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WIP Wednesday – 12/18/2013

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedGetting it done – one piece at a time…

The #1 item on my WIP list (our Family Holiday Newsletter) is officially done!  woohoo!  They are in the mailbox ready for pick up.  The first batch went out yesterday and the rest is going out today.  I’m so glad they are off my list. I haven’t done much quilty-wise since Manic Monday so nothing much to report.  But here goes – 

Celtic Solstice – Step 3 is half done and I’m pretty sure I’m not going to get anymore done before the next clue. 

Celtic Solstice - Step 3 35 Pinwheels 100 HSTs Orange and Yellow Strips ready to make more 12/15/13

Celtic Solstice – Step 3
35 Pinwheels
100 HSTs
Orange and Yellow Strips ready to make more
12/15/13

Hand quilting – I’m halfway through the second side.  Really not much progress here but I’m okay with that right now.  I just do not want it to fall by the way side.  It is really almost done – just the final border and then binding and a label!

My hand projects – Raining Cats and Dogs – I was able to get a few pieces down over the weekend while waiting for the girl at her knitting class.  But that’s it.  I’ve been trying to touch this project every Monday and that was doable for a few weeks.  This week though has  work taking over every aspect of my life.  That will change shortly though.

A Rainbow Garden.  So I’m still working on the October block.  I just received the December block so now I’m 2 months behind.  I’ll be working on this tomorrow when I take the girl to cheer practice so hopefully I get a lot done.

Next week I’m on a little vacation.  Most of my clients will be on vacation so all my regular conference calls have been cancelled for the next two weeks.  The goal is to only work 2-3 hours a day and then the following week the family and I are going on a little end of the year retreat.  I convinced everyone that instead of gifts this year, we should spend a week in Reno, NV.  Surprisingly, the kids didn’t give me any issues with this idea.  It helps that living where we live, we do not see snow and my son has been wanting to see snow for the last year.  So, the plan is to hang out there for a week.  I’m bringing my sewing machine and a couple of board games.  We’ll spend a day or two at the slopes.  The hubby will hang out at the casinos.  🙂  And hopefully have great memories.

What is on your WIP Wednesday?

~Wish I was quilting…

Melanie

See more WIP Wednesday posts at Freshly Pieced.  Also linking up with Kate  at Life In Pieces. 🙂

WIP Wednesday – 12/11/2013

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedGetting it done – one piece at a time…

The #1 item on my WIP list is our Family Holiday Newsletter.  That has to be done ASAP and out the door soon.  I’ve been working on it slowly but can never quite get it done.  I’ve probably got 3 main sections to do so far.  The boy did his the other night and I was able to paste it in his section last night with only a few adjustments. 🙂 The girl is still working on hers and I’m hoping to get hers done tonight along with the others.  If I could get it done and to the printers by Friday I’ll be happy.  

Celtic Solstice – I was able to  piece together 6 sets of Step 2.  No where near what I need to get done and I’m pretty sure I will not have that step finished by Friday.  It’s the drawing the line part that is slowing me down!  Well, I’ll do what I can and on Friday I’ll start Step 3.  

Hand quilting – I’m a third of the way through the second side.  This is my TV project and haven’t been watching that much lately.  I do plan on watching the classic Christmas shows so I’ll be working on the quilting when the family gets the chance to do that.

Tomorrow is my turn to take the girl to cheer practice so I’ll be working a bunch on my hand project – Raining Cats and Dogs and A Rainbow Garden.  I haven’t taken her in awhile so I’m looking forward to hanging out at Starbucks with my audiobook and my hand projects. 🙂

What is on your WIP Wednesday?

~Wish I was quilting…

Melanie

See more WIP Wednesday posts at Freshly Pieced.  Also linking up with Kate  at Life In Pieces. 🙂