Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My helper.....

It's a good thing I like Heather's cat or else he would end up in the pool one of these days!  This afternoon I thought ok let's play with the Lost Sock blocks, so off to the bedroom I went.  After a little while Eddie came in hoping I was taking a nap, and discovered he could help me with my project.  He has such good ideas...UGH!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday - March 28

My design wall is very busy this week.  No I do not plan on finishing all these projects this week, month or even the next couple of months.  I just want to work on them little by little and having them up there reminds me I need to put in time on them.  Some are items on my UFO list I want to have finished this year, some are just things I am working on block by block.

The top row is the 2001 Squishie Quilt and I have gotten some sashing sewn on and really want to make some progress on this as it will look fabulous on our bed!  Below that are some of the socks from the Lost Sock Swap hosted by a wonderful lady named Mar and the blocks that are up were made by her.  To the right of them the top block is from The Farmer's Wife Sampler and below it is a Dear Jane block, both of which I am slowing plugging away on 1 block at a time. Below DJ is some of my Summer Ribbons, I need to start on block 2 so I can start putting these in strips.  On the bottom is Debbie Mumm's Santa Sampler.

To what others have on their design walls go over to Judy's 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week 13 - 2011 Stash Report

Ended up attending 3 quilt shows over the past 7 weeks and bought fabric, totally blew it.  You can see the pictures here  I hadn't totaled up my stash report since week 6 and figured I was in the red, so you can imagine my surprise when I finally did the math and discovered I wasn't!  In between shows I have been working on Farmer's Wife Sampler and Dear Jane blocks and am making slow progress on those projects, along with knitting some dishcloths.  Want to see how others are doing go over to Judy's and check them out!  Now onto my report........

Used this Week:     1 /3/4 yards
Used year to Date:    20 3/8 yards
Added this Week:    17 1/2 yards
Added Year to Date:    17 1/2 yards
Net Used for 2011:   2 5/8 yards

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March OPAM Finish!

My first finish for the year is a knitted dishcloth.
I found the pattern on Ravelry
This was my attempt at knitting a design.

My second attempt at a knitted shamrock dishcloth.
I let Jim pick out the yarn and should have said 
pick a solid!  So in this picture I outlined
the shamrock in black so you could
find it easier. The pattern can be
found here

Saturday, March 19, 2011

National Quilting Day!!

What are you doing today?

I'm working on a number of projects and will post progress this evening.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Oh my!

Sarasota purchases

Punta Gorda purchases.....

Naples purchases

Please tell me I do not have to account for all that this Sunday on Stashbuster's!!  Isn't fabric purchased at shows exempt from the stash counting?  So glad only 1 more show to go to and that is the 26th of this month on Sanibel.

Otherwise I did do some sewing today.  Worked on the Summer Ribbons quilt I started at RIM 2010.  All block 1 blocks now have both sides on, just need cut apart, trimmed to 1/4 inch and pressed open.  Then onto block 2!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just got these back from the quilter!

She did an awesome job on them and now I need to make the binding and get them finished!  The blue and white one is for CASA. I can picture a needy boy curling up under it and sleeping knowing he is wrapped in love and that is really his.
I'll be back later this week with updates and more pictures from the various quilt shows Jim and I have been attending!!