Sunday, April 24, 2016

Stash Report Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fabric In: yards (2 yds Halloween text, 2 yds newspaper text, 1 yd Navy blue for KS Mystery)
Fabric In for April: 33 yards
Fabric Out:  0 yards
Fabric Out for April: 24 yards
April Stash Enhancement:  9 yards
Fabric In YTD:  66 2/12 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 63 yards
YTD Stash Enhancement:  2 2/3 yards
  Not much sewing done this week! We left Tuesday morning for Paducah and didn't get back until Saturday afternoon. I spent my time sight seeing, petting fabric, oohing over quilts, playing with DGGDs and DGD#2, and fabric too.
  Paducah was crowded and too spread out for my taste. Most of the quilts were in a separate area from the rest of the show and we did not find this out until we were tired and ready to get away from the crowds. It is definitely not a show I would go to again with DH.
The few quilts we saw were beautiful! But Houston is more to my taste. 1 building with all the quilts together and the aisles are large enough that people aren't pushing you or elbowing you. However, I did enjoy Hancock's of Paducah.
  DH and I took DGGDs #1 & #2 back to Louisiana with us to visit with their grandmother and Grandfather for Mother's Day. The trip back went very well. The girls were angels most of the time. That is a hard feat for a 2 yo and a 8 month old.
  Leeapaul got sick on the way back and still hasn't completely recovered. Too much rich food and excitement.
Lator Gators!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Design Wall Monday, April 18, 2016

Goals for 4/18/16 - 4/24/16
1. Sash 10 t-shirt blocks before Tuesday.
2. Spoil DGD#2, DGGD#1 & DGGD#2.
3. Enjoy self at Paducah on Thursday and Friday.
4. Work/Play with DGD#2 on Cricut. I want to learn how to make fabric labels with it.
Update on Goals for 4/11/16 - 4/17/16
00. Taxes Done and they weren't as high as usual about half.

1. Complete interfacing t-shirts. I only have 4 left. I had to buy more SP 101. Done
2. Hand sew the binding on the Wedding Quilt. -DONE Yay!!!

3. Sew J&B block together for Tuesday. Done
4. Make more Reva Blocks aka Scrap Tease and Woven Star blocks.- Nope instead helping DD#4 with a Disney Villain Quilt while adding sashing to t-shirt quilt.
5. Put sashing on t-shirt blocks. Started
6. Begin sewing together background for secret Guild project.- Nope.
7. Kit Block 9 of J&B BOM-Kitted ready to sew

8. Label for Wedding Quilt-Planned but not done.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stash Report Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fabric In: 6 yards
Fabric In for April: 28 yards
Fabric Out:  22 1/4 yards (Wedding Quilt and Soccer Beauty)
Fabric Out for April: 24 1/4 yards
April Stash Enhancement:  13 yards
Fabric In YTD:  61 2/12 yards
Fabric Out YTD: 63 yards
YTD Stash Reduction:  1 5/6 yards
  DD#4 made me do it! That's my story and I am sticking to it. She was ordering fabric online and showed me some beautiful Moda Solids in Royal Blue, Lemon Yellow, & Lime Green. Since my stash is very limited in the area of solids and tone-on-tone, I bought 2 yards of each.
  My stash needs refreshing so I am not stressing. Besides, DD#1 has 2 quilts quilted for me so that is at least another 8-12 yds. The Green Zebra will be about 8 yards and Bella's Quilt will be about 4 yards. If DD#1 gets the red, black, & white quilt done, that will be another 8 yards.
   Fabric that has been used is showing up in finished quilts finally! I can tell the fabric is disappearing from my stash since space is appearing on the stash shelves.
  My plan for Paducah is to enjoy the quilts, tools, and people. If I do find fabric I can't live without (text fabrics, solids, tone-on-tones, sewing fabrics, and veggies), it won't bother me to refresh my stash. I have a veggie and Minion quilt, a blue and yellow quilt, a navy and lime quilt planned as future projects. The text and sewing themed fabric would become part of the KS challenge. I thinking the KS Mystery will become either the navy/lime or blue/yellow quilt.
  Next things on my list is to finish PJ's quilt and to make my secret KS challenge. Of course, I still have the t-shirt quilt, J&B BOM, and KS Mystery to work on not to mention Scrap Tease, Geema 18, and Woven Star Blocks to work on.
  Lator Gators. I have packing to do and sashing to get done.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Wedding Quilt" Pictures

 I will have more pictures when the guild newsletter comes out. (I am very proud of this quilt and especially DD#1's quilting.)


 Everyone oohed and ah-ed over the quilting and colors. So my mish mash of fabric types and styles didn't hurt the look. There are African prints, florals, ants, giraffe, solids, tone-on-tones, paisleys, and anything else that had the same colors as my focal piece which was a large floral which is supposed to be in the middle but isn't!
  I have to warn you that there will be more pictures of this quilt. I am that proud of my DD#1's work and my piecing.
Lator Gators!

Thoughts and Wonderings on a Damp Thursday Morning

Outside my window...dampness. The rain has stopped for now but everything is so wet.
I am listening to...the washer. Spirit's comforter and sheets needed a washing. How that child gets them that dirty in one weekend is beyond me!
I really enjoy...my morning coffee. It gives me time to think and reflect on the day before and the day to come.
I am super thankful...for my sweet dear husband. He is the light of my life and always supports me no matter how lame brain I am being.
One of my favorite things...my studio. It is still not where I want it to be but it is still my favorite spot in the house.
I am looking forward to...spending time with DGD#2 and DGGD#1&#2.
I am wondering...how many hours our drive will take next Tuesday. Google says it takes 10 hours and 20 minutes but I still think it will take us longer and have planned 2 days for travel there.
I am planning...on meeting with blogging friends on Thursday. Kevin the Quilter will be there that day as will Libby. I can't wait to meet her in person.
I need...to finish our taxes today. I know I am late but that's me.
I am going...to make the label for the Wedding Quilt. I am bringing it to show at the KS Guild meeting this afternoon. I'll have more pictures then.
I am thinking...life has settled down finally. My stomach and bowels are not hurting me at night any more. While I still have a few health issues, those are not pressing.
I am trying to remember...what the fabrics I need for the Guild Mystery. I am already 2 months behind so I need to kit those soon.
I am hoping...to get all the t-shirts sashed before Tuesday. The customer still hasn't brought the last t-shirt.
I am sorry...that I still don't have everyone's contact information. I still can't get in touch with Glen or my other "sisters".
I am still laughing...at DD#4. She realized this week that she is a "fabric hoarder." She is buying fabric online like it is going to disappear tonight. I remember those days!
      Just thoughts and wonderings .

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Update on Goals

Goals for 4/11/16 - 4/17/16
00. Taxes Working

1. Complete interfacing t-shirts. I only have 4 left. I had to buy more SP 101. Done
2. Hand sew the binding on the Wedding Quilt. - Plugging away one stitch at a time. DONE Yay!!!

3. Sew J&B block together for Tuesday. Done
4. Make more Reva Blocks aka Scrap Tease and Woven Star blocks.- Nope instead helping DD#4 with a Disney Villain Quilt while adding sashing to t-shirt quilt.
5. Put sashing on t-shirt blocks. Added to list
6. Begin sewing together background for secret Guild project.- Nope still working on binding.
7. Kit Block 9 of J&B BOM-Added to list

8. Label for Wedding Quilt-Added to list
  Today it is raining cats and dogs. I know that because this morning when I opened the door a cat was yowling to come inside. LOL

  The rain makes it the perfect day to sit and hand stitch the binding on the Wedding Quilt. The later I will go finish taxes. I don't know if I will make it into my studio today to sew but I have lots in the house to work on.
Beginning(this)
School time(that)
DGGD#1 went from this to that when I wasn't looking.Next Wednesday, I will get to see her, her mom, and her baby sister. Also I am looking forward to visiting with blogging friends at Paducah. Don't know how or where but it will happen! Isn't it great when life allows you to do 2 things you desire all in one trip!
  Lator Gators. The Wedding Quilt needs binding.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Design Wall April 11, 2016

 Goals for 4/11/16 - 4/17/16
00. Taxes
1. Complete interfacing t-shirts. I only have 4 left. I had to buy more SP 101. Done
2. Hand sew the binding on the Wedding Quilt. DONE
3. Sew J&B block together for Tuesday. Done
4. Make more Reva Blocks aka Scrap Tease and Woven Star blocks.
5. Put sashing on t-shirt blocks. Added
6. Begin sewing together background for secret Guild project.
7. Kit Block 9 of J&B BOM.- Added
8. Make label for Wedding Quilt.- Added
  I am not planning on much besides completing the hand sewing on the Wedding Quilt by Thursday. I caught some type of bug and have no energy. Food won't stay down so I plan on taking care of myself and making sure DH doesn't catch what I have. As of this morning, I am still suffering from the effects of my Spring Fever and while it is getting better, I am not motivated to do anything.
Lator Gators! Have a productive week.
Update: Goals for 4/4/2016 to 4/10/16
Nothing got done! Life and the don't wants took over. All I did was go from place to place running around for others; machine sew the binding on the Wedding Quilt so I can hand sew it down; and interface t-shirts.
1. Complete interfacing t-shirts.
2. Set up hand quilting frame in studio.
3. Sew J&B block together for Tuesday.
4. Play with new Cricut Air. They have sent me lots of tutorials to view and try.
5. Finish tying PJ's basketballs.
6. Go thru one box and put items in correct place.
7. Put pictures and information into QuiltAlbum  and make business cards.  Print business cards from QuiltAlbum.
8. Make more Reva Blocks aka Scrap Tease and Woven Star blocks.
9. Work on 2 reverse standing Bunnies.
10. Begin sewing together background for secret Guild project.