Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy New Year

So...Happy New Year...2 weeks in.  I've not been doing much sewing.  Started a few clutches, ordered some fabric for a baby quilt I really should start but haven't...and that's about it.

I've been debating whether or not to continue this blog.  I have not been making the time to keep it up.  However, I do enjoy having the electronic record of my sewing and other things.  So I'll think on it some more.

I hope this year has started out well for anyone reading.  And maybe I'll be back soon with something actually finished.  Who knows?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Christmas Quilts

Didn't quite get finished...so both my guy and baby girl were gifted the finished quilt tops:

with a promise to get them quilted up and done at a later date.  I really need to start my holiday sewing a little earlier than Dec. 20th.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Well then...

I just realized that it's been over a month since I last touched anything in my sewing room.  Or at least photographed anything in my sewing room.  It's easier to figure out my own timeline from my Instagram posts!  So here is where I left off:




and that's all she wrote.  I haven't even made plans to even consider getting a quilt (or two) finished to be under the tree this year.  I've been thinking about sewing...a lot...but had to travel for work for a week and then life has been just plain busy.  Thankfully my holiday is starting soon...so I may just make the effort to get a quilt done...we'll see!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Easily distracted

I started this morning trying to figure out what my holiday sewing plan would be and it quickly fell apart.  I picked up some older projects to work on while I figured out my plans...and I could not settle on anything.  I started working on a few postage stamp blocks, but couldn't make it past two of those. And then I decided I really wanted to start a new project...but figured I'd should make progress on at least one older project first...so I pulled out one that was originally started a year ago and turned it into a quilt top:


and then I started on something new:


and now I feel better!  Or I will once I get a replacement iron since mine just spontaneously stopped working this afternoon.  Thankfully the hubby is on his way to the store to take care of it for me.

It's that time again...

We have officially crossed over the imaginary line that ignites my holiday sewing frenzy.  This year is a little different, as I am not entirely sure who I will be making quilts for this year.  Last year I finished up gifting a quilt to each niece and nephew.  However it may be time to "upgrade" previous quilts for the older ones.  As I ponder this, there are a few that I do have on the list:

1.  Baby quilt for Baby B (due in a few weeks, best get on this one)
2.  Secret quilt for my baby (this will make it 4 years in a row)
3.  ???

I've also considered sewing bags for the nieces this year...but not sure on that one either.  Possibly a new bag for my mom though...again not 100% sure.  There is also a senior who will be graduating in the spring...the first of me and my best girlfriends.  But not sure if I want to make that for Christmas or for graduation.

I guess I better get to work on something...while I figure all of this out!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nantucket...

Well, thanks to a few hours of work yesterday, and then to an early rise today (thank you daylight savings!) I got Nantucket into a finished quilt top:


and now I need to figure out what I'm going to work on now!


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Just keep stitching...

Sometimes I think I can accomplish much more than I really can...sewing wise at least...at least before I get bored with that particular round of stitching...so last weekend I thought for sure I'd turn this into a finished quilt top:


yeah...didn't quite get there...but I'm making progress!  And because I'm making progress I figured it was time to actually go to the fabric store and pick up some fabrics for quilt backs...you know...to clear out that 10 quilt top (or so) back log I have.  So I picked up all of this:


Which is really only fabric for two quilt backs, the solid is for a new quilt I need to get started on, and the Star Wars fabrics are just because!  and now I guess I better get a quilt top assembled!