Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Monday, July 27, 2015
Last night I finished this album block--

The RSC color this month is red.  There is no red in this block!!  I saw the black fabric with glass headed pins on a clearance table and I had to buy it.  My favorite motif on fabric is polka dots, and these are kinda like polka dots.  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

While shopping with Lorri2Rs I bought this little gadget--

It was my favorite color--green.  Usually not one to buy gadgets, this was on sale for $16.  And another 25% off for SENIOR CITIZEN DAY.  It can be either battery powered or plugged into an outlet.  I wound a bunch of bobbins and it worked perfectly.  I hope it holds up, its small and easy use.

Weekly Goals--

Finish red album blocks
Finish patriotic album blocks
Work on flag wall hanging

I'm close to the top of the Queen's list on Stashbusters, #4.  The flag wall hanging has a deadline so its at the top of the "to-do" list.  I may be crowned queen but there will be a week to produce a finish.  This weekend is a Girls Weekend so no sewing.  We're planning antique/junk store shopping, the Omaha Zoo, Penzey's Spices.  Just FUN things!  Maybe no pictures--what happens in Omaha stays in Omaha!!

Its cloudy, humid, and wind gusts.  Not sure if it will blow up a storm or not. 
Chicken is cooking for stir fry, a big bag of broccoli from Costco jumped in my cart last week.  YUM!

Have a great week!


Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, July 26, 2015
New numbers this week--I purchased 7 yards this week.

Stash in this week--7 yards
Stash in YTD--198.25 yards
Stash out this week--0 yards
Stash out YTD--162.5 yards  

Stash is ahead 35.75 yards!

Lots of sewing has been done this year.  Several tops still to quilt and I'm planning four quilts from my RSC blocks.  At 15 yards a quilt 35 yards is nothing!  The Mojo brothers are working overtime and new starts have been added to my bucket list.  Please see everyone's stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
The week is flying by, time to check on my goals-

3 RSC RED album blocks--in progress
3 RSC RED Monkey Wrench/9 Patch Blocks--in progress
Embroidery work on Eagle--in progress

No pictures of finished blocks.  I've volunteered 3 days and Lorri2Rs and I shopped in Sioux Falls one day.   We went to Costco--really--the place should be banned!  Lots of necessities jumped in my cart!  Cell phones/internet make purchases so much easier, I wanted to buy Max an outfit but couldn't decide which one, so Lorri2Rs held three up and I sent Laura Beth a picture--

Glad I did, he already had one of them!  Lorri2Rs had told me about the cute sweatshirt she bought her grandson Karsen and I HAD to buy them for Mason and Asher.  They loved them--they sent me a picture wearing them with their pajamas.

Spiderman and Batman!  There was also Ninja turtles and Marvel Avengers.   The sweatshirts have flip down mesh masks in the hood!  

Lorri and I did buy fabric, I needed a little fabric for another wall hanging.  The project is 6"x9".  Really, 7 yards of fabric purchased for it??  I confess, there are more parts to this wall hanging, but the one I need to make now is small.  I want the additional parts to coordinate so that is why I purchased that much fabric.  One shop had scrap bags, I bought one of neutrals (neutrals go fast) and a small bag of civil war repros.  Both can work in my wall hangings.  Lorri generously shared her bag with me, and I picked out two gold fabrics to use in my wall hanging. 

Its been very hot and humid the last few days.  I've picked summer squash from my garden, the peppers are developing and the cucumbers are covered with blossoms.  The tomatoes are slower but hope the warmer weather will help.  


Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Monday, July 20, 2015
Last night the final seam on the flag was sewn--

Simple quilting to finish I think.  Thank you Kat at Scrapbox Quilts for the pattern/tutorial.  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Weekly Goals--

3 RSC RED album blocks
3 RSC RED Monkey Wrench/9 Patch Blocks
Embroidery work on Eagle

Its another busy week, summer is going so fast!  I have several album blocks bits sorted and ready to sew.   Nancy said the planning and prep take the most time.  Nancy is an inspiration to me, she's made 64 (? maybe more by now!) QOV.  

Today I'm watching the birds at the feeders, bright sunshine through the window.  I'm going to pull my album bits out and do a little sewing.  

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Confession is good for the soul!  Well, I haven't been BAD but I have added to my stash.  The new numbers are--

Stash in this week--15 yards
Stash in YTD--191.25 yards
Stash out this week--0 yards
Stash out YTD--162.5 yards  

Stash is ahead 28.75 yards! 

I bought patriotic fabrics for my patriotic blocks and two wall hangings I'm working on.  My stash didn't have any except for a few strips.   Please see everyone's stash report at Patchwork Times.



Rainbow Scrappy Saturday

Saturday, July 18, 2015
This month the color is red, so I worked on R/W/B patriotic Monkey Wrench/9Patch blocks--

Neil held one  
And David
And Toni

The Floor held two too!
I'm lucky to work with such fun people!  Please see everyone's posts at SoScrappy.  



Motivation Friday

Friday, July 17, 2015
Its been a busy week.  Lots of volunteering.  I found a little time to sew.  I'm working on a patriotic flag wall hanging--

Its from ScrapBoxQuilts blog--thanks Kat!  Next is to blanket stitch around the applique.

A favorite summer pastime is watching the birds at my camper.  There are all sorts of birds, but a favorite is the house wren.  Last year I made PVC birdhouses and a pair of bluebirds started building in it and then abandoned it.  I cleaned it out and a house wren pair is nesting in it.  The male sings all day flitting from perch to perch near the nest.  Sometimes he sits on the roof and leans over singing to the female inside.  How romantic!!  Toni and I checked the nest (its easy to do with these birdhouses) and inside are 4 eggs-

The birds are unafraid of me and I will pick up some meal worms for them.  

Its going to be a warm weekend, I'm either volunteering or going to stay inside and sew.  Are you sewing?  Vacationing?