Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Thoughts and Wonderings

Outside my window...continuous gusty rain thanks to Cindy.
I am listening to...rain on our tin roof and DGD#5 giggling.
One of my favorite things...watching DGS#9 using his new found skills. 
One of my least favorite things...doing the dishes.
I am missing...Leeapaul, our 13 yo male yorkie. He went on a walk about and never came back! DGD#2 says he went off to die b/c he didn't want us to have to make the decision to put him down.
I am planning...on finishing all the wedding quilts in time for the weddings which will be a first for me! I know Kristen's will be ready in time b/c it is being quilted and she hasn't set a date yet. 
I am trying to remember...how my studio was set up before so I can make the changes needed.
I need...to finish the quilts for Sammie and Billy.
I am wondering...how a lazy person like me will get it all done!
I am thinking...life is full of surprizes. I have been asked/begged to sub from October to Christmas holidays. I agreed and now am having second thoughts.
I am super thankful...to have a great husband who indulges my every whim!
I am sewing on...binding for Billy's quilt and primitive hand quilting on Sammie's quilt.
I am deciding...on layout of studio. DD#1's fabric/cubby wall intrigues me but I want all my fabric in side room aka office so probably will be set one up in there. 
Should I... use bead board for all the studio walls or go with current plan and only do one wall in bead board and rest in finished plywood.
TOO Many Decisions! Too Much to Do!
Just ramblings and wonderings  on a rainy Thursday morning.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Update for week of 6/18 - 6/24

Added projects:
  DGD#2 asked me to make table runners for the wedding and foolishly I agreed before looking at the fabric. It is going to be more work than I expected. 

  Then DD#2 asked me to make something special (quilty) for the bridal party table and groom and brides table. I am thinking about signature top where guest can come and sign wishes for the bride and groom's table. For the wedding party, I may make quilted fans. I sew slow so I don't know.
1) Sammie's Quilt - continue primitive stitching using square frame. I have completed the rounds and next is the long diagonal in purple. It is looking good.
2) Wedding Quilt - sew binding on. Nothing done yet.
3)  Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt - make at least 5 more quarters. 3 more were made so far. After i finish these 5, the project will go on hold until after DGD#2's wedding July 15th or at least until her projects are done.
4) Studio - paint studio ceiling and buy bead board/paneling for long wall and short wall. DGS#9 (Chris) and DH decided to paint the whole ceiling white. It definitely makes the studio brighter! 
  DH WORKED ON securing the air conditioner. It really is too small for the room but won't be replaced until after the studio is complete. Priorities! 
  We need 9 sheets for the long wall and my area which may become the cutting and ironing area again.
   I am so ready to be back in my studio! I almost set up a sewing area as DGS#9 painted. But he was using my desk as a table to put his paint. I think he is having as much fun as I am using all his new skills!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Design Wall 6/18/17 -6/24/17

Plans for the week:
1) Sammie's Quilt - continue primitive stitching using square frame. I have completed the rounds and next is the long diagonal in purple. It is looking good.
2) Wedding Quilt - sew binding on.
3)  Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt - make at least 5 more quarters
4) Studio - paint studio ceiling and buy bead board/paneling for long wall and short wall.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Stash Report June 18th

Fabric IN This Week: 0.25 yards
Fabric IN for June: yards 
Fabric IN YTD: 41 5/12 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: yards (I am using fabric just nothing is finished.)
Fabric OUT for June: 0 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 27 7/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: yards
Reduction/Enhancement for June: 3 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 13 5/6 yards 
This Week in Review:
1) Sammie's Quilt - continue primitive stitching using square frame. Working away steadily. It is looking good.
2)  Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt- Several more quarter star blocks completed.
3) Studio DH and I went shopping for wall covering. I fell in love with two very different ones. First was bead board. I loved the natural look of the wood. DH WAS NOT impressed. He felt that it would look unfinished if not stained or painted and that it would be very heavy for DGS#9 and I to handle by ourselves.  Second was a quarter inch plywood that was finished on one side. DH felt it was the right one b/c DGS#9 and I could handle it better and it was finished when put up.  I still prefer the first so I am pondering how to get what I want. I am thinking of using the bead board on the long back wall which would add insulation and stability; and the other for the rest. The only draw back i see is that the bead board will make the room look more apartment ready.
  Chris and I cleaned and put in bins everything in side area. Next up painting the ceiling in that area. Painting supplies have been purchased. Now waiting for humidity to go down a bit.
 Saturday was my birthday and I got to spend it with my two favorite men, DGS#9 and DH. We drove to DD#1's house to pick up a special quilt and deliver to her a quilt to do for a friend. When we got home, DH treated us to chicken and DGS#9 gave me a card and chocolates. Perfect day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Update

Update:June 11-17:
1) Sammie's Quilt - continue primitive stitching using square frame. Working away steadily. It is looking good.
2)  Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt- Another quarter star completed.
3) Studio Chris and I cleaned and put in bins everything in side area. Next up painting the ceiling in that area. Painting supplies have been purchased. Now waiting for humidity to go down a bit.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Design Wall June 11-17

Plans for June 11-17:
1) Sammie's Quilt - continue primitive stitching using square frame.
2)  Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt- I don't know the date but it has been set so I have to get top done by August 1st. So far I have 2 completed stars - Need 4. I will also need 8 half stars. I have a lot of sewing to do!
3) Studio - Spend 30 minutes a day cleaning. Plan a design area, cutting area, sewing area, guest area, and handsewing area
  Not a lot planned but it all has to be done before end of month.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Stash Report June 10

Fabric IN This Week: 2.75 yards (Birthday fat quarters and 9 quarter yard blue sets)
Fabric IN for June: 2.75 yards 
Fabric IN YTD: 41 1/6 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: yards (I am using fabric just nothing is finished.)
Fabric OUT for June: 0 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 27 7/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 2.75 yards
Reduction/Enhancement for June: 2.75 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 13 7/12 yards 
This Week in Review:
1) Cut and construct 8 red quarter squaresDone
2) Sammie's Quilt - Great News: Lime green primitive stitching looks fantastic! BAD News: Oval quilt frame legs broke again. DH now needs to fix/construct two legs. GOOD News: I have put the quilt on my small square frame so quilting has continued.
3) Studio - Floor is looking cleaner. An elephant is best eaten one tiny piece at a time especially if you already have a rhino partially eaten and a buffalo to consume. LOL
4) Make at least 1 neutral side for BH L/E Project 2 sides Done
Me-new inspecting.
5) Add neutral side(s) to BH Leader/Ender project Done top & bottom  sides added.
6) Attend guild meeting on Thursday- DONE Great meeting. 
All in all it has been a productive week
  Leeapaul is still missing but I can tell you that he isn't at shelter or a vet or had his chip activated nor is he in a ditch anywhere in Lewisburg which leaves just 3 possibilities: 1) he is still chasing a female; 2) someone picked him up; 3) coyotes got him. We are hoping for the first two b/c there are 3 two legged and 2 four legged animals that have a void in their lives right now.
Lator Gators!