2021 Crafty Plans, recent Updates and September plans

Another late post… like really late. Life has been insane.

As always, I went into extensive detail on my plans here, for quilty here, for knitty here, and for cross stitch here.

Here’s the short list:

Quilts –

  • Jan Krentz – Diamond Star – At some point, I started working on this project again. I applique’d a center star and chose my border fabric. I plan to get the border done in April
    • Finished the top! 4/25/2021
  • Bonnie Hunter – Grassy Creek – I finished Clue 4 and I need to get started on Clue 5. See here for the most recent post.
    • Recently finished clue 5 and I’m working on Clue 6. My goal is to get this finished before the next mystery quilt comes out in November. 🙂
  • Scrappy Stars Around the Corner – finished top! 8/7/2021
Scrappy Stars Around the Corner 8/7/2021
  • Dancing with the Stars – I pulled this project out because Linda Ballard will be coming to our guild in 2022 and I want this quilt finished when she comes.
    • Finished 7/17/2021
Dancing with the Stars – 7/17/2021
  • Radiant Jewel – Finished top 8/14/2021
    • I need to take a pic of the final top. This picture below was the picture I took when I had all the blocks on the design wall and was moving parts around for the final design.
Radiant Jewel – right before the top was finished
  • Gardenvale – no progress
  • Allietare – no progress
  • Civil War Diary Quilt – no progress
  • Judy Niemeyer = Double Wedding Ring quilt – no progress

Hand work

  • Hawaiian block – finished top. At the moment, it’s hanging around where I can enjoy it. I’m still enjoying it so I’m in no rush to do anything with this project.
  • Raining Cats and Dogs – no progress
  • Rainbow Garden – no progress
  • Simple Days BOM – you can see my last update here. no progress
  • Halloween quilt – I’ve not touched this in many years. 🙂

Knitting

  • I’ve not done a ton on my knitting…. I finished a pair of socks but I still have to weave in ends.
  • My Weasley Sweater – pulled this out to work on in August and I haven’t started on it. I am now way behind and may not get this done in my goal of xmas.
  • 24 days of Christmas Shawl from Jimmy Bean – finished! I am done weaving in the ends, so I need to get this blocked and then do my glamour shots.
    • still need to do my glamour shots. weather has been perfect to do this but I’ve not had the time to do so.
  • Water Lily – finished knitting! I’m working on weaving in the ends during my Thursday knit nights.
    • the ends are woven in and I need to do my glamour shots; I still need to do this.
  • Beanie for Kayla
  • Tranquil Mist – Now that it’s April and the Weasley sweater is back on the priority daily list, this project was shifted down to a weekly project to be worked on on Thursday knit night.
    • pulled this out 6/13/2021 and started working on this until the end of the quarter.
  • Orient Express – I work on this one weekly and it’s still small enough that I enjoy it.
  • Blue Hat – pulled this out of hibernation, wound the second skein of yarn and have picked this back up for knit nights.

Cross Stitching

  • Like my knitting, I’ve not been stitching much either.
  • Gamer Nouveau – did a bit of this but I’m not going to make my goal for the year. I’m way behind and the goal was way too aggressive for the amount of time I save for stitching.
  • A Stitch In Time – no progress
  • Shades of Red
  • Autumn Owls
  • Titania
  • Tsuru kame
  • Unicorn
  • Bountiful Blossoms

And I realize that I didn’t even mention my to be quilted list… here.

  • Staycation – is finished! got this done before February ended!
  • Good Fortune
  • Glam Clam – I’ve got a few clams quilted but it’s not yet done.
  • SoCal Quilt Run Area 1 Mystery Quilt from 2012
  • SoCal Quilt Run Area 4 Mystery Quilt from 2012
  • Provence
  • saved top from the august treasure hunt some years ago – I’m calling this my Orange quilt top and since this was at the top of my to be quilted pile, this is the one I’m working on next. I hope to get this finished in March but with 2 workshop classes and a very busy work schedule, I’m not going to be upset if I can’t finish it. I just want to be sure to work on it every weekend to help push me forward on getting this done!!!
    • This top is being quilted right now. I plan to be done quilting next week and will work on the binding, label and picture.
    • This was not done in time to be a finish in April. But I’m plugging along. I have the inner part quilted and my plan is to finish this in May.
    • This is done. 5/10/2021
  • Jan Krentz – diamond quilt – finished April 2021 and added to the to be quilted list…

Short List – May goals

  • Top 3 piecing quilts – Grassy Creek, secret project, 45 & Life to go
  • Hand work – Simple days, Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Knitting – morning socks, Weasley Sweater (sleeves)
  • Cross Stitching – just do a bit on my weekly project every day (whatever tiny decisions selects)
  • To Be Quilted – Glam Clam

I hope this isn’t so boring for you as it’s simply a short (but very long) list to quickly refer to everything I’m working on.

Happy Crafting!

Melanie

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