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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Six months down, six to go

So I thought it was time to look back on the first half of the year and see if I am on track--somewhat--for the rest of the year.

Quilt Goals:

1.          Color Safari--Done
2.           Malcolm’s Umbrella Critters--Done
3.           Left over Jelly Roll--needs to be basted
4.           Hocuspocusville--needs binding and label
5.           Owl Strippy--Done
6.           Aunt Mindy’s Flower Baskets--needs label
7.           Guild Double Monkey Wrench--blocks done
8.            30’s Four Patch Euro Swap--top finished
.9.            Guild Sampler--top finished
10.        Home Tweet Home--blocks done
11.        Revolutionary Flare--top finished--needs binding and label
12.        Aunt Grace’s Garden Party--top finished.


Three out of 12 projects completed.  I had been hoping to complete one project a month.  But I was overly optimistic.  And now that I am packing to move again, the quilting projects are being packed away.  Everything is going into storage for 1-3 months.  I may not be able to get back to this year's quilting plans until October or November. 


Saturday, June 30, 2018

July Possibilities

A nasty case of bronchitis put me way behind this month.  After three weeks, the cough has improved and I don't need a nap after taking a shower.
But we are preparing another move.  I knew this move was temporary, but it doesn't make packing up again any easier.  But as I start getting my energy back, I hope I find it easier to face the boxes--again.








June

Knitting
  • Prep for July Charity--Wurm hat
  • Pfeilraupe KAL
  • Yarnathon:  
    • Q2 Socks--frogged
Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--working on label
  • Applique:  Stars Over Baltimore--still prepping block #2--hibernating
Machine Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery BOM Quilt Club:  Toile Scene #4; 
  • Start Center of Toile BOM--in progress
Read
  • The Great Alone   Woman of God  The Knitting Circle  True Colors

July

Knitting



Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish lable
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #11 Revolutionary Flare  
  • Moda  Camping Path A
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM
  • Block 5 of Toile Design
  • Free standing lace ornaments for Fran
Read
  •  True Colors
PACK PACK PACK











Saturday, June 2, 2018

June's To-do List


All things considered, May was more productive than I imagined.  I h!ope June is as successful
May

Knitting
Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #12 Aunt Grace's Garden Party--top finished
  • Applique:  Stars Over Baltimore--still prepping block #2
  • Dresses for Haiti
  • Blankets for Haiti: 





Machine Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery BOM Quilt Club:  Toile Scene #3
Read
  • The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
  • The Great Alone

June

Knitting
Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets
  • Applique:  Stars Over Baltimore--still prepping block #2
Machine Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery BOM Quilt Club:  Toile Scene #4; 
  • Start Center of Toile BOM
Read
  • The Great Alone

Monday, May 28, 2018

Knitting at Dawn

Last week I shared that I visited my sister in PA.  That was the best part of my trip.  My least favorite part of the trip was the drive down.  The Big Guy likes to leave early--on the road and on the highway by 6 AM early.  At least this time of year it is light outside and I can start knitting.  So for the Kitties at Eat Sleep Knit I am submitting a photo for my Early Bird Knits badge.


Monday, May 21, 2018

My Sister and Lancaster

I was lucky to spend Mother's Day weekend with my sister.  Of the five of us, I was the only one to venture out of state.  My sibs all stayed in the Philadelphia area and I call Massachusetts home now that I have been here for almost fifty years.

My sister and I love fabric and yarn.  We always manage to find a few yarn shops and quilt shops.We visited a lovely yarn shop, The Lancaster Yarn Shop, in Intercourse PA.  There was some beautiful wool from local sheep.  I couldn't resist the colorway, Betsy.  As an Elizabeth I feel that we are kindred spirits and I brought some of her home with me.

Meet my namesake.  I hope to make a Dohne shawl.

I hope everyone is as lucky as I to have a sister like mine.  I love her and can never spend enough time with her. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May To Do List


I am happy with my progress in April.  I have been working on several large projects.  Most I hope to finish this month.  And knowing me, I will probably start a few extra projects.


April

Knitting
Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge #5  Owl Strippy--in progress 
  • Churn Dash Guild Challenge--didn't touch it
  • Applique:  Stars Over Baltimore--still prepping block #2
  • Dresses for Haiti--2 done
Machine Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery BOM Quilt Club:  Toile Scene #2
  • Malcolm's Superhero Cape
  • Reading Pillow
  • Puppy Quilt Blocks
Read
  • Winter Garden 
  • The Vengeance of Mothers
May

Knitting
  • Free Your Fade shop KAL
  • Prep for June Charity
  • Yarnathon:  
    • Q2 Socks
    • Granny Square Afghan
    • Chunky winter wear badge--headbands (3-5)
Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #12 Aunt Grace's Garden Party
  • Owl Strippy Quilt for Malcolm
  • Applique:  Stars Over Baltimore--still prepping block #2
  • Dresses for Haiti--
  • Blankets for Haiti
Machine Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery BOM Quilt Club:  Toile Scene #3
Read
  • The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Bantry Bay Finish

I have been working feverishly to finish my Bantry Bay MKAL from Impeccable Knits.  I love all of the cables and intricate stitch patterns.  It was a challenge but I am happy that it is finished.  The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sport.  The color is Manly Yes But I Like it Too.  The Grey shows the stitches but I think the fiber was a  little too rustic for the pattern.  It did not block as nicely as I would have liked.