Monday, January 16, 2017

Stash Report/ Update on Goals

Potholders
Fabric In: 2 yards (coffee mug panels 2)
Fabric In January: 4 yards
YTD Fabric In: 4 yards
Fabric Out: .5 yards (3 pot holders w/backs)
Fabric Out January: 2.5 yards
YTD Fabric Out: 2.5 yards
Enhancement this Week: 1.5  yards
Enhancement - January: 1.5 yards
YTD Enhancement/Reduction: 1.5 yards
Projects Started this week: (pot holders)
Projects Started January: (3 Coffee pot holders,Pepper & Fleur table runners) 
YTD Projects Started: 6
Projects/UFOS Completed this Week: 3 (3 potholders from panel)
Projects/ UFOs Completed in January: 3
YTD Completed: 3
  This has been a very busy week (for us):
Sunday - church and food shopping.
Monday - doctor appointments and bowling
Tuesday - sewing with Cheryl and LEMONS.
Wednesday- Squirrels and more appointments
Thursday - guild meeting and first cleaning of freezer.
Friday - illness hit! DH ankle and my bottom. We rested on sofa doing as little movement as possible to avoid pain. Very unusual activity! DGS#9 came to ask to borrow my truck and help tend to squirrels. Boogers got into studio too. I know it is debunked but it is still my space and I DON'T WANT TO SHARE! War has been declared on the squirrel population!
Saturday - washing, folding, saving of clothes and trip to town for groceries. No squirrel activity detected! 
  I decided to lend my truck to DGS#9. I know! DH and I went to the casino so waiting wouldn't be so nerve racking.
Then the adventure happened. On the way home, the little truck decided it didn't want to go back. If you have ever had a preteen not want to go somewhere, you will understand. We traveled home at the grand speed of 15mph in the dark on a Saturday night at 8:30pm with the full moon. An adventure I never want to repeat but we got home safely! It sure made waiting for DGS#9 a snap. He got here about 6 minutes before curfew for Harold, the truck. He and I discussed the fact that Harold would have been grounded if they were even 1 minute late. He told me that he knew that! Then he asked very politely if Harold could go out with him next week-End! DHS#9 has my heart and he knows it!
Yet most of my January Goals advanced a little and I even added a project on Thursday:

Design Wall

 Right now my design wall/table is on the floor. Me-New dumped my cutting table/design area on the floor. I guess she was chasing squirrel sounds. So no new pictures until things get picked up which won't be til much later today. We have appointment most of the morning!
2 blocks completed
Green & Red borders added
Something Old - Binding Tool Blue Star (JL UFO #3) - & Sunflower borders.
No movement
Something New - Binding Tool Mardi Gras table runner & Coffee Pot holders. (See top picture)
Still looking for binding
Handwork - binding on Green Zebra and Red/Black Wanda (APQ UFO #6) 
Adventure continues
FMQ - Binding Tool Red Pepper table runner - 
Stack of halves growings
Other - BH'S leader/Ender neutral quarter square triangles.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Update on January Goals

Anyone who knows me knows how bad my Quilter'S ADDS is. 
  Tuesday Cheryl and I had a sewing day. She decided to handstitch hexies while I worked on my projects. I worked on the sunflower quilt. The center is finished..now for the borders thin 1" olive border and then 4" rust border is what I plan. I called Glenda and asked if I could raid the stored stash for those colors. She gave me permission since she doesn't remember what was saved!
  Wednesday I thought I had an appointment at the imaging center at 10:15am...Nope~ I missed it. So I went to J&B hoping for coffee...Got it! Belinda and I started talking about projects and one thing lead to another and another. I went home with 2 panels to make into pot holders etc.
  Today (Thursday) I am fighting real squirrels! They moved into the attic during the 23 degree weather which was not a problem until they messed with the internet cables. Then last night at 2am they decided to play right over my head. I have declared war! Don't tell the game wardens because I don't plan on trapping them.
  I am looking forward to the KS Guild meeting today...I haven't been since November.
Lookin good
Something Old - Binding Tool Blue Star (JL UFO #3) - & Sunflower borders
Something New - Binding Tool Mardi Gras table runner - I may have to make a couple b/c Cheryl fell in love.
Handwork - binding on Green Zebra and Red/Black Wanda (APQ UFO #6) no change
FMQ - Binding Tool Red Pepper table runner - Next up is waxing the machine table with turtle wax. This has been and will continue to be an adventure!
Other - BH'S leader/Ender neutral quarter square triangles are kitted ready to sew.
Well it is time to post this while the internet is working.
Lator! I am off to chase squirrels - real and those caused by Quilter'S ADDH.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Bonnie Hunter Quarter Square Leader/Ender project

It is growing!
Planned double rounds - purple, orange, green, teal, blue, red, with single rounds of neutrals, and ending with black/white/color specks.
Center - purple...easy peasy.
Single neutral round ... still great.
Double orange round...still good.
Single neutral round...mmmmmm.
Double green round...54 oh, this is getting harder but done.
Single Neutral round - 60 squares and counting. It has gotten a life of its own and doesn't want to be a leader/ender project any more!
Then I made the biggest mistake - I did the math! Had I known that there were that many quarter square triangles, I would never had started. But start I did, so I am committed to finishing. i am currently working on neutral quarter square triangles, starting cutting teal pieces, and have some red ready. All the planned rows may not get done by July, but what is will be put together as a top.
  How does Bonnie Hunter do this kind of stuff as leader and enders along with the rest of what she accomplishes? 
Thinking this elephant is going to take on a whole lot more chewing before July!
Lator Gators!

Design Wall

Same old - Same Old! 
I am still working on my January Goals and on making sense and space in the den. All my projects have advanced a little. One day in January I hope to have a finish!
Something Old - Binding Tool Blue Star (JL UFO #3) - Kits are made ready to sew tomorrow. I have also kitted the Sunflower blocks to work on that top too.
Something New - Binding Tool Mardi Gras is kitted ready to sew at Cheryl's tomorrow.
Handwork - binding on Green Zebra and Red/Black Wanda (APQ UFO #6) - binding is made for GZ just haven't been able to locate it.  R/B W is still at DD#1.
FMQ - Binding Tool Red Pepper table runner - It is prepared for FMQ BUT since I like it so much I think I need to practice on another piece first. DD#4 started making some rather large churn dash blocks then abandoned them. I think i will practice on them. This has been and will continue to be an adventure!
Other - BH'S leader/Ender neutral quarter square triangles. I need to cut and kit more units.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Stash Report January 8, 2016

Project count/Stash Report
Fabric In: 0 yards
Fabric In January: 2 yards
YTD Fabric In: 2 yards
Fabric Out: 2 yards
Fabric Out January: 2 yards
YTD Fabric Out: 2 yards
Enhancement / Reduction: 0 yards
Enhancement/  Reduction January: 0 yards
YTD Enhancement/Reduction: 0 yards
Projects Started January: (Pepper & Fleur table runners) 
YTD Projects Started: 2
Projects/ UFOs Completed: 0
YTD Completed: 0
 
Next neural single round
 
I am close to finishing the Pepper table runner but no cigar so I am counting the fabric as used except for the binding. The green round of the Bonnie Hunter 2016-17 Leader/Ender project will be counted when top is finished.

Lator Gators!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Day 4-Quiltalong with Judy L.- Progress Report

Updates as projects are done - Stay tuned!
Day 4 - Sunday
  Today's plan is to actually work on sunflower top and iron BH's leader/ender green rounds. I also need to kit more sets of neutral quarter square triangles. First, we have church, lunch, and grocery shopping not to mention fixing DD#4's water pipes so I probably won't be piecing until late afternoon or Tuesday with Cheryl. It is still too cold in den to be comfotable!
Day 3: Saturday
   2pm - DH needs to go to Lowe's for supplies to fix water leak. It has been leaking for quite some time. He had decided that it was the icebox tray while I said it was the hose to the ice maker we don't have anymore. It was the copper tubing. Then when we get to Lowe's he had to argue about what size pipe - a piecer knows a 1/4"! At around 5:30 we start fixing it - I love him but he is so disorganized! 
  Finally, I started supper - oven baked chicken and sweet potato fries in the oven with maple dipping sauce. Chicken was perfect but I scorched fries. They were good but not right so I will try again later.
  We ate and then it was time to bring DD#4 to work. Thus ended my day! 
 12noon - Good progress made! Layered table runner, kitted & pieced first halves of quarter square triangles, cut scraps, and got BH Leader/Ender quilt ready for the ironing board. Now to make hot cheese sandwiches for Spirit and my lunch - Chris is still sleeping.
  9am - Today's plan is to layer table runner, cut & kit sunflower quilt squares, wedding quilt squares, BH's neutral leader/enders  and bring order to chaos in den by cutting scraps and rearranging ├áres. Also possibly piecing a few BH's neutral leader/enders and sunflower quilt rows. I may even venture into the studio to find the binding for Green Zebra. Lots of plans that may happen since it is 24 outside with ice flurries and DH doesn't travel well in the cold. Strange weather for South Louisiana!
Day 2: Friday
Runner on large ironing board
Large cutting table
  4:45pm - Sewed the last 3 sides to runner. Then went into studio and retrieved large ironing board and large cutting table. Now I have to bring order to the chaos in that room. So probably no piecing this afternoon either but for me the choice is clear, I am truly tired of piecing amidist chaos!
  2:45pm - I went into the den and managed to piece 3 parts of the 6 needed for the border before DH reminded me that we had a funeral to attend and we were late. After the funeral, we came home since the weather turned icy. I cooked lunch for the family and cleared a space in the den but it got supper cold in there. You can either use the iron or run the heater in that room so not much piecing was done. Oh, how I miss my studio! Turning the heater on so the room will warm up then I will go back and try again! The good news is that DH contacted people to start working on ceiling so I may be back in studio soon.
  10:15am- Writing done and ready for posting so it is time for piecing mode.  
  8am-Back home and time to drink coffee and read blogs. My favorite time of day! Also thinking and planning lunch for DH, DGS#9, and DGD#5. I am thinking oven baked crunchy chicken legs. Fairly easy and quick leaving lots of time for piecing. (I need to unpack the Instant Pot DH gave us for Christmas.) I plan on finishing reading blogs and then write this post.
  5:30am-DH woke me up to go get DD#4 -an hour too early! When I left at 6:30am to pick DD#4 up, the temperature was 37 which is quite a bit cooler than the 73 from Thursday. It got colder as the morning progressed and was 33 by the time I got home! Too cold for South Louisiana- this is usually end of January and beginning of February weather. 
   Cheryl and I had planned to sew together today, but I am not getting out unless absolutely necessary so we will probably extend our quiltalong to next week.
Day 1: Thursday
   6:30am-I slept late since i didnt have to pick up DD#4. When I got home, I began ripping the border from my FMQ project - Red Pepper table runner (RPtr) while I drank my morning coffee. DH surprised me at 8am by getting up ready to hit the town with errands. 
  11:30am - We finish all the errands including grocery shopping, when what to my wondering ears, DD#4 called to invite us to lunch and margaritas. So we went save groceries, picked her up, and went to our favorite Mexican Restaurant. As we walked in, our favorite waitress greeted us with hugs and surprises. I now have an UFO to finish -her wedding quilt and a new project-a baby quilt!
  2:30pm - Lunch done and now time for a nap. Margaritas are wonderful but make me want to sleep! 
  4:30pm - I woke up feeling rather wonky - I guess my meds don't like margaritas. So I rested awhile on the sofa until it was time to fix supper. Baked pork chops and pork 'n beans w/o the pork were on the menu. While they were cooking, I cut the pieces I needed for replacement border.
  7:30pm-Supper cooked, enjoyed,and most of the dishes done. Weather is changing so my head ia aching. DD#4 walks in asking to be brought to work in Carencro,  UGH! Thankfully DGS#9 volunteered to drive. Since it will be his first time driving that far in the dark, I rode with him as navigator. He is a very good driver outside of Lewisburg - inside not so much! He experienced another first-driving in the rain on a very dark night. 
  9:30pm-More meds and Bedtime! Hopefully, headache will ease up after I apply Vicks to my nose.