Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 UFO Challenge

Judy over at Patchworktimes is hosting a UFO Challenge for the coming New Year and I have jumped in on it!  After going through a whole mess of blocks, projects and quilts waiting to be started the following list will be what I will concentrate on.

  1. Santa Sampler 
  2. Dutch Apple Pie 
  3. Summer Ribbons
  4. Gracie's blocks
  5. Patriotic Quilt
  6. 2001 Squishie quilt
  7. Stockings
  8. Churn Dash
  9. Let it Snow
  10. Lost Socks
  11. Pumpkin quilt
  12. Pineapple quilt

To see others involved go over to Judy's blog and check them out!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Final Stash Report

It seems like 2010 just started and here it is the end of December already!  Man did this fly by.  My final stash report isn't as good as I had hoped it would be, but I did end the year in the black.

Let's see the past couple weeks I've used, I've added and gee used again!  LOL  Report right now isn't too bad and I can get it under control hopefully this week.  So without further ado here's my report........

Here's my report:

Stash added this week: 1 2/3  yards
Stash added YTD: 68 1/2 yards

Stash used this week: 7 5/8 yards
Stash used this year: 73 1/4 yards

Net stash busted YTD: 4 3/4 yards

Number of finished UFO's:  6

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween/Stash Report

Let's see the past couple weeks I've used, I've added and gee used again!  LOL  Report right now isn't too bad and I can get it under control hopefully this week.  So without further ado here's my report........

Here's my report:

Stash added this week: 1 3/4  yards
Stash added YTD: 66 3/4 yards

Stash used this week: 4 3/4 yards
Stash used this year: 65 5/8 yards

Net stash busted YTD: -1 1/8 yards

To see how everyone else is doing check out Judy's blog 

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I was beginning to wonder if I would get these done before Halloween.  I finished them Friday and they are now in use.  2 of them as curtains and the other 2 for placemats.  I used fall fabric for the backing so I can turn them over on Nov 1st and use till I decorate for Christmas.  They aren't the greatest but the husband likes them!  The pattern for the placemats came from Eleanor Burns and I will be making the wallhanging for next year.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween placemats.....

I've been working on halloween placemats and am to the point of adding the faces and then finishing.  However I will be making 2 placemats and the other 2 will be curtain for in the kitchen window.  The pattern is from Eleanor Burns and is quick and easy! 

Next up will be to make the turkey from Eleanor Burns for Thanksgiving.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Week 41 Stash report.....

This week I am adding to my totals the fabrics I purchased to finish the Summer Ribbons quilt top I have in the works.  They aren't too bad since I did manage to get some time in at the machine.  To read what others are doing hop over to Judy's and take a look!  So without further delay here is my stash report!

Here's my report:

Stash added this week: 8 yards
Stash added YTD: 65 yards

Stash used this week: 5 3/8 yards
Stash used this year: 61 1/8 yards

Net stash busted YTD: -3 7/8 yards

Friday, October 15, 2010

A little this and a little that

Goodness I didn't think I was MIA for that long! I have been working on my socks from class, but had a mistake and tried to fix it and well that didn't go well, so I ended up ripping the whole thing out and am now starting over from the beginning...

So in the meantime I have been working on some pumpkin placemats and I got the bug to move things around in the sewing room and here are some pictures of what I have done, the one picture I still need to de-clutter the furniture and then should be basically done with the sewing area.

The other night we had a very pretty sunset and the one picture is of the moon and clouds.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Learning to knit socks

I learned to do the basics of knitting one year ago this month and have since made numerous dishcloths and a couple towels.  But I have had this desire to learn how to knit socks, don't know why, maybe a brain fade moment.  LOL  I have purchased numerous books, watched numerous videos and to no avail conquered this!  Over Labor Day weekend I noticed that the Joann's ETC store here was going to have a sock knitting class, so over I went and signed up, got the supply list, my discount coupon for my needles and got everything together.  Monday, Sept. 13th was the first 2 hour class.  This picture shows what I was finally able to do in class Monday and now I have homework for next Monday, which is the final class.  Between now and then I have to knit 7 inches roughly to be able to learn how to do the heel, etc needed to finish this little guy up.  So here's a picture of how it looked when I brought it home. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We will never forget......

the terrifying news of this day nine years ago.  I still can hear Tim's (our Son) voice on the phone as he called and said turn on the news and there I sat for the rest of the day and days to follow, watching the news and not feeling safe to go anywhere and the how quiet it was as there were no planes flying over our house. 

That morning I was sitting at my desk going through the supplies and paperwork that had been sent to me so I could start selling PartyLite Candles. As the days went on I eventually finished doing what needed to be done to start my new adventure, however all I could think of was all the lives that were lost that day and all the heartache for those who were left behind.

In 2005 I was attending a quilt show and they had a 9/11 grouping of quilts that was traveling around to various quilt are a couple of the pictures I took that day.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!

The flooring in the living and dining rooms is all down!  Just need to stain moulding and put down...It looks so good!!  No more concrete in the house exposed!!!  I so can't wait to put it all back together....need to decide on pictures on the walls now....thinking I'm gonna have some we have taken enlarged and framed and hang.....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday Sept 6

I am back to working on my Christmas quilt, here is what I have on the wall right now and many, many more to sew up!  I also ordered the rest of the fabric to finish this quilt from Hancocks of Paducah, it was on sale!!

The pattern is called Summer Ribbons by Fig Tree Quilts.  It's an easy pattern, uses a jelly roll plus other fabric. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stash Report Sept 5th

I'm back from another quick trip to PA and have added in the fabric bought on vacation.  I'm in the red but not for long!  I plan on sewing this week and I also need to purchase some fabric for the Christmas quilt I am working on.  To see how others are doing hop over to Judy's blog and check them out!

Here's my report:

Stash added this week: 4 1/2 yards
Stash added YTD: 57 yards

Stash used this week: 0 yards
Stash used this year: 55 3/4 yards

Net stash busted YTD: -1 1/4 yards

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stash Report August 15

I finally have something to report for Stashbusting!  As previously reported earlier this week I made together a quilt top and by doing that I now in the black again!  Woohoo!  To see how everyone is doing hop over to Judy's blog.

Here's my report:

Stash added this week: 0 yards
Stash added YTD: 52 1/2 yards

Stash used this week: 4 5/8 yards
Stash used this year: 55 3/4 yards

Net stash busted YTD: 3 1/4 yards

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Quilt for CASA

The blocks in this quilt top were from a swap I was in a number of years ago.  They had been sitting in the swap drawer and I knew they were something I wouldn't use at home, so after attending retreat this past June I decided to turn them into a quilt for CASA.  One of the fabulous ladies in this online group volunteers for CASA, so it was decided that our charity donations would go to this organization. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday on Tues July 13

I finally have something different on my wall this week!  I know shocking isn't it?  LOL  The R/W/Black blocks are called Indian Mat and the pattern can be found on  Very easy pattern!  The stars will be made into a kitchen curtain and a front door decoration for the various patriotic holidays.  The scrappy jacbos ladder will go with others and be made into a quilt for CASA for retreat next year.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stash Report July 11

Here it is time for another stash report and I haven't gotten a whole lot accomplished.  But I will say for right now that slow progress is better than no progress!  One good thing is I have not added to my stash!!!

So here goes my report:

Stash added this week:  0 yards
Stash added YTD:           52 1/2 yards

Stash used this week:     2 1/2 yards
Stash used this year:       51 1/8 yards

Net stash busted YTD:     - 1/3/8 yards

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OPAM Finishes for June!!

Earlier this month I attended an awesome and super fun quilt retreat.  While there I finished off 2 projects!!!  Finally I am back to getting to the sewing machine! 

The first finish is what I call the Christmas Magazine Challenge that was done with members from an online group I belong to.  The challenge was to find a magazine or quilt book and make a project from it that we had not made before. 

My other finish for June is what I call my Drink Quilt! 
The name came from the fabric I used.
This was made in a class at the LQS and was fun to make.
When I got to our Son's on the way home from Retreat I took it in and
showed him and well lets just say it is now living with Tim! 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Log cabin quilt...grrrrrrrrrrrrrr........

Has almost ended up in the pool and the garbage can!  I am so frustrated with it that I would have no problem with tossing it!  I finished making the remaining 2 blocks I needeed, squared everything up, laid it out on the design wall and all looked good.  I sewed blocks into rows and then started sewing rows together and that is when the trouble started!  The rows have puckers and are just awful not to mention that I sewed 1 row on to the wrong side of the prior row...UGH...So yesterday I did not touch it!!  Today I will work on doing some ripping out and see IF I can get it to go together correctly.  If not it goes somewhere!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Design Wall Monday June 21st

This has been on my design wall for quite awhile now and it is coming off this week! 
I just need to finish 2 blocks and then square up and sew the rows together and it will be a top.  Then to figure out if I want borders on it and then it will go into the to be quilted pile! 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stash Report June 20th

This report is NOT going to be pretty.....June 8th - June 12th I was at Retreat and also spent time in Paducah 2 different times!!  Which means YES I was at Hancock's and Eleanor Burns and while at retreat at Hickory Stick...can we say oh my!!!   I purchased fabric and received fabric as prizes.  I haven't taken pictures yet, but will and post them this week. 

Used this Week: 20 7/8  yards
Used year to Date: 48 5/8  yards

Added this Week: 36 3/4  yards
Added Year to Date: 52 1/2 yards

Net Used for 2010: 3 7/8 yards
To see how others are doing, head over to Judy's Blog!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Design Wall Monday May 10th

Well my Christmas Log Cabin wallhanging has now made it's way to the design wall and I'm in the process of making the last 2 blocks I need.  I changed the layout and like this one much better!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stash Report and Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's and Mom's to be!  May your day be joyful and full of love.

I am back to sewing and it feels so good!  I finally finished off something that has been on my design wall for who knows how long, oh I could go back through the blog and see but nah don't think so.  I finished putting together the 30's Sampler blocks into a top yesterday!  Yahoo!  Now to think about quilting it. 

Here's a picture...

Now for my stash report:

I did end up purchasing some fabric a great big 1 1/2 yards for borders on a mystery quilt from a few years ago.  So here is my stash report:

Used this Week: 5 1/4  yards
Used year to Date: 27 3/4  yards

Added this Week: 1 1/2  yards
Added Year to Date: 15 3/4 yards

Net Used for 2010: 12 yards
To see how others are doing, head over to Judy's blog!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stash Report April 25th

Well the house has been torn up since Easter Sunday when we started all the work in the living and dining rooms.  Walls are painted, trim around lanai doors painted, so hoping today to get the verticles hung back up.  So needless to say I haven't done any sewing, wish I had and I plan to do some this week.  I have had 3 qulits looking/make that screaming at me to put the binding on them!  So they are on the plan for this week along with making some blocks to mail off.  Otherwise I have been sort of knitting on a towel and de-cluttering my desk.  I also have 3 UFO's yelling to be sewn into tops and/or finish blocks so they can be sewn into tops.  Hope to do some work on those this week as well.  Sounds ambitious, lets hope I can get some of it accomplished. 

To see how everyone else is doing check out Judy's blog.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 22 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 14 1/4 yards

Net Used for 2010: 7 3/4 yards

Saturday, April 24, 2010

More on vacation

This is Jim on vacation doing work!  UGH! 

Finally relaxing!

Jim's lunch and we shared the fries!

And me at Sunken Gardens