move on to all the kitted projects waiting for attention. This includes the BHMQ that I am working on now. It also includes the BOM from Krotz Springs that I have already pulled fabrics from my stash. 
       2015 should be a very busy year!