Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Magic List Day 3

Well, day 3 and I have a new finish!

I got the binding done on Crossroads!

And I made some more binding....

And identified some items for destash in the craft cabinet....

The beading stuff I haven't used in ages, and I have a friend who will use/enjoy them! Now if I can only do that with the rest of the craft room!

I also picked up my paint chips for the Quiltville Mystery that starts the day after Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I left them sitting on my desk at work, so my big plan for selecting fabrics tonight was foiled!!!! Good thing I have a couple of weeks to get that taken care of!

What have you been up to?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Magic List Day 2

It's been a busy one today, I got off late, and didn't want to sit at the sewing machine since I was sitting all day at work....

So instead I sat in front of the T.V. Doing hand binding on the crossroads quilt. I got it half done in just over 2 hours, so not bad timing wise.

Here it was last night, sewn on, but not turned.

First side pinned.

Half completed. Two corners turned, 1 full side, and 2 half sides. I should finish binding this guy tomorrow night. It's only been in WIPwonderland for 6 months or so!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Magic List Day 1

Well, it was a good day! I got a lot accomplished, though not all of it was on the list!

I finished the binding on the Halloween Wallhanging (great timing right?).

I got the binding made and put on the Crossroads quilt.

I still need to do the hand work, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. 

I also worked on this unplanned project, a knitting project bag out of some beloved fabric.

And now, it's time for a little ice cream and couch surfing.....

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Magic List

Here is a pic of all those things I mentioned yesterday....

It's roughly 3 piles. The pile on the left has the Fractured Star and its borders, and the Feathered Star that needs binding. The middle pile has the Chocolate Couch Quilt, the borders for the 2 fabric Bargello, and the jelly rolls and papers for the Diamond Wedding Star. pile 3 on the right has the Halloween quilt and crossroads that just need binding as well as the brown star Wallhanging that needs a sleeve for hanging on the wall.

So that is the "list" for November.

So, now to get started.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

November??? What???

Seriously, the year is flying by. Insane.

Three days from now it will be November, and Christmas will be 55 days away from that. Crazy.

It's been such a crazy time this year, with work, teaching and making decisions about the business. We had some emergencies at the house (broken water pipe in the hall bathroom and a broken washing machine).

Needless to say, I haven't gotten a lot done, and I have so much that I want to do! So, for the next few weeks I am going to try daily blogging, yes, daily. To record what I am doing, thinking, deliberating, planning, plotting, watching, and contemplating.

I'm starting Wednesday, November 1st.

Here's just some of the things on the horizon for November:

  • Finishing the borders on Fractured Star
  • Working on Diamond Wedding Ring
  • Finishing the borders on 2 fabric bargello
  • Binding Feathered Star Queen
  • Binding Crossroads
  • Binding Chocolate Couch Quilt
  • Binding Halloween Quilt
  • Hanging Sleeve on Brown Stars Quilt 

Ok, writing that down makes the list seem huge! Well, I better get onto taking pictures and getting exact statuses, and planning the days if I have any chance to get things finished in time!!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Make a List Monday - on Tuesday

Time sure is running at break neck speed lately. I've been a bit distracted with a full schedule of teaching engagements and regular work, I haven't had much time to work on projects at home, and even less time for fun projects. But now that summer is over and there are less distractions all should get back to normal.

Here's the plan for the month :

1. Poinsettia - all the pieces are sewn, I just need to do the assembly.
2. Fractured Star -- all the blocks are made and all of the background pieces are cut out, I just need to sew everything together.
3. Autumn Pines - all the units are made and the center is assembled, I just need to add the borders and I'll be done.

So basically, I just need to spend some time gluing and pinning and then sewing some curves, and I'll have 3 projects done!

Do you think that is plausible by the end of September, or am I insane?

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Make a List Monday

Well, it's almost September, and time to get back to normal hours. I've had a couple of really big projects going on that are super secret until they are gifted, so I haven't been posting much. But fear not, I've been sewing quite a bit, just quietly sewing. But those projects are now both finished and with time to spare!!! So now, it's back to work....this week I am planning to finish up my Autumn just needs the borders finished up and it is ready to go.

Then I will be moving on to work on my Christmas Fractured Star. I just need to piece the borders and cut out the background pieces, and then assemble them. I'm not sure I will get that all done this week but we will see. I have the advantage of a long weekend with only 2 teaching days, so I should get a few hours in over the weekend which will be fun....

But of course I am a glutton for punishment, so I made some plans for IF I get those finished. Then I will work on the masterpiece.....the Diamond Wedding Star.....

so now, I better get to sewing.....