Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stash Report for Week 13 - 03-31-13


Week 13 - Used This Week:1.25 yard
Used This Month: 7.43 yard for March
Used Year to Date: 7.68  yds
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Added This Week: 0 yards
Added This Month: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 30.59 yards

Net Used for 2012: - 24.16 + 1.25 =  - 22.91 yards

This does NOT include backing or binding for the Passover runner - which hasn't happened yet!  Oh well - will be early for NEXT year!

Monday - egads! It's the BEGINNING of the week - AGAIN!


HOUSE (15 minutes at a time!)  4 x 15
  • Zone 5 - finish decluttering for now
  • Zone 5 - Figure out WHERE to stash all the remodeling stuff!  But NOT in my Zone 5 study!!!!!  Also put away 99% of ornaments!  EGADS
  • DONE Zone 1 - Front porch, 
  • Entrance
PAPERWORK 2 x 15
2 x 15 minute sessions on a quick sort
DONE Process today's mail

GARDEN (15 minutes at a time!) 4 x 15
No! It was windy, cold and I'm a wuss!
  • Get plants - onions and leeks today - planted in flats (only 6 weeks behind MY schedule!)
  • Outside - rake and clean up Perr. beds.  Rake leaves from front yard - corn - long bed 1 - 7(4' beds x 4' wide)  Compost, manure, peat moss, etc.
STUDIES (15 minutes at a time!)
15 minute studies
  • DONE Russian - review Lesson 7 yet AGAIN! (Grammar - 5 cases, 2 genders!)
  • Math 
  • Spelling
Longer than 15 - 30 at least
  • DONE Science (M,T, W) - Lapbook PLUS reading
  • Creative Writing (M, T, W)
  • DONE Religion - Work on Purim learning folder
Archaeology lapbook will happen again on Thursday (R, F, Su)

QUILT
  • DONE Post Stash Report
  • DONE Post Design Wall
  • 1 Hexie a day
  • Slice and dice all the pink and put away. - will do several short 15 minute sessions (I didn't finish slicing green - BUT used almost all I had - in strings and 4sies!
  • LE - Bowdacious
  • Pink foursies for Bow-da-cious!  Keep in mind this is a LE project - NOT a do it all NOW thing!
  • FMQ practice
  • Improvisational placemats - check them out - 2 I think may need work - not sure (Stashbuster!!!!)
  • Day 6 Pink Sampler
  • Back to Square One - the January block (Yup - WAY behind!)
  • 96 Miles an Hour - slice and dice AT LEAST!
OUT AND ABOUT
DONE Post office

MENU
No - I've been living on turkey soup ALL day! B:Raisins with Matzoh crumbles and milk, boiled eggs
L: turkey soup
D: Matzah Kugel, okra in tomatoes w zucchini and onions, potato pancakes, apple squares

Friday, March 29, 2013

It's FRIDAY! YAY!

Nathan and Lynn - just after the ceremony!  Sherry - Lynn's mom in the background and Heather - Lynn's sister straightening Lynn's gown.  Best man - Mike Toth

Outside of the fact that I'm  more than a bit nervous re preparing tomorrow night's dinner for not only my son and Lynn but also part of her family - I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again!  AND - as usual - I THOUGHT I had all of my supplies - but discovered I was out of potatoes - son and dil volunteered to pick up the potatoes (for baking).

I thought I had everything else all taken care of - had planned on having Passover Cheese pancakes which are very yummy! - but discovered that while I had remembered the cream cheese, I am out of the cottage cheese!  Ordinarily no problem - but this is the END of the month - and everything is on the tightest budget until next month!  No matter - I made Matzo Brie (another favorite!) instead!  SOoooooooooo easy!  Just matzos, water to cover for TWO minutes (no more or you get a soggy mess!  Trust me, I KNOW!), drained, one beaten egg per matzo (I used 2 matzos, therefore 2 eggs beaten well), mix and fry.  So - what's so hard about that?  Tastes great!  Fattening - yes - especially when I added some of the cream cheese on top and had cooked it in butter! (You can use jelly, honey, cinnamon and sugar as toppings as well).  Between that and one of my 40 million cups of tea per day - and I'm rolling out the door!

Today's schedule - hmm - well, because I'm GREAT at sidetracking - and I got overly involved in what I was doing (layout for my lapbook project) I didn't get a lot of else done!  today I get to do ALL the rest of it!


HOUSE (15 minutes at a time!)
Zone 5 - continue decluttering STILL
DONE Zone 5 - cleaning - at least half.  Figure out WHERE to stash all the remodeling stuff!  But NOT in my Zone 5 study!!!!!
Zone 2 - kitchen - decluttering - top 2 shelves of THE SHELVES!!!! (Wear hard hat!)
DONE WHB - fluffy dust for 10
DONE WHB - dust mop for 10
DONE WHB - scrub mop for 10
DONE WHB - all entrance doors/windows/mirrors for 10
DONE WHB - change sheets for 10
DONE WHB - Trash for 5
DONE WHB - weeks magazines for 5 - sort and rehome
Prepare Sorbet
Prepare Pie or cake
DONE Thaw turkey for tomorrow
DONE Prepare take along cooking, etc. bag for tomorrow

PAPERWORK
4 x 15 minute sessions on a quick sort
DONE Process today's mail

GARDEN (15 minutes at a time!)
Get plants - onions and leeks today - planted in flats (only 6 weeks behind MY schedule!)
Make plans for working outside later this week

STUDIES (15 minutes at a time!)
Russian - review Lesson 7 yet AGAIN!  (Practice supposedly makes it better!)
DONE Religion - working on Purim lapbook first
Religion - Work on Pesach learning folder
Science - continue with studies in Botany - Will do several short sessions - I'm behind AGAIN
Science - botany - see if the NEW book is in the mail
Science - botany - Lapbook work
DONE Social Studies - finish Archaeology - work on lapbook
Math 
Creative Writing 
DONE Spelling - dictate 2 sets words (will use only one until that is learned.  Am working ahead)

QUILT (same as for yesterday!)
Back to Square One
Slice and dice all the pink and put away. - will do several short 15 minute sessions (I didn't finish slicing green - BUT used almost all I had - in strings and 4sies!
Pink foursies for Bow-da-cious!  Keep in mind this is a LE project - NOT a do it all NOW thing!
96 Miles an Hour - slice and dice AT LEAST!

OUT AND ABOUT
DONE Post office
DONE Gym - bicycling for 15-30 today because I REALLY don't want to do weights!

MENU
DONE no - made matzo Brie (fried matzo) instead B:Passover cheese pancakes 
DONE L:leftover lunch menu
D:Grilled Salmon, fried green tomatoes, boiled potatoes with sour cream and onion tops, vanilla pudding

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursdays are ALMOST weekends................

Wendy and Vince on a visit here - trip to Amelia's Garden

HOUSE (15 minutes at a time!)
DONE Zone 5 - continue decluttering
Zone 5 - cleaning - at least half.  Figure out WHERE to stash all the remodeling stuff!  But NOT in my Zone 5 study!!!!!
Zone 2 - kitchen - decluttering - top 2 shelves of THE SHELVES!!!! (Wear hard hat!)

PAPERWORK
DONE (ALL 4!) 4 x 15 minute sessions on a quick sort
DONE Process today's mail

GARDEN (15 minutes at a time!)
Get plants - onions and leeks today - planted in flats (only 6 weeks behind MY schedule!)
Make plans for working outside later this week

STUDIES (15 minutes at a time!)
Russian - review Lesson 7 yet AGAIN!  (Practice supposedly makes it better!)
DONE only am finishing up Purim lapbook first Religion - Work on Pesach learning folder
DONE or at least did one Science - continue with studies in Botany - Will do several short sessions - I'm behind AGAIN
DONE - it wasn't there! Science - botany - see if the NEW book is in the mail
Science - botany - Lapbook work
Social Studies - finish Archaeology

QUILT
Back to Square One
Slice and dice all the pink and put away. - will do several short 15 minute sessions (I didn't finish slicing green - BUT used almost all I had - in strings and 4sies!
Pink foursies for Bow-da-cious!  Keep in mind this is a LE project - NOT a do it all NOW thing!
96 Miles an Hour - slice and dice AT LEAST!

OUT AND ABOUT
DONE Post office
not DONE - I ran around all day instead! Gym - bicycling for 15-30 today

MENU
DONE B: Matzoh Fry
DONE L: leftover casserole
not DONE - tummy demanded I eat a lot more simply - just had borscht, matzos, cream cheese. D: Cheese blintzes, cole slaw, blender beet borscht, Lemon Angel Pie
DONE Snack : turkey soup

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday, Wednesday - it's the middle of the week - YAY!

I guess Chai got a bit chilly! LOL  She's my Snugglebunny and loves to sleep next to me! Her purr  knocks me out every time!
HOUSE (15 minutes at a time! - all other rooms EXCEPT Living Room and part of kitchen are DONE this way!)
DONE FOR TODAY Zone 5 - continue decluttering
NOT DONE Zone 5 - cleaning - at least half.  Figure out WHERE to stash all the remodeling stuff!  But NOT in my Zone 5 study!!!!!!

GARDEN (15 minutes at a time!)
NOT DONE Get plants - onions and leeks today - planted in flats (only 6 weeks behind MY schedule!)
NOT DONE Make plans for working outside later this week

STUDIES (15 minutes at a time!)
DONE FOR TODAY Russian - review Lesson 7 AGAIN!  (I begin L. 8 probably Sunday, if not Friday!)
DONE FOR TODAY Religion - Work on Pesach learning folder
DONE FOR TODAY Science - continue with studies in Botany - Will do several short sessions
DONE FOR TODAY Social Studies - Archaeology - Will do several short sessions

QUILT
NOT DONE Back to Square One
DONE Slice and dice all the green and put away. - will do several short 15 minute sessions
DONE Green foursies for Bow-da-cious!
NOT DONE 96 Miles an Hour - slice and dice AT LEAST!

DONE OUT AND ABOUT
DONE Shopping - I need more eggs, sour cream, cheese!  Also shopping for Saturday evening family dinner at Nathan and Lynn's house with Sherry (her mom), Heather (her sister) and Heather's boyfriend and their 2 littles!  Am SOOOOOOOOOooo nervous about making a decent cooking impression!
DONE Post office
DONE Walmart
DONE Gym - bicycling for 15-30 today

MENU
DONE B: Chremslach - sort of matzo meal doughnuts, with LOTS of eggs (for making them rise), deep fat fried and powdered sugar - NOT for the weight conscious! Milk and tea
DONE L: Baked Matzo sandwich - kind of like a matzo ravioli - only using matzos with (this time) meat in the center for filling and then the two matzos pressed together and baked.  I invariably forget the salt and onion!
DONE YUM!!! D: Passover "Mac and cheese" (usually made with matzo farfel - but I'm just using broken pieces of the baked matzo instead of the unbaked farfel - VERY fattening - LOTS of sour cream, eggs, cheese - good though!), Zucchini (dehydrated and reconstituted) sauteed with onions, either Macaroons or Lemon Sorbet (I vote for the Sorbet)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wha'cha Readin'?


I am a firm believer in the policy of borrowing books from the library.  I borrow 2, take back one, renew the other and borrow 6 more!  At least!

FINISHED
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Winter Witch
Book of Magic: Briar's Book by Tamora Pierce

Romance - quick reads -
Copy That
Cowboy to the Max
Her Stolen Son
The Missing Twin
Certified Cowboy
Cowboy in the Extreme
(The next group of 4 were taken back immediately - I had just read them 2-3 weeks prior)
Cooper Security: Secret Identity
Cooper Security: Secret Hideout
Cooper Security: Secret Assignment
Cooper Security: Secret Agenda

CURRENTLY READING
Audio Book
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon  There are a total of 48 discs (I know I said 24 - it's 48) and I LOVE this book!  Part of the Outlander series

Romance - quick reads -
Deception
Mason
Dade
Gage
The Texas Lawman's Last Stand
Standoff at Mustang Ridge
A Game of Chance (Howard)
Tears of the Renegade (Howard)
Gifts from the Heart (Hart)
Lily's Pesky Plant (Disney) - a kids book - but should be fun - I hope!

Mystery and other reads - light and otherwise
Above Suspicion by LaPlante (Not Helen McInnes who had book by the same name)
Turn of Mind
The Bells of Freedom  - I've read this before - but it's been YEARS!  A kid's historical fiction read
Marmee & Louisa - the untold story of Louisa May Alcott and her mother.  AWESOME book!

Nonfiction
The American Kitchen 1700 to the Present (la Plante) actually this one SHOULD go back but I enjoy reading about the kitchen things in all the different periods of time

Other Reads
Now we come to my text books!
Basic Judaism - a review over basic tenets - this quarter I'm reviewing holidays, etc. and level of celebration  Currently studying Pesach or Passover.
The Jewish Woman and her Home (Goldin) , Jewish Holidays and Festivals (Edidin), 40 Things You can do to save the Jewish People (Grishaver), This Is My God (Herman Wouk), It's a Mitzvah (), How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household (Greenberg), The Songs We Sing


Botany - both from an evolutionary standpoint as well as from an overall review of types, etc.
The Private Life of Plants (Attenborough), The Evolution of Plants and Flowers (Thomas), Botany Coloring Book (P. Young), Science Scope (Stout) and any lectures online I can find  This WAS going to be a 3 month study - however it will run longer.  No problem!

Social studies - history - sort of in depth.  Currently readings in/on archaeology. The ATlas of Archaeology (Taylor), Guides to History Plus (Stout), and some other info that I  used when teaching my kids. 
I'll be starting (next week) the unit on Pre-Cambrian history - both on the Archaean and Proterozoic eras - and will be using several other books then as well which I will list next week.  

Math - A review of basic algebra (my goal is to take calculus - but it has been soooooooooo many years!) I'm currently using Saxon Math.  However I will have to order in the next 2 courses in math - those books were part of those that were ruined

Beginning Russian - I'm using the Power Glide language course which I like A LOT!  I also have 2 other beginning Russian books should this course appear to go too fast! So far - at one lesson a week - I'm on lesson 7 - will be going to lesson 8

Creative Writing - ummm am using the Writing Strands level 3 - which is ok for instructing kids - HOWEVER....  But then as my daughter puts it - it IS practice and that's what counts!  I'm more than halfway through that book at present.  and yes, upon completion of level 3 - I DO have level 4.

Handwriting - something I do periodically - that is, if I want to read my own writing!!!  I'm working on Italics Now!

Spelling - 
working on some of the rest of the 12,000 most frequently mispelled words. (Schools teach ONLY 4300 AT MOST! and based on the high school kids I teach - schools don't teach it well!)  I'm using Spelling Power - which WORKS!

I could probably add in exercise - which until gardening season happens means I don't get enough!  Currently am using both exercises dil showed me - takes about 10-15 minutes, plus going to the gym (Planet Earth) to work on strength training and bicycling on rainy days as well


Monday, March 25, 2013

Flimsy time - AGAIN!!!!

Flimsy done - but I doubt I will actually have time to quilt it - well, that and get the sorbet and the cake roll made!  Boiling eggs now!

When I do finish this - I'll use the walking foot to emphasize the all over pattern!

LOL - I showed the finished flimsy to my son - and he is claiming credit for it (he is the person who decided on the outside border!) - besides he like this one!  So - I may have to make another one for me - this one will go to Lynn and Nathan (if Lynn likes it!)

(Of course, it ALSO looks great as a head rest thingy on the back of the couch!)


Today - Monday


Tonight Passover begins.  Am I ready?  Nyet!  So - on the schedule for today.....

MISC
DONE Contact Lynn about Families get together this weekend
DONE Plan Menues for Passover
DONE Exercise
DONE Morning Routine

HOUSE
DONE Zone 2 finish rest of kitchen cabs, floor, counters AGAIN
DONE Zone 3 finish - bath floor, window, laundry room floor, some of sewing room
DONE Zone 4 - my room
DONE Zone 1 - general WHB
DONE Zone 5 - general WHB - will work on this this week

STUDIES
Russian - lesson 7
Religion
Archaeology - finish Arch lapbook
DONE Science - order books (2)
Math
Creative Writing

QUILT
DONE Finish Passover table runner
96 miles per hour - slice and dice
LE - Make sure enough units are ready to go

MENU

DONE B:Oatmeal
DONE L:Soup
DONE D:Hillel Sandwich, Hard cooked eggs, Matzah, Gefilte fish, sweet-sour beets, Baked potato, Lemon sorbet, Passover Lemon cake roll

Make Sorbet
Make Lemon cake roll
DONE Boil eggs

And a  million extra hours in which to do it all!


Design Wall for Week 12 - 03-25-13

HAND SEWING
Hexies (some of them)

MACHINE SEWING - FREE MOTION QUILTING
FMQ sampler

Improv placemats

FMQ - Mini Twister

MACHINE SEWING - WALKING FOOT
Baby blanket 1 (walking foot - probably a grid pattern)

Baby blanket #2 - ALMOST done

Walking foot sampler

LEADER ENDER PROJECT
Bow-da-cious - a Bonnie Hunter quilt

PIECING
Passover table runner - need to finish TODAY (from Runnermania -  I can't remember their title)

96 Miles an Hour quilt

Back to Square One - a Mystery Medallion BOM quilt

Bowdacious - a Bonnie Hunter quilt (my current LE project)

SEWING
Sewing slacks this week

Stash Report for Week 12 - for W/B 03-24-13


Week 12 I had HOPED to have the Passover table runner completed - however didn't have additional fabric piece with me. Well - will go on NEXT week's!


Week 12 - Used This Week:1 yard
Used This Month: 7.18 yard for March
Used Year to Date: 7.43 yards

Added This Week: 0 yards
Added This Month: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 30.59 yards

Net Used for 2012: - 23.16 yards

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday - it's the middle of the week!

House
Zone work (spring housecleaning - sorta - a more detailed cleaning anyway) -
kitchen
Paperwork - today's ONLY

Garden
Leeks
Onion

Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage (spring
Cabbage (Summer
Cauliflower
Collards

Globe Artichoke
Asparagus seed
Cress
Lettuce

Eggplant
Peppers (Sweet)
Peppers (Hot)
Tomatillo
Tomato

Studies
Russian
Religion
Archaeology
Creative writing

Sew
Passover table runner
Back to Square One Mystery Quilt - Month 1, 2,and 3
Binding for quilting Sampler
Day 1 Walking foot sampler
Wendy's QOV
Arizona Skies

Menu
DONE B: Waffles
DONE L: corned beef sandwich
D: Chicken Jambalaya, spinach salad, corn muffins

So far today - I exercised (stationary bike), went to the library and returned 6- 4 of which I had read TWO weeks ago - Geesh!  I wish I remembered titles!  Story plot - oh yeah.  Titles - um, No! Then I checked out 10, forgot 3 I have here at home waiting to go in which will necessitate another trip to the library (during open hours, of course!)  I also went to the post office, sat in front of the computer, picked up 2 BIG boxes of VHS tapes that someone had advertised on Freecycle (out of maybe 50 tapes, I only had 8 - these are seriously GOOD movies!) and tried to convince myself I REALLY NEED a cup of hot chocolate!

As for quilting - uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  Anyway - I'm home now (and back on the computer!)  Will post - soon - next rest break a picture of fabrics I'm using for Passover table runner.  There wasn't any Navy in what I had - BUT I think it will look nice!  Hopefully!

Table runner is sliced and diced - a couple of minor changes including one i DON/T want to make

I feel ill - going to bed

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

And it's Another.....Flimsy Finish!!!!

I wonder if I can count this one twice?  The first time I did this with white sashing - and the blocks looked sallow and boring.

So THIS time I used a brilliant RED!

What am I talking about???  My Valentine Day Table Runner, of course!
Here's the table runner!  Top left small block is an embroidered heart (I shoulda taken another picture!)
5 of these were hearts from friends and I made the other 3 myself)

Oops!  This is what happens when you aren't paying attention to what you are doing!  To make matters worse - I decided to make the OTHER half of the hearts several weeks later.  Came up with the exact same side! :(
However, all's well that ends well - there are 6 small hearts (and 2 halves that are in my heart "bank") and all of them are DONE DONE DONE!

Well, they're done with exception of the final quilting!

Tuesday, Tuesday.........

House
DONE WHB - Week's magazine sort - 3 min tops
DONE WHB - Scrub door fingerprints - entrances, also all mirrors, and windows in doors. - 10 min tops
Zone - DONE Sewing room,
Kitchen

NOT DONE Garden Stuff
Globe Artichoke
Asparagus seed
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage (spring
Cabbage (Summer
Cauliflower
Collards
Cress
Eggplant
Leeks

Lettuce
Onions
Peppers (Sweet)
Peppers (Hot)
Tomatillo
Tomato


Studies
Russian
Religion
Creative Writing
Math
Botany

Sew
Back to Square One Mystery Quilt - Month 1 and 2 if possible
Passover table runner - slice and dice
Sew it up
Day 1 Walking foot sampler

Menu
DONE B: Cheesy Scrambled Eggs, t. bacon
DONE L:Carrot Apple, Raisin, Cabbage salad, soup
DONE D: Baked fish filets, baked potatoes, carrot apple raisin coleslaw

Monday, March 18, 2013

On the schedule for today...........

Urgh!  It's Monday - ALREADY!  Why can't it still be the weekend?????

Things I HOPE to get done today -

House
Weekly home blessing - DONE dust
DONE dustmop
DONE scrubmop)
Zone work (spring housecleaning - sorta - a more detailed cleaning anyway) -
DONE bathroom,
DONE laundry room
start on the kitchen
Paperwork - today's ONLY

Studies
Russian
Religion
Archaeology
Creative writing
TOMORROW - Botany, Russian, religion, math
HOLD on music, art

Sew
DONE Binding for Fancy Flowers
Binding for quilting Sampler
Day 1 - 30 days on walking foot
DONE Twice Valentine Table Runner
Back to Square One Mystery Quilt - try to get all Month 1 completed
DONE Passover Table Runner - choose colors,

Menu for today - 
DONE B: Oatmeal with raisins
DONE L: homemade vegetable soup (easy peasy to do)
DONE D: the Corned Beef, cabbage, and boiled potatoes I DIDN'T make yesterday - because it wasn't ready in time!  Had homemade Pizza instead!!! LOL

Design Wall for Week 11 - 03-18-13

BINDING
Fancy Flowers - just needs binding and sending!

Walking foot sampler - just needs binding 
MACHINE QUILT - FMQ

Improv placemats - I need to FMQ - although I probably COULD  do walking foot - to mirror the straight lines!  THEN applique

FMQ practice piece - STILL!

Mini Twister - needs FMQ - BADLY!

 MACHINE QUILT - WALKING FOOT
Baby quilt #2 - this will definitely be finished this weekend!  I LIKE walking foot!

Walking Foot Sampler #2 - I need to subdivide and work on each individual section.

HAND PIECING
My Hexies - I have more - just don't have them all out!


LEADER-ENDER


Bonnie H's Bow-da-cious!!!  I have more pieced together - just no picture - YET!

 PIECING
Back to Square One Mystery quilt.  You can see how far I've NOT gotten!

An early Valentine table runner - started in January - and ready for Valentine's day - NEXT year!  Needs sashing and sewing together for flimsy to be finished!

Wendy's QOV - needs borders and I think sashing (can't remember) and sewing together.


Tequila Buzz - which I re-named Arizona Skies (colors match, don't they!)  Needs blocks sewn together, and work on the fancy pieced borders!  One of my UFOs.

NEW QUILT PROJECT!  Because I finished 2 old quilts (and then some!)  96 miles an Hour by I think Kim Brackett with directions in her book.  Takes 16 FQ medium and dark (OK - so I'm REALLY stretching the medium concept here!) and 16 FQ (which will be white).  I don't have ALL the fabrics here - and yes, I know I have several golds - same intensity.  I DON'T think I will have enough of each individual one - but will have to "scrappy" it!  Yes, it's a sampler!


And there is another table runner that HAS to be finished this week - probably following one of the rather quick table runners in a book - Runnermania.  This quilt will also have a holiday theme - and is for Passover.  Not sure of all the colors - but am thinking of strong and deep reds, golds, with a spice of navy in there and a lovely floral with all those colors.  Now to see if I have ANY of those colors! (Other than the gold which I KNOW I have!)

And that's it for the week (and then some!)  A lot is finishing up - BUT I have 2 new projects in there - the 96 miles an hour and the Passover table runner!  And that will remove 4 credits from the quilts I've finished up!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stash Report - Week 11 - 03-17-13


03-17-13 FINALLY finished Christmas Ribbons today!  Yardage has been figured in! 

Week 12 - 

Used This Week:4.97 yard
Used This Month: 6.18 yard for March
Used Year to Date: 6.43 yards

Added This Week: 0 yards
Added This Month: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 30.59 yards

Net Used for 2012: - 24.16 yards

Well, at least I'm decreasing the negative amount somewhat!

FLIMSY FINISH!!!!! YAY!!!

I had all the borders on early this  morning - and took a pleased look at it - when I noticed that about half of the blocks were turned in the wrong direction - totally messing up the secondary pattern!  (Teaches me something about sewing well past when I'm tired anyway!)

So - a big session with the seam ripper, taking everything on the  messed up portion apart, then the sewing machine - and sewing it up the way it is supposed to be - and...............

Here it is!!!!

Christmas Ribbons - a Flimsy Finish!

Another view of Christmas Ribbons!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wha'cha Readin'?

Wow - am reading a LOT of things - BUT a lot are for home-designed study courses I'm doing.  I also seem to have this - um - disability.  You see, I take back books regularly.  I take back 4 - and check out 6, take back 4 more, check out another 6.  Somehow this is starting to resemble my stash!

FINISHED

Science Fiction/Fantasy 
Book of Magic: Sandry by Tamora Pierce
Book of Magic: Tris by Tamora Pierce
Book of Magic: Daja by Tamora Pierce

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Romance - quick reads -
The Reckoning
Hitched and Hunted
Camouflage Cowboy
The Man from Gossamer Ridge
Major Nanny

Nonfiction
A Child's Garden: enchanting outdoor spaces for children and parents
Design for Gardens
The American Kitchen, 1700 to present


Mystery - light and otherwise
Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish Dorothy Gillman.  Read MANY times!  A FAVE!


CURRENTLY READING
Audio Book
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon  There are a total of 48 discs (I know I said 24 - it's 48) and I LOVE this book!  Part of the Outlander series


Science Fiction/Fantasy
Winter Witch
Book of Magic: Briar's Book by Tamora Pierce

Romance - quick reads -
Copy That
Deception
Mason
The Texas Lawman's Last Stand
Standoff at Mustang Ridge
Dade
Gage
Cooper Security: Secret Identity
Cooper Security: Secret Hideout
Cooper Security: Secret Assignment
Cooper Security: Secret Agenda

Nonfiction
The Evolution of Plants and Flowers
The Private Life of Plants: a Natural History of Plant Behaviour by David Attenborough


Mystery and other reads - light and otherwise
Above Suspicion by LaPlante (Not Helen McInnes who had book by the same name)

Turn of Mind
The Bells of Freedom  - I've read this before - but it's been YEARS!  A kid's historical fiction read
Marmee & Louisa - the untold story of Louisa May Alcott and her mother.  AWESOME book!


Other Reads
Now we come to my text books!  (the plants above in the non-fiction are a part of it)

  • Basic Judaism - a review over basic tenets - this quarter I'm reviewing holidays, etc. and level of celebration
  • Botany - both from an evolutionary standpoint as well as from an overall review of types, etc.
  • Social studies - history - sort of in depth.  Currently readings in/on archaeology.  
  • A review of basic algebra (my goal is to take calculus - but it has been soooooooooo many years!)
  • Beginning Russian
  • Creative Writing
  • Handwriting - something I do periodically - that is, if I want to read my own writing!!!  I'm working on Italics Now!
  • Spelling - working on some of the rest of the 12,000 most frequently mispelled words. (Schools teach ONLY 4300 AT MOST! and based on the high school kids I teach - schools don't teach it well!)  I'm using Spelling Power - which WORKS!
  • I could probably add in exercise - which until gardening season happens means I don't get enough!






Design wall for the week that was - Week 10 which began 03-10-13

Yes - I know it is time to work on the NEW design wall for this coming week!  I've done that too!


HAND PIECING
Hexies - I use this as a carry along project
BINDING
Quilting Sampler - it's done!  HONEST! - well, except for binding!


Fancy Flowers - just needs Binding and to be mailed to Wendy
LEADER ENDER PROJECT 
Leader-Ender Project - Easy Street
 MACHINE QUILTING - FMQ
FMQ sampler - practice theoretically makes better, anyway

Mini Twister
 MACHINE QUILTING - WALKING FOOT
Walking Foot Sampler

Baby Blanket #2 - just needs finishing


PIECING
Back to Square One Mystery quilt

Christmas Ribbons - ALMOST done!

Flimsy finish!!!! and the Stash report for Week 10 beginning 03-10-17

Wow!  It HAS been a while since I've blogged, hasn't it!  Now to catch up a little ......

First week of March I finished up a table topper (just the flimsy, mind you!) Optical Illusions - done in St. Patty's Day Style!



03-10-17 Week 11 - 
Used This Week:1.21 yard
Used This Month: 1.21 yard for March
Used Year to Date:1.46 yards

Added This Week: 0 yards
Added This Month: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 30.59 yards

Net Used for 2012: - 29.13 yards

Ugh!  STILL in the red on that!  But I'm Working on it!

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