Stash Report – Week 39, 2016

Nothing Added. Nothing Used.  I’m still working on binding Hampton Ridge.  It really is almost done.  I’ve got one side left to do.  I’m hoping that gets done today or tomorrow.  Since it’s football season there’s a good chance I’ll be sitting on the couch and possibly get it done.  So again, no great pictures.

I volunteered for the quilt room tour put on by my guild so I wasn’t able to drive around to see all the studios.  I could have.  I had mapped out everything and was planning on going in the morning before the time I was supposed to volunteer.  But I couldn’t get myself out of the house to drive in 90 degree weather.  Not sure why – I’ve done it for the quilt run.  Actually I know why.  I was mentally exhausted by the week before and I wanted to take some time futzing around the house somewhat by myself.  The boys were out of the house and the girl was catching up on some sleep.  I think I needed that time.  After hanging out, I worked “security” at one of the homes.  And that was fun.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures.  I’m pretty sure I could have but I wasn’t sure about whether I could post it on the interwebs and didn’t ask.  It would have probably been fine.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 82.375 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 31.375 yards

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $0

Spent year to date: $4,262.35

For the yarn stash:

Still haven’t finished my socks yet.🙂 But I did touch it this past week and knitted one round!  :)

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 300 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 948 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!  I didn’t get to touch it last week.  So, it still looks the same from last week’s post:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/11/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/11/16

Until next time…

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

TGIF, 9/23/2016

Have yourself a quilty little Christmas! September Kit Block 1 9/23/2016

Have yourself a quilty little Christmas!
September Kit
Block 1
9/23/2016

These are supposed to be wreaths but the bows are to be stitched on after quilting.  So for now, here’s how block 1 looks.

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Happy Quilting Friends!

Melanie

Cross Stitch, a weekly update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last week…

Mama's Bukid 9/15/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/15/2016

 

I haven’t touched it all week.😦

I am hoping to get to it this week.

Melanie

My Goal for 2016 for cross stitching is to get the “welcome” project done and get started on my farm piece.

WIP Wednesday – 9/21/2016

  Happy Wednesday!

Have yourself a quilty little Christmas! September Kit Block 1 - in progress 9/21/2016

Have yourself a quilty little Christmas!
September Kit
Block 1 – in progress
9/21/2016

I woke up way too early at 2:30am.  And I couldn’t go back to sleep so I used the found time to work on the first block for Have yourself a quilty little Christmas!  As fiddly as this block is, I actually enjoyed making them and watching the seems come together so nicely.  I admit I over-pinned each part.  I waited for the sun to come out so I can take a good picture and post my progress for you.  It’s still not finished yet as I’ve got sashing and stuff to add before I can move on but I should get that done pretty quickly.

I do have a meeting tonight for one of the committees I’m in with my quilt guild.  We’re having a Sewing Room Tour at 7 homes throughout the San Fernando Valley on Sunday.  I’m excited to see the homes but I can’t wait for this to be done.  Now that the hubby is working, I have had to seriously take a look at all my commitments and reevaluate my involvement.  As much as I enjoyed being a part of the committee, I will not be able to do any more at this time.  I will still be part of the guild and take part in the regular member activities.  I hope that as I get used to my new normal I’ll be able to do something later.

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

Fabric Tuesday, 9/20/16

Happy Tuesday!

 

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! September kit - Block 1 - cut and ready to piece 9/20/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
September kit –
Block 1 – cut and ready to piece
9/20/2016

Sorry for the late night picture.  I took a break from binding last night and prepped the fabric for the first block of the September kit for Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!  I hope I’ll have time tonight to put it together.

~Happy quilting!

~Melanie

 

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~Melanie

 

 

 

Maw-valous Monday!

Last week was tough.  The hubby started working a few weeks ago and I’m having a difficult time adjusting.  After more than 5 years of not having certain responsibilities, I suddenly am finding myself needing to do things like cooking, cleaning, picking up the kiddos from school… I could go on and on.  So my crafty time is being taken up with these things.  And the bit of time I am able to do anything – I’m using it to bind Hampton Ridge.  Not much to take pictures on!

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Here was my list last week:

  • Hampton Ridge – Hand stitch the binding. … I worked on this but it is still not done. 
  • Celtic Solstice – Get more block Bs done! … I got a couple more blocks done. :) 
  • Missing Ivy – Get the next 2 borders (#3 and 4) on. … done.. just barely as I finished this yesterday.  I need to press it and get a picture for you. 
  • Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this. … not done … 
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – try a different method to appliqué the remaining leaves and bat. … I fused it, machine appliquéd it and didn’t like how it looked.  I am messing with the specs and I’m hoping that I will find a spec that I will like.

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Hampton Ridge – Continue to hand stitch the binding.  I am on my third side so I’m hoping that this will get done this week.
  • Celtic Solstice – Get more block Bs done!
  • Missing Ivy – Get the next 2 borders (#5 and 6) on. The borders are already prepped.  I just need to measure, cut, pin, and sew!
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – I’ve got the bat left and the embroidery.  It would be wonderful to be done with this block this week.
  • Have yourself a quilty little Christmas! – I picked up this month’s kit last Thursday and I wanted to jump on it this weekend.  I didn’t because I had a lot of stuff to do and the bit of crafty time I had I spent binding Hampton Ridge or prepping the borders of Missing Ivy.
  • Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Stash Report – Week 38, 2016

Very late post.  I wanted to get a picture in this post so delayed and delayed and still no picture… all I’ve been doing is binding Hampton Ridge so it all looks like the last post where I talked about binding!

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date:  51 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 82.375 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 31.375 yards

 

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $0

Spent year to date: $4,262.35

For the yarn stash:

Still haven’t finished my socks yet.🙂 But I did touch it this past week and knitted one round!  :)

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 300 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 948 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!  Here’s what it looked like last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/4/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/4/16

Here is how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/11/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/11/16

I felt much better working on my wool applique today.  I finished putting the middle part of the flower for the remaining 3 flowers and got a bit of the stem applique’d on.

Until next time…

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

2016 Goals – September Mid Month Update

 

My OMG goal for August was to quilt Hampton Ridge and since I didn’t finish… it’s my goal for September to finish!  That means, finishing the quilting on the borders, binding, and getting a label on it.

Hampton Ridge almost all quilted 8/28/2016

Hampton Ridge
almost all quilted
8/28/2016

==> right now I’m working on hand stitching the binding to the back.  I’m still about halfway through that.  I hope to get that done soon and stitch a label on shortly thereafter.  I don’t know how to use the embroidery function on my new machine yet so I’ll be heading to my Bernina dealer for some help for that.🙂

#1 – Get 6 quilts done in 2016

Quilt #1  – Tell It To The Stars – finished 2/20/2016

Quilt #2 – Scrapitude,2015 ==> finished 4/3/2016

Quilt #3 – Moon Glow – finished 7/30/2016

Quilt #4 – Hampton Ridge – get this finished!

Quilt #5 – Raining Cats and Dogs – top was finished on 4/9/2016.  Keep going on the hand quilting.  I’m working on quilting the backgrounds with the cream thread.  My goal is to get the second row done.

Quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice – Get all the third rows pieced for block B.  I only need about 20 more so I hope I can get these done as leaders/enders for other projects.

==> done. All the third rows are pieced and now I’m piecing the actual block B’s together as leaders and enders.

Quilt #7  – Missing Ivy – I ran out of fabric last month and it really put me behind.  So, this month, I need to get more fabric or make a design decision.  Whatever ends up happening, I want this top to be done in September!  I want my OMG goal in October to be to quilt and finish this baby! woot woot!

==> almost done.  I have all the fabric I need to finish the top (I think) so I’m just working on putting the borders together.  The quilt has a total of 9 borders.  I got the first three on and I’m working on getting the next set on.  I actually have all the fabric cut and borders # 5-9 ready to go.  Border #4 is cut but I need to get all the strips pieced together before I can start measuring and cutting and piecing again. I’m working on getting the top done this month.

Quilt #8 – LQS 2012 BOM “Provence” – I fell off this wagon and I hope that I will have some time the second half of September to get back to this project.

==> I’m concentrating on finishing Hampton Ridge and Missing Ivy so once I’ve cleared my plate a little, I plan to work on this more regularly.

#2 – Continue to count my stash, with a true effort to not add fabric on a whim.  

When I get Hampton Ridge finished, my stash report will be in a good spot.  I think I’ll still be in the red but not by much.  I do need to add to my stash in order to get the borders finished on Missing Ivy but once that top is done, I’ll be able to quilt it and then I’ll be in the black again.🙂

#3 – Create a hobby budget and stick to it!  

My budget for the year was $3,000 and I surpassed it.  I’ve adjusted this goal to simply continue tracking how much I spend on my hobbies.

==> Current crafty spending for 2016 as of 8/31/2016 is $3,983.08.

#4 – Knit weekly

I’m going to try watching a football game each week and using that as my knitting time.  I believe we’re still in Pre-Season so I’ll have to figure out what the schedule is.  Hopefully it will fit appropriately.

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

Mama's Bukid 9/01/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/01/2016

I’m almost finished with Row 5.  That will be finished soon so I will try to have Row 6 done in September.

Mama's Bukid 9/15/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/15/2016

#6 – Scrapbook

I talked with my sister who scrapbooked with me when I was into that and we were talking about doing a weekend retreat where we can work on our crafts.  We thought it would be a great girl thing to do for the ladies in our family.  I think I need to get this on the calendar and let that be my goal for September.

Here’s a link to my original 2016 Goals.

Here’s to a great year!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, a weekly update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last week…

Mama's Bukid 9/08/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/08/2016

Here’s what it looks like now..

Mama's Bukid 9/15/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/15/2016

I’m working on Row 6!  Every little bit of progress is wonderful and I’m getting to the point where I’ll need to move the hoop.  Once Row 6 is done and I need to start Row 7, I’ll need to move the hoop over so I’m not bumping up against the top right of it.

 

Melanie

My Goal for 2016 for cross stitching is to get the “welcome” project done and get started on my farm piece.

WIP Wednesday – 9/14/2016

  Happy Wednesday!

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I’ve been binding Hampton Ridge!  I’m not even close to finishing since I’m still only on the first side but every little bit helps.  I’m trying to get this done this week but other obligations keep getting in the way.

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and just to remind you what the top of the quilt looks like!

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~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie