Monday, July 24, 2017

Design Wall Week of 7/24/17

1)T-shirt quilt for "Save the Ta-Tas" Raffle - Cut and interface t-shirts.
2)BH 2016 Leader/Ender project: Continue making neutral blocks and red blocks
3) Studio: Once floor is cured, get a dark polyurethane  and do that half. Then wait for that to cure! Put up one design wall.
4)Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt: Sew 1 star together
5) Trash/Strings (APQ  UFO #1) - Find phone book and neutral strings.
6) KS BOM Super Charged - Search 1 or 2 bins for templates. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Stash Report 7/23/17

Fabric IN This Week: yards
Fabric IN for July: 3 1/4 yards 
Fabric IN YTD: 44 8/12 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: yards 
Fabric OUT for July: 14 1/4 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 45 9/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 11 yards
Reduction/Enhancement for July: 11 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 1 1/12 yard
Progress:
1)Trash/Strings (APQ  UFO #1): Nothing done!
2)KS BOM Super Charged - The search continues!
3) Studio: one-half of studio floor painted and baseboards painted. Waiting for floor to dry and cure.
4)Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt: 1 star sewn together
5) BH 2016 Leader/Ender project: 1 neutral side added.
6) T-shirt quilt for "Save the Ta-Tas" Raffle - Began cutting and interfacing t-shirts.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wondering on a Thursday morning

Outside my window... dawn's early light.
I am listening to...soft jazz wishing I had coffee!
One of my favorite things... watching my DGS#9 work.
One of my least favorite things... seeing DGS#9 upset b/c he didn't achieve something he wanted missing it by just 1 point.
I am missing... the templates I need to start the KS BOM.
I am planning... to sew up a storm as soon as studio is done.
I am trying to remember... where I stored the templates I need for the KS BOM.
I need... to set up 3 design walls.
I am wondering... how to get more hours in the day.
I am thinking... I want to give Trash/Strings to Addie and Mr. Antonio for Christmas. He fell in love with the colors.
I am super thankful... for Mr. Antonio. He has been a life saver with the Studio and teaching DGS#9 how to use power tools.
I am sewing on... too many projects.
I am deciding... on whether to go to Vickburg or Houston or neither or both. 
Should I... rush to get back in studio or continue taking my time to do it right?
TOO Many Decisions! Too Much to Do!
Just ramblings and wonderings  on a rainy Thursday morning.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Progress week of 7/17/17

WARNING BRAG SESSION: DGS#9 is making me so proud. So far he has put up ceiling & walls; painted ceiling & floor; helped do electrical repairs; and moved more items than he can count. DGS#9 has learned how to use power tools and read a ruler. He has not backed down from any of the new experiences. When DGS#9 takes on a task, he does it wholehearted! He is determined to make the Studio a place that makes me smile every time I go in it!
  He is also working with the recruiter to strengthen his physical conditioning while he studies for the test. He wants to join the Army but I am still rooting for Air Force. 
  Progress:
1)Trash/Strings (APQ  UFO #1): Nothing done!
2)KS BOM Super Charged - Found 1 of the templates. I now know they are not in my sewing table. The search continues!
3) Studio: Floors mopped twice again. DGS#9 and I painted half the Studio floor a rich brown this afternoon. The floor is looking great with the walls! Now we wait for floor to dry and cure 3 to 5 days. In the meantime DGS#9 will paint baseboards. That way when floor is cured, DGS#9 can put those up too. Then that half will be completed except for ceiling trim! So next week we should be able to move things to the painted side and complete the floor on the other side. 
4)Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt: Nothing done yet! I am planning on sewing at least 1 star together on Thursday.
5) BH 2016 Leader/Ender project: I trimmed blocks and pinned others together while Addie used my machine to sew bowl caddies. I really need to set up my Phaff so I can sew the next time she and Mr. Antonio come which will be sometimes next week. He will be installing a light in the room between the laundry room and studio. Another opportunity for DGS#9 to learn about being an electrician's helper. 
6) T-shirt quilt for "Save the Ta-Tas" Raffle - I need to go get interfacing. Tuesday's plan didn't work out. Plan is to go get it Thursday evening.
     Monday, I spent the day cleaning the Studio. Tuesday was spent moving things around in studio to get floor ready to paint and bringing/picking up DGS#9 from his tests. Wednesday was spent working on Studio and electricity problems. Thursday will be spent on road bringing people here and there. Sewing will be done too (I hope!) I will pick up tablecloths and interfacing too.
Later Gators! I am pooped.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Design Wall July 18, 2017

Plans for this week: 
Priorities are #6(This will take lots of dedicated time.); #3(again lots of dedicated time needed); #4; #5, #1, and then #2. In fact if I get #6, #4, and #3 done, I will be a happy camper! #5 is cut ready for sewing; #2 can't be done until #3 is done; and #1 needs prep (papers cut, neutral string basket found, probably more strings cut) before I can continue.  #1 needs the most dedicated time of these 3. 
1)Trash/Strings (APQ  UFO #1): Construct 12 1/2" blocks from 6 1/2" blocks I have already made. (These went quick! I have already finished sewing the blocks I have into rows of 6.) Now I need to make 8 times 4 times 4 plus 48 more small blocks to get the 30-38 blocks needed to make this flimsy 96 x 72 w/o borders. 8x6 (If I did the math righ!)
2)KS BOM Super Charged - Find the templates needed for blocks.
3) StudioClean floors and get paint for floors. Get flannel backed tablecloths to put up as design walls. ASAP!!!
4)Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt: Put what is sewn up on design wall/floor to predict look of quilt.  I have 2 sewn stars and 9 quarter stars which is enough to make 2 more stars. I am thinking I want the four complete stars in middle and then quarter squares around that with a double row on top and bottom. To do that I need to make more quarter star blocks at least 7.   I am unsure about the sides since the stars are BIG and the sides may make it too big for a queen bed. I will put it on the spare bed to see how big it would be.
5) BH 2016 Leader/Ender project: Construct neural row and sew 10 more red quarter square triangle blocks.
6) T-shirt quilt for "Save the Ta-Tas" Raffle - Get interfacing; cut apart shirts; begin interfacing shirts. Decide on layout and get needed fabric. Find motorcycle panel for back. 
Oh how I need a design wall! This is when I wish I still had the batting on all the walls of my studio.
Tuesday morning  I will go to meet with crochet group hopefully I wI'll have finished step 1 of this prayer shawl. Tuesday afternoon DGS#9 goes to take the test for the military. He is excited! I figure i can visit Joanna and get interfacing for raffle quilt then.
  The rest of the week is pretty much empty but it won't stay that way long. So my plans are to sew as much as possible and get my studio to the next step. The afternoons can be dedicated to runnjng around with DH.
  Right now I am trying to decide if I want to go to Vickburg or Houston. I am experiencing tool and fabric overload (I know I must be sick!) and just want classes. So I am leaning towards Vickburg especially since I will be subbing in Oct., Nov., and Dec.
But you know how that goes, best laid plans of men and mice! 
L ator Gators! I hear the Studio calling.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stash Report 7/16/17

Fabric IN This Week: yards
Fabric IN for July: 3 1/4 yards 
Fabric IN YTD: 44 8/12 yards
Fabric OUT This Week: 11 yards (Sammie's quilt)
Fabric OUT for July: 14 1/4 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 45 9/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 11 yards
Reduction/Enhancement for July: 11 yards
Reduction/Enhancement YTD: 1 1/12 yard
   Next big reduction will be another wedding quilt-Blue Binding Star probably in November. Everything else is in progress.
  Yesterday, my DGD#2 got married to her best friend. It was a small but beautiful wedding.
Plans for this week: 
1)  Studio: Clean floors and get paint for floors. Get flannel backed tablecloths to put up as design walls.
2) Blue Binding Star Wedding quilt: Put what is sewn up on design wall/floor to predict look of quilt. Make more quarter star blocks as needed at least 2.
3) Trash/Strings (APQ  UFO #1): Construct 12 1/2" blocks from 6 1/2" blocks. Then make flimsy.
4) BH 2016 Leader/Ender project: Construct neural row and sew 10 more red quarter square triangle blocks.
 5) KS BOM Super Charged -  Make final fabric selections. This will be DGD# 4's graduation quilt and she wants royal blue, lime green, saints black and white, and I am adding yellow-gold. Finding the templates will be the trick! They were put/thrown in a bin and I don't  know which one so I have to go thru the bins one at a time until templates are found.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Progress

Plans for this week:
1)  Sammie's Quilt: Finish binding DONE
2) Wedding: Wednesday we go get dress and shirt. Thursday we go shopping for ingredients for pea salad. Friday we cook and clean Snowcone machine. DONE
3) Studio: Clean floors we swept again. I really think someone goes back in there an adds sawdust. LOL (as soon as it is presentable/clean I will show pictures of it.DONE
4) BH 2016 Leader/Ender project: Work on neutral and red quarter square triangles.  MADE 4 OF EACH