Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stash Report Sunday October 19, 2014

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In October: 0 yards
Fabric In YTD: 188 yards
Fabric Out: yards
Fabric Out October: 5 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 74.75yards
Enhancement113.25 yards     

     I finished the bubble top from the class I took with Connie Ewebanks and cut a back for it. It now resides at DD#1's house waiting to be quilted. 
     Subbing is seriously cutting into my piecing time! Well, it will soon be over and I can settle down into my usual routine. Halloween and Thanksgivings can not come soon enough.
    Lator Gators! I have to go get my plans ready. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Stash Report October 12, 2014

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In October: 0 yards
Fabric In YTD: 188 yards
Fabric Out: .25 yards
Fabric Out October: 0 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 69.75yards
Enhancement118.25 yards     

Only sewing done this week was putting the binding on my charity wheelchair quilts.  

Great news! My amazing oldest daughter finished quilting my quilt and it is fantastic!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Stash Report October 5, 2014

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In September: yards
Fabric In YTD: 188 yards
Fabric Out: 2.5 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 69.5yards
Enhancement118.5 yards     
Today is Samantha's (DGD #2) 21st birthday!
Not much sewing going on! A couple of pillow cases and a hat & skirt for Marie.

This morning is right down chilly! It is wonderful and it means I can open up house after the long hot summer.

Today, I have lesson plans to do even though I am a sub and Marie needs another bonnet and skirt combination. This one for October! She also needs one for Halloween!

Lator Gators.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stash Report September 28, 2014

Fabric In: yards
Fabric In September: yards
Fabric In YTD: 188 yards
Fabric Out: yards
Fabric Out YTD: 67 yards
Enhancement121 yards     
Another wheelchair quilt finished: 1 yard for the front and one yard for the back. 3 pillowcases (2 for gift and 1 for charity) and 1 zip bag made for a total of 4 more yards. Working on more!
Birthday gifts for Spirit to give!

     Everyone here is getting the crud. DH started and won't go to the doctor so DD#2 and I both caught it as did DD#4. If we could only cough in unison, then we could have music. You have to find the fun!
     Monday, I start subbing for a third grade LA class. Thus will continue until Thanksgivings break. A full six weeks playing with 40 quick minds. There won't be much quilting or sewing done due to lesson plans and papers to grade. It isn't as bad as it sounds! I have quite a few days where I will team sub with another retired teacher. 
I am off for Halloween until the second week of November so I can go to Houston and take classes & just chill. 
Lator, Gator! 

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.