Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thoughts and Wonderings on a Thursday Morn

Outside my window...clouds!
I am listening to...Spirit's radio playing softly.
I really enjoy...my coffee in the mornings and hanging my clothes outside.
One of my favorite things...Thursday night dates with DD#4 and DH.
One of my least favorite things...having to replace an appliance. Ugh!
I am missing...other than my two oldest granddaughters - nothing.
I need...a new dryer. The old one gave up in while drying a load of whites in the middle of a rain storm. In the washer was a load of darks which had all my pants in it so I have no undies and no top clothes to wear but my pj sets.
I am trying to remember...where Dottie's ruler and Jessie's pattern have disappeared to. Still!!!
I am looking forward...finishing something.
I am planning...on a day trip to visit more Louisiana Quilt Shops. This time on the East side of the Mississippi. DH wants to go to Biloxi before school starts so I can cover a few then.
I am wondering...how to use the fabric DD#2 and DD#3 gave me.
I am thinking...a trip to BR is needed.
I am sorry...that my points are missing on the KS 2014 Mystery.
I am wondering...what will happen in November.
I am super thankful...for my friends both in blogging land and in every day land.
Should I...buy a new wardrobe for subbing or not?
 
Just ramblings and wonderings
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday July 25, 2016

Belinda's Mom's Quilt
KS 2014
Goals for July 25th to July 31, 2016
1) Call Ms. White to work on her t-shirt quilt.
2) Put borders on Belinda's Mom's Quilt top.
3) Put KS 2014 Mystery on Design Wall and start bringing it forward as second leader/ender project.
Monday-Put on wall and made project box for cut pieces to finish. Started piecing more blocks.

L/E

J&B 12
4) Cut triangles for BH 2016 Leader/Ender Challenge.
 5) Complete block 12 of J&B BOM.
Monday -Still looking for extra fabric to fix error
6) Spend at least 30 minutes sorting; 15 minutes cleaning (still looking for fabric, ruler, and pattern); and 45 minutes piecing a day for a total of 90 minutes /1hr 30 minutes a day. I really have to work on the cleaning part.
Monday - 120 minutes piecing, & cutting.
slight improvement
7) Make at least 2 dark, 6 medium, & 3 light strata for Folded Fans for 2 dark diamonds, 6 medium diamonds, and 3 light diamonds. The difference between light dark; dark medium; light medium; and dark light is still giving me fits. 
KS 2016
Monday - Sorted strings by color

*8)  Kit KS 2016 Mystery Quilt pieces.
*9) Make 3 pillowcases and/or 3 pet beds.
Update on Goals for July 18th to July  24th.
It was a very productive week! I only missed two days piecing this week.
1)Work on at least one row of Belinda's Mom's Quilt top. - Done!
Tuesday - I did 3 rows. I am now down to the last 2 rows of the top.
Wednesday - Finished - all I need now are the borders.
2)  Complete block 12 of J&B BOM.
Thursday - kitted block 12. Cut one set of pieces wrong
Friday- looked for extra fabric to recut set of four trapezoids.  Will keep looking or go buy more.
Saturday - looked but did not find fabric. Still looking.
3) Make at least 2 dark, 6 medium, & 3 light strata for Folded Fans for 2 dark diamonds, 6 medium diamonds, and 3 light diamonds. I am still having troubles with different between dark & dark medium and dark light &7 light medium. .-Cut strips. No strata made.
4) Make 3 pillowcases and/or 3 pet beds.-So far nothing done.
5) Spend at least 30 minutes a day in studio either sorting, cleaning, or piecing.
Monday - 0 minutes sewing but 20 minutes tending to Sierra.
Tuesday -300 minutes - I spent 5 hours in the studio.
Wednesday - 180 minutes
Thursday - 240 minutes - Spent 2 hours in the morning putting binding on baby quilt 
                                        and making small boxed bag
                                        Spent 2 hours in afternoon kitting block 12 and helping daughter.
Friday - 180 minutes - changed triangles in Christmas block and sorted & cut strip from scraps..
Saturday - 60 minutes - cutting strips and organizing scrap area.
Sunday - 15 minutes spent tending to Sierra and sweeping.
6) Call Ms. White to work on her t-shirt quilt..-So far nothing done.
7) Work on another WIP if #'s 1 thru 4 are done.
Tuesday - helped DD#4 quilt a baby quilt -
                - mom  in hospital as we sewed. Made square in square in square block for Christmas quilt.
                - I need to change colors of last triangles to either red or gold.
Thursday - put binding on baby quilt for DD#4.
Friday - changed out last triangles to gold and made second block.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stash Report Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fabric In This Week: 0 yards
Fabric In for JULY: 4.75 yards
Fabric Out This Week: .5 yards (binding for baby quilt, little bag, and 2 squares.
Fabric Out for JULY: 1.75 yards
JULY Stash Movement: yards
Fabric In YTD:  93 11/12 yards

Fabric Out YTD: 75 9/12 yards
YTD Stash Enhancement: 18 1/6 yards

From Glenda
Loan from Jeannette
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Things I have worked on this week:




 

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Update on Goal for Week 7/18-7/24

Belinda's Mom's Quilt
Goals for July 18th to July  24th.
1)Work on at least one row of Belinda's Mom's Quilt top. - Done!
Tuesday - I did 3 rows. I am now down to the last 2 rows of the top.
Wednesday - Finished - all I need now are the borders.
2)  Complete block 12 of J&B BOM.
Thursday - kitted block12
3) Make at least 2 dark, 6 medium, & 3 light strata for Folded Fans for 2 dark diamonds, 6 medium diamonds, and 3 light diamonds. I am still having troubles with different between dark & dark medium and dark light & light medium. .-So far nothing done.
4) Make 3 pillowcases and/or 3 pet beds.-So far nothing done.
5) Spend at least 30 minutes a day in studio either sorting, cleaning, or piecing.
Monday - 0 minutes
Tuesday -300 minutes - I spent 5 hours in the studio.
Wednesday - 180 minutes
Thursday - 240 minutes - Spent 2 hours in the morning putting binding on baby quilt.
                   Spent 2 hours in afternoon kitting block 12 and helping daughter.
6) Call Ms. White to work on her t-shirt quilt..-So far nothing done.
7) Work on another WIP if #'s 1 thru 4 are done.
Tuesday - helped DD#4 quilt a baby quilt -
                - mom  in hospital as we sewed. Made square in square in square block for Christmas quilt.
                - I need to change colors of last triangles to either red or gold.
Thursday - put binding on baby quilt for DD#4.

WIP with Friends

At the start
Ready for borders
When I working on this WIP, I had 2 circles done and a half circle. I worked and worked until all I have left is the green borders.
This project was not an easy one since it was started many, many years ago by an acquaintance's mother who was in the early stages of Alzheimer's so the piecing was off. But it has advanced! 

Thoughts and Wonderings on a Warm Thursday Morning

Outside my window...hot, hot, hot!
I am listening to...Spirit jumping/dancing in her room.
I really enjoy... reading blogs. Writing my blog and getting comments is also very enjoyable.
One of my favorite things...sitting outside and discussing the world with DH.
One of my least favorite things... cleaning the cat pail and now I have two to clean. Ugh!
I am missing...my DGD#1&#2. It has been at least a month since I talked to either one. Both have jobs and family to take care of in other parts of the universe. I accept this but miss them anyway!
I need...a cage to put Lilly in at night. Maybe that will help her learn to potty outside.
I am trying to remember...where Dottie's ruler is and where Jessie's pattern has disappeared to
I am looking forward...subbing for a friend's daughter in her 3rd grade class. Third graders are so much fun! Only problem I see is bath room breaks.
I am planning...on a day trip to visit more Louisiana Quilt Shops. This time on the East side of the Mississippi. DH wants to go to Biloxi before school starts so I can cover a few then.
I am wondering...what August and September will bring. I know there will be more walking than now. DD#4 ordered me a cheap version of the Fitbit so I can keep track. My phone does it but I don't carry it around with me which makes DH batty.
I am thinking... babysitting Sierra(Alexis' cat) and Dusty(Tanya's dog) isn't all that bad. Sierra has taken over the studio and Dusty has taken over Lilly's chair outside.
I am sorry...about all the violence in this world. I think that the media makes it world wide instead of local.
I am wondering... when the silent majority will speak up. I think from the news that it is beginning to happen.
I am super thankful...for life as it is!
Should I...start a new project? OH, I already have started 4. (1)Bonnie Hunter's Leader/Ender Quarter Square Triangles and (2)Christmas Star based on quilt along but not quite the same.  I have taken out the (3)KS Mystery from 2012 to complete and have started cutting the (4)2016 KS mystery as a graduation quilt for DGD#4.
 
Just ramblings and wonderings
Please leave a comment or two. I do enjoy hearing from visitors! Lator....


Monday, July 18, 2016

Design Wall, Monday, July 18, 2016

Folded Fans
Belinda's Mom's Quilt
Goals for July 18th to July  24th.
1)Work on at least one row of Belinda's Mom's Quilt top.
2)  Complete block 12 of J&B BOM.
3) Make at least 2 dark, 6 medium, & 3 light strata for Folded Fans for 2 dark diamonds, 6 medium diamonds, and 3 light diamonds. I am still having troubles with different between dark & dark medium and dark light & light medium.
4) Make 3 pillowcases and/or 3 pet beds.
5) Spend at least 30 minutes a day in studio either sorting, cleaning, or piecing.
6) Call Ms. White to work on her t-shirt quilt.
7) Work on another WIP if #'s 1 thru 4 are done.
Update on Goals for July 11th to July 17th.
1) Spend at least 15 minutes a day in studio either sorting, cleaning, or piecing. Guess which one I prefer!- 6 out of 7 days
Monday - I spent 120 minutes sorting, cleaning (about 10 minutes), and piecing.
Tuesday - No time was spent in the studio! Shame on me.
Wednesday- I spent 120 minutes making strata and step 1&2 of block 11.
Thursday- I spent 120 minutes making strata and steps 3-7 on block 11.
Friday - I spent another 60 minutes making strata and finishing block 11. I cut the light strata that was my leader/ender incorrectly so now I have 2 medium and 1 light for that quilt.
Saturday - I spent 20 minutes cleaning so Sierra would have a safe environment.

2) Clean studio while trying to find Dottie's ruler and Jessie's Calendar pattern. Still looking!
3) Work on Belinda's Mom's Quilt top. Did not accomplish this goal.
4) Complete block 11 of J&BOM and Kit block 12.
Monday - I completed steps 1-2.
Thursday - I completed steps 3-7.
Friday - I completed block 11 and picked up block 12.
5) Make at least 1 dark, 2 medium, & 1 light strata for Folded Fans.
Monday - 2 light strata were made.
Wednesday -made 2 medium and 2 dark strata. Cut several diamonds. Goal completed for week!
Thursday - made 2 medium and 1 dark starta. Cut medium going right instead of left so had to remake. Dark strata is waiting to be cut.
Friday - Cut dark strata and made light strata. Then I cut light going left instead of right.
6) Make project box for DGS#1's Wedding Quilt by collecting blues. I am still thinking either fans or spikes with more solids and blends than print fabrics. Done.
7) Make project box for DGD#2's wedding quilt by collecting oranges, purples, and Halloween fabrics.  Done
8) Work on another WIP if #'s 2, 3, & 4 are done.
Thursday -Made binding for Green Zebra.
Saturday - Prepared project box for Son-In-Law's duffle bag.