Monday, November 30, 2015

Make a List Monday

Well, I survived the first time really hosting know where we were in charge of the food and the cleaning and the cleanup and the hosting. It was a small affair, but it was great!!! The turkey was amazing, though the over bag was full of juice, which was a bit weird....and the bird literally fell apart when we tried to move it to the platter....but it tasted amazing, and who really needs to be Martha Stewart???

With the end of the Thanksgiving holiday, Christmas is really upon us....luckily, I don't have that many items on the to make list for gifts, but I do have quite a few deadlines for the 1st of the here's what I will be working on this week to get stuff done...

1. Pattern Testing before publication on December 15th. I have 2 more to final test, and then it's ready to go!!!
2. Partial seams for Rocky Mountain Bear Claw -- I just have a couple that I need to do to finish those up.
3. Prepping some step outs for January classes.

I'm trying to get back to my #30minutesadaykeepscrazyaway . I am also getting back to the stash management process, as I work through the garage and realize again how much fabric I have in my stash....and how little chance I get to really work through my stash. I have this grand plan to work through it or get rid of it, which seems a little extreme, but really I'm at that point, I HAVE SO MUCH FABRIC! It's ridiculous. Embarrassingly ridiculous.

So...that's the plan for the week!!!

What are you working on this week???


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What I have been

Watching - Arrow on Netflix....a completely guilty pleasure. 

Craving - peppermint bark, the homemade kind, not the store bought kind. 

Doing - lots of planning and scheming, and not a lot of sewing, but some.

Obsessing - about the dog...she's been having stomach issues lately, and it's  making me a bit neurotic.

Loving - bright mornings...the one thing that I like about this time change thing. The one I hate -- dark at 430. that sucks.

Reading - cookbooks...trying to figure out what new recipe to try for Thanksgiving.

Wanting - a long weekend at my sewing machine

Pinning - knitting, lots of knitting

Dreaming - about a new car, or at least a new to me car. Thus the planning and scheming above....

Writing - patterns

Crafting - baby blankets -- seems pregnancy is catching in these parts, and I suddenly have 5 friends who are preggers, so I need to get on it.

Sewing - bags -- specifically designing bags.

Knitting - cowls....they are a new obsession

Listening - to Tony Robbins in the car....he always reminds me that better days are ahead if you are willing to put in the time and effort.

Wearing - my typical uniform -- jeans, t-shirts, and lately -- sweaters because it's finally winter in California.

Needing - to get my hair cut....I keep meaning to make an appointment, and getting distracted.

Planning - weekly meals...I don't stick with it 100%, but I've been pretty good about planning and making dinner.

Trying - new least 1 a week. some have been good, and some, not so much....but I'm learning.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Feathered Star

So, last summer I finished my Feathered Star and dropped it off to my favorite quilter when I was in Montana last fall. It came back last night.....and boy was it worth the wait!! Carrie Barone did an absolutely amazing job with this quilt, and I could not be more pleased!!!

I just wish my pictures could do this beauty any justice...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Busy Busy

I don't know about you, but this time of year tends to be a bit crazy. Market is just finished and we're trying to catch up on the festivities, get ready for the holidays, and manage to get all of the regular work around here done....I'm super excited about next weekend and a plan to get a ton of sewing done, and maybe a little knitting, we'll see. This weekend will be the first time that I have been off for a whole weekend since the summer, and I have some pretty big plans....and to get it all done, I'm going to need to work on some of it during the's the plan....

1. Make binding for Feathered Star Queen
2. Bind Feathered Star Queen
3. Make Blocks for Rocky Mountain Bear Claw
4. Border Rocky Mountain Bear Claw
5. Work on border units for Paradise in Bloom #3

So, I better go get started....


Friday, November 13, 2015

Make a List Friday

So, It's not Monday -- but I have big plans of things to do this weekend, and I thought I should record them....

1. I'm teaching on Saturday at Cozy....

2. I have big plans to finally finish cleaning and organizing the garage. When I moved in July, a lot of stuff just went in the garage, with a plan to "get around to it". Get around to it day is Sunday.

3. Sewing plans

  • Finish blocks for 3 new designs
  • cut out Rocky Mountain Bear Claw
  • design 5 new quilts using some new fabrics from RJR
  • organize the sewing island
  • make 2 backs
  • put borders on 2 quilts
  • play around with Quiltworx new software : Quiltster...I feel a blog post coming up about it. I've only played with it for a few minutes but I'm already in love.

What are you planning for the weekend???


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Finish It Weekend

Yesterday was the final class of Paradise in Bloom at Cotton and's hard to believe that the class has gone so fast....

Interestingly enough, we didn't have any Paradise in Bloom finishes this weekend....but we did have a few wrap ups....

Judy finished her Feathered Goose from class 3 years ago.....

She also finished a Christmas edition of Prismatic Star....

Tomorrow is all about Luster...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

This week I am....

Watching.....Season 4 of Once Upon a binge watching has slowed in the last few weeks, but I am still enjoying the show...though it is getting stranger, and strange every episode.

Craving....Milk's all Halloween's fault.

Doing.....lots of cleaning. I've been trying to catch up on a bunch of housework and undone house things and trying to get caught up. 

Obsessing....about socks. Specifically knitting socks....I have yet to act any on, but I must have a dozen "planned". 

Loving....late night pop tarts.

Reading....The Motivation Brendon Bouchard. Quite an interesting read.

Wanting.....a new haircut. I've been debating it for a while. I need a change, but I'm a coward....

Pinning....knitting projects.

Dreaming.....about painting all the furniture turquoise.


Crafting....plans for next year.

Sewing.....halloween costumes, more specifically repairing them.

Knitting....the Astronomy Hat by Lydia Brown. and loving it....except for the starting over part....the canine child got a little obsessed with the yarn, and made a mess.... some new podcasts, I've been trying out some new ones this month

Wearing....ponchos...I love the new  fashion. Not to mention that it hides all kinds of things.

Needing....some extra sleep. Work has been crazy, and I'm behind on sleep, so I need to catch up! quilts, and a vacation. save money by eating at home and staying out of the yarn store!!! I have become such a homebody lately.