Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Monday, December 15, 2014
My design wall was cleared last week.  It is such a blindingly large white area I swear the reflected light made it hard to sew an accurate 1/4" seam.  So, I pulled out my great granny square blocks--

I am behind on making these, I think at least another row or two.  Then float them with more of the assorted cream backgrounds and possibly small cornerstones.  Please see everyone's Design Wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Weekly Goals--
  • Sash 30's blocks
  • Borders on Trail Mix
  • Pick borders for Bricks and SS
  • Hand sew one binding
  • Square up Cheddar Delight, Summers at the Lake, and Twirling Spools
  • Christmas Irish Chain
There, that will give me some variety this week. I know I won't get it all done, but right now I am practising "one step" moments.  Work on any project to move it one step.  Maybe just 15 minutes worth.  Its the "eating an elephant" method.  One bite at a time!

Last week I finally was able to talk myself into cleaning the sewing room.  The old 9 foot table is out and replaced with shelves.  

Less than 10 UFO's were found while doing this, I thought maybe there were more lurking than that.  Some even had the pattern/directions stored with them.  But I found 54 Puss in Corner blocks made from 30's repros and Kona snow, does anyone know what I was making??  And a set of blocks that is in numbered rows, I will have to slap them on the design wall and see what they look like.  

The weather outside is frightful, a winter storm.  Rain/sleet/ice and now high winds and blowing snow.  We are prepared, plenty of propane in case the power goes out.  Parts of northeastern South Dakota are without power but I doubt that will happen here.  Its good weather to stay home and sew.  

Design Wall Monday

Monday, December 8, 2014
I've been working on Cheddar Delight--featured in the September 2014 Fons and Porter Love of Quilting.  Its a Lynn Roddy Brown pattern--

Two seams and the corner triangles and it will be a finished top!  

This weekend Ken and I spent the weekend with Laura Beth, Nick, Mason and Asher.  It was Asher's 3rd birthday.  How do they grow so fast??  Also will share a picture of Laura Beth and the boys--

An addition to the family is being grown!

Need my weekly goals although this week I am super busy and they will be small.

Weekly Goals--

Finish Cheddar Delight
Pick borders for Bricks and Stepping Stones

This week is guild Christmas party.  I will be at LB and Nicks and babysit for them one night.  A family Christmas on Sunday.  Not much time for sewing.  Please see everyone's Design Wall posts at Patchwork Times.


Design Wall Monday

Monday, December 1, 2014
My design wall is 3 layers deep.  But I have Trail Mix on the hanging rod waiting for borders.

I also had a finish that has already gone to a new home--

 Karla knows whenever she needs a hug to wrap her quilt around her and know I would give her one!  

Summer is over and the camper is home.  I'm sad!!  Harvest is over and its now frigid outside.  I've been folding fabric and sorting closets--all boring.   Still having technical difficulties but I'm hoping to have the blog posting sorted out.  Maybe posting will be more regular.  I've been doing lots of sewing, mostly on UFOs so that's good.  

Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.


Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Stash in--22 yds
Stash in YTD--84.5 yds
Stash out--15 yds
Stash out YTD-144 yds
I'm ahead 59.5 yds!
Please see everyone's stash reports at Patchwork Times.

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.