Stash Report – Week 06, 2018

A quilt…
untitled for practice quilting
2/9/2018

The other side of
A quilt…
untitled for practice quilting
2/9/2018

You can find details of this easy project in the previous post.

For this post, I can add 2.5 yards in the USED column! yaas!!!!

 

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 2.5 yards
  • Used year to date: 4.25 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 8.5 yards
  • Net added for 2018: 4.25 yards

For yarn: nothing added and nothing used. but something is coming close!!!!

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 2 skeins
  • Added since last time: 0 skeins
  • Added year to date: 7 skeins
  • Net ADDED for 2018: 5 skein

Slow Stitching Sunday

Here is what it looked like last weekend:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – in progress
2/4/18

And here’s what it looks like now:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – in progress
2/11/18

I finished the bottom stem and the stem on the left.  I have one stem remaining to stitch on and I can move on to the next thing.  I’m not sure what that will be but I’m thinking the blue buds of the flowers.

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

see more stash reports at Quilt Paint Create’s site  and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

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TGIFF, 2/9/18

Finally, I have a finished.  This post should really be TGIFFF for Thank GOD it’s FINALLY Finished Friday!

A quilt…
untitled for practice quilting
2/9/2018

The other side of
A quilt…
untitled for practice quilting
2/9/2018

Last Friday at the UFO Party, I brought this old project with me.  It really wasn’t meant to be a project. A long time ago, when I had a mid-arm, I practiced quilting on this project. I just slapped together two pieces of fabric that I loved and quilted.

Afterwards, it sat around for years waiting for me to do something with it.  I finally took it to the UFO Party, trimmed it and attached the binding.  This past week I bound the other side and buried the ends.  Now I’m going to put it in my Gift pile with my other finished projects to be pulled out when I need a gift for someone.  I’ll attach a label at that time so I can personalize it when I have a moment.

Thank God its Finished Friday!  Now I can spend the rest of the weekend doing other projects. 🙂

~Happy Friday!

Melanie

Cross Stitch, an update – week 6, 2018

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
2/2/2018

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
02/6/2018

Gamer NouveauHere’s what it looked like last time:

Gamer Nouveau
Prepping the fabric
1/31/2018

Here’s what it looks like now…

Gamer Nouveau
2/6/2018

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Monday’s Plan of Action for week 6, 2018

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people don’t like Mondays but I really enjoy it.  To me it’s the start of a new week, new goals, and just a whole lot of things that can happen.

Here were my goals from last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, Row 8 –
    • I got half way through Row 8.
  • Celtic Solstice – continue piecing the backing
    • I am almost done with the back
  • Maxwell Bag – work on the handle
    • Done at the UFO party on Friday.
  • Rainbow Garden – pull this out again and work a bit on it on Sunday
    • Done!
  • Knitting projects:
    • Spattergroit until 2/1 when the next sock pattern comes out from the sock collection I’ve signed up with.
      • Done!
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves
      • Done!
    • Martine Hat – do a round or two each day
      • I didn’t do every day but I only have 4 more rounds and then I can go to the next step.  I think it’s the decrease part but since I haven’t actually read it, I’m not a hundred percent sure.

And for this week’s goals, here’s what I want to get done.

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, finish the second half of row 8 –
  • Untitled quilt – finish binding the other side
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing
  • Rainbow Garden – work a bit on it on Sunday
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • finish the cuff and knit a lot of the leg.
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves
    • Martine Hat – Finish the last 4 rounds of the hat and start the next part.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Stash Report – Week 05, 2018

I finally got a little thing finished.  That’s my pillowcase from Friday’s UFO Party.

an old pillowcase
2/3/18

I’m very happy to finally have something in the “Used” column.  🙂

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 1.5 yards
  • Used year to date: 1.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 8.5 yards
  • Net added for 2018: 6.75 yards

For yarn: I caught Voolenvine’s recent update and I have 7 skeins to add to the stash.  I had to get a few skeins of Gothday Cake as well as Feyre and Rhysand.  I need to knit faster!

The yarn stash:

  • Used since last time: 0 skeins
  • Used year to date: 2 skeins
  • Added since last time: 7 skeins
  • Added year to date: 7 skeins
  • Net ADDED for 2018: 5 skein

Slow Stitching Sunday

I was able to work on my stitching last weekend!  Here’s the photo from last week (which was really from the last time I worked on it…a few months ago)

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – in progress

And here’s what it looks like now:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – in progress
2/4/18

I didn’t take a pic of the whole block… just the part I worked on which was the bottom stem.  I hope to finish the bottom stem today.. a stitch at a time…

~Happy Sunday!

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

see more stash reports at Quilt Paint Create’s site  and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Crafting with friends

It’s so nice to craft with other crafters once in a while.  Yesterday, I went to a UFO party and took a number of older projects with me.

First, I tackled this …

untitled
2/3/2018

I don’t even have a name for this project.  When I still had my mid-arm I was practicing on this.  I simply slapped two pieces of one yard fabric that I liked (with batting in the middle) and quilted it with the mid-arm.  I can’t remember exactly but I think it was this piece that told me I had a problem with the frame and the machine.  Anyway, I don’t have the mid-arm anymore and this piece was just laying around waiting for me to trim and bind it.  At the UFO party last night, I trimmed it and got the binding on one side of the quilt.  I plan on getting the other side done pretty soon.  I don’t know what I’ll be doing with this quilt yet but I think it will be waiting for the right recipient.

The second project I tackled was this:

an old pillowcase
2/3/18

Many years ago, (around 10), I made and gave away pillowcases for Christmas.  I had a handful at the end of it that I never finished.  I probably had 2-3 cut and ready to be pieced.  Those have since made their way into other projects or into my scrap stash.  This particular piece was all pieced together except for the final french seam.  I just never got back to it and it sat around since then.  I pulled it out one of the times I organized my stash recently and it was in my UFO bag.  Today it is finished!  woohoo!

And finally, my third project:

The Maxwell Bag handle
2/3/18

This is one handle for my Maxwell Bag.  I finally finished sewing the fabric together on the handle.  Here’s how the Maxwell Bag currently looks:

Now that the handles are done, I can continue with the finishing steps.

It was a fun and productive night.  I hope to do it again and in the meantime, I will go through and pull out some old UFOs to work on at the next party.

~Happy Crafting

~Melanie

 

Cross Stitch, an update – week 5, 2018

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
01/17/2018

Mama’s Bukid
01/17/2018

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
2/2/2018

Page 5, Row 7 is done!  And I actually noticed a little mistake… You can’t really tell with these pictures but I know that if I let it go on, you’ll be able to tell once row 8 is finished.  So I need to rip out the mistake and re-stitch it. Luckily it’s only few stitches that need to be fixed.  This week I’m working on row 8 and I hope that row 8 gets finished in the next couple of weeks.

I received Gamer this week and I wanted to start stitching right away.  But I restrained myself.  Since I started watching FlossTube and I’m learning a bit more of the cross stitching craft I decided to start right and prep my fabric.

Gamer Nouveau
Prepping the fabric
1/31/2018

I did press the fabric but the manhandling I had to do to add the floss marks wrinkled it all back up.  Oh well.  If you look really close the purple dashes are purple floss that marks the centers of the fabric.  The orange dashes are bolded lines on the pattern.  I hope that this will help me with the project.  It’s the most difficult cross stitch project I’ve ever worked on so I’m hoping doing this will help me.  I want to get all these marked immediately so I can start stitching.

Happy Friday!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

2018 Crafty Plan – February

February is another busy month but I have high hopes:

Mama’s Bukid
01/31/2018

  • Gamer Nouveau – Finish prepping the fabric and start Page 1

  • Kayla’s Weasley Sweater – Finish the sleeves. I am planning on doing a RS and WS on each sleeve a day and spend Thursday night Knit Nights working on it.  I hope that’s enough time to finish up the sleeves in February.

  • The February socks in Knitting Expat’s Sock Club.
  • Martine Hat – Finish the hat. I’m currently working on the hat part but I’m almost to the point where I can start the decrease.

Martine Hat
1/30/2018

Celtic Solstice
2/6/2017

  • Enjoy QuiltCon!

~Happy crafting!

~Melanie

2018 Crafty Plan – January Recap

Here’s an update on where I am on my January goals.  I know I just posted my goals not to long ago but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things so here you go:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Finish Row 5 and 6 of Page 5
    • I’m finishing up row 7!
    • I finished the month in the middle of row 8.
  • Kayla’s Weasley Sweater – attach the front and back and work on the sleeves
    • done, I’m working on the sleeves.
    • Yes!… I finished the month on the third set of the decreases on the sleeves
  • do Resfeder socks
    • I’m working on the foot
    • Finished this pair in January!
  • finish Christmas socks
    • done
  • Celtic Solstice – put the back together
    • working on this.
    • Finished the month with the back mostly finished!  One more weekend and it should be done!
  • Enjoy Road to California
    • yay, this is coming up this weekend!
    • Another great trip to Road.

~Happy crafting!

~Melanie

Knitting roll call, 1/30/18

I take these pics on Saturday as it takes a bit of time to gather everything up and do it.  Then I post them on Instagram Saturday morning (assuming I can do it on Saturday morning).  So if you follow me on Instagram (@thousandneedles) you may have already seen these.  But for those of you who follow me on the blog, I do not want to leave you out so… here is all the knitting I’m working on in one place:

First, I’ve got 2 finished objects:

  1. Resfeber Socks from Knitting Expat.

Resfeber Socks
Knitting Expat
Wanderlust Sock Club
January, 2018

2. Christmas Socks – the Mercury pattern.

Christmas Socks
finished
1/27/2018

3. Vanilla socks – using the minis from my Row One subscription from October, 2017. Yarn is Twisted Owl Fiber Studios.

Scrappy Vanilla Socks
Twisted Owl minis
Row One, 10/2017
1/30/2018

I got the bulk of these done while at Road2CA. It was such easy knitting and I had a lot of time while I attended various lectures.  I finished the heel flap but couldn’t remember how to do the turn so I started scrappy vanilla socks #2.  I didn’t get much done on these… but now I’ve got easy knitting ready to take with me wherever I go.

Scrappy Vanilla Socks 2
Twisted Owl minis
Row One, 10/2017
1/30/2018

4. Kayla’s Weasley Sweater – Even though this is down the list a bit, it’s actually one of the items I work on every day.  It’s a priority project!  I’ve picked up stiches on both sleeves and I’m working on both concurrently.

Kayla’s Weasley Sweater
1/30/18

5. Martine Hat

Martine Hat
1/30/2018

6. Land of Sweets Cowl

Land of Sweets Cowl
1/30/2018

7. Fairyhill Shawl

Fairyhill Shawl
1/16/2018

8. Stormy Affair Poncho

Stormy Affair Poncho
1/30/2018

9. Cozy Memories Blanket

Cozy Memories Blanket
1/30/2018

10. Other socks on the needles… I always have socks going on at various stages.  Resfeber was my priority sock as it’s part of a KAL (knit-a-long) and now that I’m finished with that and the Christmas socks, which was my second priority sock.  The new priority sock is Spattergroit.  It will be my priority sock until 2/1 when the next sock comes out in the Sock Collection by Mina Phillips (the Knitting Expat).  I can’t remember the collection’s name at the moment.  She’s got two going and I can only remember the Wander Lust Sock Collection which is the one that Resfeber is part of.

Spattergroit Socks
1/30/2018

Dragon Pox is next.  I just finished the ribbing so it’s no longer my easy on the go knitting (scrappy vanila sock #2 took it’s place).  This is going to sit on the shelf a bit until I’m ready to tackle the pattern.

DragonPox Socks
1/30/2018

And third, is my Praire Socks.  I only casted this on because my girlfriend and I were supposed to go to knit night at a particular yarn shop that we hadn’t gone to knit night before.  We’ve purchased yarn there before but never actually went to a knit night.  So, I had to cake up yarn I had purchased and cast on a new sock so that I would be knitting on something purchased at the shop.  I know I didn’t have to do this but it makes me feel better to do this.  At least until I get to know the other knitters.  🙂 Anyway, our plans got cancelled and now this is sitting and waiting for the time we actually go to knit night at this shop.

Prairie Socks
1/30/2018