Monday, June 29, 2015

Design Wall for Week 26 - 06-29-15

Wahoo!  I FINALLY remembered the Lithium batteries!  Will be taking pictures today!  (and will post design wall this post AND the what I did this past week pix AFTER the Design wall post!)

First though, I have to press what I've done!


BINDING
Log Cabin Quilt - more of the quilting detail!
STILL working on stitching down the binding!
Some year I may actually get it done!


QUILTING

not this week!!!

PIECING

  • *Stars and Strips  (orig. was Stars and Ribbons)(I don't have a picture of this one - sorry!)

  • *Valences - 

  • Valences - needs sashing and turning into baby quilt.  Have a LOT of extra blocks!

*On Point BOM blocks
 - bring up to date!


On Point block 1 -
called "Broken Dishes" which is NOT
the broken dishes pattern I'm familiar with!

*Sampler - any re-do's remaining - and post pix to original group and individual members who haven't recieved blocks as of yet! January project!
Eons Old Swap - this block was sent out quite some time ago.
Pix of the newest blocks go up in a separate post tomorrow (Monday)



APPLIQUE 
*Halloween wall hanging 
Other Halloween items
The hanging has been untangled and the threads cut
that inadvertently were wound around the hoop!
Now to sew it back together!


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WHAT I WORKED ON THIS PAST WEEK!  Not that I actually FINISHED anything... BUT this is what I WORKED on (in addition to babysitting, ignoring the housecleaning, being frustrated with the rain/mosquitos/weeds/hour of the day for gardening, and reading a LOT of books!- new homeschooling catalog arrived!!!)
The OLD homeschooling catalog.
Has more than 1350 pages and over 50,000 books and learning tools
This year's update of the catalog -
ONLY the new stuff - and already it has over 800 pages.
Now titled VOLUME 1
Virginia Bound from Scraps & Shirttails by Bonnie Hunter.
 I have a lot (but by NO means do I have ALL!!!)  of the center parts of blocks done
I started working on this when I looked at my sewing room and the overabundance of SCRAPPY fabrics!!!


Flying Geese from Sew Quick Scrap Quilts by Leisure Arts


Pineapple Quilt from Sew Quick Scrap Quilts by Leisure Arts
A couple of blocks were started - BEFORE I found the directions to my pineapple ruler

(No picture - sorry!)
 American Beauty from 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy
Some of the blocks were cut out.  Currently frustrated with fabric choices!

Down the Garden Path from 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy
This will use up a LOT of scrappy fabrics!!!  YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have some of the scrappy pieces cut out.
Will work on the rest all this week - LE style!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Goals for Week 26 - WB 06-28-15R



Remember all the things I wanted to work on and FINISH by Sat. eve?  Well........  that didn't happen!  So - here's my list for this COMING week!  Hopefully!  (And who knows - we might not have scary rain storms, extended hours - but then I have only 2-3 days babysitting!  Maybe!)

GO AND DO
Done 4th of July
Done Post office
Done Babysit with Evan and Lilly
HOUSE
  • Zone 1
    • Front Porch 
      • Done Zone
      • Done WHB
    • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
      • Done Zone
      • Done WHB
    • Back Stairs
      • Done Zone
      • Done WHB
  • Zone 2
    • Kitchen
      • Done WHB
  • Zone 3
    • Bath
      • Done WHB
    • Laundry Room
      • Done WHB
    • Sewing room
      • Done WHB
  • Zone 4
    • Bedroom 
      • Done WHB
  • Zone 5: 
    • Living Room
      • Done Zone
      • Done WHB
    • Study
      • Done WHB
EDUCATION 
  • DAILY
    • RUSSIAN
      • Done Lesson 29
      • Done Lesson 30
      • Done Lesson 31
      • Done Lesson 32
    • ALGEBRA
    • MUSIC
      • Done Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
        • Review sect 1-7
        • intensive 8-10
        • once over up through rest of first movement - through 16
  • SUN, MON, TUES
    • RELIGION
      • Complete P. module
        • JH &F
          • Done 142-148
          • Done 148-152
        • How to Run
          • Done 398-403
        • Song
          • Done 192
          • Done 194
          • Done 195
    • EARTH
      • Origins: The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life
        • Done Introduction
        • Done First Light
        • Done New Look at an Old Planet
      • Watch Blue Planet
        • Done (3a) Seasonal Seas,
        • Done (3b) Coral Seas 
        • Done (4a) Tidal Seas
        • Done (4b) Coasts
      • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
        • Done 5 - Gray Earth
    • HANDWRITING
      • B - 
        • Done 4
        • Done 5
        • Done 6
    • CREATIVE WRITING
      • L. 13 - 
        • Done 13-7
        • Done 13-8
        • Done 13-9
  • WED, THURS, FRI
    • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
      • Catch up
      • L3
        • Done 3-1 Lab
        • Done 3-2 Lab
        • Done 3-Plant ID
      • GARDENING
        • BYF
          • Done 33-36
          • Done 37-41
          • Done 41-56
      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
        • Done Ch. 5
      • ART
        • Done Lesson 3 - Artwork
      QUILT
      • Done STASH REPORT (Sunday)
      • Done DESIGN WALL (Monday)
      • Done 15 MINUTE "SPIFF UP" WITH BONNIE (IN STITCHES' BONNIE!) (Wednesday)
      • PIECING
        • Done *Valences - sashing, columns
      • FOCUS on above

      Menues for Week 26 - WB 06-28-15


      I didn't follow through on several days/meals - so am setting that up for this week's menu - with new stuff added in!

      SUNDAY
      B:scrambled eggs, hot peppers and cheese on tortilla, milk, coffee
      L:Grilled cheese sandwich, milk
      D:leftovers
      S:

      MONDAY
      B:Warm cinnamon toasty O's (Kashi)
      L:green bean soup
      D:Polenta Pie, spinach salad
      S:

      TUESDAY
      B:Waffles, homemade syrup, strawberries, milk, coffee
      L:toss it together salad
      D:carmelized garlic chicken, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli
      S:

      WEDNESDAY
      B:Biscuit, poached egg, cheese, milk, coffee
      L:pbj
      D:lo
      S:

      THURSDAY
      B:cracked whole wheat, brown sugar, butter, milk
      L:lo casserole
      D:Spiced baked Halibut, roasted baby red potatoes with olive oil and garlic, steamed broccoli, baby carrots,
      S:

      FRIDAY
      B:Popovers, fruit, milk
      L:lo lunch menu item
      D:Pepper steak, pasta, kale, steamed baby carrots
      S:

      SATURDAY
      B:doughnuts (raised and/or cake style), milk, hard boiled eggs, milk
      L:Moroccan chicken, whole wheat couscous, green beans (steamed), baby carrots
      D:Mexican stuffed pita, salad, baby carrots

      Stash Report for Week 26 - 06-28-15


      06-28-15 - Week 26 - Urgh!  STILL no quilt finishes this week!  Of course,I DID keep being distracted - and started 3 other NEW projects!  But only because I truly do NOT like pressing - at least not until I'm actually doing it!  AND I did get into my scrap basket AND scrap box (well, one of them anyway!) and DID re-purpose, toss, use up at least a half basket's work of scraps!  NEW ones (including some I had barely started before this week) include Virginia Bound (with gold, browns and red strips and a spice of green), a pineapple thingy, and a courthouse steps thingy!)  Now that I've gotten THOSE started, I can take a deep breath and get back to the stuff I was supposed to do anyway!

      Used This Week: 0 yards
      Used This month: 1.750 yards
      Used Year to Date: 4.25 yards 

      Added This Week: 0 yard
      Added This Month:2.33 yards in June
      Added Year to Date: 4.33 yard

      Net Used for 2015: +1.92 yards

      Monday, June 22, 2015

      Design Wall for Week 25 - WB 06-22-15

      This week is the study of.....

      I don't know what!  Errors, maybe.  Frogging (rippit, rippit), definitely.  Screaming frustration, probably!  Still and all - I DID get quite a bit done - even considering that I team babysat with Evan and Lilly, which is always a joy!  And even considering that I got home - dragging myself the last few minutes, skipped the dinner hour because I was usually asleep - only to wake up at midnight, of all things!, absolutely ravenous!

      So maybe this design wall would be about what I DID do, what I PLAN to do, and what happened along the way!

      First thing - the pictures are old.  They weren't planned that way.  Unfortunately when a battery gives its last gasp - that's it!  And my camera is one dead puppy - at least until I get some new batteries!  And I HAD planned on new pictures!  so - now you have to "put up with"/tolerate (or not!) descriptions and OLD pictures (or even NO pictures!) - at least until I get new batteries - which probably won't happen until next weekend!

      BINDING
      Detail of the Log Cabin Quilt that I'm binding.  My dd did all the quilting!
      I want to finish this this week!
      TO BE FINISHED THIS WEEK
      QUILTING
      I may do some quilting on more table runners - especially if I run short of time.

      PIECING
      This is where I had planned to put a BUNCH of pix!  
      Unfortunately, now they have to wait until NEXT week!

      Eons old sampler blocks - 
      I have a few online I could post - but those were sent.  The ones I want to post now are the ones I want to send to their original owners in the swap group.  As soon as I get batteries, I'll post both on here and on old email addies for the individuals.

      BLOCKS TO BE POSTED AND ON THEIR WAY/OR AT LEAST PIX POSTED TO OWNERS BY END OF WEEK

      Virginia Bound - 
      What do you do when you are more than busy enough, bored with the stuff that you HAVE to do - like cleaning, studying, and at a frustrating point with some old projects?
      Why - you start a NEW project!  In this case - Bonnie Hunter's Virginia Bound from her "Scraps and Shirttails" book!  And you make string blocks of it in these lovely fabrics that you just "happened to come across"! and in lovely colors of golds, browns, reds with a spice of green plaids!  FUN!

      Re-making valences into baby blankets
      First of all - these were blocks that some folks sent me way back when I lived in a different house - with a gazillion windows! Secondly - the blocks were made into valences - but NEVER used because I moved before they could be.  Thirdly - the fabrics really are for a little one and while they actually would fit nicely in MY room now - they will work better as crib blankets!  and will probably make 2 or 3 blankets for little ones.  Colors - pastels of pink, green, lavendar and the fabric that I sent to the various folks in the group - which has little bubbles or dots of each of the colors - all on an off white and/or unbleached muslin.  Original idea as a valence (now that idea is scrapped) was the blocks on point with picotee lace sewn to the bottom edge.  Fortunately I don't have the lace, so that never happened!

      TO HAVE FLIMSY DONE BY NEXT WEEK

      On Point BOM by Bits 'n Pieces
      This Sampler BOM takes place over 9 months and is our quilting group's project for the year.  I can't say I've been a regular since I attended exactly 2 meetings - the first one (when I dithered around and whatever I did had to be done over) and the 5th one where I worked on making the binding for my Log Cabin - because the LQS (local quilt shop) had big enough tables - and I don't!  Plus I have 4 cats who LOVE my quilts!

      I completed the first block and have 2 others in progress!  Pictures will follow - eventually - when I get new batteries.

      TO BE CAUGHT UP BY NEXT SUNDAY!

      APPLIQUE
      Halloween hanging.
      And there I was - sewing away, almost done
      and decided to take it out of the frame......
      when I found I had sewn the applique TO the frame!  Sigh!
      HOPEFULLY to be finished this week!

      SWAP

      Swap blocks for my dd are finished and were sent on the way!

      Sunday, June 21, 2015

      Goals for Week 25 - WB 06-21-15R



      GO AND DO
      Father's Day
      First Day of Summer
      Post office
      Babysit with Evan and Lilly
      HOUSE
      • Zone 1
        • Front Porch 
          • Done WHB
        • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
          • Done WHB
        • Back Stairs
          • Done WHB
        • Side Porch
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 2
        • Kitchen
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 3
        • Bath
          • Done WHB
        • Laundry Room
          • Done WHB
        • Sewing room
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 4
        • Bedroom 
          • Done Zone
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 5: 
        • Living Room
          • Done WHB
        • Study
          • Done WHB
      EDUCATION (repeat last week's - didn't do anything!)
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Done Lesson 29
          • Done Lesson 30
          • Done Lesson 31
          • Done Lesson 32
        • ALGEBRA
          • Done Lesson 1
          • Done Lesson 2
          • Done Lesson 3
          • Done Lesson 4
          • Done Lesson 5
          • Done Lesson 6
        • MUSIC
          • Done Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-7
            • intensive 8-10
            • once over up through rest of first movement - through 16
        • EXERCISE
          • Done Yoga
      • SUN, MON, TUES
        • RELIGION
          • Complete P. module
            • JH&F
              • Done 142-148
              • Done 148-152
            • How to Run
              • Done 398-403
            • Song
              • Done 192
              • Done 194
              • Done 195
        • EARTH
          • Origins: The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life
            • Done Introduction
            • Done First Light
            • Done New Look at an Old Planet
          • Watch Blue Planet
            • Done (3a) Seasonal Seas,
            • Done (3b) Coral Seas 
            • Done (4a) Tidal Seas
            • Done (4b) Coasts
          • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
            • Done 5 - Gray Earth
        • HANDWRITING
          • B - 
            • Done 4
            • Done 5
            • Done 6
        • CREATIVE WRITING
          • L. 13 - 
            • Done 13-7
            • Done 13-8
            • Done 13-9
      • WED, THURS, FRI
        • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
          • Done Catch up
          • L3
            • Done 3-1 Lab
            • Done 3-2 Lab
            • Done 3-Plant ID
        • GARDENING
          • BYF
            • Done 33-36
            • Done 37-41
            • Done 41-56
      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
        • Done Ch. 5
      • ART
        • Done Lesson 3 - Artwork
      QUILT
      • Done STASH REPORT (Sunday)
      • Done DESIGN WALL (Monday)
      • PIECING
        • Done *Valences - sashing, columns

      Menues for Week 25 - WB 06-21-15



      SUNDAY
      B:Poached Eggs, toast, strawberries in a cup, milk
      L:broiled pineapple with sliced hot turkey on ww bread
      D:leftovers
      S:

      MONDAY
      B:Homemade granola, milk
      L:green bean soup
      D:Polenta Pie, spinach salad
      S:

      TUESDAY
      B:Waffles, homemade syrup, strawberries, milk
      L:toss it together salad
      D:carmelized garlic chicken, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli
      S:

      WEDNESDAY
      B:Scrambled egg and cheese in a wrap, milk
      L:pbj
      D:lo
      S:

      THURSDAY
      B:cracked whole wheat, brown sugar, butter, milk
      L:lo casserole
      D:Spiced baked Halibut, roasted baby red potatoes with olive oil and garlic, steamed broccoli, baby carrots,
      S:

      FRIDAY
      B:Popovers, fruit, milk
      L:lo lunch menu item
      D:Pepper steak, pasta, kale, steamed baby carrots
      S:

      SATURDAY
      B:doughnuts (raised and/or cake style), milk, hard boiled eggs
      L:Moroccan chicken, whole wheat couscous, green beans (steamed), baby carrots
      D:Mexican stuffed pita, salad, baby carrots

      Stash Report for Week 25 - WB 06-21-15


      2015
      06-21-15 - Week 25 - This does NOT include the Log Cabin quilt (at present it isn't done!) Close - but no cigar! and second major project (sampler blocks for a swap) - while completed! - doesn't count!

      Used This Week: 1.750 yards
      Used This month: 1.750 yards
      Used Year to Date: 4.25 yards (completed Halloween TR)

      Added This Week: 0.33 yard
      Added This Month:2.33 yards in June
      Added Year to Date: 4.33 yard

      Net Used for 2015: +1.92 yards

      Monday, June 15, 2015

      Design Wall for Week 24 - WB 06-15-14

      Any items listed in red - hopefully will be done before this has been published.  Hopefully!
      • BINDING
      • Hand sew Binding on Log Cabin
      • QUILTING
        • additional table runners
      • PIECING
      Stars and Strips  (orig. was Stars and Ribbons) (no pix  yet)

      Valences - set up for a baby quilt (no pix yet)

      On Point BOM blocks - bring up to date!
      Sampler - any re-do's remaining - and get -er in the mail! January project!
      • APPLIQUE 
      • Halloween wall hanging and other Halloween items

      Sunday, June 14, 2015

      Menues for Week 24 - WB 06-14-15


      SUNDAY
      B:Eggs scrambled with green peppers, topped with a little colby, toast, milk, 
      L:broiled pineapple with sliced hot turkey on ww bread
      D:leftovers or breakfast for dinner
      S:

      MONDAY
      B:Kashi blueberry oat flakes, milk
      L:green bean soup
      D:Low country beef and rice, sweet potatoes, green salad
      S:

      TUESDAY
      B:Waffles, maple syrup, milk
      L:toss it together salad
      D:carmelized garlic chicken, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli
      S:

      WEDNESDAY
      B:Eggs a la suisse, toast, milk
      L:pb and raisins mixed with salad dressing on ww bread
      D:leftovers or turkey burger
      S:

      THURSDAY
      B:cracked whole wheat, brown sugar, butter, milk
      L:lo casserole dish OR rice, veggie (cooked), cheese
      D:Spiced baked Halibut, roasted baby red potatoes with olive oil and garlic, steamed broccoli, baby carrots,
      S:

      FRIDAY
      B:French toast, maple syrup or grape jelly, milk
      L:lo lunch OR soup
      D:Pepper steak, pasta, kale, steamed baby carrots
      S:

      SATURDAY
      B:doughnuts (raised and/or cake style), milk, hard boiled eggs
      L:Moroccan chicken, whole wheat couscous, green beans (steamed), baby carrots
      D:Mexican stuffed pita, salad, baby carrots
      S:

      d:
      Low country beef and rice, sweet potatoes, green salad
      Spiced baked Halibut, roasted baby red potatoes with olive oil and garlic, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, carmelized garlic chicken, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli
      Mexican stuffed pita, salad, baby carrots
      Pepper steak, pasta, kale, steamed baby carrots
      Moroccan chicken, whole wheat couscous, green beans (steamed), baby carrots
      leftovers or turkey burger
      leftovers or breakfast for dinner

      Goals for Week 24 - WB 06-14-15R


      GO AND DO
      Done Post office
      Done Medical Appointment
      Done Family picture
      Done Babysit with Evan and Lilly
      HOUSE
      • Zone 1
        • Front Porch 
          • Done WHB
        • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
          • Done WHB
        • Back Stairs
          • Done WHB
        • Side Porch
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 2
        • Kitchen
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 3
        • Bath
          • Done WHB
        • Laundry Room
          • Done WHB
        • Sewing room
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 4
        • Bedroom 
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 5: 
        • Living Room
          • Done WHB
        • Study
          • Done WHB
      EDUCATION (repeat last week's - didn't do anything!)
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Done Lesson 26
          • Done Lesson 27
          • Done Lesson 28
          • Done Lesson 29
          • Done Lesson 30
        • MATH
          • Done 108
          • Done 109
          • Done 110
          • Done rest of week off
        • MUSIC
          • Done Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-5
            • intensive 6-8
            • once over up through 12
        • EXERCISE
          • Done Yoga
      • SUN, MON, TUES
        • RELIGION
          • Complete P. module
            • JW 
              • Done 158-167
            • JH&F
              • Done 131-135
              • Done 135-138
              • Done 138-142
            • Song
              • Done 183
              • Done 186
              • Done 187
              • Done 188
              • Done 190
        • EARTH
          • Complete EH module
            • Done 83-84
            • Done 85-88
          • Watch Blue Planet
            • Done (1) Frozen Seas,
            • Done (2) Open Ocean
            • Done (2b) The Deep
          • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
            • Done 3 - Black Earth (First Basalt crust)
            • Done 4 - Blue Earth (Formation of Oceans)
        • HANDWRITING
          • B - 
            • Done 1.
            • Done 2.
            • Done 3.
      • WED, THURS, FRI
        • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
          • Catch up
          • L1
            • Done 1-Review
          • L 2 
            • Done 2-Review
            • Done 2-Pl ID
        • GARDENING
          • Mini Farm
            • Done 13-22
          • BYF
            • Done 27-32
          • BYH(Homestead)
            • Done 8-15
      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
        • Done Ch. 4
      • ART
        • Done Lesson 2 - Artwork
      QUILT
      • Done STASH REPORT (Sunday)
      • Done DESIGN WALL (Monday)
      • PIECING
        • Done Valences - set up for a baby quilt
      • FOCUS on above

      Stash Report for Week 24 - WB 06-14-15



      This has been a BUSY week!

      That being said - while I AM obviously counting the Halloween TR completed - I am not going to count the eons old blocks completed - at least until either they have gone back to the folks who wanted them or have been included in a charity quilt.  On Point blocks, however, won't be counted until the entire quilt is done!

      ........................................................................................
      2015
      06-14-15 - Week 24 - includes the Halloween TR!

      Used This Week: 1.750 yards
      Used This month: 1.750 yards
      Used Year to Date: 4.25 yards (completed Halloween TR)

      Added This Week: 0.33 yard (black for binding!)
      Added This Month:2.33 yards in June
      Added Year to Date: 4.33 yard

      Net Used for 2015: +1.92 yards

      Saturday, June 13, 2015

      BUSY week!



      BUSY week!!!!

      First of all, I finished a T.R (Halloween) - and posted about that!

      Then I caught up on a swap of HSTs with my dd Wendy!  And even sent that! (should arrive - Monday? or Tuesday?)

      Last night was Open Sew at the LQS - and I FINALLY got the binding attached to the Log Cabin Quilt - and know that this coming week I will be spending quite a bit of time hand sewing that!  Am sooooooooooo glad to getting that done - that quilt is HEAVY! and I love it!!!!!!

      Also last night at the OS class, I did block one for the On Point BOM quilt class!  No pix yet - but they will be there - plus I will be posting pix on a separate page as well!  (which means - it will be time for me to take down one of the other BOM - as soon as I quilt it and put THAT on the BTDT page!)

      And all of this while team babysitting for Evan and Lilly! (for only part of the day - 1 PM on to 5 or 530)  Love those babies! and am definitely getting my baby fix in!!!!  LOL

      As for the garden - well, let's just say that the ground is quite fertile - and LAST year's potatoes came up in the middle of the tomato/pepper patch and are doing WONDERFULLY!  Much better, in fact, than those planted in the potato patch!  And the weeds are doing wonderfully as well!  Definitely I need to get my bunions outside tomorrow for a short time and get that weeded!

      As for the house..... ummmmmmmmmmm - yes - there is a house and I do believe there is such a thing as housework!  Need more be said?

      Today I'm finishing up the last of the eons old swap blocks, then will be working on the On Point BOM some more!  And THAT will finish up the FAB 4 (or 5 or 6 or 7) list!

      So - I will be posting the NEW FAB 4 list as well! (which will include hand sewing the binding on the Log Cabin!)

      Monday, June 08, 2015

      Halloween Table Runner is DONE! And so is the Passover T. R.!

      I don't remember whether or not I ever posted a picture of the completed Passover Table Runner or not!  I completed this sometime in either February or March.

      Passover Table Runner - You can't really see it but there is a leafy vine that I FMQ'd in the center of the gray with black and red flowers that journeys up to the other end of the T.R.  For a first attempt at FMQ - I didn't do too badly!  (And no, we WON'T discuss the mess that was SUPPOSED to be a many petalled flower that I removed over a period of several weeks!)

      This is a closer view of the same T.R. - but you STILL can't see the pattern - just that there is SOMETHING that was done SOMEHOW SOME WAY on the fabric - good, bad, or indifferent!  (BTW - this was completed and bound either the last of February or sometime in March - I can't remember!)

      The Halloween T.R. - just finished the binding this AM!  A lot more FMQ - but you can't see it, even if I did use black thread!  It shows up more on the back, but when I took pix of the back, all I got was a lot of pumpkin glare!  There are cobwebs (NO spiders, TG!), a cat with an arched back, a witch flying in front of a moon, a ghost, a bat as well - and you can't see them in the photo.  FTM - because the fabric in places is so dark, you can't really see them in real life either, although you can FEEL them - even if I did use black thread!  (I may go back and re-quilt the design - either with black again or more probably with a glow in the dark thread!)  Considering my non-expertise though, that may not be an altogether bad thing!  I did have a lot of fun working on this one though!

      Design Wall for Week 23 06-08-15

      All of this is dependent on whether or not I finish up the 2nd half of my SB UFO challenge (I put 2 smaller projects, table runners, as an UFO challenge item).  If I don't get them done before Sunday - then they will appear here, if I do - they might appear here - in their finished state!!!!  (YAY!  Just finished the binding on the Halloween T.R.!!!!  Now to find out whether or not the Passover TR - done some time ago - is indeed the other half of this UFO challenge #!!!!!  Picture to follow in a separate post - as soon as I figure out where I last hid my camera!)

      In the event that I have more items to post...............

      BINDING
      THIS is the quilt I intended to post that still needs binding!  Want to work on this Fri eve - when I have use of the LQS big tables!

      QUILTING




      this will be for additional table runners - 1 or 2, depending on complexity and size

      PIECING
      Any remaining piecing or re-doing (this is the January UFO number challenge)

      APPLIQUE OR HAND PIECING
      Part of the Halloween Wall hangings - this is one of the 2 May number challenge UFOs

      SWAPS

      No picture (yet) - but will be working on 150 HSTs for my part in the trade with Wendy!  2.5 Aqua (or blue) and white!

      Sunday, June 07, 2015

      Goals for Week Beginning 06-07-15 - and Thoughts on Last Week


      GO AND DO
      Done Post office
      Done Medical Appointments
      Done Open Sew (6-midnight?)
      Done Visit and babysit with Evan and Lilly
      HOUSE
      • Zone 1
        • Front Porch 
          • Zone
          • WHB
        • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
          • Zone
          • WHB
        • Back Stairs
          • WHB
        • Side Porch
          • Zone
          • WHB
      • Zone 2
        • Kitchen
          • Zone
          • WHB
      • Zone 3
        • Bath
          • WHB
        • Laundry Room
          • WHB
        • Sewing room
          • WHB
      • Zone 4
        • Bedroom 
          • WHB
      • Zone 5: 
        • Living Room
          • WHB
        • Study
          • WHB
      • Paperwork
      GARDEN
      DEHYDRATE
      KITCHEN
      EDUCATION
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
        • MATH
        • MUSIC
        • EXERCISE
      • SUN, MON, TUES
        • RELIGION
        • EARTH
        • HANDWRITING
        • CREATIVE WRITING
      • WED, THURS, FRI
        • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
        • GARDENING
      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
      • ART
      QUILT
      • Done STASH REPORT (Sunday)
      • Done DESIGN WALL (Monday)
      • Done FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Friday at Open Sew)
      • BINDING
        • Done Bindings sewn to quilt on Log Cabin
      • QUILTING
      • PIECING
        • Done Swaps - 100 HSTs for Wendy and IN THE MAIL!
        • Done On Point sampler - I did block 1
        • Currently working on this one - will post pix to people who own blocks and ask if they still want or shall I turn into a charity quilt Sampler - any re-do's remaining - and get -er in the mail! January project!
      • APPLIQUE

      Stash Report - Week 23 - 06-07-15 OR 4 FQ, 1 yard WOW and a discussion about buying a quilt shop



      I needed some WOW (white on white fabric) and some Aqua - at least that was my "rational lie" that I told myself - so I went to the LQS.  While there (First thing out of my mouth) I expressed my sadness that the shop would close its doors by this time next year.  Inquiring further, I discussed the particulars of the quilt shop (I have several thoughts in mind and definitely would want to invest in it - if at all possible) and definitely do not consider it unreachable - particularly for the very going concern that I know this to be.  So - I'm thinking about it - strongly!

      As for the WOW, etc. - I bought 1 yard WOW, and 4 FQ aqua (out of aqua, definitely out of WOW - (white on white fabric)!) and am pleased!  It was HARD to not buy out all my favorite fabrics!  But I managed!

      06-07-15 - Week 23
      Used This Week: 0 yards /Used This month: 0 yards/Used Year to Date: 02.50 yards
      Added This Week: 2 yard/Added This Month:2 yards in June/Added Year to Date: 4 yard
      Net Used for 2015: +0.50 yards

      Saturday, June 06, 2015

      Menues for WB 06-07-15



      SUNDAY
      B:Fried eggs, toast and jelly, hot mocha, milk
      L:grilled cheese sandwich
      D:lo

      MONDAY
      B:Rolled oats, brown sugar and butter, milk
      L:Soup - lo
      D:Black and White Checkered Chili, corn muffins, spinach salad

      TUESDAY
      B:Doughnuts, milk
      L:salad - broccoli and pasta
      D:Pasta Beef Satay, baked sweet potatoes, salad

      WEDNESDAY
      B:2 poached eggs on toast, milk
      L:PBJ sandwich
      D:lo

      THURSDAY
      B:Cracked wheat, brown sugar and butter, milk
      L:rice and veggie casserole (in freezer)
      D:Mexican Torta, spinach salad, baked sweet potatoes

      FRIDAY
      B:Waffles, milk
      L:lo lunch menu
      D:Blackened Salmon, brown rice, asparagus, baby carrots

      SATURDAY
      B:coffeecake, milk
      L:Crock Italian Veggie Stew, whole grain rolls and salad
      D:Pan-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes, baby carrots, spinach, salad

      Friday, June 05, 2015

      Whew! Friday at last! (Goals for 06-05-15)R


      HOUSE
      • Zone 2
        • Kitchen
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 3
        • Bath
          • Done WHB
        • Laundry Room
          • Done WHB
        • Sewing room
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 4
        • Bedroom 
          • Done WHB
      • Zone 5: 
        • Living Room
          • Done WHB
        • Study
          • Done WHB
      KITCHEN
      • DAYS MENU
        • Done 
          FRIDAY
      • B:waffles, syrup, milk
        L:lo soup or stew, milk
        D:Chicken Pasta with Artichokes (skip artichokes), spinach salad
        S:fruit
        Done SATURDAYB:homemade doughnuts, milk
        L:Orange Thyme crock pot chicken, green beans, rice, spinach salad
        D:Pasta salad, tuna saladS:fruit
      • COOK
        • BREAD
          • Challah
          • Doughnuts
          • Pasta 
      EDUCATION
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Done Lesson 26
          • Done Lesson 27
          • Done Lesson 28
        • MATH
          • Done 108
        • MUSIC
          • Done Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-5
            • intensive 6-8
            • once over up through 12
        • EXERCISE
          • Done Yoga R2
      • WED, THURS, FRI
        • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
          • Done L 2 - IL
        • GARDENING
          • BYF
            • Done 15-26
      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
        • Done Ch. 3
      • ART
        • Done Lesson 1 - Artwork - complete
      QUILT
      • QUILTING
        • Done Halloween table runner

      Thursday, June 04, 2015

      Thursday! Thank Goodness! (Goals for 06-04-15)


      HOUSE
      • Zone 1
        • Side Porch
          • Zone
        • Back Stairs
          • Zone
      • Paperwork
      GARDEN
      • Weeding - 5 beds + 4 borders + fruit trees + fence line
      DEHYDRATE
      • Carrots
      KITCHEN
      • DAYS MENU
        • THURSDAY
          B:homemade granola (with raisins), milk
          L:lo casserole (mystery one with rice)
          D:Turkey wraps, lo succotash soup and carrots
          S:fruit
      • COOK
        • BREAD
          • Homemade granola 
      EDUCATION
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Lesson 26
          • Lesson 27
          • Lesson 28
        • MATH
          • 107
        • MUSIC
          • Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-5
            • intensive 6-8
            • once over up through 12
          • Czardas
        • EXERCISE
          • Call for PT appt
          • Yoga R1
          • Strength Core
          • Cardio Garden and Dance
      • WED, THURS, FRI
        • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
          • L 1 
            • 1-Pl ID
        • GARDENING
          • BYF
            • 3-13
      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
        • Ch. 2
      • ART
        • Lesson 1 - Artwork
      QUILT
      • FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Thursday)
      • BINDING
        • Bindings on Log Cabin
      • QUILTING
        • Halloween table runner
      • FOCUS on above
        • Work on FAB 4 projects 

      Wednesday, June 03, 2015

      Yay! It's Wednesday! (Goals for 06-03-15)R


      HOUSE
      • Zone 1
        • Front Porch 
          • Done Zone
        • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
          • Done Zone
      KITCHEN
      • DAYS MENU
        • Done 
          WEDNESDAY
          B:Fried eggs over easy with toast
          L:cheese spread sandwich, milk
          D:leftovers or breakfast for dinner
          S:fruit
      EDUCATION
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Done Lesson 26
          • Done Lesson 27
          • Done Lesson 28
        • MATH
          • Done 106
        • MUSIC
          • Done Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-5
            • intensive 6-8
            • once over up through 12
        • EXERCISE
          • Done Yoga R3
          • Done Strength Arms
      • WED, THURS, FRI
        • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
          • L 1 
            • Done 1- IL
        • GARDENING
          • Mini Farm
            • Done 5-12
      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
        • Done Ch. 1 
      • ART
        • Done Lesson 1 - Artwork
      QUILT
      • QUILTING
        • Done Halloween table runner

      Tuesday, June 02, 2015

      Tuesday's Goals (06-02-15)R


      HOUSE
      • Zone 4
        • Bedroom 
          • Done Zone
      KITCHEN
      • Done DAYS MENU
        • TUESDAY
          B:French toast, jelly, milk
          L:salad - veggie
          D:Succotash soup, whole wheat rolls
          S:fruit
      EDUCATION
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Done Lesson 25
          • Done Lesson 26
          • Done Lesson 27
          • Done Lesson 28
        • MATH
          • Done 105
        • MUSIC
          • Done Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-5
            • intensive 6-8
            • once over up through 12
      • SUN, MON, TUES
        • RELIGION
          • Complete P. module
            • JW 
              • Done 154-158
        • EARTH
          • Complete EH module
            • Done 82
          • Done Watch How the Earth Was Made - Season 2, Disc 4
          • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
            • Done The Big Thwack (Ch. 2)
        • HANDWRITING
          • Done 64
        • CREATIVE WRITING
          • L. 13 - 
            • Done 13-5

      Monday, June 01, 2015

      Design Wall for WB 06-01-15

      Goals for this week:

      BINDING
      Log Cabin Quilt


      QUILTING
      Halloween Table Runner

      PIECING
      Swap - although NOT in this color combination - instead in Aqua or blue and WOW

      Sampler squares - finish and send


      SEWING
      Sorry - no picture!  
      Summer clothes - this time blouses - 
      hopefully 2-3 of them with this being the first!

      Goals for today - Monday, 06-01-15R


      HOUSE
      • Zone 3
        • Sewing room
          • Done Zone
      KITCHEN
      • DAYS MENU
        • done 
          MONDAY
          B:Rolled Oats, brown sugar, butter, milk
          L:Lentil stew, milk
          D:Mediterranean Fish, broccoli, baby carrots, brown rice, salad
          S:fruit
      • COOK
        • SOUPS
          • Succotash soup
      PRESERVE

      EDUCATION
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Done Lesson 25
          • Done Lesson 26
          • Done Lesson 27
        • MATH
          • done 104
        • MUSIC
          • done Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-5
            • intensive 6-8
            • once over up through 12
        • EXERCISE
          • Done Yoga - R1
      • SUN, MON, TUES
        • RELIGION
          • Complete P. module
            • JW 
              • Done 150-154
            • Song
              • Done 180
        • EARTH
          • Done Watch How the Earth Was Made - Season 2, Disc 4
          • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
            • Done Birth (Ch. 1),
        • HANDWRITING
          • done 63
        • CREATIVE WRITING
          • L. 13 - 
            • Done 13-4
      QUILT
      • done DESIGN WALL (Monday)
      • QUILTING
        • Done Halloween table runner

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