I love to share my Quilting projects with other Quilters. My goal is to share my progress on projects that I am working on. I would love for you to follow along with me during my endeavors. I hope you enjoy watching me tackle new techniques and projects. Hopefully you can learn from my "hiccups" and mistakes and make your journey easier.
Greetings from a now Spring like weather week coming to us. I wonder sometimes when I will get my quilting Mojo back like it was in 2019. So far, I am not there YET! Things (life) keeps getting in my way.
This last week Clay found that we have termites in the outer wall of the Music Room! Lovely – so after that finding we now have a date (this Thursday) to have the House and Studio treated! I am hoping that this week does not bring anymore January surprises. We have a room at the Best Western for Thursday evening due to the chemical being sprayed. We have a large exhaust fan under the house that will clear out the fumes within 24 house (at least I hope so). Not the type of vacation away from home that I am ready for.
So as you can see, the first 18 days of this month have had interruptions out of our control, but then came the Cedar and some Dust from the Plains that blew in with a new Norther that came in Friday night. Even the Weather people were shocked about the Dust. It was a double whammy for me – it put me down 3 days and counting.
Goals for 12 – 18 January 2021:
Complete 12 blocks for OMIGOSH! Χ. Are you kidding? Made 8 individual blocks which make up 2 full blocks! Rather slow going.
SAG Medallion! Χ. Not finished but progressing.
Load a Quilt on the Longarm! X – Waiting for me to load (have to get this one done by 31 January!)
Gathered things for goody box to a dear friend – √DONE! Ready to mail!
Goals for 19-25 January 2021:
Applique Projects: SAG Medallion and Jacobean Holidays
Cross Stitch: Start with Minnie Mouse project
Longarm Quilting: Load a quilt and quilt it for PHD 2012 goal.
Sewing: Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks.
Knitting: Start on a Dish Cloth
Since I will probably have Thursday during the day to either watch the Exterminator treat the house, or just sitting in the Hotel Room, I can work on hand projects.
Hoping all have a great week. PS – not a lot of happy days this week – Maybe next week.
Good Morning and Happy New Year – Again! In my last post Happy 2021, I listed all the quilts that I want to quilt this year. Now I am going to list my UFO’s by Technique that are PHD (Piled High and Deeper) waiting to become completed projects.
As far as goals go, I have THREE! Number One is to Be Happy and No Negative Thoughts (BHNNT).(Maybe) Number Two is to QUIT BUYING FABRIC AND PATTERNS (QBFAP)! FOR SURE THIS TIME. NUMBER THREE is to limit the time on the computer! This is why I am calling it a year for Completion of Projects (COP)!
Applique Projects: In Various Stages of Completions:
I am really trying to finish up these projects and getting finish the 30 quilts that require quilting. I want to finish the hand applique projects first and then start on my embroidery along with the one hand quilted, Indian Summer quilt that needs to be completed. A lot of work but it either “finish them” or give them away for someone else to complete! We shall see how I do. I should not be bored with any aspect of my hobbies this year!
Greetings from a windy pretty day in South Texas, but of course, not for long – rain and another cold front by Tuesday. I am happy for the cooler weather!
I have 2 hand projects I am working on concurrently and one pieced project (OMIGOSH).
Hand Quilting: This one is just an 18” x 18” Something Different To Do to practice my hand quilting since I have not hand quilted in 2 or 3 years.
Hand Applique: I am making slow progress on the Stars Around the Garden (SAG) Medallion! I have 2 daisies (on the end of each stem) and a Rose at the top! Slowly but surely it will come together. I have finished all the blocks, they are patiently waiting for the old Lady to get with the hand applique every night not just every now and then! LOL
The pieced project is OMIGOSH and so far I have completed 4 more blocks this week making it a total of 10 blocks completed!
We had a nice day on Christmas but I am so glad the holidays are over with. For years we went to Arizona for the winter and I so miss it. I do not like to stay home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but New Years Eve I want to be home!
Here is wishing all are well and looking forward to another New Year where we can all start over again. ME? I will be working on my UFO list and try to catch up!
Well! I just love summer. No rain, HOT HOT HOT. It is 2:49 CST and 100 degrees – low humidity – but hotter than heck! Does that tell you something about my frame of mind? I am already for winter and it is just 3 Aug! I do hope it snows in Arizona this winter. I will just go outside and sit in a chair and get freezing cold! This is going to be a brutal summer here in lovely South Texas! I had decided to not walk for a while, but without my daily dose of endorphins, life is just not the same! So on the road again to see if I can meet my 7 day a week walking goal! The miles and steps add up quicker that one would think. But one must endure pain to obtain gain – think the original saying was “no pain – no gain”. Well, I have had enough of all the “GAIN” I ever want – thank you! The word GAIN to me is more related to Clay’s Ham Radio vocabulary! I think they call that “antenna gain”….. ENOUGH. I think I sound like a bad Monday Blogger (LOL).
I have been working on 2 projects now – Brinton Hall and Stonefields – but now my hands and arms have now given out. What in the heck does an old lady with Carpel Tunnel, Dorsal Wrist, Ulner Nerve, and Fibro expect anyway – a body to work like a 30-year-old? Forget that one. I would have the surgery on my hands, but already been there done that one and do not want anymore of the “fixes” that do not work. I just love the braces – so pretty and confining. Should be fun to see if I can work on my EPP projects with these hummers!
So now I will find a piecing project to work on during the day and hand work at night – just as soon as the pain goes away. This morning I went through my patterns (ever want to wonder why we purchase so many) that I will be taking on the winter trek to snowsville (see I can be positive). I hate to open the drawers and see all those lovely patterns and most of them are hand work. I think I need to have a pattern sale someday.
I finally found OMIGOSH! Here, Afternoon Delight Here , and Twirly Balls and Pinwheels Here from Sue Garman. I think that I was on a roll when I ordered all three (3) in March 2014…..so now I am going to review the patterns, see if any of the 3 could absolutely drive me completely crazy and go for it. If not, then the fall back will be a quilt that I have been wanting to make for 4 years – I first saw the quilt in a Tucson Arizona quilt store. The name is Desert Nine-Patch from Timeless Treasures Here. The pattern was free but no longer on their website – let me know if anyone wants a copy – think I downloaded it. It is not a difficult pattern – lots of 9 patches. Hum, wonder if I can find that pattern (thought I had lost OMIGOSH! this morning when I found it in the package with my Blue Snowmen from Curtis Boehringer)…. see too many patterns – so little time! I have a method of making sure that when I purchase fabric for a specific quilt that I keep the pattern with the fabric – the only problem is that sometimes I forget that I do that! Enough of this too!
Back to Brinton Hall. I had started on the “beige” hexagons around the Medallion for Brinton Hall – This is what I started working on last night before the pain set in during the night with the hands. I will have to put this aside for a few days for the hands to settle down. I think that I tense up when I sew them together. (another thing to work on – relax when doing hand work). Does anyone have any tips on how to not tense up doing EPP?
On to Stonefields. I do not know how other quilters are, but sometimes I just need to have 2 or 3 projects going – especially since I am aware of what happens if I work on hand work for 2 weeks straight! I prepared the first 13 blocks and have completed 7 of the 13. The are quick and easy so maybe I will be through with this group by Wednesday or Thursday (dream on teenage queen!).
I had decided to use my Prairie Rose fabric for this quilt (I have enough to start a quilt store) but quickly realized that I will now have to include other fabrics. There are 121 blocks in this quilt so this is going to be a stash buster! (I can see an overload coming for the RV – hope the tires hold up.) It appears that this quilt will be made with a lot of different fabric lines of Reproduction fabrics. This will be a fun quilt to make – not difficult and really challenges one on fabric selection. When I purchased the fabric last year, I also purchased the pattern that was designed for this fabric line so I will make that quilt with the fabric (someday) – see nothing goes to waste with Quilters.
Well, I am sure if you have made it to the end of this Blog that hopefully you have had a chuckle or two from my lovely Monday. I can hardly wait until 4:30 PM – that is when I turn into a recliner person and veg there the rest of the day (after supper of course). Football starts next Sunday and I am happy about that – wonder if the Cowboys will be able to make it to the Super Bowl…..So glad that Brady got caught – hope he stays out the full 6 weeks. (Oops – there might be some Patriot fans out there – sorry) (LOL).
I hope that your Monday went well and that you accomplished at least one goal for the day. Mine was to get out of bed! SUCCESS.