Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Goal report August 12, 2018

I'm going to see if I can't do interim goal reports. I've been somewhat productive since I posted my goals. So the first report, August 5, will be productivity in red. 

My second report for August 12, will be productivity in blue :)

1. Monthly blocks of the month
- Elefantz 
downloaded and drawn off


 

I was behind, so I had two to draw off.


- Clever Chameleon Color Bear downloaded, pieces for this block have been prepped.
DONE



There are now enough bears to put two complete rows together.
Half of a quilt DONE.
I just love the "party" print I found to use as sashing.





- Designs by Jen Color Block downloaded, DONE



And the beginning of another row . . .



- Quilt Doodle Doodle BOM * downloaded

- Honeybee Cloth Sweetest Things *

- Alida's Starry Night downloaded, assembled



And . . . 



The first two rows are sewn together !!!

- Janda Bend Quilts Fall into a Quilt (x2)
Pie block - DONE
Second block has been downloaded



- Morning Glory Designs BOM * downloaded

* some of these I'm just collecting patterns and will make at a later date.

2. Maggie's First Dance
- top needs to be sandwiched 
I reserved a room at church to layout the quilt, have all my supplies packed and in the car.

And after a morning in my old Sunday School class, I have a pin-basted quilt ready for machine quilting.



- begin quilting


3. P&N BOM
- prep block for next class (August 8) 
prep work done
DONE




4. Busy Bee BOM
- cut and assemble first border
- finish stitching June blocks (2 of 4) DONE
All four blocks have been hand appliqued.




5. Needle Book
- finish assembly DONE








6. Postcard Swap
- make
- get in the mail
DONE - I'll post pictures next update.


7. Mystery project 
(not to be confused with Mystery #3)
- pull fabric
- cut, assemble
- get in the mail
DONE

8. Curtains
- make curtains, so Honey Do can hang rod during his vacation :)

9. Holly Cottage Christmas
- review and plan next step

10. Christmas PJs
- make at least one pair


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Wishing you a day filled with kindness.



Verse of the Day

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defence; he has become my salvation.’

Isaiah 12:2 NIVUK

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Great Beginnings, Great Expectations

My week is off to a great start !!!

After dropping Newton off at work on Monday, I rode over to my church. I had reserved a room so that I could layout my Maggie quilt.


After about an hour, I have everything layered and pin basted. I can't tell you how excited I am to have this step done.

Honey Do came home from work with a couple of pizza boxes. Thought this was a little strange because lunch out at work isn't until Fridays. And he doesn't usually get pizza.

Imagine my surprise when he handed them to me and I found these !!!


The beginnings of two quilts or wall hangings.
This oriental design has four prepared blocks as you see in this photo. Enough to make a twin or throw size quilt. Mom loves things oriental. I'm going to finish this for her.


And maybe for my sister, a wall hanging of birds. She feeds birds at her house. Has studied them enough to know the breeds and calls. This one could also be a small throw if I chose to add more borders. I'll figure it out as I go.

And one more project. This is a long term, on-going one. But my heart is full :)



This is Sammie, she's four years old.
Honey Do was having a hard time watching the news and hearing stories of all the neglected and abused. He stopped last weekend at the no-kill shelter. He had his eye on an 18 month old moose of a dog. But when we went to see him, he was just too big and strong for me to handle when I'm home alone.

I chose Sammie because of her sweet disposition. And someone has worked with her because she sat on command and gave paw when asked.

Today, that commitment grew with the addition of Sugar.



She's one of Sammie's puppies, eight weeks old. And we are completely and totally in love with her.

Our house is full. As is our hearts. We always have a soft spot for a lost soul that needs some lovin'

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Wishing you a day filled with kindness.


Verse of the Day

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice!

Phil. 4:4 NIVUK

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Goal Report for August 5, 2018

I'm going to see if I can't do interim goal reports. I've been somewhat productive since I posted my goals. So the first report, August 5, will be productivity in red. 

1. Monthly blocks of the month
- Elefantz 
downloaded and drawn off


 

I was behind, so I had two to draw off.


- Clever Chameleon Color Bear downloaded, pieces for this block have been prepped.

- Designs by Jen Color Block downloaded, DONE




- Quilt Doodle Doodle BOM * downloaded

- Honeybee Cloth Sweetest Things *

- Alida's Starry Night

- Janda Bend Quilts Fall into a Quilt (x2)
Pie block - DONE




- Morning Glory Designs BOM * downloaded

* some of these I'm just collecting patterns and will make at a later date.

2. Maggie's First Dance
- top needs to be sandwiched I reserved a room at church to layout the quilt, have all my supplies packed and in the car.
- begin quilting


3. P&N BOM
- prep block for next class (August 8) 
prep work done

4. Busy Bee BOM
- cut and assemble first border
- finish stitching June blocks (2 of 4) DONE
All four blocks have been hand appliqued.




5. Needle Book
- finish assembly DONE








6. Postcard Swap
- make
- get in the mail

7. Mystery project 
(not to be confused with Mystery #3)
- pull fabric
- cut, assemble
- get in the mail

8. Curtains
- make curtains, so Honey Do can hang rod during his vacation :)

9. Holly Cottage Christmas
- review and plan next step

10. Christmas PJs
- make at least one pair


Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.



Verse of the Day

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


Ephesians 3:20-21 NIVUK

HQAL August 5, 2018

Three week round up for Hand Quilt Along.

Here's what I got up to:


All six of my stitchery blocks for Mystery QAL #3 have been completely stitched. Next up, putting them together in a quilt top.

 

I sewed on these ceramic beads on my Summer Fun wall hanging.


And all four blocks for my Busy Bee quilt have been hand-appliqued.


Isn't this the cutest block? This one is for Fall into a Quilt. I hand-stitched the "steam" from the pretty pink vents.

Otherwise I'm trying to get as much time on the machine as I can. 

Check out and see what my fellow hand sewers are doing at Kathy's site.

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Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

Greater love has no-one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13 NIVUK






Saturday, July 28, 2018

Goals for August, 2018

I'm going to try something new. Monthly goals. This is what I want to accomplish during the month of August. 

August is going to be busy. 
Newton has three more weeks of work.
School starts August 21.
Honey Do is taking vacation the last week of August into September, for his birthday.
Mom has a couple of doctor appointments.

Here are my goals:

1. Monthly blocks of the month
- Elefantz
- Clever Chameleon Color Bear
- Designs by Jen Color Block
- Quilt Doodle Doodle BOM *
- Honeybee Cloth Sweetest Things *
- Alida's Starry Night
- Janda Bend Quilts Fall into a Quilt (x2)
- Morning Glory Designs BOM *

* some of these I'm just collecting patterns and will make at a later date.

2. Maggie's First Dance
- top needs to be sandwiched
- begin quilting

3. P&N BOM
- prep block for next class (August 1)

4. Busy Bee BOM
- cut and assemble first border
- finish stitching June blocks (2 of 4)

5. Needle Book
- finish assembly

6. Postcard Swap
- make
- get in the mail

7. Mystery project
- pull fabric
- cut, assemble
- get in the mail

8. Curtains
- make curtains, so Honey Do can hang rod during his vacation :)

9. Holly Cottage Christmas
- review and plan next step

10. Christmas PJs
- make at least one pair

That should keep me plenty busy. Look for updates on my progress throughout the month.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIVUK

Goal Report for the week of July 15, 2018

My goals for July 15, 2018 turned into the goals for July 22 and now through the end of the month. I actually didn't even get to post what I wanted to do. 

My reasons, well, my whole week turned itself upside down with Newton working a four week program through the rest of summer. This was week one. He only works a five hour shift, four days a week but it's in the middle of my day . . . 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. I'm dropping off and picking up. I've been to the library, grocery store, quilt shops every day this past week. I did manage to do some reorganizing and a tiny bit of purging. Lots more to do there, so it's going on my secondary goal list again during the coming weeks.

So here's what I managed to accomplish:

1. Starry Night
- assemble July block

Done
No stars this month, I'm calling it the "black hole". Quilted as well as the "weaving".




2. Mystery #3
- continue stitching 

I managed to get blocks 4 and 5 finished. One more to go and then I start the assembly process. This one is on target for completion to the big reveal at the end of September. Here's a sneaky peak. Doesn't give much away, does it?



3. Fall into a Quilt
- download pattern(s)
- assemble block(s)

Behind, again !!! But got it done !!!





4. Nine Patch Challenge
- assemble blocks

Decided not to do this one. I've got too many other projects in progress and UFOs that aren't getting my attention. 


5. Bee
- applique June blocks 2 of 4 are done, 3rd one is in progress
- review July installment yes, looked it over.




6. Christmas 
- pull fabric for PJs

no progress here


7. UFO - Maggie's First Dance
- layout blocks
- begin assembling quilt top

DONE
The entire top has been assembled.




8. Dining room curtains
- pull fabric
- decide on style 

Done
Now just to get them sewn and on the window.

Bonus projects:


9 patches for a Halloween project



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Wishing you a day filled with kindness.




Verse of the Day

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 NIVUK

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Monday Goals

I didn't have any specific goals for Monday. I got my chores done early, so it was easy to start working on something. But what.

I promised to share my supply of Halloween fabrics with a special friend, because I don't share with just anyone :) 

So it seems like a good time to work on the Halloween projects I've been putting off to make sure I have what I needed to finish those projects. None really take a lot of fabric.

So here's what I accomplished:

Nine patches


Then I moved on to Maggie.
I started this project back in June, 2016 !!!
I can't believe it's been that long !!!


Saturday, I assembled all the alternate blocks that had been prepared back when I started.


And here's where I am after a day of working on it.


It's not finished, I still have borders to add, but I made good progress. And that makes me very happy.


Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the day:

For no word from God will ever fail.’

Luke 1:37 NIVUK