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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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Yarn Report Week13

One very small hat was finished this week.  And through no fault of my own (again) no yarn purchases.

In the week:  0 skeins
Out this week:  1 skein
In YTD:  15
Out YTD: 11. 5

On and (Off) the Needles Friday

Finally, a little progress this week.  My Gramps cardigan is coming along.  I have never attached sleeves in this manner but so far so good.  The baby shower is 3 weeks from tomorrow.  I hope I can finish it in time.

Throughout the year The Wooly Women knit hats, mittens and scarves that I take to a Soup Kitchen.  Hopefully Spring is around the corner and we can start preparing for next winter.  This is an easy pattern that requires very thinking.  It is easy to do while in the car.
 


Monday, March 17, 2014

Weigh in Monday

I started my Weight Watcher's journey July 1.  To say my progress is slow is an understatement.  Maybe setting goals on my blog will help me focus and be accountable.  The past 2 weeks I went up a little.  So today, I am setting the reset button--again!  But that is ok. 
  • This isn't a diet but a lifestyle.  I buy that hook, line and sinker!!!
  • I am basically a slug.  I love to sit at my sewing machine or sit and knit or needlework. 
This month's routine is ACTIVITY.  A few of us at our meeting have resolved to move during TV commercials.  I worked on that routine last week and did fairly well.  I am lucky if I earn 2 activity points a week--yep you read that right--a week not a day!

My goals for this week:
  • Go up and down the stairs 7/day
  • Move during TV commercial e.g. weights, clean something
  • Track every little morsel that crosses these lips.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My New Machine

I posted awhile back that I bought a new machine.  I am madly in love (sorry Sweetie!)  It has a bucket load of bells and whistles and I plan on using every single one of them.  My main reason for buying it was for the embroidery component.  I was getting a little frustrated with my other machine only because it was older and a  little limited. 
Let me introduce you to my newest edition, Viking Diamond Deluxe. I brought her home Oct 31.
I can't believe it has been four and a half months.  It is easy to use and navigate.  Every day I learn something new about this amazing machine.  One of my favorite features is a built in 1/4 inch stitch.  No special foot is required.  The fabric has full contact with the feed dogs for a great feed under the foot.

On the Needles Friday

A day late (two days actually) and a dollar short!!!  I think this is the new me and I am not crazy about it.  I seem to have gotten a little over-extended with commitments.  I know that is how life can be sometimes so I just try to roll with it.
You may remember that I have been working on a Gramp's Cardigan for my soon to be born grand-nephew that I have named Baby Kelly's Cardigan.  I had very little knitting time this week (I have been trying to catch up on an applique project).  But the main part of the body is finished as well as one sleeve and I hope to complete the second sleeve today.

Stash Report Week 11

I have been busy this past week and half but very little quilting or knitting going on!!

Fabric in this week:  2 yards
Fabric out this week:  0
In YTD:  24.5 yards
Out YTD:  8.25 yards

Friday, March 7, 2014

On the Needles Friday

I have made a little progress on my Gramp's Cardigan.  I am hoping to get in a little more knitting next week.
I will take a picture of the back of the sweater next week.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Encrusted Crazy Quilt Week 1

I love the idea of making a crazy quilt and have played around with the technique.  But I have never felt especially successful.  Have you ever visited Pintangle?  I have long admired Sharon's work.  I signed up for her encrusted Crazy Quilt class.  It took me an entire afternoon to piece my block.
I was trying to avoid that very long straight seam at the top quarter of the piece.  Hopefully some fancy stitches will help. I am trying out a few pieces of lace and some braid.  What do you think?
At the top left is what appears to be a green striped fabric.  It isn't striped but more the texture of grosgrain ribbon.  The colors have photographed a different than they appear to the eye.
 
 


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Get it Done

I know I have too many projects lined up for the month.  But I don't feel as though I have failed in any way.  I have decided to postpone the Hexie BOM since I am starting an on-line crazy quilt class.
  1. CQPJ 2014 (Crazy Quilt Journal Project) February Block--just a little stitching
  2. Underground Railroad BOM
  3. Schoolhouse Quilters BOM
  4. Tell it to the Stars Mystery BOM
  5. Hexie BOM--project on hold. 
  6. Forever Blooming BOM--working on it
  7. Complete binding on Mystery Medallion--didn't even start
  8. Quilt and Bind Pinwheel Quilt
March 2014
  1. Forever Blooming:  Finish February's block and work on March's block
  2. Gramp's Cardigan
  3. Owl machine embroidered quilt
  4. Tell it to the Stars BOM
  5. Schoolhouse BOM
  6. Underground Railroad BOM
  7. CQJP 2014 March Block
  8. Sharon B's Encrusted Crazy Quilt--an online class I hope to keep up with.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oops Tell it to the Stars Clue 2

I am not feeling like the brightest penny in the bowl today.  Lots of little mishaps that are driving me crazy.  I must have liked Clue 1 so much that I reposted it.  Here are the block for February.

On the Needles

My niece is expecting a baby boy in June (I think I may have mentioned that before) .  I have been wanting to knit the Gramp's Cardigan.  I am using Madelinetosh DK in the color Toast.  Madelinetosh is one of my favorite yarns.  I must admit, I have many favorite yarns--Malabrigo, Lorna's Laces, Blue Sky Alpaca, Spud and Chloe, Dream in Color, Shibui. 

Now I am going to visit Judy to see what others have on thei

Tell it to the Stars Clue 2

I like to give myself a little pat on the back when I keep up to date with challenges!  It doesn't happen very often.  I am ready for Clue 3 of Judy's Mystery BOM. 
I am going over to Judy's to get my next clue and see what others are doing.