Sunday, August 31, 2008

Week #35 Stash Report

I did not add any stash this week....nor did I use any stash this week. Thursday I mailed off 90% of my socks for the sock swap and have been off and on working on the remaining 8 large ones that I need to mail off on Tuesday. So my totals are staying the same. Now to figure out what to work on first, I have a number of projects waiting and calling my name to be worked on. I do know that I need to make block #2 for Judy's BOM and block #3 is coming out tomorrow, also have a couple other things that need backing and quilted. And the magazine challenge is over there screaming at me to get started making blocks! Who knew fabric could yell so loud! LOL

Year-to-Date Totals:

Added: 0 yards
Busted: 89 yards
Purchased: 109 and 5/8yards
Net YTD: -20 and 5/8 yards busted

Monday, August 25, 2008

Stash Report #34

This past week my main focus has been socks. So there has been no fabric coming in and no fabric going out! I am getting closer to being done with them. Yahoo! Which means my totals are the same as last week. Basically that is good as I passed up a coupon from Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop...boy was that hard! And now I'm kicking myself! ROFLOL

Year-to-Date Totals:

Added: 0 yards
Busted: 89 yards
Purchased: 109 and 5/8yards
Net YTD: -20 and 5/8 yards busted

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Not much going on....

I have been busily working on my socks and am almost done! Yahoo! Very soon I will be able to start working on all the other projects that are calling to me! Kimberly over at the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a giveaway! I sure hope I win! I just love her site! And Camille over at Cotton Blossoms is also hosting a giveaway. So head on over to both and check them out. You never know you just might win!! I'll be back later today or tonight with my stash report!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay

Well late Monday, early Tuesday Fay moved onshore. Fortunately for us it was south of Cape Coral so it hasn't been too bad. We've had rain and wind. Power has flickered a few times but we still have it! Yahoo! Jim boarded up the house last night and he just finished taking down the boards on the patio. So now we have some light in the house. Still dark in here, so we have some lights on. Here are some of the pictures I have taken so far. This was taken Monday morning on my way out the driveway. Just some clouds..

This was taken after work Monday around 4 PM.

Beginning of a gorgeous sunset Monday night!

Gorgeous sunset Monday night!

Some of the clouds in view Monday night.

End of a beautiful sunset.

Tuesday Morning around 11 AM

Monday, August 18, 2008

Stash Report # 33

This week I neither added nor used any stash, so my totals stay the same. My main goal right now is to finish the socks and get them out of here. Then I will let myself work on other projects.

Year-to-Date Totals:

Added: 0 yards
Busted: 89 yards
Purchased: 109 and 5/8yards
Net YTD: -20 and 5/8 yards busted

Friday, August 15, 2008

What a way to start the day!

So work calls to inform me of a call off and that another server is coming in. I figure ok...I might as well get up and get my day going. I come out into the kitchen and Eddie is laying in front of the one desk that is along the garage wall and looking at it like he has something in his sights. For those who don't know Eddie is our daughter's cat and his picture is on the sidebar. So I take a closer look at him and there is something hanging off his mouth. Well I go and get a kleenex as I have no idea what this is, but usually this means it is a baby frog or lizard. No way am I touching those! So I wipe at his mouth and of course he isn't happy about that and then goes to the door to be let out on the lanai (patio). I let him out and watch from the kitchen to see what he does and then I hear this noise coming from the desk that he was watching. I glance that way and turn the light on and I hear it again...I get brave and go closer and there is this huge, gigantic FROG!! I let out a scream and Heather (DD) comes running. As now I have succeeded in waking her up and she knows from that scream she had better come as it normally means HER CAT has brought in someone or there is one huge palmetto bug! LOL So she looks at this frog and she is my frog catcher and says get the glass and paper plate! NO WAY am I touching that!! Well for the next 5 minutes she is trying to get this guy and he keeps hopping around. Finally he lands on the floor and I think alright we've got him now. Well he keeps hopping and ends up in the corner in the laundry room. Finally he jumps in the basket where we put the old magazines and newspapers for recycle day and she is able to get the glass over him and we take him outside and let him loose! I went back in and got the camera and here is the frog that started the commotion!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Good Morning!

I've been sitting here cruising the blog world this morning and ran across this blog contest. Carla is having a contest and the winner gets one of her awesome crocheted scarves. I sure would like to have the blue one. It's so nice of Carla to make that one just for me! Click on the link below to go to her blog to read all about it. A dear friend, Shirley has finally started her own blog! Man did I have to nag her to do it!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Stash Report # 32

This was what I am considering a good week for me! I added no fabric!! Yahoo! Did bust some stash this week with the cutting out of the magazine challenge, which means my stash total is getting closer to being in the positive. I can see me busting more stash with the upcoming holidays and projects that are swimming in my head to be made.

Year-to-Date Totals:
Added: 0 yards
Busted: 89 yards
Purchased: 109 85/8yards
Net YTD: <20> yards busted

Quiltathon update

This past weekend was quiltathon weekend and I was able to get some sewing time in. I had lofty goals and sadly wasn't able to attain them. But I am pleased with what I did get done. On Saturday while at the sewing machine working on block #1 for the Star BOM Eddie thought he should help! LOL Silly kitty, for awhile he laid on the sewing table and just watched and looked out the window. But then he really started helping by coming over and laying down on the pieces that were waiting to be sewn and on top of the instructions I had printed off. Thank heavens I had closed the rotary cutter as he found it and wanted to play with it. I very quickly told him no and moved it. Off and on during the weekend I worked on the sock's for Mar's Lost Sock Swap and got 6 more completely finished! 1 more and I'm halfway done. And the clock is ticking.....the other thing that was accomplished was the complete cutting out for the magazine challenge I am doing with an online group/family. I am so wanting to start sewing on this, but am not letting myself start just yet....keep telling myself that socks are first then the challenge. However I may have to sneak in a few stitches this week. First pic is of Eddie helping me and the second pic is block #1 for the Star BOM.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Star BOM block #1

I'm participating in the Star BOM that Judy at Patchwork Times is hosting. I just finished block 1 and it was really easy! That is once I wrapped my head around the 1/16" deal! LOL Thanks Judy for the easy directions.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our day in Tampa!

Jim and I went up to Tampa Weds for the Indians/Rays baseball game! Jim is an Indians fan who is slowing becoming a Rays fan! LOL We had awesome seats just on the first base line right off home plate. In the end the Rays won and man was it an exciting bottom of the ninth! Jim really likes Sal Fasano and I got a good picture of him and Evan Longoria was taking some batting practice in front of us prior to the game starting and I snapped one of him also. On the way up we stopped at the rest stop prior to going over the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Beautiful bridge as long as we aren't stop and go on it, like we were on the way home yesterday. I don't like being stopped on bridges....nope don't like it one bit! Unfortunately we both have to go back to work I'm off to get the day moving around here.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Stash Report #31

This past week was a productive week for me. I was able to finish up 2 quilts, while also sewing on socks and working on a QOV top. I did add a little fabric as I needed more blues for my QOV=didn't read the directions the whole way through when cutting earlier steps and ran out! OOPS! LOL July was a good month on completing UFO's thanks to Peg and her Finish 5 in July! Lets hope I can keep the ball rolling on this.

Year-to-Date Totals:
Added: 1 yards
Busted: 82 1/8 yards
Purchased: 109 2/3 yards
Net YTD: <27> yards busted