Stash and Stitching 2-12-17

I thought I had figured out the problem with my email and had gotten it working again, but I still am not getting comments. If you use WordPress, do not mark a comment as spam, even if it is spam. It seems that all comments start going to spam from that point on and they do not get forwarded as they should. I am working to solve the problem, and I appreciate all of your patience as I work through my email going again.

I am still plugging away on En Provence and getting further along every day. If I were to push and dedicate a week or so to sewing, I could probably have this together by next week. Maybe I will set that as a goal for myself so I can get this finished and off of my table. At this point I have five of the sixteen initial blocks together and I am making the sashing as a leader ender for the blocks. I have five more blocks that are close to being finished, I work in groups of five blocks and have most of the second group together. I have gone back and started pressing my hourglass and tri-rec blocks again using a spray bottle of water and heat. They were not laying down flat and when joining the blocks they were not going together good.

Here are my numbers, they have not changed.

Fabric out last week 0
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 14.09 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total 14.09 yards out

My slow stitching is moving along well and I have enjoyed picking cross stitch up again. This makes me remember why I liked doing this in the first place. I have been doing some of this every night and if I had spend the time sewing on my quilt that I have spent on this, the quilt top would have been finished by now 🙂 Here is what my stitching looked like last week20170206_071014_resized.jpg

and here is what it looks like now

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Today I am joining these sites as they celebrate stitching. You can see many wonderful projects being worked on these sites.

Patchworktimes
Kathy’s Quilts

Happy quilting!

Terry

 

More Slow Stitching then De-Stashing Week

I want to apologize if you have sent me a comment and I have not responded. Google is eating my comments and I have not figured out how to fix it yet. I read and appreciate your comments and greatly thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.

This week and probably last week I spent more time doing cross stitch than sewing and quilting. I am in the process of binding the pile of quits that I quilted at the end of last year. I have three bound and are in need of pictures, I have the binding sewn on two more and when those are finished, that will put me at the half way point of getting them all bound. I will have a lot of quilts finished the first part of this year, but that is not why I did all of the quilting at once. I seem to work better if I do one thing until completion so I feel like I have accomplished something when I am finished, so I tried to quilt most of the quilts I had that needed quilting, then I could feel mostly caught up with quilting. Now I am working on getting the binding finished, that will be a big woo-hoo moment! In between binding, I have been slowly working on En Provence.

Edited to add the stash report:

Fabric out last week .50
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 14.09 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total 14.09 yards out

For the most part this week, I have been working this though,

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it is coming along nicely and I will be happy to see to completed. It is probably a 10 year project that I had put up and figured that I would never finish. Thanks to a friend at a weekly stitching get together, I decided to get it out and get the progress further along. I hope that you are taking some time to do some Slow Stitching today, it is such a relaxing thing to do.

I am linking with the following sites:

Patchworktimes
Kathy’s Quilts

Happy quilting!

Terry

Stash Report 1-8-17

Good morning, I hope everyone has had a good start to their new year. Mine started out with a good amount of stash usage because I was finishing up several quilts while trying to continue reach my goal of quilting 10 quilts. I did not meet the goal of 10 by the time my Christmas Break was over, but I am still working to get that goal met. I am going to take two quilts over to Missy for her to finish, so that will relieve me of having to do those two.

I got the borders on the Fourth of July quilt and it ready for binding. I am about to have a binding party because I will have many that need binding after finishing quilting of those 10 quilts. I also made progress on the En Provence mystery quilt, but I still have a long ways to go before I am ready to start putting it together into blocks.

I am linking with Patchworktimes where others are also linking up to show how they are doing using their stash.

Fabric out week 8.26
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 8.26 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total  8.26 yards out

Happy quilting!

Terry

Sunday Stash Report

After attending a surprise birthday party for my mother, yesterday was spent cutting parts for Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence Mystery. I almost have all of the parts cut out to make the long legged triangles for both colors.  I am way behind, but that is okay, it what I am able to do at the time. I have about 80 of these sewed and that is all the sewing I have completed.

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I also spent some time working on my ufo project and it is slowly making its way closer to completion. My last day at work for the year is Wednesday and I am sure looking forward to it. Then I am going to catch up on reading and commenting on blogs that I like to read.

I also hope during this time that I am off to do a major amount of quilting, and of course finishing the UFO and finishing up another top that I decided to enlarge as a gift to my sister. I think I already have more than I will be able to finish before I go back to work, but I hope to give it a good try.

This week has been good for stash busting and sewing, I have been in the sewing room working every day and for most days, several days. After the early push of getting baking done and stuff ready for Christmas, I am taking the time to relax, do some sewing and enjoy the Christmas season. Days with 15 minutes or more 7 out of 7. Go see Kate’s blog and see how many days she was able to get in.

I did a horrible job of keeping up with what I am cutting so this is my best guesstimate on what was used. I think I did good enough that it is pretty accurate because of trying to figure out how many strips to cut for the En Provence Mystery. If I don’t write it down and count it right then, it would never happen because I forget. I would like to get to the 100 use mark, but that would have me using 24 yards before the new year, I don’t think that is going to happen.

Here is my stash report, for my link-up with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out week 4.56 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 76.506 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  25.436 yards out

Happy quilting!

Terry

Fabric Management Report 11-27-16

I hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving, I was planning on a post that day but we ended up going to my mother’s house on Wednesday afternoon rather than Thursday. After getting there, the day was filled with cooking and visiting with family.

I managed to get some sewing done this week, but not as much as I had hoped, Cathedral Stars is still not together, but it is getting closer.

I managed to get a little stash movement last week thanks to cutting a backing for 2 quilts that I will load on the machine at the same time. I had planned on having it loaded already, the top is ready. I also cut the setting triangles for the Cathedral Stars quilt and part of a Carpenter’s Star quilt for Quilts of Love.

Here is my stash report, I thought I was linking with Patchworktimes, but she did not post.

Fabric out last two weeks 6.076 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 65.726 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  14.656 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!

Terry

Stash Movement! 11-13-16

Woohoo, I had movement in my stash! It happened quite by accident yesterday. I realized that I needed a couple of strippie quilts for Quilts Of Love that was happening yesterday. We had a good time at Quilts of Love and made some progress on several quilts. Three of the ladies also took their quilts to work on them at home.

After Quilts of Love was over my friend Missy came over and we loaded one of her quilts on the machine and she worked on getting it quilted. We had a great time laughing and playing while the quilt was being quilted.

Along with Quilts Of Love happening last week, I also finished all of my blocks for Cathedral Stars and I finished the binding on the Batik Wave. I forgot to finish my Friday post so I am showing it now.

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Here is my stash report and linking with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out 3.166 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd:59.65 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  8.58 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!

Terry