Design Wall Monday

Monday, August 25, 2014
This week I worked on--

A purse and a challenge project.  The purse went together easily.  The challenge project, well, its still in the bag.  This week I will work on putting them together into "something".  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

I've had a summer break from blogging.  Mostly because I have been unable to do blog posts from my tablet!  There hasn't been much sewing but lots of summer fun, sewing with my friends Pat and Lorri2Rs.  I'm hoping for more regular blog posts now, I have a bit of stash enhancing to report and maybe a finish yet this week.  

Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time to update numbers--

Stash in--10.5 yards
Stash in YTD--62.5 yards
Stash out--14 yards
Stash out YTD--129 yards

I'm ahead--66.5 yards

My recent finish is a D9P done in black/red/cream--

Its a large quilt, queen size?  90x106" I think. Black flannel backing, it took me forever to bind, only in the afternoon with very good light.  Please see everyone's stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Doing blog posts has been--aggravating.  Frustrating.  Next to impossible.  I thought I had posting from my tablet figured out, but not so!!  Today I bit the bullet and figured out how to tether my laptop to my tablet and of course after a month of vacation (the laptop) it balked at working! 

The past month has been a whirlwind.  DD and SIL's house flooded, not much, maybe 1" in the basement but it was messy.  The area they live in received +10" of rain one evening after +5" a few days before.  No damage except the carpet and padding.  After helping remove the carpet (it was all out but then needed to be carried to the dump trailer) large fans were set up.  Did I say they had bought and moved two weeks prior to this??  Then back to the camper to find a broken window.  Mowing contractor will pay for it, grudgingly.  It is a special window that requires safety glass, the window place will have to custom cut it.  Right now the old window is covered with special tape holding the shattered glass in place.  Two weddings and two quilts gifted this month also.  

It continues to rain here at the camper, Friday night was 4.5", again.  Its not raining near as much at home on our corn and soybeans.  Today I am heading home, Dr. appt tomorrow and then back to Yankton.  Yesterday and today have been the first really hot days, last week a couple of nights I even had to turn a little heater on, it was 50F.  

I'm able to read blogs, as usual commenting is not as easy.  So if you get an email instead of a comment, its because I can do that easier.  

I hope your summer is going well.  Sewing slows down here although I did sew the center of Honeysweet pinwheels together yesterday.  

My garden is two tomato plants in tubs and lots of flowers.  I have several hanging baskets and I bought a plant I have never tried to grow before, a Mandeville.  Its been transplanted to a larger pot and has a trellis.  GROW BABY GROW!!!  If you have any experience with these please give me growing tips.  Its in a spot that receives some afternoon shade, the sun is too intense here during the summer and the flowers fade/falloff and leaves burn.  Its fairly protected from wind.  

Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, June 1, 2014
New Numbers this week--

Stash in this week--0
Stash in YTD--52 yards
Stash out this week--15 yards
Stash out YTD--115 yards

I'm ahead 63 yards!!

Please see everyone's stash report at Patchwork Times.  And because I hate a pictureless post--

A turkey hen comes every evening to snack on spilled bird seed.  I'm sure she has a nest somewhere close.  Soon we hope to see baby turkeys.

I'm Back!

Saturday, May 31, 2014
I'm back, was missing from blogland because I wasn't able to post from my tablet and had forgotten my laptop at home.   We moved the camper on May 22nd and I started volunteering the next day.  On the way to my camp spot all the tread peeled from one of the camper tires.  But since it didn't go FLAT we decided to continue and drive very slowly.  30 miles and I made it to the campground!  No changing tires along the road.  Ken said that was my one "pass" for the year.  He was right. On Thursday I left the Visitor Center to find this--

Not a clue what happened, but I'll guess it was a rock thrown from a mower.  But, no one saw it happen, or reported that it had happened.  To be fair, your attention is watching where you are driving, and they wear big ear protectors for the noise of the mowers and may not have even realized it had happened.  sigh  Next, my microwave died.  Chip, who lives next door, says it can be fixed very cheaply, but I needed my microwave NOW so off to town to pick one up.  We'll fix the other one later.  Through this all I haven't felt well.  Summer cold/allergies I thought.  Over Memorial Day weekend ended up in ER, bacterial bronchitis.  Followup Dr. visit yesterday confirmed still have infection, will start 2nd antibiotic.  So I've had the strength of a cooked noodle.  

But my bird feedes are up, I have orioles who are PIGS they eat so much grape jelly!  Hummingbirds, finches, warblers, chickadees and more.  The robins like when I water my grass--they are busy looking for worms.  And the bird bath, well, they almost have to take numbers they are so busy bathing and drinking! 

Although I haven't done much piecing, I have been hand sewing binding.  I finished my 30's quilt--

Bad picture, bright sun washed the photo out but its all I have.  These are some blocks from my 2013 Rainbow Scrap challenge using my box of 30's fabric and a vintage pattern from a magazine.  I dyed a wide flannel backing, a pretty sky blue, the color of the sky here.  Tomorrow I can count the yards used in my stash report!  WOOHOO!

I also worked on my green challenge blocks.  They aren't done but the color this month is green and I LOVE green.  Please see everyone's posts at soscrappy.

We have a graduate in the family--

Mason graduated preschool and starts kindergarten this fall.  He CAN'T be that old yet!!  

And Gina--this post is for you!!

Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In between farming, spring time errands and rain I finished a Brown Diamond quilt from an old Fons and Porter book.   81x105", I estimate it used 14 yards of stash.

New numbers for this week are::

Stash in this week--00
Stash in YTD--52 yards
Stash out this week--14 yards
Stash out YTD--100 YARDS


Please see everyone's stash reports at Patchwork Times.


Sunday Stash Report

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A few finishes this week.  First I finished a Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt, 86x108".  Free pattern at I estimate I used 14yds of fabric.

Next I finished Sunny Lanes from the book Nickel Quilts.  Its a big quilt 115x115".  About 20 yds of fabric.

So my new numbers are--

Stash in this week--0
Stash in YTD--52 yards
Stash out this week--34 yards
Stash out YTD--86 yards

I'm ahead 34 yards!!

If this post looks strange, I'm doing from my tablet and its all new!  Please see everyone's stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Happy Mother's Day!


Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, May 4, 2014
New numbers this week, I added 10 yards of various fabrics from Iowa.  On Tuesday I bought 4 yards of batik for borders/binding for Island Chain.  I used 4 yards to back a QOV for my guild.  So that is--

Stash in this week--14 yards
Stash out this week--4 yards
Stash in YTD--52 yards
Stash out YTD--52yards

This week I broke even!

Wow, never thought the numbers would come out even.  I have 8 tops waiting for binding, and no plans to purchase any fabric.  At least, right now!  Please see everyone's stash report at Patchwork Times