Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Monkey Wrenches of Life

Brushstrokes Free Easter Clip Art by Brownielocks

It has been awhile since I last posted.  Life seems to have throw our family a few lemons.  And we were having a hard time making lemonade.  Our oldest lovely daughter, Miss S was diagnosed with breast cancer.  The Big Guy and I have been helping her out with appointments not to mention shoulders to cry on and lots of hugs.  Her surgery was last Wednesday.   I am blessed with a wonderful, caring family.  This isn't a journey she will take alone.  There is every reason to be hopeful and treatment should be successful.

On a happier note, our youngest lovely daughter and her darling husband are expecting their first child November 1.  So it seems we were able to make some lemonade after all.

This is the first Easter I have not prepared a family dinner.  The Big Guy has a nasty cold or sinus infection.  When the kids heard that he didn't attend church on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or today they new he was in bad shape.  We all thought it best not to expose anyone to whatever it is that he is holding onto.

Easter dinner was a tuna salad sandwich.  We have rescheduled Easter dinner for Wednesday.

Needless to say, there has been very little quilting or knitting. 

Free Easter Crosses MySpace Comments

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Yarn Report Week 14

I can't even pretend to hide my love affair of yarn.  There are a few on line challenges that I want to do.  So of course I didn't have enough stash to cover the projects.
The three skeins on the left are Dream in Color Calm in Purple Rain.  One of my DD's would like a pair of leg warmers and fingerless mitts.

The eight skeins on the right are Blue Sky Alpaca Silk in Blueberry for my first ever custom fit sweater.

The bright yellow is Blue Sky Worsted Cotton for an Eat Sleep Knit second quarter challenge.

Yarn in this week:  12 skeins
Yarn out this week:  0
Yarn in YTD:  27 skeins
Yarn Out YTD:  11.5

On the Needles Friday

No progress was made on my Gramps Cardigan.  In fact, it is now wrapped into 2 neat balls.  I messed the cables up and just couldn't fix it.  I was rushing so much to finish by April 11.  That project will be on hold for awhile.
But since I can't just sit around, I pulled out my Granny Square bag.  I have been working on them for years.  Every now and again I do a few more.
This is a good project when I need something mindless to do.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Get it done

I haven't been nearly as productive as I would have liked this month.  When it comes to needle turn applique I can never keep up if it is a BOM.  But that doesn't stop me. 

I messed up big time on the Gramps Cardigan and will have to take it back.  The baby shower is next week and I know it won't be done.  It is unusual for me not to finish a knitting project.  While I may have many quilts and needle work projects going at one time, I only have one knitting project on the needles.

March 2014
  1. Forever Blooming:  Finish February's block and work on March's block
  2. Gramp's Cardigan--need to restart
  3. Owl machine embroidered quilt--on hold the new mom now has a puppy theme
  4. Tell it to the Stars BOM
  5. Schoolhouse BOM
  6. Underground Railroad BOM
  7. CQJP 2014 March Block--on hold
  8. Sharon B's Encrusted Crazy Quilt--an online class I hope to keep up with--did not keep up with it
April 2014

  1. BOM--Schoolhouse, Tell it to the Stars, Head to Toe, Wayside Embroidery Club and Underground Railroad
  2. Swatch and start Cushman Cardigan for Cardipalooza
  3. Complete top for Baby Kelly's  Puppy  Quilt
  4. Work on Forever Blooming
  5. Quilt Michael's car quilt
  6. Tooth fairy pillow for Mia
  7. Eat Sleep Knit Robot challenge

Tell it to the Stars

Before time runs out I want to share March's clue for Tell it to the Stars.
I can't wait to work on April's clues.  Visit Judy's place to see what others are doing.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Block 2 of Forever Blooming

I am a little behind with my Forever Blooming BOM.  This is Block 2 in the series.  I hope to start working on Blocks 1 and 3.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stash Report Week 12

So much for good intentions!!!  I added a wee bit of yardage to my stash--14.75 yards!!!
There are two light colored backgrounds for future unknown projects.  The fabrics on the left are for sundresses for Little Miss M and the batiks on the right are for a current applique project.

Fabric in this week:  14.75 yards
Fabric out this week:  0
In YTD:  39.25
Out YTD: 8.25