Sunday, March 01, 2015

Stash Report for Week 9 - WB 03-01-15



This week I've been working mostly on Quilting my Passover Quilt.  The part for the walking foot is done!  However the part for the hopping foot (FMQ foot) is definitely not done.  Not that far off - and it COULD have been done - but it wasn't!  Honestly, my FMQ on this has been one of the funniest things, with angle this and angle that and wierdly shaped the other. I'm not done yet - and sure do hope I improve!  Although the biggest improvement may happen if and when I take a chill pill - if I can ever get one prescribed!  I have this funny thing - as I get tense, I start pressing down HARD on the fabric - which of course makes the fabric jerk and twitch instead of glide over the machine surface!  And no, I don't go too fast!  In fact, in a race between myself and a snail - the snail would win - hands down, every time!  Still and all, I am patting myself on the back for one thing - I am trying it - and I AM determined! (OK - that's TWO things!  I still can't count!) 

As for pictures - well, it isn't at that point yet - but hopefully I will get one up sometime this week!  the picture at the top was done with a walking foot - which still obviously needs a lot of that P word (Practice!)

03-01-15 - Week 9
Used This Week: 0 yards
Used This month: 02.50 yards
Used Year to Date: 02.50 yards

Added This Week: 1 yard
Added This Month:2 yards in Feb
Added Year to Date: 2 yard

Net Used for 2015: +0.50 yards

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Change of Pace






I'm hoping to do away with all the listing of my To Do items on my blog - BUT I do need to have the list visible so I don't totally ignore everything.  So, I'm trying something a little different.  I found a side bar that allows for text - and hopefully that will work and that I can change it daily.  Hopefully.  which will leave THIS part for any commentary (or not) on what is going on - or on life in general.  At least that's the game plan.  Now to see if it works!

Mind you, I do babysit.  Although I only babysit for 3-4 hours a day, I seem to have problems "shifting gears"! which is something I truly do want to get past!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday - 02-27-15

  • TO DO
    • Done Babysit Evan
  • EDUCATION
    • EXERCISE AND DIET
      • Done Cardio dance, housework
    • LIFE SKILLS
      • Done, rather - working on it Bills

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday - 02-26-15


  • TO DO
    • Done Babysit Evan
  • HOUSE
    • Done PAPERWORK
  • EDUCATION
    • EXERCISE AND DIET
      • Done Yoga 6-R2
      • Done Strength 2 x legs
      • Done Cardio dance, bicycle
    • MONEY
      • Done Chapter 3
    • LIFE SKILLS
      • Done PAPER
      • Done BILLS
    • MUSIC
      • Done Rachmaninoff 2nd C. to #4
      • Done Scarlatti - Sonatina in G

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Design Wall for Week 8 - 02-23-15

COMPLETED!!!
The Mini Twister- this will go to a friend Peggy.

BINDING NEEDED! (probably will have to wait a tad - maybe not!)

Log Cabin quilt is back home!
Wendy did a BEAUTIFUL job quilting it -
not sure you can see all the feathers or the baskets of flowers and so on with this picture!
but they're there - and boy are they gorgeous!
Now to put the Binding on - and - ta da - it will be DONE!
TO BE QUILTED THIS WEEK




My Passover Table Runner - also my first experience FMQ.
The Walking Foot part was fine!  But OMG the FMQ!
Going to work on the vine - and may remove at least part of that blasted flower
 and re do it in a different thread!

Buckeye Beauty -
will be straight Walking Foot - at least until the borders!

LEADER ENDER
Am going to be adding on the corners LE style -
at least until I get done with other projects!
I would like to get this to the flimsy point.
Don't have enough black though.
PIECING
Wendy's Stars
This will become the Medallion for a QOV - as soon as I add the borders, et al.
Hoping to bring this to a flimsy status this month

Odds and ends from a VERY OLD Swap that I totally flubbed on!
Want to finish up the last of these - today I think.  And because the fabrics got separated from the envelopes and the directions when I moved, the blocks that I do not specifically recognize I will post pix on both to that email list as well as to the individuals.  Some were already sent to the individuals in that swap - including one block that I inadvertently left the embroidered antennae OFF of the butterfly.  Those folks who do not reply after a month or who indicate this will have their block added to a quilt for a charity.

This is one of the blocks

I have to re-sew part of this - but this is another block.
Unfortunately, it apparently doesn't belong to the Louise I thought it did!

HAND PIECING
Hand Piecing is on hold until after all the Bindings are done, done, DONE!

Wednesday - 02-25-15


  • TO DO
    • Done Babysit Evan
  • HOUSE
  • GARDEN
    • Done Prepare March order
  • EDUCATION
    • GARDEN
      • Done BYG 8 - 13
    • MONEY
      • working on it Chapter 3
    • LIFE SKILLS
      • Done SHOP
      • Done ERRANDS
    • MUSIC
      • Done Rachmaninoff 2nd C. to #4
      • Done Scarlatti - Sonatina in G

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday - 02-24-15


  • TO DO
    • Done Babysit Evan
  • HOUSE
    • Done PAPERWORK
  • EDUCATION
    • EXERCISE AND DIET
      • Done Yoga 6-R3
      • Done Cardio dance, bicycle
    • LEARNING
      • Done Chapter 2 - complete
    • LIFE SKILLS
      • Done Paperwork
    • MUSIC
      • Done Rachmaninoff 2nd C. to #4
      • Done Scarlatti - Sonatina in G
  • QUILT
    • still working on Passover table runner

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Stash reports

2015  

Strictly speaking this is still my stash report - mostly because I have NO idea what I want to do for crochet or knitting or.... well, whatever!  Regardless I am hoping this is the year that (1) I get all those gazillion scraps categorized - light/dark and to heck with the mediums!  Medium depends so much on whatever else I am using!  (2) I actually am brave enough to not only use my walking foot, but also to do some FMQ - like a LOT of it!  Heck!  With over 85 quilt projects (2 table runners = 1 project because the TR are SMALL!), I've GOT to get some quilting done!  And, goodness knows, (3) there are soooooooooo many quilts I want to do!

However - considering that it is 02/22/15 and I am just starting up again - that is where I will start my stash report!  Including with the project I just finished this past week!

Oh - and I will be counting ONLY completed quilts - flimsy, quilting and binding - the whole thing!

02-22-15 - Week 8
Used This Week: 02.50 yards /Used This month: 02.50 yards/Used Year to Date: 02.50 yards
Added This Week: 1 yard/Added This Month:1 yard/Added Year to Date: 1 yard
Net Used for 2015: +1.50 yards

Monday, 02-23-15...


  • TO DO
    • Done Babysit Evan
  • HOUSE
    • Done Finish WHB
    • ZONE 3
      • LAUNDRY AREA
        • Done zone clean
      • SEWING ROOM
        • Done zone clean
  • EDUCATION
    • EXERCISE AND DIET
      • Done Yoga 6-R2
      • Done Strength 2 x Legs
      • Done Cardio dance, housework
    • CREATIVE WRITING
      • Done 13-2
    • HANDWRITING
      • Done 50-54
    • LEARNING
      • Done Chapter 2
    • LIFE SKILLS
      • Done house
    • MUSIC   
      • Done Rachmaninoff 2nd C. to #4
      • Done Scarlatti - Sonatina in G
  • *KITCHEN
    • SOUPS 
      • Done Make soups for the week plus (freezer) - chili
  • QUILT
    • Done DESIGN WALL(Monday)
    • LEADER/ENDER
      • Working on it corners on Fabric Frolic - until all other quilt stuff is done
    • PROJECTS
      • Working on it Quilt Passover TR and binding

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