Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stash Report

Same Old! Same Old!
Fabric IN This Week: yards
Fabric IN for May: yards 
Fabric IN YTD: 39 5/12 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: yards (I am using fabric just nothing is finished.)
Fabric OUT for May: 1 1/6 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 27 7/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 0 yards
Reduction/Enhancement for May: 6 1/2 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 11 5/6 yards 
Bad News:
  This bladder infection is kicking my butt. The pain meds for the bladder spasms makes me throw up. So I am not taking them. I am hoping the other med will hurry and take effect.
  Our air conditioner is not working so it is over 80 in the house. Hopefully, it will get fixed next week. 
Great News: 
   Half the studio ceiling is up! Soon I   be able to start on phase 2- painting of the ceiling. Then phase 3 - redoing walls. I can not explain how excited this makes me. Reason is that I can work in my studio during prep and execution.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Design Wall Update

Plans for May 22 - 28:(No pictures-too ill)
1) Cut and construct quarter squares. - None were cut but lots were constructed and trimmed. 
3) Work on Blue Binding Star. - Now there are 3 corners. I am working on fourth.
4) Work on binding of DD's quilt - Nope
5) Studio - They are starting on today at 8am.
6) Sammie's Quilt  - On round frame.
7) Fence - All three panels are in back ready to be nailed or screwed in. Thanks to Chris and Mr. Antonio. Lucy spent from 6pm to 11pm trying to figure out how to get out w/o success! Depending on how I feel, i will go get 3 more panels soon. 
8)  Machines - 1950 Premier & Phaff &BabyLock are set up. Premier set for Blue Binding Star and Phaff set for quarter square triangles. BabyLock is waiting.
Other:
Tuesday, I began getting sick, by Thursday the pain was unbearable so Friday I called doctor and made appointment. My doctor was off so I went to DH's. It seems I have a very bad bladder infection. My doctor would have sent me to hospital but DH's gave me meds and gave DH and DGD#5 instructions on how to care for me. They are doing a fantastic job! But the meds side effects are kicking my butt.
   Friday, DGS#9 CAME and began working to help pay for his contacts. He took down fence; mowed backyard; moved and set up fence panels; mowed front yard; and did a general pick-up. Spirit and neighbor kids picked up sticks in back yard and side yard. Everybody was super busy but me - it was all I could do to sit up w/o throwing up. Yet all in all Friday was a great day just not a great evening!
  Today, DGS#9 will be working with Mr. Antonio in studio and He plans to mow side yards. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Stash Report May 21

UPDATE: Plans for May 14 - 21 week:
1) Cut and construct (90) neutral quarter squares. - more than 90 have been cut.  
Times 2
3) Work on Blue Binding Star. - another star point completed.
4) Work on binding of DD's quilt - still waiting!
5) Studio! - nothing maybe this coming week.
6) Sammie's Quilt  - I decided to pin baste it along with the spray baste and put it on frame.
7) Fence - NOTHING DONE! It needs to get up b/c Lucy is too quick and gets out the door before I can stop her.
Stash Report
Fabric IN This Week: 2 yards (1 yard neutrals from Glenda and 1 yard neutrals from DD#1)
Fabric IN for May: yards 
Fabric IN YTD: 39 5/12 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: yards (I am using fabric.)
Fabric OUT for May: 1 1/6 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 27 7/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: yards
Reduction/Enhancement for May: 6 1/2 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 11 5/6 yards (This should change soon since I have 2 quilts at DD#1's house and one to hand quilt here --ALL UNCOUNTED!)


Design Wall May 22, 2017

Plans for May 22 - 28:
Neutral row next
1) Cut and construct quarter squares. - Neutral & red . Hopefully I will have photo of neutral round added on Thursday post.
Need more points
3) Work on Blue Binding Star. - Make another star point. Photo post on Thursday.
4) Work on binding of DD's quilt - Need to get done by 6/1. Photo post on Thursday.
5) Studio - I talked to man at church. His wife is just beginning to be able to move by herself so he may work later this week depending on her progress. Studio has been a mess this long a bit longer isn't going to matter!. 
6) Sammie's Quilt  - It is pin basted and will be put on round frame this week. Photo post on Thursday.
7) Fence - Somehow the panels need to get to back yard so I can at least prop them up. Photo post when corner is done hopefully  on Thursday.
8)  Machines - I need to take down and service 1950 Premier and set up Phaff. Photo post of new set up on Thursday.
UPDATE: Plans for May 14 - 21 week:
1) Cut and construct (90) neutral quarter squares. - more than 90 have been cut.  
3) Work on Blue Binding Star. - another star point completed.
4) Work on binding of DD's quilt - still waiting!
5) Studio! - nothing maybe this coming week.
6) Sammie's Quilt  - I decided to pin baste it along with the spray baste and put it on frame.
7) Fence - NOTHING DONE! It needs to get up b/c Lucy is too quick and gets out the door before I can stop her.

A Short Trip

Great News! My Phaff is finally home. It worked beautifully at Glenda's. Hopefully, it will work here in Lewisburg for longer than a day! 
  After putting 2 new tires on the front of my truck, (tech didn't like the screw that was living in my tire-I was fine with it b/c it wasn't leaking air.), I drove to BR Thursday morning and picked up my machine first. According to Alex, the problem is that I sew too long on the computerized machine at one time (same amount of time I sew on all my BabyLocks including my embroidery machine). I disagree but no use arguing with that Russian! 
  Then off to Glenda's where we discussed projects, fabrics, and tried to set up Phaff. Then we spent the rest of the afternoon driving back and forth to Alex's to get the right power cord for the Phaff. 
  The good part was that I got a few triangle parts done and Glenda picked a pattern with triangles for the quilts she wanted to make before it was time to meet Paula for supper. Oh Gosh - they called it a salad but I call it heaven. Sweet strawberries covered with greek yogurt dressing accompanied by a strawberry, spinach, bacon salad (yummy) and a spinach quiche. 
  Then off to the guild meeting. Very slow meeting but I learned a few things about folding quilts on the diagonal. Best of all I won a clear adjustable table for my vinage machines. Everyone wanted that table but it came home with me. Someone's trash was my treasure! 
  After the meeting, it was back to Glenda's for talk and bed. My blow-up bed sleeps and works so well there.
  Friday morning, I sewed triangle parts, while Glenda cut and arranged 60 degree triangles for her new project until 11am. Then off to DD#1's house, with a quick stop at Alex's and Office Depot.
 DD#1 is rearranging her studio and down sizing her quilting machine to queen. While she took the red wedding quilt off the frame and worked on getting the screws loose (took longer than she expected), I cut neutral triangle parts from her scrap pile. She has been holding out on me! She had the die for the GO! all this time. No wonder she kept up with me on this project! I took the die with me b/c she won't be needing it until July.  She cut lots before tearing her studio apart and has a quilt to quilt and another one to piece and quilt to keep her busy.
  Between my sewing machine, empty bins from Glenda, and DD#1's contributions, the back area of my truck was full again.LOL 
  I came home to chaos! 
  Bad Things -
1) House smelled of dog. DH thinks that the usual cleaning mixture will work - NOPE. 
2) With his daughter's encouragement, DH has extended his hoarding tendencies to food items - items we can't eat and don't eat- b/c they are free. There is no counter space left in my kitchen or in the cabinets and still they bring it in!
3) The central air is not working and new fuses didn't do the trick as DH thought it would.  DH doesn't mind the heat (over 80) but I can't sleep if I am hot. During the day, I am ok with a fan but at night it has to be under 75 or I don't sleep. This week end will be a test of patience. Hopefully, we will be able to get a tech out on Monday - the man who works on ours is retired and DH has lost his number to find out who took over.
4) The fence is still not fixed and Lucy is in the laundry room. 
I love DH to the ends of the earth and back. BUT his tendency to do for others before tending to our needs and his "save for hard times" hoarding is nerve racking. I believe in helping others after my needs are taken care of and other than fabric, I don't keep useless things or food items i dont eat. 
Good thing - tv/cable is fixed so DH has tv in the living room. Everything has been updated!
Lator Gators! Comments are welcome but actually this blog is a my journal. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Design Wall

 May 14 - 20
1) Cut and construct (90) neutral quarter squares for next round of B/H Leader/Ender round. C&C a few red ones too(Need 220).
Times 2
3) Work on Blue Binding Star. Decided to change design since there are no more strips I was using available.  4 squares medallion with half stars around. We shall see!
4) Work on binding of DD's quilt - Thank goodness there is no deadline. I plan to work on it this week.
5) Studio! I think it is cursed but hopefully this week. They weren't at church Sunday so her recover may not be going too well.
6) Sammie's Quilt  - If things haven't changed by Friday, I will be assembling the big frame and loading it. Thursday, l am going to BR for a guild meeting, visit with Glenda, pick up my Phaff lemon, and bring supplies to DD#1. So there will be more room with some rearranging. Then I can move stuff from living room into it so I can set up frame.
7) Fence - Hopefully, DGS#9 and friends will be available to help sometime this week. Lucy has adopted Lilly's bad bathroom habits so she has to go outside for longer periods of time.
DGD#5(Spirit), myself, and DH on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stash Report & Design Wall Update

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Fabric IN This Week: 5 2/3  yards (3 yards black for Binding Star, 1/2 red for B/H round, and 2 1/6 yards various blues for Binding star)
Fabric IN for May: 5 2/3 yards 
Fabric IN YTD: 37 5/12 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: 1 1/6 yards (I am using fabric but not finishing quilts-I made Spirit a pillowcase this morning!)
Fabric OUT for May: 1 1/6 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 27 7/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 4 1/2 yard
Reduction/Enhancement for May: 4 1/2 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 9 5/6 yards (This should change soon since I have 2 quilts at DD#1's house and one to hand quilt here --ALL UNCOUNTED!)

Great News! My Phaff is finally ready after 3 months. Hopefully, it will work in Lewisburg for longer than a day! Picking it up on Thursday.
UPDATE: Plans for May 8 - 13 week:
1) Construct top row of BH leader/ender project. - Done and did bottom too (it has already been claimed by DH and DGD#5. I still have 4 or 6 rounds to go (neurtral, double red, neutral, double purple, neutral, and double blacks as border) so it is far from finished!)
2) Cut blue quarter square triangles- Done and started neutral sets.
3) Work on Blue Binding Star. Put together all cut strips; bought more black for side triangles. I'm changing my original design to grouping of 4 stars with half stars around. Since I have alot of blue fabric that are not batiks, I am going to mix them with the batiks. How? I don't know yet--still pondering! 
4) Work on binding of DD's quilt NOTHING DONE
5) Studio! I think it is cursed. Another no show but this one I understand...his wife is not doing well! JINXED 
6) Sammie's Quilt  - I  still want to use handquilting frame so will wait a couple more days. STILL WAITING!
7) Fence - Monday we bought 3 panels to fix corner and begin replacing whole fence. Special thanks to DGS#9 for coming over and helping unload panels and to neighbor's son too. Next step is getting panels to backyard and putting them up. NOTHING ELSE DONE