Tag Archives: Allietare

Monday Madness – 12/21/2015

Happy Monday! Here’s where I ended the weekend with:

For Allietare, I got 3 sets of this week’s clue completed (even though the picture only shows 2 sets).

Allietare! Step 4 12/20/2015 2 sets done

Allietare!
Step 4
12/20/2015
2 sets done

For Missing Ivy, I finished Step 8!

Missing Ivy Step 8 complete! 12/19/15

Missing Ivy
Step 8 complete!
12/19/15

 

I got the second cat on for Raining Cats and Dogs and prepped it for the last cat! 🙂

Raining Cats and Dogs Block 7 2 cats down 1 more to go 12/19/15

Raining Cats and Dogs
Block 7
2 cats down
1 more to go
12/19/15

More stitches on the old Welcome cross stitch project:

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As you can see, the letter “M” is finished and now I’ll work on the bottom border.

I’m still working on getting the dark blue parts of Tell It To The Stars quilted.  I’m so DONE with this project.  I’m not happy with the quilting.  I’m not going to unquilt it.  I just have to finish it, get it off the frame and bind it and move on.  I’m sure whoever I give this to will love it just cuz I made it regardless of the quality of the quilting.  At least that is what I tell myself. 🙂

And I posted the Rosie Hat on Instagram!  Here it is for those who follow the blog and not me on Instagram.

The Rosie Hat 12/20/2015

The Rosie Hat
12/20/2015

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Allietare! Step 4

Allietare!

Allietare! Step 4 2 sets in this picture 12/20/2015

Allietare!
Step 4
2 sets in this picture
12/20/2015

I actually have 3 sets completed but only took a picture of 2 sets. I really am liking the color combination.  I’m excited to see how this turns out. 🙂

Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!
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Happy quilting!

~Melanie

Stash Report – Week 51, 2015

First, the stash report!  Used a yard at our guild’s holiday party!

Used this week: -1 yards

Used year to Date: -48.5 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 98.08 yards
Net Added for 2015: 49.58 yards

I spent the whole day yesterday making progress on my projects.  I didn’t even make it out to my yoga class.  I better go today! 😀  Here’s the update and after yoga (I’m shooting for the early class today) I believe I’ve got another day to play.  Tomorrow I plan to finish up my shopping early and hopefully I’ll beat any crowds.

#1 – Allietare! – I got 1 set complete.  I plan to get a few more done today.

Allietare! 12/19/15 1 set complete

Allietare!
12/19/15
1 set complete

 

#2 – Tell It To The Stars!  – I got more dark blue parts quilted.  I plan to quilt a few more parts today!

#3 – Missing Ivy! – I finished Step 8! So this project is done for this week. 🙂

Missing Ivy! 12/19/15 Step 8

Missing Ivy!
12/19/15
Step 8

#4 – Raining Cats and Dogs! – I got another cat appliqued on.  Now I only have 1 cat left!  I’ll save that for another day. I want to spend more time working on Allietare!

Raining Cats and Dogs 12/19/15 2 cats on 1 cat left

Raining Cats and Dogs
12/19/15
2 cats on
1 cat left

#5 – Cross Stitch Project – a bit more of the M is complete.  I’ll work a bit more today on that M.  I’d like to get the M done today and start working on the bottom border this week.

Cross Stitch Project Welcome 12/19/15

Cross Stitch Project
Welcome
12/19/15

#6 – The Rosie Hat – this is coming along,  I know I haven’t taken any pictures because I always work on it at night while we’re watching basketball games and the lighting isn’t conducive to a nice picture.  I never think to take it out during the day. 😦  But I’m working on crossing the cables and pretty soon I’ll be doing the full cable part.  I hope to remember to take pictures later today.

So today, I’ll work on Allietare, quilting Tell It To The Stars, cross stitch and my knitting.  I also plan to clean up my sewing room and if I’m up to it, maybe do some decluttering in my linen closet.

 

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching.

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Weekend Lineup

Today is my day to play with fabric and get some progress done with my projects!

#1 – Allietare!

Allietare Step 2 3 Sets completed 12/6/2015

Allietare
Step 2
3 Sets completed
12/6/2015

I didn’t get anything done for Step 3.  But I’ll just let that go.  I plan to get a couple of sets done for Step 4.

#2 – Tell It To The Stars!

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All of the background is quilted.  The next step is to get the dark blue parts quilted.  I already know this is not going to get done in time for Christmas and I’m okay with that.  I’m not happy with the quilting and I’m hesitant to gift this.  So, once the quilting is done, we’ll see how it looks and I’ll decide then what to do with it.

#3 – This week’s project is Missing Ivy.  Last time I worked on this project I completed Step #7.  The next step is Step #8. I’m least excited about this project than the other projects so I’ll be working on everything else first.  I’ll be more excited once I take it out of it’s hidey hole and start checking to see what Step #8 entails.

Missing Ivy Step #7 11/28/2015

Missing Ivy
Step #7
11/28/2015

 

#4 – Raining Cats and Dogs. I hope to get one more cat done.

Raining Cats and Dogs Block 7 1 cat down 2 more to go 12/15/15

Raining Cats and Dogs
Block 7
1 cat down
2 more to go
12/15/15

#5 – My Cross Stitch project – “Welcome”.  My plan is to get more stitches done on letter “M”.

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#6 – I hope to get more rows knitted on the Rosie Hat.

Another ambitious list this Saturday but all I’ve got to do today is go to yoga! 🙂

Have a great crafty Saturday!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 12/7/2015

Wow, with a very busy schedule last week, I really needed a Sunday just to sit in my sewing room and relax with my crafts.  I got a lot done yesterday.

For Allietare, I got 3 sets of this week’s clue completed.

Allietare Step 2 3 Sets completed 12/6/2015

Allietare
Step 2
3 Sets completed
12/6/2015

In between, some of the sets, I got a few of those top two rows pieced together for Celtic Solstice (Bonnie’s mystery quilt-a-long from 2013).

Celtic Solstice Step 6 Block A 11/15/2015

Celtic Solstice
Step 6
Block A
11/15/2015

I got the last two leaves on for Raining Cats and Dogs and prepped it for the first cat! 🙂  I’ve been waiting a long time to get that cat on and I’m sew very excited to almost be done with this block.

Raining Cats and Dogs Block 7 all the leaves are down now it's the cats turn! 12/6/2015

Raining Cats and Dogs
Block 7
all the leaves are down
now it’s the cats turn!
12/6/2015

More stitches on the old Welcome cross stitch project:

Welcome Project Cross Stitch 12/6/2015

Welcome Project
Cross Stitch
12/6/2015

As you can see, the pink flower on the top right is complete now.  I’m working on getting the letter “M” finished and then I”ll work on the bottom part.

I got all the background quilted for Tell It To The Stars.  Now I’ve changed threads and I’m working on quilting the dark blue parts of the quilt.  I’m not loving the quilting.  I’m actually really mad at the mid arm and the frame.  It pulls and is hard to move in certain parts of the frame.  It also needs to be seriously cleaned.  I did my best before I started quilting Tell It To The Stars but now I see that it really needs to be professionally serviced.  I’m going to start saving for a new frame because once the mid arm is cleaned, I think a new frame will help me.  But that’s not going to happen anytime soon so I’ll continue using what I’ve got.  In the meantime, I need to use easy meandering quilting and not try to do anything more complicated that that.  I probably should continue to watch youtube videos and look to see what other Bailey owners feel about their machines.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Allietare! Step 2

Allietare Step 2 3 sets completed 12/6/2015

Allietare
Step 2
3 sets completed
12/6/2015

So far I’m loving the combination.  I have 3 sets completed.

I’m probably not going to be getting anymore done until the next step.  But it is what it is! 🙂  Enjoying the process.

Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!

 

Happy quilting!

~Melanie

Stash Report – Week 49, 2015

First, the stash report!  Nothing added and nothing finished!

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: -47.5 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 98.08 yards
Net Added for 2015: 50.58 yards

I was able to get some of the gray HSTs cut for part 2 of Allietare before we left for the day yesterday.  We had a blast yesterday at the Tea Festival in Little Tokyo.  Afterwards, we had a couple of hours to spare before tip off at the Clipper game so we ended up in Koreatown and went to a karaoke spot.  The kids and I had a great time singing our hearts out.  Then we went to the Clipper game and by halftime, I was done with the day.  I was so exhausted but I powered through and we won.  It was an exciting day.  Today, I’m going to start with Allietare and get some of the sets done.  Then I’ll just work down my weekend to do list.  I need a day of sewing from the last few very busy days. ;0

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see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching.

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Weekend Lineup

The holiday is upon us…

This weekend I hope to jump on and start the second step for Allietare released yesterday.

Allietare! Step 1 11/28/2015

Allietare!
Step 1
11/28/2015

I hope to finish quilting the background of Tell It To The Stars!

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I hope to pull out Celtic Solstice because this is the week for it.

Celtic Solstice Step 6 Block A 6 done 10/17/2015

Celtic Solstice
Step 6
Block A
6 done
10/17/2015

I hope to finish the leaves for Raining Cats and Dogs.

Raining Cats and Dogs 2 leaves on 2 leaves left 11/29/2015

Raining Cats and Dogs
2 leaves on
2 leaves left
11/29/2015

I hope to get more stitches on the Welcome project.

Welcome  Cross Stitch 11/29/2015

Welcome
Cross Stitch
11/29/2015

I hope to get more rows knitted on the Rosie Hat.

That’s a very ambitious list so I’ll take things slowly and do what I can.  Especially since today we’ll be heading off to downtown to a Tea Festival and then ending the day at a Clipper game.  Follow me on Instagram @thousandneedles to see the pics I share!

 

Have a great crafty Saturday!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 11/30/2015

I hope everyone had a great break!  We’re back to the regular schedule – for the next few weeks anyway.  These next few weeks will be very busy as we head into Christmas.

This coming weekend I will be going to a tea festival in Downtown and then ending it with a Clipper Game.  It’s my first tea festival so I’m excited to see how it goes.

Next weekend, the family and I will be going to Las Vegas for the weekend.  Bad planning because my sister and her family will be coming down that same weekend to spend at Disneyland.  We’ll stay in town for them to visit Thursday evening and will head off to Vegas Friday morning when they leave for Anaheim.  Then we’ll head back to see them Sunday evening.  I still need to coordinate timing and all that.  But my mother will be planning on coming down too and will go to Vegas with us.

There’s a short respite the following weekend and then it’s Christmas.  I’m taking one day at a time.

Yesterday, I was able to knit while watching basketball.  I finished a beanie that I started while the boy was still playing basketball (I think May).  I took a break from knitting during the summer but now that basketball is on, I plan to knit while I watch the games.  The beanie was really for the hubby but the boy claimed it.  I started a new hat for me or the girl.  It’s the Rosie Hat in the Craftsy class – Hats Four Ways with Stephanie Japel.  After this class, I think I’ll start a sock class.  I’ve been hearing how great knit socks are during the winter and I want to learn how to knit them.

Here’s all my accomplishments this weekend:

I got step 7 of Missing Ivy done and put it away to play with other projects:

Missing Ivy Step #7 11/28/2015

Missing Ivy
Step #7
11/28/2015

I cut more scraps for Scrapitude 2016.  I finished cutting all but the background.  Since the first clue comes out January 12, I’m taking a break on cutting this week.

I got two leaves on for Raining Cats and Dogs.  I meant to put a third leaf yesterday but spent more time on knitting than I meant to.  It’s so fun to start something new.

Raining Cats and Dogs 2 leaves on 2 leaves left 11/29/2015

Raining Cats and Dogs
2 leaves on
2 leaves left
11/29/2015

A few HSTs for Allietare:

Allietare! Step 1 11/28/2015

Allietare!
Step 1
11/28/2015

More stitches on the old Welcome cross stitch project:

Cross Stitch Welcome Project 11/29/2015

Cross Stitch
Welcome Project
11/29/2015

And here’s the finished beanie:

The boy's new beanie 11/29/2015

The boy’s new beanie
11/29/2015

I didn’t get to work on Hampton Ridge so the plan is to get Border #2 and Border #3 on Hampton Ridge, quilt Tell It To The Stars and clean the quilty closet.  I’ve been keeping the quilty stuff somewhat organized but there are a few items that got put in the closet when we first moved in that needs to be relegated elsewhere.  It’s difficult to reach (because I’m short) so in order for me to get to them I need to remove the stuff at the bottom so I can reach the shelf at the top.  I know I could ask the hubby to get it for me but I want to go through the stuff at the bottom anyway.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Allietare! Step 1

Allietare! Step 1 11/28/2015

Allietare!
Step 1
11/28/2015

First step was released last Friday and while I didn’t get all the HSTs done, I got a few more than pictured above. 🙂

I’ll keep getting more of these done until the next clue is released this coming Friday!

Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!

 

Happy quilting!

~Melanie