Monday, November 13, 2017

Goal Report November 6, 2017

So for this week my goals are:

1. Santa Hats
- finish third wall hanging - DONE

2. Joe's Quilt
- decide on layout
- cut fabrics

No progress here

3. I Love Home
- continue embroidery


So it's been the kind of week that I got stuff done, just not enough.

Here's what I want to accomplish for the week of November 13, 2017:

1. Joe's Quilt
- layout
-begin sewing

- finish block 2
- start block 3
- assemble blocks 1 and 2
- download block 4

3. Adult PJs
- pull patterns
- purchase fabric
- cut out

4. Needlebook

That should keep me busy and out of trouble.

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Gorgeous Saturday, Warmer Sunday, Goals Monday

It's a beautiful Saturday. It's chilly but we didn't really get any snow, just flurries. Today we have sunshine :)

I did manage to get something accomplished this week.
It's not finished, but I put a huge dent in the first block of I LOVE HOME by Jacquelynne Steves.

Block 1

I still have to decide how I want to finish the hearts. The "blooms" are going to be buttons that I'll attach after I finish assembling the block.


Block 2

I love how the tree turned out. Bit of inspiration using the feather stitch. I was trying to incorporate some different stitches to make the block more creative and interesting. That's the fun part of using a simple design.

It was challenging, because Rocky kept jumping up on my chest so that I couldn't see my work.


I received a text message from my youngest niece and she provided sizes for all the greats. So Saturday afternoon I spent running the elastic and sewing them shut. All I have left to do is get the tshirts to match.

Here are Monday's goals:

1. Finish last two pairs of PJs

2. Pull patterns for four adult PJs

3. Decide on a design for a needlebook

4. Look for heart shaped buttons for HOME

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Finished . . . finished . . . finished . . .


I don't usually get much done beyond chores Tuesday afternoon or evening. But this week is special !! I officially have all three Christmas wall hangings completely finished. All I have left to do is purchase the dowels for hanging. I'm so excited.

One more thing done - my Shoebox Swap is wrapped in ready for mailing. It's not due to go out until after Thanksgiving, but I'm done !!!

Isn't this just gorgeous ??
This is what Rocky and I get to enjoy on our walks.

Speaking of which . . . 

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday . . . Again

It seems longer than a couple of weeks since I last posted. Keeping up with everything is challenging and I feel like I'm always playing catch-up.

Autumn is in full swing and has been chilly and wet. We've had rain almost daily and grey, over-cast skies have become the norm. The rain isn't usually heavy, worse, it's drizzly but almost constant.

Rocky and I are continuing to walk, but not always daily.

The herds of deer are growing and with autumn we see the bucks more frequently.

Autumn is gorgeous this year, although some of the trees are loosing their foliage rather quickly. This is what my neighborhood looks like at the moment.

Rocky has his autumn flannels out and is always ready

to go for a w-a-l-k :)

The last Sunday of October, we invited former classmates and the children's minister - Ms. Pam - to our classroom so that we could present her quilt.

A grateful "group" hug.

Lots of joyous chatter.

And a group photo for good measure.
Ms. Pam absolutely loved her new quilt. And we couldn't think of anyone more deserving. She is such a blessing to everyone who comes in contact with her.

Any free time I have, is spent in the kitchen.

It's the time of year to enjoy soups . . .

And some new to us baked goods.

And then I carve out whatever time I can between dinner and bed to work on my projects.

I finally finished the spring pillow. All the stitching and assembly were complete, I just needed to stuff it. That's now done.

On to my goals, from the week of October 23, 2017

1. Crazy quilt snowman
- assemble pillow - DONE

2. I LOVE Home
- begin embroidery - YES, but no picture

3. Santa Hats Wall Hangings x3
- continue embroidery - DONE
Not only is the embroidery done on all three, but two of the three are completely finished
(I'll have photos this week of all three)

4. Joe's Quilt
- pull fabric - DONE


So for this week my goals are:

1. Santa Hats
- finish third wall hanging

2. Joe's Quilt
- decide on layout
- cut fabrics

3. I Love Home
- continue embroidery

I've made the list shorter so that I can concentrate on finishing up the last of my Christmas gifts. These projects are more time consuming. If time allows, I can always throw in another gift or UFO :)

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday . . .

It is a very dreary Monday here in the Buckeye State. We are expecting rain. AND much cooler temperatures. There's even snow forecast. I'm sure if it does, it will only be flurries.

Mondays never get me down. In fact, I love Mondays. And it was a productive morning.

We finished picking what was available in the garden. If the forecast is correct, then things will freeze and we'll loose them.

Rocky and I went on an early walk in anticipation of the rain. If it doesn't, or if it's done by evening time, we'll take a second walk. By noon the rain hadn't yet arrived, but the winds did.

I worked on laundry and the basement during the morning hours that were left. Spent some time talking to BF. She claims those conversations get her and keep her motivated. I worked on stitchery so that I too was getting something accomplished. My cell phone doesn't work in my basement.

Making good progress on the first wall hanging.

My afternoon will be spent finishing the first wall hanging's stitching . . . hopefully :)

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Goal Report October 15, 2017

Here were my goals for the week of October 15, 2017

1. Pam's quilt
- baste - DONE
- quilt - DONE
-bind - DONE

2. Growing Up QAL
- copy pattern - DONE
- assemble block - DONE
- post - DONE

3. Snowman stitchery
- finish stitching - DONE

- assemble as a pillow

4. Santa Hats Wall Hangings (x3)
- begin embroidery - progress made :)

5. I LOVE Home
- cut out pieces for three blocks - DONE, also drew off the designs to be embroidered on all three

Goals for the week of October 22, 2017

1. Snowman Crazy Quilt
- assemble pillow

- begin embroidering first block

3. Santa Hats Wall Hangings (x3)
- continue embroidery

4. Joe's Quilt
- pull fabric

This handsome fella was just over in the next yard. My dogs, of course, tried to bully him. He wasn't having any of that and I was afraid he'd jump the fence and charge them. There is a distance of about 4 or 5 feet between us. He was very cooperative with me and my phone camera.

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What a productive weekend . . .

It was a beautiful weekend here in my piece of heaven on earth.

I didn't actually get to sit down at the quilt until about noon. But that wasn't going to keep me from getting something done.

Not sure if Rocky is helping or hindering :)

After a couple of hours I had the entire quilt tied.

I also caught up on downloading some patterns I ordered in the last few weeks. 

Christmas Elves from Karen Lee at Stitching with Two Strings. Isn't this just too cute? 

I LOVE the pick up trucks with the Christmas trees in them. Podunk Pretties has an adorable pattern I just had to have.

I've linked you to both blogs so that you can check out these patterns for yourself. Both ladies are just too kind and sweet.

Honey Do went hunting Sunday afternoon, so I didn't have to cook and was able to finally stitch the last bead on the snowman and begin working on the Santa Hats wall hangings for my nieces.

I'll have photos of everything on this week goal report.

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