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Monday Madness – 3/14/2016

Happy Monday everyone!

Scrapitude all quilted 3/14/2016

Scrapitude
all quilted
3/14/2016

So it looks like the quilt is still on the frame but it’s just laying on top of it.

Scrapitude Close up of all of it quilted 3/14/2016

Scrapitude
Close up of all of it quilted
3/14/2016

Not the best quilting but I can do it on Bailey and the quilt is another step closer to being done. Next thing is to trim and bind!

Last week’s to do list:

  1. Scrapitude, 2015  – finish quilting this … done
  2. Cross Stitch – keep working on the welcome project … done
  3. Borders for Raining Cats and Dogs – still need to do
  4. Knit – keep working on the Rosie Hat … worked a bit on this
  5. Celtic Solstice – Finish putting together all the Block A’s.  And if I have time, check out the next step and get started on it… Block A’s are done and the next step is to press it.  With the number of Block A’s I’ve got, I think I’ll be doing these a bit at a time.  If I feel up to it, I may get started on the next step. 
  6. Hand work – Work a bit on A Rainbow Garden … done. I did a bit of work on these
  7. Scrapbooking – do 1 page … not done, I’m stalling on this one and I just need to get myself going on it.  I know if I would just pull something out and do something, it will get my momentum going.  It’s just getting started that is difficult right now.  I don’t know where to start. 

This week’s to do list:

  1. Scrapitude, 2015  – trim and bind
  2. Cross Stitch – keep working on the welcome project
  3. Borders for Raining Cats and Dogs
  4. Knit – keep working on the Rosie Hat
  5. Celtic Solstice – press the Block A’s and start on the next step
  6. Hand work – Work a bit on A Rainbow Garden
  7. Scrapbooking – do 1 page

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 3/7/2016

Happy Monday everyone!

Scrapitude another picture of the quilt on the frame

Scrapitude
another picture of the quilt
on the frame

Same picture but I’ve actually finished 2/3rd’s of the quilting.  I’m hoping to get the rest of it completed this week.  I haven’t quilted the border but that will be the next step.

 

Last week’s to do list:

  1. Scrapitude, 2015  – Quilt it – … about 1/3 left to go.
  2. Cross Stitch – keep working on the welcome project … done
  3. Borders for Raining Cats and Dogs
  4. Knit – keep working on the Rosie Hat … done
  5. Celtic Solstice – take this out and finish up putting together all of Block A … I got this project out and continued putting together all the Block A’s.  The to be put together pile is much smaller than the finished Block A pile. 🙂 
  6. Hand work – Work a bit on A Rainbow Garden … done
  7. Scrapbooking – do 1 page

This week’s to do list:

  1. Scrapitude, 2015  – finish quilting this
  2. Cross Stitch – keep working on the welcome project
  3. Borders for Raining Cats and Dogs
  4. Knit – keep working on the Rosie Hat
  5. Celtic Solstice – Finish putting together all the Block A’s.  And if I have time, check out the next step and get started on it.
  6. Hand work – Work a bit on A Rainbow Garden
  7. Scrapbooking – do 1 page

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 2/29/2016

Happy Monday everyone!

This week will not contain a lot of crafty goodness.  I’ve got a work friend coming in and the team and I will be entertaining him while he’s in Los Angeles.  We’ll be taking him to a Clipper game on Wednesday and then probably dinners throughout the week.  It will be fun and craftiness will have to be put on hold for now.  But this weekend I got a lot done, most of the items on my to do list was complete. But the best thing ever…

Raining Cats and Dogs inner top finished still needs borders 2/28/2016

Raining Cats and Dogs
inner top finished
still needs borders
2/28/2016

I got all the blocks pieced together for Raining Cats and Dogs!  Wow, I finished Hampton Ridge (borders and all) on Saturday and now Raining Cats and Dogs.  I still need to put the borders on and that will be what I work on next.

Even though I’m not crafting much this week, here’s what’s on my to do list:

  1. Scrapitude, 2015  – Quilt it
  2. Cross Stitch – keep working on the welcome project
  3. Borders for Raining Cats and Dogs
  4. Knit – keep working on the Rosie Hat
  5. Celtic Solstice – take this out and finish up putting together all of Block A
  6. Hand work – Work a bit on A Rainbow Garden
  7. Scrapbooking – do 1 page

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 2/22/2016

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s the start to a new great week in the making! woohoo!

The weekend was wonderful and now that I’ve experienced my first QuiltCon, I’ll be posting a bit about my different experiences between Road, PIQF and QuiltCon!  Hopefully I’ll have time to get that out in the next day or two.

In regards to my design wall, nothing is on it… It’s still not up.  But, I’m working on the 4th border of Hampton Ridge so I’ll just post an old picture of it on my design floor.

Hampton Ridge Border #2 finished finally 1/31/2016

Hampton Ridge
Border #2 finished finally
1/31/2016

Imagine this with the 3rd border on.  Here it is all folded up:

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Anyway, I was able to get all the HSTs pressed and now I’m trimming them up.

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I love my Bloc-Loc rulers.  I’ve got most of the HST ones and some others.  I think I’m okay with what I’ve got.  I’ve wanted the Flying Geese ones for a long time, but I think I’m cool without them for now.  We’ll see if I decide otherwise.  If I ever decide to do a ton of Flying Geese then I’ll probably buy these online. I don’t think my LQS has them but I guess I’ll check first if I ever decide to get them.  The little pile on the bottom left is all I’ve got left to do.  the larger pile on the top left are all done.  Once they are all trimmed and squared up, I’ll be piecing them into 4 sets of 42. My goal for this next week is to get this all done so that by the weekend, I’ll be able to get border #4 on to the quilt.

 

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 2/15/2016

Happy President’s Day!

Today is a nice little holiday so… I plan to spend a few hours working.  I was out sick a big chunk of last week and I’ll be out this week for QuiltCon so… that means I have to do stuff today so I can feel free while I’m at QuiltCon.

On a wonderful side of things, I received an email from QuiltCon saying that a spot opened up in the wool applique class I wanted to take.  The only thing is that they emailed a few people and said that the first to respond would get the class.  I responded 3 hours after they sent the email.  Of course, I responded as soon as I saw the email but I don’t know if that was soon enough.  Hopefully I get in.  This was one of the classes I wanted to take AND comes at just the right time as my next hand project is my Wool BOM, A Rainbow Garden, from a few years ago. It’s all very serendipitous.

And because I haven’t had a chance to take pictures of anything with everything going on this past weekend, here’s a pic of the pretty roses at the tea party yesterday.

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I’ll try to take pictures today.  After the work is done, I’ll be spending the day quilting, cross stitching, and maybe a bit of knitting.  I need it after all the busyness these last few days.

It’s wonderful to have progress!

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie