Monday, October 5, 2015

Santa's Delivery

I am wishing that the color had turned out better on this photo. My background is a lovely periwinkel blue Fairy Frost. The laser cut silhouette applique was one of my bus trip purchases. 

My plan is to embellish this with a few tiny crystals for some sparkle and then stretch this on a canvas to hang.  No stitching involved on this little project.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Status of the Stash

Stash enhancement report is more like it because I just got home after midnight from a 2-day shop hop bus trip.  Retail therapy - plus I got to see several long distance friends while in the Black Hills - Moneik, Yvonne, Linda, and Kathy. 

I added some lovely treasures - most purchased and a couple of prizes won: 8 patterns, 1 Christmas ornament kit, 1 wall hanging kit, fabric, webbing straps for bags, more fabric.  More on some of these treasures another day . . .

In this week:  22 yds of fun
In this year:  192 yds
Out this week:  0 yds
Out this year:  159.5 yds

My status has fallen way behind. But as another blogger said today, her goal for tracking stash isn't to stay ahead of her stash, but is really to encourage use of older fabric and finishing up projects.  So I'm going to quit worrying so much about being ahead or behind of my stash and just enjoy it. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Quilt Guild bus trip

Seven shop down and just one left to go. It's been a fun two days.  It has been raining most of the trip but the shops have all welcomed us with treats and demos and special deals.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hand stitching

I have my Hearts and Berries block all ready to take on the bus in the morning. Hand blanket stitching while I ride and relax. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1930s Farmer's Wife Sew Along

As if I needed something else to focus on . . . I've decided to follow along with The Gnome Angel and The Fat Quarter Shop in the 1930s Farmer's Wife Sew Along.  I may not make all of the blocks but I'm going to play along as much as I can.

The first block posted for the group to work on is #12 Becky. Here is my version made with my 1930s fabrics. It's a little busy, but I like it and I made it in less than 15 minutes over my lunch break today.  The blocks are all 6.5" square.  The second block is #16 Bonnie but I haven't gotten that one made yet.  If you enjoy oral history this book is for you. Each block has a story with it and for me that is part of the joy! 

I've decided I need more solids to go in these to break up the 30s prints. That gives me something to look for on the shop hop bus trip this weekend doesn't it?

And on the Gnome Angel blog you'll see her version made with some very fun modern fabrics. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Design Wall Monday - binding

I decided on the striped binding for my Halloween block swap quilt. It's ready to go as soon as I have a chance to work on it again - maybe tonight after work or tomorrow night. This will be a crazy busy week so who knows whether I'll have a chance to get back into the sewing room.

Check out the other Monday design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week 39 Status of the Stash

In this week: 6.5 yds
In this year: 170 yds
Used this week: 0 yds
Used this year: 159.5 yds

Stash is ahead by 10.5 yards and the gap is widening!

I bought 2 yards of extra wide backing for my Halloween quilt on Monday and the quilt is already back from the quilter and ready for binding.  Yay!!  And I purchased the 30s jelly roll yesterday during a 20% off sale at The Pin Cushion following a WONDERFUL trunk show by Diane Gubels. 

I got in quite a bit of sewing last week since the hubbie was gone all week on a golf trip. This week he'll be on the road for work, but I'm not anticipating much sewing time. I'm taking Wednesday off to help my daughter's family move into a new (to them) house. And Friday morning I'll be on a bus headed for our guild shop hop bus trip. I'll have some major additions to the stash next week I'll bet. But it will be a lot of fun adding to the stash.