Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stash Report September 21, 2014

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In September: yards
Fabric In YTD: 188 yards
Fabric Out: yards
Fabric Out YTD: 61 yards
Enhancement: 127 yards     
   I finished the first of the wheelchair quilts on Tuesday. I designed, pieced, and quilted it.         
      Wednesday was NOT a good day. I was stung by a wasp near my eyes. Thank goodness that my glasses were in the wasp's way! It hurt and burned like heck. First, my nose swoll like my grandfather's and is still larger than normal. Then, that night my eyes swoll closed. I took benyrl and put ice packs and warm/hot cloths on the affected 
area. Nothing was hurting but I looked bad. Friday, it was red but better. Saturday, I wasn't as swollen but itching started around eyes. Today, it is a bit better but now in my cheek bone area. Each day gets better! It has not stopped me either.
     Thursday at the Krewe of Quilters meeting there was free fabric and 3 two yard pieces and 2 one yard pieces came home with me. Michael Young presented more of his quilts. He is a fantastic art quilter.  
    Saturday, I drove back to Baton Rouge to take a class with Connie Ewebanks on curved piecing.

She made it so easy that I completed 51 seven inch blocks which is enough for a small sofa quilt. Using the Go cutter made it so much faster!  I also went visit Glenda & Frank and got to love on DiNozzo.
     Today, I plan on killing wasp and sewing block together. Football and binding are also on the menu.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stash Report, September 14, 2014

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In September: yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: 2.75 yard
Fabric Out September: 2.75 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 59 yards
Enhancement: 121 yards     
     Since my last report, I made Marie two little half yard jumpers. I also made 5 blocks for my August and September swap partners. When I mailed the packages, a few fat quarters and half yard pieces jumped in for the ride.
     Now that my studio is cleaner (not perfect) my muse came for a visit! I will have more to report next week since I am finishing up a wheelchair quilt.
     Marie and Pape bonding with Lilly waiting for the spills and leftovers!
Lator Gators!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Studio Update

     My Rhino is almost all eaten! DD#4 sat down and went thru several bins of fabric. Then she sorted the fabric by yardage, fat quarters, and scrap pieces. The yardage she folded and put on shelves until we can find the boards they are saved on.  The fat quarters she sorted by color and put each color in a bin on the shelf. She filled a big bin to the top and beyond with pieces smaller than a fat quarter or quarter yard. 
    You can actually see the floor! We still have lots to do before I can invite friends, except maybe Pam, to sew! We found an addressed package for my block swap from July under all the stuff on the old cutting table, but August wasn't found anywhere. I need to start saving those receipts from the post offices I send from. My swap partner from August still hasn't gotten her block so I redid them and sent them off again. Hopefully, they will arrive safely this time! The worse that can happen is that she never gets them therefore thinks I am a flake, and the best is for both sets to find their way to her. I mailed July, replacement August, and September blocks on the 8th at the post office in Church Point. Sometimes our mail carrier puts our mail in other boxes on his route. Sometimes the person brings it to us and sometimes it never arrives. Bills always seem to be delivered!
     This morning I fell on my right shoulder and my whole right side is hurting. I don't think anything is broke just bruised. I fell between Sammie's air mattress and the closet while trying to calm Marie. Spirit was knocking at the front door and Lilly was carrying on barking like a mad dog. Quite a funny site but since it took me a while to get up, it was also scary. Now I know not to lean on the air mattress. Live and learn!
     My muse like Me-new is beginning to stick out her head. I think she likes all the floor space and open area compared to before.
Well, Lator Gators. I am off to sew UFO.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stash Report August 31, 2014

No changes!
Fabric In: yards
Fabric In August: 115 yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 123.75 yards     

     My muse like my cat disappeared when our visitors arrived. The cat is venturing out again so hopefully my muse will too.
     Today, I bit the bullet and made myself go in the studio and set up the cutting station. DH went buy and cut the board last week for me so it was time! 
     In a little while, I am going back in to clear one box of stuff. If i do one a day, I should get them all done by New Year's!
Lator Gators, I am going back to eating that rhino -one bite at a time!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stash Report Sunday August 24, 2014

 No changes!
Fabric In: yards
Fabric In August: 115 yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 123.75 yards     

    I have not been in my studio except to sew binding on a quilt. DGGD#1 came for an extended visit bringing her mom and grandmom with her. They have been here since Tuesday and will be here until Thursday. Grandmom goes to work, mom disappears in computer room so Marie and I hang out. Since my studio is still a chaotic mess, a 6 month old isn't good to include so no sewing. But Marie and I have been exploring the world.

On Tuesday DD#2, Marie's grandmother, said she couldn't walk in the walker. On Wednesday, she was running in the walker after the dog. On Thursday, DD#2 said she was too little to pull herself up. On Friday,  Marie was pulling herself up from a sitting position. On Saturday, Marie astounded her grandmother by pulling herself up on the walker and pushing the walker where she wanted to go. Just think what she will do next week! Only 6 months old!

Lator Gators! Today's mission is to put up new cutting area which will clear lots of space in studio. Biting small and chewing of this rhino!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stash Report Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fabric In: 115 yards
Fabric In August: 115 yards
Fabric In YTD: 180 yards
Fabric Out: yard
Fabric Out August: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 56.25 yards
Enhancement: 123.75 yards     
     I am still organizing and placing things in my new work area. You know categories like SCRAPS, STRINGS, FABRIC YARDAGE, FABRIC UNDER A YARD, TOOLS & RULERS, BOOKS & MAGAZINES.
      I "know" those scraps are reproducing at night! There is no way I had that much stored in that little room. It really seems that the more bins I empty the bigger the mess gets!
This article made me feel less weird about being able to create in that chaos!
     Well, off to make dog pillows out of all the scraps and strings.
Remember to make lemonade when life gives you lemons!
Lator gators!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Progress on Transformation


Love seat has been cleaned and put in small room. DD#4 decided to put sofa in too and clean it inside. Cleaning under the carport in 100 degree weather is hard work!
     We decided it would become an activity/playroom for DGS#9,Chris, & DGGD#1, Marie. Chris needs a quiet place just for him at times especially beginning high school. 
Step 2: Adding furniture and TV etc to the room.
Step 3: Organizing Studio 
How do you eat a rhino? You cut off a small piece, chew it for hours, rest, and then repeat process until it is all gone!  
    I have begun eating that rhino. It is not so overwhelming one tiny bit at a time!
Lator Gators. I have to get back to chewing!