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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Teaching friends a new technique

Every January first I look forward to Eat Sleep Knit's Yarnathon.  I always have big plans when earning badges and participating in the KAL.  One of the badges is Teaching a Friend a new technique.  Before I moved I got together with friends twice a week for knitting.  This picture is from my Tuesday group and I showing them how to do a picot bind off.  Although I can't knit with my friends as often as I have in the past, I hope to see them during the holidays.  Applying for this badge makes me realize how much I miss my friends.

Check out the Yarnathon.  It is so much fun.  I am on Team Narwool this year.  I am not the most prolific knitter.  But I enjoy knitting things that I wouldn't necessarily think of.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Moving, Knitting, Traveling, Oh My

The move is done.  Vacation in New Jersey with family was wonderful in spite of the weather--rain, clouds, rain, humidity, more rain, more clouds.  But our in-law apartment is not done.  So much for the middle of September finish.  I know I am a creature of habit and I like my routine and order.  It isn't living in someone else's home. 

But on a happier note, I have signed up for Kathy Shaw's Basic Crazy Quilt Class 101.   Most of my quilting supplies and all of my embellishments are in storage.  So I made an emergency run to Joann's for some basic supplies.
I will need to order some silk ribbon, lace and sequins on-line.  But at least I can start.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Here I come

When I woke up this morning, I was planning what to pack next.  I didn't even realize that we turned the page on the calendar.  August is a blur of boxes, packing, discarding, rethinking.  We are scheduled to move into an in-law apartment with daughter #2 this month.  The construction is not finished. Hopefully we will be able to move in sometime in October.   Our things are going into storage.  In the meantime we will be nomads. 

Since we will be in the car a lot, I should be able to catch up with some knitting.
I must admit   I can't wait to be settled and unpacked.


AUGUST

Knitting

Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--maybe next month
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #3 Leftover Jelly Roll Lap Quilt--packed away
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM--waiting for new machine
  • Block 6 of Toile Design
Read
  • Return to Sullivan Island,  Needles and Pearls,  Firefly Lane
PACK PACK PACK--almost done

SEPTEMBER

MOVE
Vacation in New Jersey
Judy's Quilt Challenge:  #9--Guild Sampler--packed away in one of many boxes
Knitting:

  • Maize Mitts #4
  • Vanilla Socks
  • Jarita  

Reading

  • Firefly Lane


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

What will August Bring!!!

The packing is moving along.  We will take a break this weekend for a wedding in Philadelphia.  I am pleased with progress I have made so far.

Since I have some long distance traveling, I should make some progress with my knitting plans.  


JULY

Knitting


Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--on hold
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #11 Revolutionary Flare  given to charity
  • Moda  Camping Path A--WIP
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM
  • Block 5 of Toile Design
  • Free standing lace ornaments for Fran
Read
  •  True Colors   Return to Sullivan Island
PACK PACK PACK

AUGUST

Knitting
  • Yarnathon
    • Q2 Socks
    • Avens 
    • Vancouver Fog Mitts

Quilting
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #6 Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets--finish label--I hope
  • Judy's Quilt Challenge: #3 Leftover Jelly Roll Lap Quilt--packed away
Machine Embroidery
  • Center of Toile BOM
  • Block 6 of Toile Design
Read
  • Return to Sullivan Island
PACK PACK PACK





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