Monday, January 15, 2018

Goals January 15th - 21st

Sewing Goals: 
1) Gift/Charity Project -  Work on laptop bag and quilt pieces for 3 cozies. 
2) New Project - Baby Doll
3) PhD - Trash/ Strings (JL #10) - Make 2 big blocks (1/10)
4) Stalled Project - KS BOM 2014 - Cut sashing strips. Tom Kat - Cut eyes out and sew down.
5) Quilting Project - (APP #12) Binding Tool Table Runner.
6) Stash Management/Organization

  • Limit purchases - 0 yards needed
  • Spend 5 minutes organizing - Find 1.5" strip die and 2.5" die.
  • Scraps - Cut more 10", 6", bricks, flying geese, & 1.5" strips.
  • Make fabric storage box - Blue & Blue
  • Use Stash fabric FIRST  
Other Goals
Health - 1) Growth Removal. 2) Move more.
Visiting - See friends at bowling league.
Acceptance - Whatever this growth is, do what is necessary to get rid of it.
House - Declutter one area. Piano area first then setee

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Stash Report 1/14/18

Fabric IN This Week:  1 2/3  yards 
Fabric IN for January: 01 2/3 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 01 2/3 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: 02 yards (laptop bag)
Fabric Out for January:  02 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 02 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 1/3 yard
Reduction/Enhancement January:  1/3 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD1/3  yard
Progress on Sewing Goals: 
1)Gift/Charity Project  - Cut out laptop bag parts.
2) a New Project  - Baby doll with orange hair and blue eyes- Nothing done.
3) a PhD - Trash/Strings (JL #10) - 1/9 big blocks (36 small blocks).  - Bought neutral strips. Sewed 1 big block.
4) Stalled Project -KS BOM 2014  - Add sashing and borders using grey.- Nothing done.
5) a Quilting Project - Binding tool Table Runners -(APQ #12) - Nothing done.
6)  Stash Management/Organization.  
  • Limit purchases - Purchased interfacing for bag, long ruler, & 24 - 2.5" x 44" strips (1 yd 2/3).
  • Spend 5 minutes organizing - Put each useable size in own storage unit & cleared storage cabinet for strip storage.
  • Cut scraps in to useable sizes - 10", 6", 2.5 by 3.5, flying geese - 1 box cut
  • Make  fabric storage box out of color of month. - MONTH'S COLOR IS Blue - Nothing done.
  • Any new projects have to use stash fabrics first. - No new projects.
Other Goals
    Health: 1)Tend to growth and its removal. Still waiting for doctor. 2) Move more - done.
    Visiting: Went to KS guild meeting Thursday. Turned in my UFO list and found out about the Stash/Scrap Project. #3 Tom Kat needs to be completed for next meeting.
    Acceptance: Do what I  am told by doctors - As soon as specialist calls.
    House: Declutter piano area ( Done) and save Santa's (Done). Convert Christmas tree to Mardi Gras tree. - Took it down instead.




    So far so good

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Thursday Morning Wonderings

    Outside my window... Darkness with the beginnings of light.
    I am listening to... the heater run and the stirring of Chris as te begins to wake up!
    One of my favorite things... reading. Glenda gifted some light novels to me earlier. I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading.
    One of my least favorite things... dealing with doctorsRight now I am waiting for a call to get an appointment with a specialist to remove this malignant growth from my body. The person who deals with new patients is never there.
    I am missing... my mom, dad, brother, etc. Those that went ahead. 
    I am planning... to go to the KS Guild meeting this afternoon.
    I am remembering ...  how to cook. Chris likes his food and will eat anything I cook kinda like his Pape. Today I will soak red beans and buy sausage. 
    I need... to move and/or sew. My depression is deeping and is threatening to take over.  
    I am wondering... what to do about those 7 puppies. People say they want one but no one comes get one. They eat constantly and never stop yapping.
    I am thinking... life is wonderful! It would be better if I  could sew. 
    I am super thankful... for my doting husband and my caring grandchildren.
    I am sewing on... a laptop bag or at least I cut it out! Got the interfacing yesterday. I also bought neutral strips for Trash/Strings.
    I am deciding... on what to do for the graduation quilts.
    My future includes... listening to doctors, surgery, and possibly chemo. I wish I  knew more so I could prepare myself and my family. The "not knowing" is depressing me.
    I am hoping... the  weather warms up a good bit.
    Should I...  sit and read or cut fabric with the Go!Big or both? 
    TOO Many Decisions Too Much to Do!  
    Lator!

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Weekly Goals January 8 th- 14th

    Update:
    The weather did get warmer and I recut the laptop bag. I have been cutting scraps and putting them in their own storage units. Hopefully, I  will feel like sewing soon.
    Sewing Goals: 
    Since weather is suppose to be warmer, hopefully I  can get to studio. Otherwise, I need to move more into living room.
    1)Gift/Charity Project  - Make 3 cozies and one bag. 
    2) a New Project  - Baby doll with orange hair and blue eyes--
    3) a PhD - Trash/Strings (JL #10) - 0/9 big blocks (36 small blocks).  
    4) Stalled Project -KS BOM 2014  - Add sashing and borders using grey.
    5) a Quilting Project - Binding tool Table Runners -(APQ #12) 
    6)  Stash Management/Organization.  
    • Limit purchases - 0 yards bought this week.- I do need to purchase interfacing for bag and a long ruler.
    • Spend 5 minutes organizing - Put each useable size in own storage unit
    • Cut scraps in to useable sizes - 10", 6", 2.5 by 3.5, flying geese
    • Make  fabric storage box out of color of month. - MONTH'S COLOR IS Blue
    • Any new projects have to use stash fabrics first. 
    Other Goals
    Health: 1)Tend to growth and its removal. 2) Move more - depression taking over.
    Visiting: If at all possible, go to KS guild meeting Thursday
    Acceptance: Do what I  am told by doctors. 
    House: Declutter piano area and save Santa's. Convert Christmas tree to Mardi Gras tree.
    So far so good

    Sunday, January 7, 2018

    Stash Report/Goal Progress

    Stash Report
    Fabric IN This Week:  0  yards 
    Fabric IN for January: 0 yards
    Fabric IN YTD: 0 yards
    Fabric OUT This Week: 0 yards
    Fabric Out for January:  0 yards
    Fabric OUT YTD: 0 yards
    Reduction/Enhancement This Week:  0 yard
    Reduction/Enhancement January:  0 yards
    Reduction/Enhancement YTD:  0 yard
    January Goals: 
    Sewing Goals:
    1)Gift/Charity Project  - CoziesBags, Towels, and Boxes -  
    2) a New Project  - Baby doll with orange hair and blue eyes--I need to find my bag of fabric and patterns.
    3) a PhD - Trash/Strings (JL #10) - 0/9 big blocks (36 small blocks).  
    4) Stalled Project -KS BOM 2014  - Add sashing and borders using grey.
    5) a Quilting Project - Binding tool Table Runners -(APQ #12) 
    6)  Stash Management/Organization.  
    • Limit purchases - 0 yards bought this week.- DONE
    • Spend 5 minutes organizing - 1 box of fabric from den. - DONE
    •  Any new projects have to use stash fabrics first. Only stash used so far.
    • Cut scraps in to useable sizes - Started cutting fabrics from box from den.
    • Make  fabric storage box out of color of month. - MONTH'S COLOR IS Blue
    Health: Tend to growth and its removal. Waiting for Specialist appointment.
    Visiting: If at all possible, go to KS guild meeting next Thursday and Cheryl's. 
    Acceptance: Do what I  am told by doctors. So far so good

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

    Wonderings on a Freezing Thursday Morning

    Outside my window... Darkness. Me-New and I am the only ones up.
    I am listening to... the heater run and run. It can only get the house up to 68 in the mornings. Good news is that it gets it to 75 by afternoon.
    One of my favorite things... using my new Go!Big.
    One of my least favorite things... dealing with doctors. Today I find out if the growth is malignant and what the next step is.
    I am missing... my mom, dad, brother, etc. Those that went ahead. 
    I am planning... to go to back to San Antonio once I am off meds and DSD#1 is back from visiting with DGS#1.
    I am remembering ...  how to cook.
    I need... recipes that are simple for my InsaPot. So far I have cooked Liam and red beans in it with a bit of success. One didn't have enough liquid and the other too much liquid.
    I am wondering... what to do about those 8 puppies. 
    I am thinking... life is wonderful! It would be better if I  could sew. 
    I am super thankful... for my wonderful husband.
    I am sewing on... nothing! 
    I am deciding... on what to do for Chris's graduation quilt.
    My future includes... listening to doctors.
    I am hoping... the  weather warms up a good bit.
    Should I...  sit and read or cut fabric with the Go!Big or both?
    TOO Many Decisions Too Much to Do!  
    Lator!

    Sunday, December 31, 2017

    January Goals

    These are the projects that I want to advance in January. Notice I said advance not Finish.
    When the weather warms a bit there will be more than one machine set up for sewing since my ADHD often takes over and the thread colors are different. Who wants to stop to change thread colors?
      Goals 1 & 3 on one machine and 2 & 5 on another. The embroider machine will be also set up. A machine is set up in the house for days when it is too cold in Studio like this week. The Go!Big will move as needed.
    January Goals: 
    Sewing Goals:
    1)Gift/Charity Project  - CoziesBags, Towels, and Boxes - The boxes (blue scraps) and cozies (FG Letters) will be leaders and enders for the laptop bag (coral). If it warms up enough to be in the studio, the towels will be in the embroidery hoop while I sew. 
    2) a New Project  - Baby doll with orange hair and blue eyes due on February 13th. It has been a long time since I have made a soft sculpture doll. Hope I remember how! I need to find my bag of fabric and patterns.
    3) a PhD - Trash/Strings - it needs either 4 or 9 big blocks to be finished.  
    4) Stalled Project -KS BOM 2014  - Add sashing and borders using grey.
    5) Quilting Project - Binding tool Table Runners - The walking foot for one to give me confidence and then the templates and foot I got 2 years ago at Festival.
    6)  Stash Management/Organization.  
    • Limit purchases to no more than 5 yards for month of January.
    • Spend 5 minutes each time I am in Studio organizing the sewing room and the stash by putting scraps up.
    •  Any new projects have to use stash fabrics first. 
    • Cut scraps in to useable sizes using color of the month. I plan on mimicking DD#1's storage system so I need to run anything smaller than a half yard thru the Go!Big. I set up in living room and started!
    • Make  fabric storage box out of color of month. DD#1 gave me a small black and white one. I am making one out of blue while waiting for color reveal.
    Health: Tend to growth and its removal. Doctor visit scheduled first week of month to learn results of biopsy. Then we will go from there. 
    Visiting: If at all possible, go to KS guild meeting and Cheryl's. (The plan is to see Cheryl Tuesday and if all is well go to guild meeting on 11th.) Go to DD#1's  and Glenda's. (We visited DD#1 Friday, 12/29/17 so I  am good for 3 months (LOL) and we visited with Glenda and Frank too, good until after this medical issue is tended to.) 
    Acceptance: Do what I  am told by surgeon. So far so good. Although, I wasn't hurting before and now I am! 
    My brain is already thinking of things I want to do.  I am indeed a "Sewciopath" to the 9th degree.
    Lator Gators!