I’ve been chipping away at my hand quilt, Raining Cats and Dogs and the BOMs I’m working on right now: Hampton Ridge, Rainbow Garden, and Lucky Stars. The secret project is almost done. I only need to finish quilting about a fourth of it and then it’s ready for binding. I did go to the quilt shop yesterday because I didn’t have anything to bind it with. I’m not sure where my calculations went wrong when I initially bought fabric but I’m guessing I didn’t get it from the beginning. So I’ve got to add a little for that. My girl came with me and purchased fabric for her hair bows too. I’m not adding her purchases however she has been using my stash so while I do not have anything USED to add to my report on my progress my girl has used about a yard of fabric from my stash on her hair bows.
Stash count: **I started counting 5/23/13…
Used this week: 1 yards
Used year to Date: 28.5 yards
Added this Weeks: 1 yards
Added Year to Date: 153.25 yards
Net Added for 2013: 124.75 yards
see more stash reports at Patchwork Times.
Some great news is that I took the Long Arm Certification class at my LQS. Now I have the option to rent their long arms for Easy Street if I wanted to. I am still not sure if I’m going to because I’m getting the hang of quilting on my little Bernina and I think I’m just going to use straight lines to quilt Easy Street. But if I want to – I can! I was able to play around with it and actually quilting with it didn’t seem hard. It did seem hard to load the machine but I guess with anything, it should be okay when I’ve done it a few times. And even though I had the color information with me at LQS I didn’t buy fabric for Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt starting up in a few weeks. I think I’m excited about it but I’m not mentally there yet. I really need to get this secret project done and off my plate before I can even think about a new project or moving on to another one. The quilting part will be done today so it’s not too long now. 🙂
And something odd happened to me this morning when I woke up… I wanted to scrapbook. Weird! I haven’t felt that pull in a long time. I think it has to do with the fact that last weekend I had to get some pictures printed for my son’s school project. I decided to add a hundred or so pictures from the last few months to that print job to make it worthwhile in my head. So I’ve got an envelope of pictures and I wanted to get them in a scrapbook. Well – all my stuff comes from Creative Memories from way back when 2007 or so and they are all sitting in my garage. The problem is that I haven’t scrapbooked since then and I have a TON of pictures from then until now waiting for me to get that bug in me again. Well whenever I do catch a bit of that bug this pops in my head- I cannot replenish my CM stuff so I want to start with the older pictures and work my way in chronological order so that my CM stuff is used with each other. And when the CM stuff is used I can start buying albums again. So that was the second thing I thought about when the scrapbook bug hit me. It’s just easier to quilt… 🙂 However I think in my sleepy head I decided to just go buy an album to start. Otherwise it will stay in boxes in the garage until someone throws them out by mistake. So – I may just do that and get those pictures into a book. yay!
Wish I was quilting (and maybe scrapbooking)!