Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stash report week 26

Our youngest daughter announced that she and her husband are expecting a Baby Boy!!!  So like any Mimi to be I began planning a quilt and some of the wonderful self binding baby blankets.  I haven't done any respectable fabric shopping this year.  But I made up for it yesterday!!
Fabric in this week:  11.25
Fabric out this week:  0
In YTD:  56.75
Out YTD:  8.25

Camp Loopy 2014 Project 1

Finished my first Camp Loopy project just in time. 
It is "resting"  on my blocking mat.  This was my first attempt at a provisional cast on.  I definitely need more practice especially with the grafting.

Friday, June 20, 2014

On the Needles Friday

I made some progress on my Camp Loopy Cowl.    I think the brown shows up well in this picture.  The other pictures looked more grey.
And I have already started dreaming about project #2 which will start July 1.  One of my daughters has requested a baby blanket.  She selected Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Chicory.  It is different but I like it.
I am going to pop over to Judy's and get some inspiration.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

On the Needles Friday-- af ew days later

Well another week seems to have gotten away from me!!  I know I am busy but I can't always show anything.  I have made a little progress on my Camp Loopy #1 project.  I have had to do a bit of "frogging"  The pattern isn't difficult.  I am just too distracted.

I have ordered the yarn for project #2.  It is going to be a baby blanket.  More details will be coming.

Friday, June 6, 2014

On the Needles Friday

This is  my Campy Loopy Project.  I casted on with a provisional cast on--something I have never done before.  The coral yarn will be removed when I am ready to graft the edges together to make an infinity scarf.  The pattern is Pinctada and the yarn is Madelinetosh Pashmina.  The color is twig.  The picture seems more gray than brown.  (I must work on my photography skills.)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wolf #2

I finished the second corner of my wolf fleece blanket.  I think my grandson is going to love this!!!
One of my main goals for this year is to master my embroidery machine and as many technics as I can.  What kinds of machine embroidery do you like to do?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Get it Done May/June

Can you believe the year is almost half over!  It seems like yesterday that I was setting goals for the year.  Life sure can get in the way sometimes.  And I must admit, it doesn't bother me.  I have to realize that I am more flexible with life's ups and downs than I ever gave myself credit for.  Rather than seeing my plans as over-extending myself.  I have chosen to think that I set the bar high.  Do you find yourself starting or working on things that you never intended.  I added some items in blue that were not planned--they just happened.  What will be in blue next month?????

  1. BOM--Schoolhouse, Tell it to the Stars, Head to Toe and Wayside Embroidery Club
  2. Work on Forever Blooming from P3 designs--on hold
  3. Cast on Cardipalooza
  4. Finish the Twirl leg warmers and mitts
  5. Complete 4 blocks of Puppy Quilt--not yet
  6. Baste a Quilt top--not yet
  7. Wolf embroidery for Mr. TAM
  8. Organize yarn (it was intense but necessary)
  9. Be with DD who started chemo
  10. Dropping everything when you need to be a Mom, Sister, Auntie, Friend
  1. BOM Tell it to the Stars, Head to Toe and Wayside Embroidery Club
  2. Pinctada Cowl for Camp Loopy
  3. Fleece blanket with wolf machine embroidery
  4. Make a Brick and Mortar top for Guild program
  5. Design and assemble top of Guild challenge blocks

Embroidered Wolves

My grandson loves wolves.  I found an Anita Goodesign embroidery that would be perfect for a fleece blanket.  I am going to embroider a different design in the four corners and a large design in the center.  This is a picture of the first embroidery. 
Although I never imagined that I would do anything with wolves,  I think this project will turn out better than I imagined.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

May's Block for Tell it to the Stars

I am working on Judy L's mystery quilt--Tell it to the Stars.  Here are the blocks I made for May.  Visit Patchwork Times to what other quilters are working on.

Stash report Week 22

I haven't posted any stash reports for several weeks--nothing in or out.  There has been a little change this week.  I added several must have batiks for an embroidery project I want to start.

Fabric in this week:  4.75 yards
Out this week;  0
In YTD:  45
Out YTD:  8.25

Looking forward to a more productive week