Monday Madness – 6/6/2016

 

Missing Ivy Step 11 - unfinished More parts of rows pieced together 6/6/2016

Missing Ivy
Step 11 – unfinished
More parts of rows pieced together
6/6/2016

Last week’s to do list:

  • Raining Cats and Dogs … continue to hand quilt an arm length of thread every day. … I pieced 6 days last week!  It was awesome and I’m truly enjoying the hand quilting.  This wasn’t the case with my first quilt when I first tried hand quilting.  I think when I tried it then I wanted the quilt to just be done and you can’t rush hand quilting if you mean to enjoy it.  I’m glad I decided to do hand quilting with this project.  
  • Hand work – Work a bit on A Rainbow Garden …done… 
  • Knit – watch the first lesson of the sock class on Craftsy and cast on my first sock. … done… 

    My first socks 5/31/2016

    My first socks
    5/31/2016

  • Cross Stitch – For the Welcome project finish the embroidery on the right border and for Bukid, finish the second row of the 1st page! … I was able to get of this project done.  I’m still working on both tasks but I’m closer to finishing it. 
  • Moon Glow … continue to quilt this every day …done…
  • Missing Ivy – Step 11 – finish piecing the rows together. … still working on this. I pieced a stitch into each row so 2 rows are done but the 3 middle rows still need another stitch to finish them off.  
  • Celtic Solstice – Continue to work on Block B as leaders and enders. … done
  • Spooky Halloween – Row, Block 2 – finish the applique and the embroidery.  Block 3 – finish piecing. Block 4 – piece the background, and do the applique.
    • Block 2… applique is done and I’m finishing up the embroidery.  I needed a different color that I didn’t have for the eyes so I purchased some from hawthorne threads in the weight I wanted. I plan to take this with me to Florida so I will not be working on this again until then. 
    • Block 3 – done! yay!
    • Block 4 – the background is pieced, I need to do the machine applique, decide what will be hand done and prep that for hand work. 
  • Provence BOM – Block 10 …done…

This week’s to do list will be very short as I’ve got a lot to do for work and just getting ready for vacation:

  • Raining Cats and Dogs … continue to hand quilt an arm length of thread when I can.  I won’t hold myself to the daily work on this.  I’d be happy if I touch this once or twice.
  • Cross StitchBukid, finish the second row of the 1st page and start the third row!
  • Missing Ivy – Step 11 – do the last stick of each row so that it’s ready to piece the rows together.
  • Celtic Solstice – Continue to work on Block B as leaders and enders.
  • Spooky Halloween
    • Row 1, block 4 – machine applique, decide what will be hand done and prep it for hand work.
    • Row 2 – cut the fabric for all the blocks, piece all the parts that can be pieced, and prep it for hand work.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

10 responses »

  1. Hi!! Wow – Missing Ivy really looks fantastic as it’s coming along. One of my favorites. 🙂 I think I’ve had the same experience with hand quilting – as well as stitching bindings down – I used to DESPISE those tasks, but now I find them very relaxing and rewarding. Your comment about the mental approach of taking the time instead of wanting it done quickly resonated, and I’m sure that’s the difference of why I truly enjoy that work now.

  2. Love the colors in your Missing Ivy. It is looking so good! Congrats on starting your socks, I hope you have fun making them. Thanks for linking to MCM Melanie. I always enjoy seeing your goals list and all your progress. 🙂

  3. You’re a busy bee! Taking a knitting class for socks sounds like a great idea! It’s on my wish list to learn how!

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