Sunday, September 23, 2018

Stash Report 9/23/18

Fabric IN This Week: 0 yards 
Fabric IN for September: 0 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 17 1/6 yards 
Fabric OUT This Week: 
Fabric Out for September: 0.5 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 6 11/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 0.5  yard
Reduction/Enhancement September: 0.5 yard
Reduction/Enhancement YTD10 1/12  yards (still not counting scraps or donated parts on the IN column) 
Still hoping the red wedding quilt will be quilted soon and I will be in the black by year's end. 
Health Thursday was my first strong chemo treatment. Everything went well. Suffering from lots of small pains but nothing major except my get-up-and-go went! So no sewing.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Stash Report 9/16/18

Fabric IN This Week: 0 yards 
Fabric IN for September: 0 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 17 1/6 yards 
Fabric OUT This Week: 0.5 yards (10 card wallet)
Fabric Out for September: 0.5 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 6 11/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 0.5  yard
Reduction/Enhancement September: 0.5 yard
Reduction/Enhancement YTD10 1/12  yards (still not counting scraps or donated parts on the IN column) Cheryl sent me home with vintage Dresden plate parts.
Still hoping the red wedding quilt will be quilted soon and I will be in the black by year's end. 
Health Thursday was my first strong chemo treatment. Everything went well.
   My projects are all long term projects using scraps and strings.
1. Gift/Charity Project - Fabric Wallets:  Zipper pouches. Next craft fair is on 9/29/18
2) New Project (SQUIRREL)  - Piccadilly Circus by Kelli Hanken and Jo Kramer. Working on September block - leaves with olive greens and browns.
4) Stalled Project(s)  - Boxes of Strings by The Electric Abuela: 16 blocks made. On hold until more papers and black triangles are cut. Loosey Goosey 3" blocks: 2 blocks made! Need to print paper piecing units. 
6) Stash Management/Organization
  • Limit purchases -Use Fabric Stash FIRST for all projects.
 Lator Gators. I am off to wake up my muse.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Stash Report 9/9/18

Fabric IN This Week: 0 yards 
Fabric IN for September: 0 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 17 1/6 yards 
Fabric OUT This Week: 0 yards
Fabric Out for September: 0 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 6 5/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 0. yard
Reduction/Enhancement September: yard
Reduction/Enhancement YTD10.7/12  yards (still not counting scraps or donated parts on the IN column) Cheryl sent me home with vintage Dresden plate parts.
Still hoping the red wedding quilt will be quilted soon and I will be in the black by year's end. 
Health Home health visits for wound care and media port have started. Physical therapy and occupational therapy deemed unnessary! Meda port has been inserted and now waiting for strong chemo every 3 weeks with to start. Then possibly surgery to remove what is left. 
            My normal has changed again. Please say a small prayer that things settle well.
My daily companions (2 mixed sisters - 1 taking after larger mom and the second taking after small dad) eat, potty, play/fight, nap, repeat. We are babysitting Liberty, the brown one (3.7 lbs), and LeiLei, the black/white (2.4lbs), will be ours. They have to have a shoe out no matter how many times I save them. Me-New is still leaving the area after giving them a good hissing talk. 
My projects are all long term projects using scraps and strings.
1. Gift/Charity Project - Fabric Wallets: Four 6" squares per wallet with leftover string-4 done with 2 more waiting.
2) New Project (SQUIRREL)  - Piccadilly Circus by Kelli Hanken and Jo Kramer. One 12" red, white and blue block made. Working on September block - leaves with olive greens and browns.
4) Stalled Project(s)  - Boxes of Strings by The Electric Abuela: 16 blocks made. On hold until more papers and black triangles are cut. Loosey Goosey 3" blocks: 2 blocks made! Need to print paper piecing units. 
6) Stash Management/Organization
  • Limit purchases -Use Fabric Stash FIRST for all projects.
 Lator Gators. I am off to wake up my muse.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day Reports

Fabric IN This Week: 0 yards 
Fabric IN for August: 0 yards
Fabric IN for September: 0 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 17 1/6 yards 
Fabric OUT This Week: .25 yards (fabric card holders)
Fabric Out for August: 0.25 yards
Fabric Out for September: 0 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 6 5/12 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 0.25 yard
Reduction/Enhancement August: 0.25 yard
Reduction/Enhancement September: yard
Reduction/Enhancement YTD10.7/12  yards (still not counting scraps on the IN column)
Still hoping the red wedding quilt will be quilted soon and I will be in the black by year's end. 
Health   I have now seen all 4 of my doctors and have a plan for the second step of this cancer journey. First, home health visits for wound care since new chemo will reactivate radiation site. Also physical therapy evaluation to see where I am there. Doctor Sager is being proactive rather than reactive! Next, a port will be put in and then strong chemo every 3 weeks with weekly blood tests.   Then possibly surgery to remove what is left. 
            My normal is going to change again! Hope I can adjust to all the changes happening in life right now. Please say a small prayer that things settle well.


My daily companions (2 mixed sisters - 1 taking after larger mom and the second taking after small dad) eat, potty, play/fight, nap, repeat. Me-New hides from them. We are babysitting the brown one and the black/white will be ours.

My projects are all long term projects using scraps and strings.
1. Gift/Charity Project - Fabric Wallets for DD#4 and DGS#8. Four 6" squares per wallet with leftover string-4 done with 2 more waiting
2) New Project (SQUIRREL)  - Piccadilly Circus by Kelli Hanken and Jo Kramer. One 12" red, white and blue block made. Working on September block - leaves with olive greens and browns.
4) Stalled Project(s)  - Boxes of Strings by The Electric Abuela: 16 blocks made. On hold until more papers and black triangles are cut. Loosey Goosey 3" blocks: 2 blocks made! Need to print paper piecing units. 
6) Stash Management/Organization
  • Limit purchases -Use Fabric Stash FIRST for all projects.
 Lator Gators. I am off to wake up my muse

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Stash Report 8/26/18

Fabric IN This Week: 0 yards 
Fabric IN for August: 0 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 17 1/6 yards 
Fabric OUT This Week: 0 yards
Fabric Out for August: 0 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 6 1/6 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 0 yard
Reduction/Enhancement August: 0 yard
Reduction/Enhancement YTD11+  yards if you count scraps. I'm not because I want to compare how much I bought this year to how much I used! Scraps are free fabric no matter where they came from since most are rescued from trash. Now they are going to be part of a beautiful quilt with left-overs going into dog beds.
  Dorothy gave me 4 boxes of strings and pieces to help with my 2 string piecing projects. She also sold me a treadle machine in a parlor cabinet with the understanding that it later goes back to her. Silly child - all my 1960 and earlier machines will go to her while those from 1965 to my passing go to DD#4 to share as she wishes.
 Hopefully, the red wedding quilt will be quilted soon and I will be in the black by year's end. 
My projects are all long term projects using scraps and strings.
1. Gift/Charity Project - Fabric Wallets for DD#4 and DGS#8. Four 6" squares per wallet with leftover string. 2 done and 1 cut out. 
2) New Project (SQUIRREL)  - Piccadilly Circus by Kelli Hanken and Jo Kramer. One 12" red, white and blue block made.  I think I want to make a block for each month. September - leaves with olive greens and browns; October - oranges and Halloween; November - turkeys?; December - Christmas; January - snow flakes and  snowmen; February - hearts; March - kites; April - umbrellas; May - flowers; and June - grass and/or water. Another possibility is centers with pictures of family members.
4) Stalled Project(s)  - Boxes of Strings by The Electric Abuela: 16 blocks made. On hold until more papers and black triangles are cut. Loosey Goosey 3" blocks: 2 blocks made! Need to print paper piecing units. 
6) Stash Management/Organization
  • Limit purchases -Use Fabric Stash FIRST for all projects.
Health   I went in for a biopsy on the 16th, I go in for results and future treatment plans on  the 27th. I like this new lady doctor better than the rush rush male doctor. 


My brain is already thinking of things I  want to do as you can see. I am indeed a "Sewciopath" to the 9th degree.



 Lator Gators. I am off to wake up my muse!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Stash Report 8/5/18

Sewing Goals: 
All my projects are long term projects using scraps and strings.
1) New Project  - Piccadilly Circus by Kelli Hanken and Jo Kramer. It is featured in Quiltmaker September/October. It is string piecing to make star points and slab piecing for the centers. White background instead of black for a change. My goal is to make 1 full block this month.
2) Current Project  - Boxes of Strings by The Electric Abuela: 16 blocks made. Now, I  need to cut & draw 12 foundation pieces and cut & glue black triangles to each. My goal now is to make 5 this month

3) a PhD - Loosey Goosey 3" blocks: My goal now is to make 2 this month.

6) Stash Management/Organization
  • Limit purchases -Use Fabric Stash FIRST for all projects. 
STASH REPORT
Fabric IN This Week: 0 yards 
Fabric IN for August: 0 yards
Fabric IN YTD: 17 1/6 yards 
Fabric OUT This Week: 0 yards
Fabric Out for August: 0 yards
Fabric OUT YTD: 6 1/6 yards
Reduction/Enhancement This Week: 0 yard
Reduction/Enhancement August: 0 yard
Reduction/Enhancement YTD11  yards
 Hopefully, the red wedding quilt will be quilted soon and I will be in the black by year's end.
 Sure does feel good to be sewing again. However sporadic!
  Wednesday, I have an appointment with the doctor to see what the next step is in my cancer journey. Hopefully, the cancer responded to the treatment and no surgery will be needed.
Lator Gators.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Design Wall 7/23/18

Design Wall:

I am working on Boxes of Strings and Loosey Goosey (BH's Wild & Goosey).
   10 BoS blocks have been made. I have a long ways to go!
My goal this week is 4 more and 2 more Loosey Goosey blocks. The LG blocks are just an unformed idea for a wall hanging!
  DD#4 is working on DGS#9's quilt. It is just a simple basket weave in burgundy and grey. She has misplaced the burgundy fabric and my Phaff is acting up.