Monday, September 22, 2008

Stash Report # 38

This week all I managed to do was make the Halloween was a love and hate relationship! There was plenty of time spent ripping this sucker out and times the top was folded up and thrown in the pile and walked away from, only to be gotten back out the next day and another attempt to finish it was made. Well on Saturday I finnaly finished the top! Thank heavens. So my stash totals remain the same from last week. Here's hoping this week is better!

September Totals:
Added: 0 yards
Busted: 15 and 1/8 yards

Year-to-Date Totals:
Added: 113 and 5/8 yards
Busted: 104 and 1/8 yards
Net YTD: <-9 and 1/2 > yards busted

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Quiltathon progress

I worked off and on all day and most of the evening trying to finish this *()^%%*&) quilt top! I am relieved to say it is now a top! This pattern gave me fits...stitch some...stitch more.....but at least it is finally a top! So tomorrow I can work on the halloween wallhanging I have started....that is after work! The picture isn't the greatest...will take another one in the daylight tomorrow.

Quiltathon Weekend is here!

Judy over at Patchwork Times is hosting another quiltathon weekend and I am so in on this! I have a number of things I want to work on. Will update with progress as the weekend goes on. First on the list is the halloween quilt top to finish!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stash Report # 37

What a week this has been for me and stashbusting and getting some tops finished. I finished 3 UFO tops, made backings for 2 table runners, started a halloween wallhanging and a halloween quilt. Needless to say after all that this week my stashbusting totals are very close to being in the positive!!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Added: 0 yards
Busted: 104 and 1/8 yards
Purchased: 113 and 5/8yards
Net YTD: <-9 and 1/2 > yards busted

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A day to remember

As I sit here and type this my mind goes back to this horrific day and I reflect on what I was doing and how I learned of this tragedy. On that morning I was happily working on getting my supplies all organized and put away for my new venture into selling PartyLite candles. And then the phone rang and it was our Son, calling to tell me to turn on the tv that something tragic had happened.....from that moment on the rest of the day I sat in utter disbelief at the things that had transpired and that the, still to this day unbelieveable loss of life that occured. I remember watching Peter Jennings on ABC News as he had the task of trying to stay composed and still inform of us what was happening.....It is still hard to believe that something of this magnitude could happen. The above pictures(taken by me) are of quilts that were displayed at a local quilt show in 2005. The star quilt is made using pictures of people who died on this day in the WTC.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lots of finishing UFO's going on this week!

Now that I am finished with the socks, I can now work on other projects that have been laying around in various stages. First off I made the Christmas quilt top, last night was finish up Gone Camping top and then tonight I finished the Quilt for an Hour that Judy hosted back in May. Boy does it feel good to get some tops finished. I have a few halloween things I want to make, so will be starting to get those projects together tomorrow and will see what else is laying on the rocker over there wondering when it will get finished.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Stash Report # 36

This was a good week for me. I finished up my socks for the Lost Sock Swap and mailed them off to Mar and she now has them. Yahoo! Now I could allow myself to work on the magazine/book challenge from an online group. I got the top all pieced and it is waiting on me to get the backing made so it can go to Shirley to be quilted. I did purchase 4 yards of halloween fabric this week.

Year-to-Date Totals:

Added: 4 yards
Busted: 89 yards
Purchased: 113 and 5/8yards
Net YTD: -24 and 5/8 yards busted

Saturday, September 6, 2008

All quilt blocks are made!

Last night I finished piecing the blocks for the magazine challenge Christmas quilt I am making. Today will be spent squaring them up and sewing into a top and adding the borders.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Got some sewing done...

Over the past couple days I have finished all the snowball blocks for the magazine challenge I am in and have the Christmas block 1/2 way done. Hoping to finish those up today after work. I am anxious to see how this quilt is going to look. Will post pics later on tonight after I have more blocks done.

Otherwise it is a gloomy day here...getting clouds so far from Hanna and of course we are keeping an eye on Ike. Sure hope he goes somewhere else!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Socks, Sunsets & Quilt Blocks

I am so happy to be able to state that all the socks for the sock swap are finished and have been mailed off!!! Bigtime happy dancing here!!

Now that they are done I am allowing myself to sew other projects. I haven't allowed myself to work on any other projects until I had these finished. So below is a picture of the 2 blocks for the magazine challenge I am doing with some online friends. We were to go through magazines and books that we had at home and that we hadn't made any projects from. So I found this quilt in the 2004 issue of Quilting for Christmas. And then dug through my stash and found enough fabrics to make it!! Another plus!! So today after work I made up 1 of each of the 2 blocks for this quilt.

Below are a couple sunsets. The pinky one was taken the night Fay blew through. And the other was taken this past week.