To Do Tuesday

Last Week

  1. Fox and Geese-don’t leave it hanging! X
  2. WOOFA-Miranda Day Bag /
  3. Squirrel-Definitely a SQUIRREL! /
  4. Finish the placemat /
  5. Use up some of the 4 yards I bought yesterday!! Ack! X
  6. Funeral for my cousin √
  7. Squirrel 2-Microwave Cozies √
  8. Guild BOM √
  9. EC’s Baby Dress /
  10. Move ScientistGirl and ElectricGuy √
  11. Scrap Block from leftovers /

No quilting this week, too busy! I am waiting for webbing to make the strap for my sister’s Miranda Day Bag. I left town before it arrived. A squirrel made it’s way into my life! A Feathered Star waiting for borders. The placemat is pieced, but nothing on using any of the fabric I bought this week! Unfortunately the funeral took place, but I so wished it had not been on my schedule. I needed a filler project so I started some bowl cozies for family. I did get my BOM done and might make another. I knit on EC’s dress while watching high school soccer. The young marrieds moved into their new home Saturday, oh my aching body!! What a wonderful time for them. And I used up some HSTs I cut from the micro cozies I was making to do a little block. It might become a table mat.

This Week: 

  1. Baby dress knitting
  2. Try to get some quilting done the 1 day I will be at home
  3. Shop and pack for camping
  4. Go camping!!

I am back in my hometown right now, I came in on Sunday. My mom is back in the hospital and I had to come in for hair cut. Plus, my sister needed someone here to support her. I brought my machine and have been making bowl cozies. Once I get home I might throw Fox and Geese on Gigi to quilt a few blocks. Maybe not. LOL. Utmost is grocery shop and pack for camping, and take off!! Our favorite weekend of the year is at hand!!! I will take knitting, but not the machine, too much fun to be had!

Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +5.14
Fabric Out: -.80
Net Fabric: +4.34
Fabric YTD: +48.47
Spending YTD: $2303.87

In: Gah! I need to stop buying. Good thing most of these are just Fat Quarters. The first photo is from Always In Stitches, the peachy one is the border fabric for EC’s quilt. The rolls are called orphans, usually 9″-12″ X WOF pieces. The strips are $.10 a piece! The 2nd photo is from the University of Sewing trailer that came to visit the guild on Monday. The last is from our Steals and Deals table at guild, those 3 purples in the front were ones I didn’t get last month, and couldn’t leave them on the table this month! I don’t like purple? LOL. 


Out: Basically nothing! That’s what happens when you make small items. Cut some more squares for another placemat. At sewing with the guild buddies I made my BOM for November and started piecing the feathered star from a patriotic fabric pull.

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 54,835 yards/286 skeins
Knitted: 41 yards/0 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,794 yards/286 skeins
Spending YTD: $98.68

In: Nothing!

Out: A little bit due to going to watch our friend’s son play soccer, they won! So the dress skirt gets a little longer.

And that’s my week! Link parties in the sidebar, come join the fun.

Friday FO or No?

A hard week on the family front, but I was able to do some sewing. That still didn’t give me a real finish, but at least 1 thing was finished for my part.

My “finish” is a guild BOM block. Our motto for this year has been “Anything Goes”. So this month the BOM member decided the block would be AG! We were invited to make any block as long as the finished size was a multiple of 4″, 4×4, 4×8, 8×8, 4×12, etc. And of course, add the 1/2 inch for the seam allowances. So I made a fav block in an 8″x8″ size.

Flying Geese is one of my fav designs, you can use it in so many ways! 

I made this while sewing with friends on Tuesday, but it didn’t take too long, so I pulled out a small foundation paper piecing project. A complete SQUIRREL! Even though I have had this pattern for a long time, I had put it away and forgot about it. But in organizing my patterns the other day, when I was searching for that *&^$%# Miranda Day Bag pattern I bought twice!, I found it, and imagination sparked.

You see, I recently took a canvas of a beach scene off of a wood stretcher frame. I was about to throw it all away when I thought, save the stretchers and use it to display a quilt block. And wouldn’t you know, the center star is 15″ square, and my frame is 16″ square. I figure by the time I add a border and quilt it, it should be perfect for the frame. 

Then the question was, color scheme. I planned to do it in RWB, but then came across some Christmas colors that would work. I hemmed and hawed, looking at 3 combos before deciding, RWB! 

By the end of the day I had these pieced. 

Not a lot to show for 2 hours! But I pressed ahead on Thursday and ended up with the star almost ready for piecing. Just 8 more units to piece. 

I am very excited to get this done! And then, who knows, I might make that Christmas fabric version.

We said goodbye to M yesterday. His best friend gave the eulogy, and man was it a tear jerker, but also, a real laugh fest. He captured my cousin’s spirit perfectly. I do need prayers for my Mom now, they thought she might be in heart failure yesterday. She is getting some treatment and we are waiting for an Echo. We are so done with this!!!