Sunday, March 30, 2014

March has somehow disappeared from my calendar

It's march!  Actually it's only march for one more day... Time is flying by way too quickly.  Hubby is progressing...slowly.  He's doing much better and becoming a bit more mobile.  April he gets the screws out and will work on using just the walker.  After that heals we will work on using just the boot and by the middle of May we should be walking pretty much normal again.  Yay

I've been getting about two hours or so a week in the sewing pit.   Not much time for sure but I try to make the most of it.  I'm pretty far behind on my farmers wife blocks but once I get my April guild row by row done I can concentrate on getting those all caught up.  I have bitty blocks due the end of May so I'm in pretty good shape right now.  I'll have the entire month of April to get caught up

I have two projects for work that need done also.   A wall hanging for a very large blank wall and a curtain for a cabinet to hide our cooking supplies....

On the needles right now is a sweater. That's coming along ok right now.  I try to do two rows each nite...and hope to be at the next step by April 20th. It's a cuff to cuff sweater.   I also have to finish my flap mitts.  I Hal
Be one flap and two thumbs to complete on those and That's
 the first of what I plan to have for next winter.  I need some boot cuffs and leg warmers if next winter is anything like this past winter was

I'll be posting some pics tonite on flickr so check it out if you get a chance

Til next time

Happy scrapping

Lish

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The best laid plans.................

Ok so I had a plan!  Beginning in January I would post weekly.....  I would show the scrap projects that are the focus of this year............. I would be productive............

and then..............

the Hubster fell on the ice at work...............  broken leg and shattered ankle...........

so my plans fell to the wayside while I play nurse...........    and you need to understand... I'm emergency services... not long term care.... so this has been an adventure for sure!!    He's finally to the point where he can do a few things on his own..........so that gives me a bit of time to sew and and catchup on computer stuff.......

I am, however, getting some knitting done......  I made a new pair of fingerless mitts for myself and finished a UFO pair of fingerless mitts that will be going off to my mom this week...........  there are pictures on flickr........  I finished a pair of socks........... and I have a dishcloth ufo to finish and a scarf to finish....  the scarf isn't quite a UFO yet... but I need to get working on it so it stays as a WIP... plus when that's done... I want to try to make some of those fingerless mitts with a flap that look like mittens....... 

After this horrid winter....  I'm planning on lots of scarves and mitts and a pair of leg warmers for next winter.......  we've had something like 40 inches of snow in January......and horribly cold below zero temps... so with hubster being laid up... the snow removal also falls to me..........  I'm getting pretty good at weilding the snow blower and making it do things it was probably never meant to do!  lol   The weather guy says one more snow storm..........and then warmer temps... .like the 50's..........which means lots of melting and flooding..........I already have a plan on how to shovel little pathways to take the melting snow out to the drain..........  we'll see how that goes.........

I'll be doing the Row by Row again this year for guild...  our group is doing a miniature version.... 4 1/2" blocks... so that's gonna be lots of fun.............Once I get my sewing time back again I'll also be doing the Quilts for Kids tops........... and I'm still doing the Peace Love Quilt charity blocks on flickr........  I need to put the top together with the blocks that were sent to me.... hmmmm better write that on the list!!

I'm also doing a Farmer Wife Sampler sew along on Craftsy.  Each month there are 10 blocks to do....and there are simpler ways to cut and sew the blocks so this should be fun.  I've wanted to do this for about 3 years now and just didn't have the time to fiddle with some of the blocks... this should help me stay on track..........  plus it will be a scrappy quilt... so i'll be using scraps for each block.  The plan is to try to use the same color families that the book uses....but just in scrappy form.........   I have most of my January blocks done.... 4 more I think to go.... then on to february...so hopefully by the end of february i'll be back on track with those also........    

The hubster should be back to being mobile and functional by the end of March............. 

Oh... the picture on the blog this time is the Tokoyo Subway Quilt I did in 2011 or 2012.... I don't remember but it got finished as a UFO in 2013............... that also was all done with scraps....even the whites were scraps and leftovers.........that's just there to help keep me on track.........

As usual   pics will be out on  www.flickr.com/sewwunderful   and hopefully at some point I'll be putting some on here too.........

So til the next time....  whenever that might be.............

Happy Scrapping

Lish

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Give Away and final UFO update

First... there's a giveaway at  
 http://ihaveanotion.blogspot.com/2013/12/simply-sensational-square-agonals.html?showComment=1386764774575#c2010109792047226408

fun stuff and soooooooooooo easy to enter!  go there............... now!  enter and if you win.... you can share it with me!  lol

UFO# 23 and #24 are now complete......  a back to school wall hanging and a summer watermelon wall hanging.... I believe these are from A Quilters Dozen.......   I have one more somewhere.... then all 12 will be complete

24 UFO's!!! yay me!  I have two more  Must finish  ones to go.... I doubt they will be done this year... but they will be done soon!

2014 is the Year of the Scrap........  time to tackle that huge pile of scraps that have been accumulating....  Bonnie Hunter will be coming to our guild next november so I'd really like to have one or two  of her scrap quilts done to show her!!

Happy Holly-daze  and Merry Christmas to all

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ok.... I repeat......... what the heck happened???

It's now December............  last post was August??? seriously???    ok so my resolve for 2014 is to post on a regular basis!

I currently have 22 UFO finishes for this year......... the last one was that white knit lace scarf.... it is now done... fringed...and packaged up to send to my mom as a surprise for christmas...........

I have two more small ufo's that I want to finish yet to bring my total to 24 for the year....  that will leave me with about 6  ufo's unfinished ......... at least two of them are going in the box for the guild auction........... and the others.... well... I've not decided yet about them......... but by the 31st a decision will be made.... they will either be finished......... or gone!

2014 will be my Scrapmaster Tour ........... My huge accumlation of scraps and selvedges will be reduced to nothing!  I plan on doing a couple of Bonnie Hunters Scrap Quilts....  Geese on the Line is one of the first to be done......... I will make scrappy geese.......however, I'll be using Eleanor Burns way of making geese..........  that's the plan!  Bonnie is coming to our Guild in November of 2014 and I would really like to have a couple of her quilts done to show to her........... 

Christmas 2013 is pretty much in the bag!  I have two ties to complete this weekend.  They will be given to hubby early......... he needs them for his ASTA conference next week.  Since it seems that no one prints soybeans on fabric.... I headed off to Spoonflower and designed my own!  Thats what I'll be using for his ties........  there will be pics when the ties are done............he has two soybean committee meetings so one new tie for each meeting!!

I'll make the cats some new toys right before christmas... just to keep the spirit going........... and then after a bit of house cleaning......... The scrapmaster tour 2014 will commence!

I will post here often..............  I'll even put pictures here for those who don't go to flickr........  I resolve to do better for 2014

Whatever your reason for the season............... maybe it be all that you want it to be....

Be safe...........   Be well............  Be Merry!

Lish


Sunday, August 18, 2013

what the heck happened???

It seems I've totally lost july and we're halfway thru august!!!  I have been productive though.... I have now finished my GPS quilt!!  It's going along to guild with me on wednesday for show and tell too!

I've done 9 quilt tops for Indiana Quilts for Kids.......  trying to do 3 a month for them.... I've taken a toe up sock class and have 1 and 1/2 socks completed... just the heel and leg on the second sock to go.....I think I like this toe up thing.......... I've done blocks for the Peace Love Quilt charity group on flicker and a couple of swaps.... all done and in the mail!!  everything I needed to do for August is DONE!!!

today I did a couple of burpers...and 3 campus clutches... which are small zippered pouches with a pocket on the front for your ID............  I'm going to try one out and see if I like it and maybe replace the one I've been using like forever!! 

Read a couple of books....  NO Impact Man..... Under the dome and ummmmm can't remember the third one...........something large............

played a bunch of Papa Pear saga and more Candy Crush than I care to admit...........  lol

School is back in session now... so the next two or three weeks will be super busy..... then it should settle and I can get back into my usual routine......... sewing.... and POSTING!!   I'm also starting an Accelerated Clerical Excellence Program at Purdue but I don't think that will be too much of an impact on my routine.........

Pics of everything are on flickr     www.flickr.com/sewwunderful   

Have a great rest of the summer!!

Lish


Friday, June 28, 2013

And another one bites the dust!!!

Another month has just flown on by!!!  Half of 2013 is gone........but I have completed 16 UFO's so far!!  So that's a good thing.

the ufo pile is dwindling...and the wob pile is growing........although some of the UFO's have their bindings done also.....

The Glitter Card Trick table topper is done............the turning twenty and GPS are backed and batted and on the to be quilted stack......... a couple more skinny mini runners have been quilted and bound but that darn white scarf just doesn't seem to want to be finished!  lol   I'll be heading out next week on a mini vacay and it's going with me.... it's the only thing going with me so I will have to work on it and I WILL FINISH IT!!!!  I want it done! 

Not much else has been going on........... there are a few new projects out on Flickr... practice bags for a triple zip swap and a few other pretties to look at..........

another week and the 25Weeks til Christmas project starts........ that will be fun for sure and I have my list all made up and I know how much I have to do each week to get it all done before Thanksgiving... which will be here before I know it!!

I've started doing Hexies again.... as an I'm Bored.... project and I've gathered some embroidery floss and patterns together and hope to do some hand embroidery work also........ its been while since I've done more than just a bit... so I got a book to remind me of how to do some of the more complex stitches too.......  so we'll see how that goes!!!    I think the main thing is I need to stay away from the Candy Crush game and work on this stuff while I watch tv instead of playing that infernal game!   I swear its more addicting than crack!   lol

I've also decided that next year will be the year of the scrap.  Those things breed!!! and I have enough scraps to probably do 6 king size quilts with no problem!   I plan on doing Bonnie Hunters Geese on a String... and probably a scrappy Trips quilt.  What ever I do next year will be scrap before cutting anything whole!   yep...it's gotta be a scrappy year!   The year of the UFO is working well and i'm sure I will have at least another 12 more completed before the end of the year...........so I have great hopes for the Year of the Scrap too!

ok.. till next time

Lish

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ok Ok....so I'm late again!

I really can't explain where the time went............  I certainly wasn't outside enjoying the sunshine...since we don't have any!!!  We've had rain and cold and more rain and flooding..the more cold and a few days of warm yummy weather and now cold and rain again!   I realize Indiana is weird... but this is screwed up even for Indiana!  lol

I have been productive though......... UFO's are being completed  and new projects are completed and not put on the ufo stack....  I think I've done 13 ufo's now so far this year..........  a batik wall hanging is the latest one.........and next up are two christmas table mats.

Im all caught up on my swaps........ I did my mug rug swap yesterday....and it'll be mailed out in June....... the row by row for guild is at number 6 now....  at June's meeting we'll get the last switch before our quilts come home.... I'm anxious to see what mine looks like... I haven't seen it for a few months now.......... I do have some ideas on how I want to put it together...........but we'll see

If you go to flickr to look at stuff you'll notice a big change... flickr made some MAJOR changes and not all of them are good........  they did fix the mobile upload problems so that's a good thing.....it will just take some getting used to

Among some of the things I've recently done are burpers....a cute bath mat made from scraps and an old terry towel....a tote bag and sewing caddy that went to a swap partner...a kitchenaid mixer cover.... which I need to make another one as soon as I figure out what I did with the pattern.......a couple skinny mini runners.... i've made progress on that darn white scarf and hopefully soon it will be done.... I'm forcing myself to do 5 rows on it at least 3 times during the week to get it finished!!   I have a big stack of quilts ready for quilting also!  I think all of the large quilts are backed and batted and ready to be quilted........and the UFO box is definitely dwindling...... I'm still shooting to have it completely empty by the end of the year... but as I move things and cleanup things I keep finding things!  grrrrrr   lol.... I have enough scrap blocks and orphan blocks to probably make 3 or 4 quilts....  that might be next years projects............ for now the focus is on the UFO"s!!!

well it's time now to head off to the sewing room........... need to work on an embroidery project for club next week............

Have a safe holiday...........  and see you soon!

Lish