Monday, March 20, 2017

Make a List Monday

Well, it's a new week, and I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I last posted. Crazy!

Work is crazy, and I am on nights this week and next, so I'm trying to use the extra hours to get organized. It's Monday, and I have already done two loads of laundry, trimmed a quilt, made a binding, and sorted out dinners for the week. So far, so good!!!!

On a serious note, this working nights thing is a little odd, I'm in the house at noon, writing a blog post on a Monday, which feels completely backwards.

Penny is asleep at my feet, the crockpot is full of pulled pork ready for dinner tonight, and I am writing a blog post.

It's a busy week.....crazy at work, and a lot of deadlines for myself.

Here's the plan for the week....

1. Bind Two plus Two

2. Pick Fabrics for Harbored Lighthouse

3. Cut out patterns for Harbored Lighthouse

4. Bind Strip Quilt

5. Borders on Crossroads

I am off all weekend next weekends, so I am really looking forward to/planning to do a lot of sewing/quilting this weekend....I haven't decided what I am going to work on, so we'll see what happens.....and what surprises I have by then....


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Q2 Wedding Ring Plans

So, next month, I really want to get back to work on my Wedding Rings....so I have written up a schedule to work on something every week during the second quarter in hopes of motivating myself to get some work done on them.

Week 1 : April 3 - April 9
Sew 5 sets of As

Week 2 : April 1- - April 16
Sew 5 sets of As

Week 3 : April 17 - April 23
Sew 5 sets of Bs

Week 4 : April 24 - April 30
Sew 5 sets of Bs

Week 5 : May 1 - May 7
Sew 40 Ms

Week 6 : May 8 - May 14
Sew 40 Ms

Week 7 : May 15 - May 21
Sew CDS and CMS Units

Week 8 : May 22 - May 28
Sew curved units

Week 9 : May 29 - June 4
Make Blocks

Week 10 : June 5 - June 11
Sew Blocks together

Week 11 and 12 : June 12 - June 30
Contingency

Monday, February 27, 2017

Make A List Monday

After a great weekend, it's time to get back to work!

Here was the plan....

1. Find the blasted iron, seriously, I can't do much on some of these projects without the iron, so if I don't find it by tomorrow night, I'll have to buy another one. DONE - so, technically Josh found it, but either way, I have an iron!!!! Can't stop me now!

2. Borders on the couch quilt I made this weekend. It's an easy finish, just needs #anhouradaykeepsthecrazyaway to finish it up. Didn't get a chance to work on this one, but hopefully I can work on it this week.

3. Cutting out Broken Daisies. DONE

4. Vintage Rose - finishing up the step outs for the retreat this weekend. DONE, retreat was awesome.

5. Planning Items:



  • Plan the Q2 work plan - Bali Wedding Star weekly plan - done
  • Plan the March work plan - done
  • Update the website with newly scheduled classes - in process, I'll have this one done before the end of this week.
  • Create a design schedule for my quilt of the month for 2017/2018 - in process

I haven't been totally non-participative this week....though I didn't have a lot of time with the retreat this weekend. I did manage to finish this as part of #anhouradaykeepsthecrazyaway... and it wasn't even on the list...does that mean I get to count it????


It's the crossroads quilt by Lori Holt, from a couple of summers ago. The blocks were all made, just had to make the rows and then sew them together.

And for this week, I have just a couple of items that I want to finish up...

1. Get those borders on the couch quilt (you know the line item I totally skipped last week).

2. Finish up the quilt plans for 2017

3. Update the website

4. Sew for an hour every day on something....really on anything, it doesn't really matter. 

I'm teaching in Thousand Oaks over the weekend, so I only have a couple of nights this week to work on things, so we'll see how it goes.

What are you working on this week??? 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Retreat Weekend....equals awesome....

So, I was at Cozy Creative Center this weekend teaching Vintage Rose. We might have had a little too keep ch fun. We sewed from 10-10 on Friday and Saturday, and 10-4 today. And now all I can think about is a nap!

Here's a couple of pics from class....









I had great intentions of taking lots of pics, but today completely slipped away from me.

Next week...2 days at Cotton and Chocolate in Thousand Oaks.






Friday, February 24, 2017

Vintage Rose Retreat Day 1

I spent today teaching VintageRose at Cozy Creative Center in El Cajon. This pattern has so many different customizations, the options are endless!

Today, we spent most of the day working on the Lonestar Rose Bud....





So excited for tomorrow, we will be working on the thorns and the centers....so anxious to see how all of the color schemes will come together!

What are you sewing on this weekend?






Thursday, February 23, 2017

What I have been up to.....

Watching - Netflix -- and some YouTube Channel of 6 guys doing crazy billiards stunts. DP something or other. Some of their tricks were amazing!!!

Craving - Thin Mints....I have yet to see any Girl Scouts this season, but I am sure that I can find some in the near future.

Doing - lots of organizing and cleaning. I'm finally mostly moved in, and it is now just a matter of getting things to their final homes.

Obsessing - over Quiltster. I seriously lose hours of time playing around with colors and designs.

Loving - the new house's proximity to the park. Penny and I have been going daily since the move.

Reading - Re-readig really -- Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace.

Wanting - a bit of a break. I'm ready for a long weekend of doing absolutely nothing.

Pinning - lots of new recipes, and some knitting, but mostly food.

Dreaming - about patterns and postit notes????

Writing - not much

Crafting - not much, though I have updated my project list and have big plans on the horizon.

Sewing - I've finally gotten my sewing room sorted out, and have been able to get back to sewing, and my sewing mojo has returned. I am super excited to get back to #anhouradaykeepsthecrazyaway 

Knitting - My Hitchhiker on MissBabs. I have finally gotten back to working on it this past weekend.  

Listening - to lots of Old Dominion, and some new crafty podcasts

Wearing - lots of my standard uniform of jeans, and tennies.

Needing - to make yearly appointments...its time to schedule doctors, dentists, eye exams and the standard yearly health checks.

Planning - lots of planning, or even lots and lots of planning. Now that the dust has settled from the move, its time to get back on the bandwagon.

Trying - some new organization processes, specifically relating to the kitchen. Not sure if I like them or not, but we'll see in a couple of weeks if they stick.

What have you been up to????


WIP Wednesday

Well, I'm making some changes to WIP Wednesday....I'm going to be focusing on some non Judy projects....starting tonight with Crossroads. I started this project 2 years ago, and made the blocks in a weekend, and then I got stuck. I didn't have a design wall, or a design floor, and so it lingered. With moving I realized that I have quite of few quilts in this position....blocks all done, and then I apparently lost the mojo and set it aside...seriously I have 11 quilts that just need a few hours to be finished....so, I'm going to be focusing on them every Wednesday. 

Crossroads


56 blocks


And after an hour.....14 quads.

Not bad for an hour.....inspiring in fact. I may have to sew on this again tomorrow, feeling motivated! 

Catherine