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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Revised 17 in 2017

After re-reading the requirements for Pomegranate and Chintz's challenge,  I had to make a few revisions since a few of the projects have yet to be started even though they are on the list for the year. 
  1. Revolutionary Flare
  2. Left over Jelly Roll
  3. Owl Strippy Quilt
  4. Home Tweet Home
  5. 30's four Patch Euro Swap
  6. Guild Sampler
  7. Underground Railroad
  8. Double Monkey Wrench
  9. Umbrella Critters
  10. Sophisticated Traveler Shawl
  11. Little Cotton Rabbit
  12. Never Ending Scarf
  13. Christmas Stocking for New Grandbaby  Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets
  14. Christmas Stocking for Leo--a very large dogDryad Scarf
  15. Socks #1
  16. Great American Aran Afghan
  17. Eat Sleep Knit Q1 KAL--Melanie Berg's patterns Silk Scarf
I think I have it right now.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Another 17 in 2017

I seem to have found several 17 in 2017 challenges in both knitting and quilting.  As in years past I start out full steam but then something always happens. But I came across a pair of lovely bloggers Pomegranate and Chintz.  The list below is both quilting and knitting projects that are on my list for the year.  There are pictures of several of the quilts in this post.
  1. Revolutionary Flare
  2. Left over Jelly Roll
  3. Owl Strippy Quilt
  4. Home Tweet Home
  5. 30's four Patch Euro Swap
  6. Guild Sampler
  7. Underground Railroad
  8. Double Monkey Wrench
  9. Umbrella Critters
  10. Sophisticated Traveler Shawl
  11. Little Cotton Rabbit
  12. Never Ending Scarf
  13. Christmas Stocking for New Grandbaby
  14. Christmas Stocking for Leo--a very large dog
  15. Socks #1
  16. Great American Aran Afghan
  17. Eat Sleep Knit Q1 KAL--Melanie Berg's patterns
   This is #1 on the list and I think I will work on it a little this afternoon.

On the Needles

One week has gone by and no new yarn!!!  Yeah for me.  I purchased the yarn for a never ending scarf back in 2012.  I have made definite progress this week.  It doesn't require a lot of attention.  Since I don't have much of the light grey, those stripes will be narrower.
 
I cast on Sophisticated Traveler with some Plucky Knitter Yarn that I had purchased last year. 


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Get It Done

I think I will continue with my monthly hopes and dreams (sounds so much more refined than goals).  It is a good way for me to see what I wanted to do and what I ended up doing.  Anything in green wasn't on the list but I ended up working on it.


December 2016
  1. Finish Baby C's Wee Blocks Blanket--needs blocking
  2. GAAA finish blocking and start putting together--next year I hope
  3. Joy of Life Applique--Block 5--still working on it
  4. Reconstruct My Tweets quilt top
  5. BOM:  Color Safari and Double Monkey Wrench
  6. Little Cotton Rabbit--still working on it
  7. Read:  Death by Cashmere--enjoyed it
January
  1. Work on Great American Aran Afghan (GAAA).  I am determined to finish this by June
  2. Never ending Knitted Scarf WIP
  3. Little Cotton rabbit WIP
  4. Work on Revolutionary Flare--needs quilting and binding.
  5. Work on socks that have already been cast-on
  6. Cast on Sophisticated Traveler
  7. Joy of Life Applique Block #5
  8. Read:  Lilac Girls

Happy New Year

The first day of the New Year is the first day of the week.  It seems to have a specialness about it.  While our family will be facing some challenges this year we also have some very nice events coming up.  The most important a new grandbaby who can come at any time.

I have written about my list making compulsion in the past and it is as strong as ever today.  I have a quilting and knitting blueprint for the year. 

But like Judy, I am going to post my first stash report of 2017 with everything at zero. No yarn or fabric in or out this beautiful first day of January. 

And my numbers for 2016 aren't too bad. 

Fabric in 2016:  40.5 yards
Fabric out 2016:  94.75

Yarn in 2016:  20106 yards
Yarn out in 2016:  11223 yards



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Judy's UFO Challenge

Judy at Patchwork Times has posted a UFO Challenge for 2017.  And like many quilters I have more UFO's than I care to admit!!  Here are my 12 projects that I will work on.

1. Home Tweet Home--11 of 12 blocks are done.  Needs to be assembled, sandwiched, quilted, binding, label,


2. Owl Strippy Quilt-- needs quilting, binding.  This will be a donation quilt for our NICU project.


3. Revolutionary Flare--top done.  Needs quilting, binding and label.  This is from  2015 from an Embroidery Machine Quilt Club.








4. Joy of Life Applique 4 blocks done 5 to go plus quilting, binding and label.  I fell as though I started this in a past life!

5. Aunt Mindy's Flower Garden-another top done that needs quilting and binding.
Needs quilting and binding.  This is a hand-stitched red work quilt that was started in another life-time.





6. 30's Four Patch Euro Swap.  Several years ago (probably almost ten years ago, I participated in a European Swap.  I love the top which I put together a few year ago.  It needs borders, quilting and binding.








7. Guild Sampler.  Needs quilting and binding.  Have you noticed I have started leaving off the label.  I suppose that should be a given.  But I am not always good about labels.
 

8. Underground Railroad.  I have 6 completed blocks.  I am not sure I will make anymore.  I had been thinking to make it larger.  But I think it is time to finish it.
 
9.  Leftover Jelly Roll.  Someone, somewhere gave me a bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips.  I put together a little lap quilt that needs to be quilted and bound.  I think I will try out some machine embroidery quilting and use it as a donation quilt.
 


10. Vintage Valentine.  This quilt was started 3 life times ago!  I have barely started hand quilting it.  I thought by adding it to the list, I would at least put in a few stitches.
This will be on every UFO list for next 20 years
 
 
11.  Aunt Grace's Garden Party.  Another large project that needs finishing.
 




12.  Labels for completed quilts.  I have several quilts that need labels.  This is true confession time.  I am not always good about labeling what I do.  I counted 5 quilts that need labels.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

On the Needles Friday, Saturday etc

With a new little grandbaby on the way in a few weeks, I have been working feverishly to finish my Wee Baby Blocks blanket.  I have about 40 more rows.