Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Monday’s Make a List

OOOPS! I thought I had scheduled this to post a week ago Monday— and I’m a bit late even updating that list and here I find it, in my draft box!  So— I’ll post what I had hoped to accomplish and what I did—all in one post!!

So, back again on Monday am...

Here are my goals for next week:
1. Quilt 6 quilts for FHF (I think they sent the backings so I don’t have to make those!)
DONE! All 6 of them

2. Do Clue #2 for the Mystery
DONE! Bonnie went easy on us, so was done in an hour!

3. Clean those last two windows! Really!
Nope! Sewing is more fun! Just keeping it real!

4. Rearrange Raskogs for my Scrappy L&E projects
Didn’t get to this one either....

5. Continue working on my 15/min. Day project (I’ll explain more later)
DONE! I worked on this every day.. enough to have my sashings done, I had to decide on a border, 
And now that is decided, I can continue. I’m going to miss making these. 

This is my 15 min./day project— I use 3” wide adding machine tape and just sew random
Pieces on it, then trim it down width wise and cut it to the right size for washing. I was amazed how quick they added up! I do tear the paper out when I cut it to the right size. I was so excited that I sewed the whole top together and now have to decide on borders.

6. Finish up an old UFO, Interlocking Squares
DONE! Wow— a 7-8 year old project! I made it the size that works for FHF, so killed 2 birds with one project!

7. Lay out Folk Art Stars and assemble. 
Didn’t get to this one. 

8. Layout and assemble 2wenty Thr3e Quilt
DONE! I pieced the blocks at a retreat about a year ago,who knows how long ago I 
Purchased the kit, but it’s now a flimsy!
(PS— not sure why blogger is loading all my photos side ways?)
I started pulling out old UFO’s and seeing what I could do to make them fit the FHF sizes. Oh my, I still have a lot! I thought I was knocking them out pretty well. I’m going to start working on those for December. 

I have a few other projects pulled out to do, but I’m not going to list them as I want to make my Weekly Goals obtainable! If I listed everything I had to get done, I’d be overwhelmed, so I’m just tackling things week by week

I also am making a list of what I’d like to do for ME next year. When I was doing a little re-arranging my studio, I came across a lot of patterns that I really would like to do for me! I spend a lot (well, MOST) of my time working on charity quilts and that’s okay. But there are still a few things left that I still want to do. I’m working on my Top 12 (one per month) list and will post it here— mainly to keep me accountable! I also have a list of long-term, ongoing projects so I don’t lose sight of those either. I think I just need to stay home for a while!

Here is an old UFO (from a block swap with my quilt group) that never got finished. As I was pulling out UFO’s, this was in the group. I played with the layout, trimmed the blocks and now just had to add the side triangles. I figured out the borders and pulled fabric to make it fit the FHF size requirements, a two for one! This is the Interlocking Blocks from the list above.

Now—to make my list for this week of December 9.

1. Rearrange Raskogs—I sure hope so!! 

2. Quilt 6 quilts for FHF.

3. Bind 6 quilts for FHF

4. Hand sew MY bindings x 3

5. Make borders for Scrappy Jeans

6. 15 minute sewing daily

7. Do Mystery #3 (from Bonnie Hunter)

8. Quilt Doris’ quilt (an elderly neighbor who knows I have a big machine, wanted to know if
I could “run” her quilt through my machine! 😊 

9. Layout and assemble Folk Art Christmas Star quilt

10. Do 4 more boy string blocks.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Saturday Recap

Hi! It’s now Sunday after church and I’m going to recap what I actually got done vs. what I hoped to get done!

1. Make backings for 6 quilt tops for FHF
Got all the backings done!

2. Quilt 6 tops for FHF.  
Well, I got 5 out of 6 done for FHF. One of the tops needs to be re-sized up or down and needed their opinion of how they want to use it. So I did do a 6th quilt, but for me!

3. Make last of cosmetic bags for birthday gifts. 

4.  Finish blanket stitching Snowman Quilt.

5. Clean last two windows.
Not done! Let’s face it, who wants to clean when there is a lot of sewing that could be done! 😊 
6. Fix Checkerboard Rail Fence
DONE! In fact, this is one of the FHF quilts that I quilted. So, it’s not only fixed, but made a backing, quilted it and put the binding on the front!

7. Rearrange Raskogs for scrap projects. 
Not done. Hopefully this week I can get it done. 

8. Put bindings on 6 FHF quilts that I did this week! 
DONE! I should explain that when I say the bindings are done, they are sewn on the top by machine, they still need to be bound by hand to the back. Hopefully I can find volunteers to help me!

9. Put binding on 4 of my quilts.
Well, not these 4– but the one I just got quilted is TOTALLY finished! 

10. Re-design embroidery and trace for pillows for friends.
Not done. And I think I’m going to shelve this project to next year. Cutting it too close to when they need to be done. I should start them in January!! 
11. Make pillow tops for above
Not done— see above. 

So,that’s what I got done! Not bad, considering there was Thanksgiving in there, my sister was in town at Mom and Dad’s, Sheleah is home and we did a crafting party. OH— and I got the first clue  done for the Bonnie Hunter FROLIC Mystery Because I’m bored and have nothing else to do! 😂 

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and NOW we can start listening to Christmas music! I’m going to take today off and go shopping with Sheleah and do some food prep for the upcoming week. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Well, here it is, 4 months after my test...

I had great intentions of getting my blog up and going again. Then August hit and away I went. I wasn’t home for more than 10 days at a time since then until the first week of November.  But here I am, wanting to record what I’m doing and no better place than this blog.  I probably have lost all my followers, but that’s okay, I want to keep this as a record for me!

So, following Sarah, of “Confessions of a Fabric Addict” blog,  I want to post a list of what I’d like to accomplish on Monday and then at the end of the week, post pictures of what I actually got done.

I have been keeping a list each week for the last 3 weeks, but won’t post those and will just start with this week:

Goals for week of November 25:

1. Make backings for 6 quilt tops for FHF

2. Quilt 6 tops for FHF.  
 My Goal is to get 6 tops done per week until all done!
3. Make last of cosmetic bags for birthday gifts. 
    These are for the last two (plus me) gals in my Twisted Sisters group as birthday gifts. 
I’ve done 5 so far. 
4.  Finish blanket stitching Snowman Quilt.

 I’ve been doing this in stages as it is SO Boring! But I only have 1 more snowflake to do.
5. Clean last two windows.
 I ran out of time last week and never got back to it.
6. Fix Checkerboard Rail Fence. 

I posted a picture and someone pointed out a block that was wrong. See where the black is touching the black?I was so thankful as I somehow overlooked it. Will be an easy fix, I just have to do it!!
7. Rearrange Raskogs for scrap projects. 

They have become very messy and jumbled. I need to get each basket organized 
so it’s easy to grab things out of there to sew. ,
8. Put bindings on 6 FHF quilts that I did this week! 
9. Put binding on 4 of my quilts.

10. Re-design embroidery and trace for pillows for friends.
I think it is going to take me too long to get these hand-embroidered in time for our Christmas party—so need to do something a bit easier!! 

11. Make pillow tops for above.

That is it, but things come up every week that interrupt my flow. Squirrel?? That’s me!

So— that’s my plan, we’ll see how it all pans out, this being Thanksgiving week and all. My sister and family are coming in town for Thanksgiving (staying at my parents) but I do plan on doing some baking with her while she is here.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving— be safe and warm and most of all, grateful for all the blessings we have received this year!


Friday, July 19, 2019


Testing my ability to remember how to blog!

Eye Candy:
My latest Leader/Ender quilt thanks to Bonnie Hunter